Sunday, August 15, 2010

Special Occasion - Nick's 50th Birthday

So, I'm back from our brief 48 hour holiday to see L's folks. I didn't take the camera, so if you're interested what the West Coast looks like, click here to see the pictures I took two years ago (it hasn't changed). It was smokin' hot (for us) - around 30 degrees (80+ degrees) the whole time.

I got to raid my mil's garden for fresh blueberries, strawberries, peas, green beans, cherry tomatoes and carrots. Yum!

We made it back in time to have a nap before our dear friend Nick's 50th birthday party last night - I can't believe I have a friend who's 50! Ha ha! I saved this dress from our trip to Paris and London back in May for this most special occasion:
Aw yeah! It's definitely 80s. The zip is how you get it on and off, and it looks cute with a bit of it unzipped to give a V in front (which I did later on as it got warmer).

I got the dress on the Champs Elysees, at Naf Naf, about a block from the Arc de Triomphe, while we were on the way to the Louvre. Gee, I sound like I'm name-dropping.

I was in full-on Wonder Woman mode with my bracelets:
Ready to kick some butt!

A shot of the back:
Now, I feared that, as a 42-year-old, that this was maybe a titch too tight, but I was assured by all the men at the party that it was just fiiiiine. Hee. And frankly, screw it - I don't care if it's age-inappropriate. I felt great.

My hair was a little messy since I'd slept on it - I just kept mussing it up. Classic WW pose:
The boots were so freakin' hot. I kept them on for all of 20 minutes before I caved and spent the rest of the party barefoot.

The stuff:
I do love those boots, though. I've had them for about 5 years (here, here, here, and here).

A close-up:
I strung the feather necklace charm onto one of my hoops to be a little more 80s. I loved the bigass cuffs.

Dress (Naf Naf), boots (Bronx), leather cuff (old), studded cuff (Aldo Accessories), feather charm (second hand), earrings (gift from L).

15 comments:

  1. Very 80's Super Hero--I'm feeling Cat Woman though.

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  2. Screw age appropriate! You look smashing! Those boots are killer awesome. And the dress is a great balance of rocker and dressy.

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  3. Looooove that dress. Can't help thinking of how much I would have wanted it in the '80s. Desperately!

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  4. This dress was made for you !
    It fits great, you look amazing in it....

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  5. YOU make that dress work- forget age appropriate!!

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  6. That dress is amazing!! I love the asymmetrical zipper and the shape. You definitely looked so fantastic! Hope you had a great weekend!

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  7. You look hot! I'm also getting Cat Woman or maybe Black Canary. Love it!

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  8. Yes, you are Freakin' Awesome!

    Enjoy the jello shots!

    "And what the hell does age appropriate mean anyway?" asks the woman who is in her 40s too

    Oh, almost forgot, my husband turns 50 in March. Lol 50!

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  9. wanted to expand on my comment- I love this on you-it highlights your legs while at the same time flattering your uppper body without drawing too much attention to your top-recently saw a woman majorly highlighting both legs and top - it was not good. being at a party for a friend i would say screw age and wear exactly what i wanted -

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  10. You are my fashion idol!

    This outfit is a killer -- sexy, stylish and perfectly-fitted. A superstar combination of fab dress and amazing boots. This is truly the best thing I've seen in years.

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  11. Jeez. This outfit is really, really, great. Move here immediately and cool me up with your very presence!

    Also, I cannot wait for your WW Conference submission. You are BA.

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  12. Thanks, Lesa!

    Megan, thank you. I wish it hadn't been so hot so I could have kept the boots on.

    Wendy, thanks! I know, so 80s.

    Thanks, Lorena!

    Alecia, thank you.

    Thanks, ShyGirl!

    LHdM, thanks! Ha, I'm not familiar with the Black Canary.

    KellyBean, thank you!

    SU, thanks!

    Alecia, thank you - no, you have to pick your feature, you're so right.

    Shybiker, aw, thank you! You are very kind. :)

    A-Dubs, thanks! Ooh, I'm BA, love it!

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  13. Oh hells no that dress is not age-inappropriate -- it's perfect! You look amazing!

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