To celebrate the beginning of summer, the start of law school and finally settling into our apartment Jordan and I decided to have a few friends over for a dinner party on Friday night. Sidetone I was also excited to break in my new grown up dining room table (it doesn’t take much to get a 25 year old who has lived her entire adult life without a dining table going). As always, with any dinner party or get together I love an excuse to dress up a little and gather around with yummy food and fantastic company.
Jordan really championed the kitchen. Though I try, I am really not much of a cook (I tend to make the same meals over and over again) but Jordan is experimental. I always look forward to seeing what yummy new flavors Jordan will toss together to create a new dish. For the dinner party Jordan made baked salmon and a lovely corn salad as a side dish. The salad was perfectly refreshing for a warm summer day (something we sadly have yet to see in Seattle).
Dinner parties are my favorite social gathering. I am horribly awkward in pretty much all social settings but I can’t resist the allure of a dinner party. With champagne, good friends and lots of food what could go wrong? After a month away it was such a treat to gather a handful of friends in one place for an evening. I hope to host many more dinner parties now that the majority of our boxes are unpacked.
For practically any event (big or small) my first thought is “what will I wear?” Seriously I had a minor panic attack trying to decide what to wear to law school orientation last week but dressing for a party (especially a party where you set the dress code) is a lot of fun. Normally Jordan and I like to host theme parties (like our pajama party or macaron cocktail party) but as the week was so busy we decided on something a bit more casual that could be thrown together a couple hours before guests would arrive. Still, I used the party host role as an excuse to pick up a new summer dress. This Lily dress is a few seasons old (honestly I’m not really sure which season it’s from) but I found it new with tags on Poshmark. I’ve used Poshmark to sell clothes in the past but it was my first time using Poshmark to buy a piece for myself. It was definitely convenient to score a brand new Lilly dress at a bit of a discount. I know I’ll wear my new dress for many summers to come.
Happy Monday lovelies! Today is my first day of law school and though I’ve prepared properly I am still totally nervous.