03 August 2011

Outstanding In The Field Part I

On Monday night my mom and I left work early and drove 90 miles to North Judson, Indiana to attend a much anticipated Outstanding In The Field expertly prepared by local chef, Bill Kim - owner of Urban Belly and the Belly Shack in Chicago.

Outstanding In The Field is one of those once in a lifetime meals that happens out on a farm far away from the city, where produce is sourced on site, and the entire meal is composed of products created locally and sustainably. The idea behind the dinner is that it puts the chef and the farmer directly in touch with the consumer to create an outstanding and educational as well as life-changing meal. The dinner was served in four courses at a long white table in a wooded area of the farm.

As I got ready to leave for dinner Monday afternoon, I racked my brain with the question, what should I wear? I knew it was going to be hot, I knew there were going to be bugs, and I knew there was going to be some walking. I kept it simple with a little jersey dress, my new clogs, and really bold yet paired down accessories. Though I walked away with an inappropriate amount of bug bites, the meal was perfect down to every last bite, and I looked fabulous!

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dress: j.crew / clogs: h&m / bracelets: india, spain, mexico, lara miller / earrings: world market

Come back to Edie and Andy soon for a full post on the meal including gorgeous photographs of the table and the various courses!


  1. love love love. so perfect for the occasion. peek of black bra? like.

  2. I LOVE THAT DRESS. I wouldn't have guessed that it was J Crew-- it seems out of their general aesthetic (in a good way!).

    Also, look at you with your international arm candy.