Sunday, July 21, 2013

Ippudo and Maxi Skirts

If you follow me on Instagram,  you would have found out that I spent date night Friday with two other men I like so much - Justin Timberlake and Jay Z. And boy was it the best thing that has happened this summer yet. It was INCREDIBLE and MARVELOUS and AWESOME and every other superlative you can think of. If they are touring your city, PLEASE GO. If it wasn't so financially irresponsible of me to attend the same concert twice, I would go again in a heartbeat.

We had a slightly quieter Saturday, coming down from the high from the night before. Too lazy to cook, S and I went to the new Ippudo in Midtown for dinner. We've only ever been to the the one in Tokyo previously and we've always been too hungry to bear the wait whenever we've been in the vicinity of the original New York Ippudo location in the East Village. 

I liked it while S thought it wasn't worth $15/bowl. You be the judge:

Pork buns that put Momofuku ones to shame.
Karaka-men - tasty but all you could taste was the heat from the chili. Not what I was quite in the mood for.
Shiromaru Hakata Classic - if you can only order one thing, this is it. 
Green tea ice cream with mochi, red beans, and almond and coconut milk - I am not usually a fan of matcha ice cream but the milk was the perfect softener slash sweetener. We gobbled this one up good.

The maxi skirt below was a late-summer buy last year. As a fan of instant gratification, it was painful to have to wait an entire year to finally wear it out:

Hermes bangle
Just like the Adela skirt in this post, the side slit grazes the thigh. Toning it down with a simple tank was imperative. 
Hermes bangle
Channeling my inner-Angelina, the only time I hiked up the skirt like so was when I was walking up and down subway stairs. It doesn't really show off that much leg.
Hermes bangles

MAC Show Orchid lipstick
Giles and Brother tusk necklace and MAC Show Orchid lipstick

Have a great rest of your Sunday! I am spending the rest of mine dancing to JT in my living room!


  1. I'm a little jealous of your Friday might date :)
    And now I want a pork bun.

  2. That concert is seriously the perfect duo - I would die to see them live! I love your maxi skirt and I'm totally craving a pork bun now :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Elle - it really was FABULOUS! They are still touring by the way! And JT comes back to NYC in November (guess who has tickets? ;))