Thursday, March 24, 2022

Wearing Green For Spring

 Fashion, Food And More

Hi everyone!  I haven't done a fashion post since January so please let me know in the comments if this is something you would like to see continue on the blog or not. Since I recently purchased this dress and am truly enjoying it AND since it is still available on Amazon, I thought I would share it with you. I'm not an Amazon affiliate  and don't get any compensation from this post. 

In my opinion, dresses like this are hard to find. I have always been drawn to feminine, longer length dresses that are lined and can be dressed up or down. This dress ticked off all the boxes and the price point was pretty good for a new dress. It's casual enough to be comfortable but also has enough oomph to be considered for dressy wear. 

The smocking at the top and around the wrists is very pretty and gives me more choice in terms of undergarments. If I were still teaching, I would be wearing this dress often. I've already worn it a couple of times and it's pretty new. It's available in a lighter and darker green and I purchased the lighter green. I have also worn it with my dark green corduroy jacket and the combination works well together. 

My sweet Cassie wanted to join in on the photo shoot and also get a breath of fresh air. 

She is such a sweet girl and quite the armful to hold. You can see I'm holding on tight since we stepped outside. She loves to sniff the air and look around but that's as far as she gets. We don't let her down on the ground. You can also see the waist of the dress better in these pics. You could use a belt if you wanted one, but I prefer the waist as it is. 

And now....on to another subject dear to my heart. Good foods!

We ate at one of my favorite restaurants this past week and they have the best Greek Salads there. It was so pretty I had to take a picture! 

And I made my "version" of Chicken a la King recently and it was so yummy! I combined unsalted Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup with a can of undrained mixed vegetables and two bags of StarKist 25% less sodium Premium White Chicken. I added my usual spices and a couple of salt free Herb Ox bouillon packets. For us, the salt in the chicken is enough to flavor this recipe, but you might want to either add your own salt or use regular cream of chicken soup rather than the unsalted kind. 

I made biscuits using Heart Smart Bisquick mix and baked them in my toaster oven. It makes enough for the two of us without heating up the big oven. 

And here's the finished product! My Chicken a la King recipe served over fresh biscuits. Oh my, it was tasty! I've used a similar recipe to make Chicken Pot Pie by putting the Bisquick mix on top, but I think I like making it this way better. A little black pepper on top is the perfect finishing touch!

I hope you are enjoying these first days of Spring. Be sure to leave a comment. I love hearing from you!

Until Next Time,


Karen Anderson said...

Such a pretty dress for spring! I love feminine dresses too, and like the details in yours. I definitely enjoy your fashion posts and hope you continue them! Your Cassie is a beautiful girl! I didn't realize she is so big...she IS an armful. I used to take my cats out too, like you do, holding on tight because they were indoor cats and a little Leary! Sweet Cassie!! Your chicken dish sounds delicious as well as quick and easy! And those biscuits...yum!! Real comfort food there! It's still too cold here so my mind often goes to comfort food!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks, Karen. I feel that the dress will get a lot of use, for sure! Cassie is a big cat. We think she is Maine Coon mixed with tabby. She is very similar to my beloved Morris who lived to be 18 1/2. They both share many traits but Cassie's personality is a bit different from Morris. In pictures, though, they look a lot alike. Garden is a much more petite cat with less fur. But, holding Garden is like holding a muscle! She is very strong despite her petiteness and she wants to be the boss. Cassie defers to Garden a lot, even though she is a much bigger cat. I'm all about comfort food of late. I always love breads of any kind. Hope your cold weather soon changes to warmer temps. Have a good weekend.

Sharon said...

I enjoy all your posts, Debbie, so please continue your fashion posts. I really like your new dress. It looks versatile and comfortable. I hope dresses are heading in this direction with fuller skirts and longer lengths. Your chicken dish looks so, so good, and I think it sounds delicious served over biscuits! It's always fun to see pictures of Cassie (and/or Garden) featured in your posts. They both are beautiful girls.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you, Sharon. I've seen a few longer dresses this Spring so I think this style is "coming back." Hope you have a lovely week!

Iris said...

LOVE this dress. That's exactly the style I like. I'm way behind on reading posts, but thoroughly enjoyed this one. Love the cat too btw.