Ohhhh, wasn't that a party??
|"Don't tell me you forgot."|
L and I have had these crazy sunglasses since the early oughts. I forwent my glasses (and I don't have contacts), so I was blind all night. It was kind of fun.
I felt very disco in it.
After all, the legging were rather distracting.
|"Bam! I shot you."|
I was caught by my across-the-hall neighbour in this get-up. He looked startled.
here, for $2.00. I got the belt when I was there too.
here (2nd outfit) in July with my strapless yellow dress (gave it away in the swap recently).
The wig is good quality, and I can see myself wearing it again for a costume or a party. I like the shades of gold in it.
Top/hotpants (handmade, vintage 70s, thrifted), belt (thrifted), earrings (Aldo Accessories), copper necklace/cuff (vintage 70s), gold ring (90s), floral ring (vintage 70s, thrifted), leggings (Leg Avenue), wig (Heart's Content), sunglasses (00s).
There are more pictures of the party way down below, but first, the other outfits that I've been wearing since Friday. This is what I wore on Saturday morning for breakfast and some shopping:
here, 3rd outfit).
here) to go see "Les Miserables" with my two eldest nieces, as part of the December capsule. I wore it three times in the capsule (recap here).
here), a style that I love - it's immensely practical for walking. They've been in storage for 6 months- I last wore there here in March when I was blonde for real.
Jacket (Banana Republic, thrifted), cami (RW & Co.), skirt (Mister Leonard, vintage 70s/80s, thrifted), boots (Aldo, consignment), belt (Plum), cuff (thrifted), ring (Oscar & Libby's), earrings (white gold, handmade).
And...casting our minds all the way back to Friday, this is what I wore to work. It was a semi-chilly day with off and on clouds.
here in April with my swoopy swirly skirt, just after I thrifted it for $7.99. It was too hot to wear for most of the spring/summer. I like it buttoned all the way up.
here in August with a bustle-shirt.
The peplum on the back of the jacket matches the slight flare and seaming on the back of the skirt.
Jacket (Gap, thrifted), skirt (OptionElle, consignment), boots (Babycakes Minis, Fluevog), belt (Club Monaco), scarf (The Vera Studio, vintage, thrifted), gold/green ring (consignment), spinner ring (Twang & Pearl), earrings (Foxy).
And now...shopping! I was out and about on Friday (purchased gold leggings, above) and Saturday. I found a few things while I was on my brief wander.
I found the false eyelashes and some Hallowe'en make-up (the first party is next weekend!) at WIN, then noticed this amazing shirt in the men's department.
Take a better look at the paint-swirl pattern:
One of my coworkers scored at Footloose Shoes the other day, so I've been jonesing to go there. I was not disappointed.
They are made by Marc, same as these booties that I love, and they're manufactured in Germany (hurray! ethical production!). They are suede with the patent leather strap over the top.
I also bought these lovely gold earrings.
|They are more yellow-gold than that - it's sunny today and the light is bright.|
They're made locally in Vancouver, and were $34.00.
Okay...now party pictures! Thank you to all my dear friends who embraced the 70s theme and dressed up! My blogfriends below also played along - thank you!
Sausage rolls, sausage and mustard, cheddar bunnies, cheesies, fruit, chocolates and more cheese.
I loved how our friends dressed up!
The guys really played up the facial hair.
Cat found her inner Maude with her feathered hair, 70s dress and headscarf. She had her make-up professionally done, as well as fake eyelashes.
Gord rocked the polyester shirt and vest combo.
Speaking of brave, L always goes above and beyond for dressing.
Chris and Alli went all-out:
My favourite couple, Nick and Karen.
Karen is my idol. Look at the safety pin!
Nick had the right attitude:
Helene and Casey:
My two beautiful friends, Vero and Caro:
A picture of most of the ladies:
Thank you also to my blog-friends for playing along. Here's Norma from Kicking and Screaming 55+ Petite Style, rocking her vintage.
"I'm wearing a recently thrifted early 70s two piece dress made by "My latest Leslie Fay". There's actually another piece to this set -- a full length skirt. The three pieces were found last week at a local Goodwill for $2.50. Unfortunately, I don't have any vintage shoes or accessories for this outfit. In the early 70's, I wore platform shoes, a watch with a hippie wide leather band, and lots of turquoise and silver jewelry, so I improvised with modern versions of these items."
Next up, the fabulous Ms. Secret Squirrel of Fashion Maths, whose picture refuses to be up and down (sorry).
Reminiscent of the punk looks of the era, she's working the skinny jeans, and the gold buttons remind me of the glam rock era. Well done!
The gorgeous Tamera of The Menopausal Supermodel showed her punky side in a lighthearted way:
Blondie was the ultimate 70s punk princess, so duh, of course the tiara is necessary!
The best accessory is a well-dressed fur-family member:
|"Candy-corn is vintage candy - that counts!"|
No weekend is complete without cat pictures!
|"Was that a dog?"|
|"I'm whacking this thing at my own pace."|
Such a face:
|"I'm busy here, ma'am. Move along."|