Falling Down the Fashion Hole

As you saw yesterday, all outfits can't be winners - or at least we don't always feel 100% about our outfits, yet still put them on, and still survive the day. And as you see today, I'm trying crops again, except I'm going for broke this time. And I know that all trends are not for everyone, but I've been not-so-subliminally sold on the whole slouchy - glorified Hammer - cropped trouser look for months now and finally had to bite when these pants popped up in my size during the last big Crew sale. So, can't touch this, ladies, 'cause I'm too legit.

This is my Lisa Attempts Man Repeller (Wrong) Gone Country look:

Notice the steely-eyed concentration of "these pants DO work for me."

Top: Lands' End Canvas gingham poplin (worn here before - similar here)
Pants: J. Crew jersey curator (now on sale if you can find them - similar here and here)
Necklace: Crewlet pearl cluster (similar here or here)
Bracelet: J. Crew abacus (similar here)
Shoes: UO Kimchi Blue wingtip (worn here before - similar w/bow here

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In keeping with taking cues from others and my affinity to not the healthiest eating, I saw this post recently for a delectable pizza and runny egg treat so immediately I had to recreate it. Except I didn't have the dough. And didn't want to run out to the store. And couldn't even be bothered with turning on the oven. But was hungry for dinner, so I still plowed forth.

And I end up with my Lisa Shortcuts Her Way Through Cupcakes & Cashmere's Breakfast Pizza kinda-recipe:

1pc frozen or fresh naan
1 egg
1 scallion
1-2 slices bacon
shredded cheese: parm, cheddar, mozzarella, whatever you've got

Lightly spray pan with Pan or use light oil, preheating on the stove in medium heat. When pan is warm, put on naan, top side down - let heat through and toast for 1-2 minutes. Flip naan and sprinkle shredded cheese on top - heat bottom for 2 minutes until cheese start melting and bottom is toasted to your liking. Remove naan from heat.

Using same pan, spray some more Pan or use oil or butter. Crack an egg and fry it. Meanwhile, wrap bacon in paper towels and "cook" in microwave on high for 2 minutes - check for doneness and heat for additional 30 second intervals if needed to get to desired consistency.

Flip egg over gently to cook all the whites and then remove from heat and lay it on the naan. Crumble bacon on top. Chop up scallion and scatter on top of that. Sprinkle with pepper if desired. Takes less than 10 minutes in total and still yummy.

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