Kansas City Restaurant Week

Hungry, Starving, In a Food rut, or just wanting to try something new?
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Look no further, Today is your day! Today, is the start of Kansas City Restaurant Week. So what is Kansas City Restaurant Week, exactly?

An exhibition of Kansas City’s finest culinary talents, Kansas City Restaurant Week will offer a variety of mouth-watering foods from top chefs across the metro area, demonstrating why the KC dining scene is among the nation’s best–and up until now, one of the best-kept foodie secrets (the Zagat Survey has called Kansas City the No. 1 dining bargain of all the major cities it reviews).

Restaurant Week features an array of restaurant participants so diners can visit old favorites and also try the many new restaurants that have opened recently in the Kansas City metro area. KC Restaurant Week diners order from special prix-fixe menus at participating restaurants. Multi-course lunches are $15 and dinners are $33.

At these prices you can not afford to miss out. I want to hear all about your new eats and treats. So be sure come back and post comments on the restaurants you’ve selected and dined. I cant wait to hear from you! If you see me out, be sure to stop me and say “Hi”!

FashionPlateKc

2014 Closet Remix Challenge

Good Morning,

I am participating in Jen_Murph’s (via Instagram) 30 day closet remix challenge. What does the remix entail? You must not make any purchases for 30 days and you must find items in your closet to mix and match to develop new outfits.

30 days without spending any money, Is this possible? Well, Because I am a total thriftista, 30 days away from the Goodwill, Salvation Army, and Savers is like watching my child go off to college. All I can do is just wave bye and hope for the best until I see you at the end of the semester.

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Till we meet again #Youandmeshouldneverpartmatedada

Here are a few of my outfits that I have remixed out of my closet thus far:

This is  outfit was easy peasy.  Show me how: Top- Black turtleneck, Bottom - Black slacks, Pair with a bold scarf for a instant conversation starter. #letthescarfdothetalking

This is outfit was easy peasy. Outfit details: Top- Black turtleneck, Bottom – Black slacks, Pair with a bold scarf for an instant conversation starter. #letthescarfdothetalking

Outfit: Black slacks, white sleeveless shell, bold houndstooth jacket (thrifted via Goodwill)  This outfit is stress free. The statement piece is the jacket.

Outfit details: Black slacks, white sleeveless shell, bold houndstooth jacket (thrifted via Goodwill) This outfit is stress free. The statement piece is the jacket.

As you can see, I almost forgot to post my outfit of the day. I remembered when I took my little one to the ladies room, it was better late than never.  Outfit: Reverse directional strip dress (Gordman's) Leather inspired jacket (Charming Charlies) The necklace is the statement piece.  #stressfresstyle

As you can see, I almost forgot to post my outfit of the day. I remembered when I took my little one to the ladies room, it was better late than never. Outfit details: Reverse directional stripe dress (Gordman’s) Leather inspired jacket (Charming Charlies) The necklace is the statement piece. #stressfresstyle #goodjobwashingyourhandsbaby

I literally threw this outfit together in five minutes. Jacket - (Target on sale) Bejeweled Blouse (Kohl's on sale) Skirt (Target on sale) Shoes (Savers)

I literally threw this outfit together in five minutes. Outfit details: Jacket – (Target on sale) Bejeweled Blouse (Kohl’s on sale) Skirt (Target on sale) Shoes (Savers)

If you cant wait to see what I wore be sure to follow me on Instagram @fashionplatekc. If you want to join the closet remix challenge be sure to use hashtag #2014closetremixchallenge

FashionPlateKc

Motivate, Teach, and Inspire

Teach, inspire, motivate

Hello Lovelies,

Although my main focus is thrifting and food. I am going to bring you some special stories from myself and other women that will Motivate, Teach and Inspire you. I promise these stories will leave you wanting to read more. Be sure to ask questions or positively comment on the stories. I have never and will never allow any hurtful or abusive comments on my blog. Be prepared and I hope you love the stories as much as I do.

Thanks,

FashionPlateKc

Fashion Plate Kc’s Golden Globes 2014 Top Picks

I was glued to the Golden Globes last night to see the best and worst dressed on the Red carpet. Below are my picks of the evening.

Here are my top pick in category: Simple Chic

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Julia Roberts goes rogue in this simple yet chic, Black and while shirt two in one shirt dress by Dolce and Gabbana. #simplechic #love

My top pick in Category: Best Belly

    Kerry Washington shows off her maternal glow in this beautiful white Balenciaga gown.#MaternalGlow #Hotmama

    My top pick in Category: Color

    The Big Bang Theory’s Michelle Rauch wore a yellow number by Romona Keveza. #SummaTimeChic

    My top pick in Category: Simple Black Dress

    Amy Poehler in all black my Stella McCarthy #blackdressdoneright

    FashionPlateKc’s Best Dressed goes too….

    My best dressed of the night goes to Mila Kunis who donned Gucci. She looked absolutely perfect. #simplehair #smokeyeyemakeup #naturalnudelip #perfect

    My worst dress goes to…

    My worst dressed is Gabourey Sidibe. This dress did nothing for her, but made her look pregnant. Is she pregnant? Size is not excuse, I have full figured friends and relatives that dress better than me. Anyways… #Fireyourstylist #theygotitwaywrong #thatisall

    Who was on your best and worst dressed list?

    FashionPlateKC

    She Tried It – Little Freshie

    A few weeks ago, I attended the Farm to Market Bread Company’s Food Art Competition. While, there I fell in love with a beautiful and unique bird sitting in a nest all made of bread. It was an amazing breaded sculpture. I selected them as the winner on my ballet.  I hope they won.

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    The name of the company that created this amazing bread sculpture is called Little Freshie. Little Freshie is located just north of downtown Kansas City. So, What is Little Freshie? Little Freshie is a hand crafted Soda Foundation and Espresso Bar. The bar is not like Happy Day’s, But a modern and clean little place that you can hang out for a quite date or just hang out.

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    The Special

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    Little Freshie’s simple and chic logo #love

    I purchased the seasonal special Spicy Ginger Cider ($3.25). The sweet and slightly tart cider warms your tastebuds while the spicy ginger adds a spicy kick. After drinking this amazing little drinks, I will I ordered for larger size.

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    Little Freshie sells various types of jarred goodies to purchase.

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    The menu offers unique items to purchase such as Pineapple and Serrano Pepper Soda. #yummers

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    I purchased this beautiful brie and cherry jelly tart. #Amazing

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    The soda boutique also offers housemade cookies, scone, macaroons, and tarts.

    If you are looking to find a refreshing and unique place outside of the usual Starbucks. Then be sure to try local soda foundation and espresso bar Little Freshie. The menu offers unique and usual, but delicious flavors that leaves you wishing you tried more. Little Freshie also has housemade bakery treats to pair with your drinks. I suggest that you dont walk, but run to Little Freshie. It’s the type of place that will leave you saying to your friend, “Hey, Want to do lunch at Little Freshie?”

    Little Freshie is located at 811 West 17th Street, KC, MO 64108
    (three doors west of the Blue Bird Bistro)

    WINTER HOURS:
    8 am – 6 pm   Tuesday
    8 am – 6 pm   Wednesday
    8 am – 6 pm   Thursday
    8 am – 6 pm   Friday
    8 am – 6 pm   Saturday

    Closed Sunday & Monday

    FashionPlateKC

    Clean those Closet’s for a Cause

    Can you believe 2013 is almost over? As the year comes to an end. I began to think of ways to receive tax write off’s and cleaning out my closet is one of the easiest ways. I am sure we all have items around the house we would love to get rid of.

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    I have began to clean up my messy disorganized closet. Which I admit currently looks a little something like the picture above. With that being said, We can all play a part in helping others. When you donate your clothing or household items to places like The Goodwill or Salvation Army, you are helping others find work or helping families in need.

    It’s a great way to give back and it’s also a great time to find new items to “add” to your closet or house after the New Year. As you know I am a huge supporter of thrifting. I personally believe right after the New Year is a great time to shop. Why? Because people are donating items for those year-end tax write-offs.

    So hurry!! Be sure to go home today and clean out those closets or give some items that you are no longer using. Being charitable is always in style!

    FashionPlateKC