I hate wearing black in the summer, and to weddings. I couldn’t really tell you why, chalk it up to a little bit of superstition, and I just don’t wear a lot of black. This dress though… Fair warning I’ve had it forever, I bought it from Banana Republic for an event when I was pregnant with my first baby (he’s six now). It’s flowy, silky and has pockets! The belt and the orange bracelet are Hermes, the wedges are Jimmy Choos. I think the belt and the wedges really help make this look a bit more casual. This is what I wish I was wearing while standing on a balcony, staring at a beautiful view, with a Tequila Sunrise in my hand, and a fabulous dinner reservation *sigh*. My husband may or not be invited…
I’m not going to lie, the accessories for this outfit were inspired by the Tequila Sunrise, a cocktail that I’ve never had the pleasure of before. While I wouldn’t necessarily call it classy or sophisticated, this is a beautiful drink and I wouldn’t turn one down, especially if a beach and and actual sunset are involved. This version is true to the original specs, right down to the fresh OJ from oranges I picked off the tree. I think that this could be a great cocktail with a few tweaks, but you’re going to have to wait for that because its the Home Bar Awards challenge this month! Keep scrolling for the specs.
Tequila Sunrise (liquor.com)
2 oz. Blanco tequila
4 oz. fresh orange juice
1/2 oz. grenadine syrup
Garnish with orange slice and cherry
Combine tequila and orange juice into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with grenadine, its heavier than the tequila and orange juice and will sink creating the sunrise effect. Garnish and enjoy.