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."|
Grooviest party! Your friends look to be as fun and fab as you are, Sheila. I love your all-out 70's look and THANKS for sharing the love with Visible Monday. xoxoReplyDelete
Awesome outfit, Shelia! You are one sassy blonde!ReplyDelete
Do. Not. Take. Off. That. '70s. Outfit. Ever. That is awesome!! My eyes were glazed over so I hardly saw the rest of the pics here, except for L's unbuttoned manliness!!! What a couple you made. Great party. Everyone got into the spirit so wonderfully. Who knew that such fashion secrets were lurking in Powell River closets?ReplyDelete
I missed the linky post announcement - that's what I get for schlepping - but looks like so much fun. Mwah.
I adore that grey swirly skirt, Shiela. I wonder what I would look like in it?????ReplyDelete
Wow so many things I like about this post!!ReplyDelete
You look amazing in your 70's get-up :) Love the wig and eyelashes!!
Your friends all look faaaabulous - your friend Gord is hot (haha)
I'm loving those Red Mary Janes and your tartan skirt :)
Hope you had a great party!!
Wow, that doesn't even look like you in the first picture! Amazing how much difference a wig can make. You are a stunner in your golden get-up. They could have used you to replace Farrah on Charlie's Angels!ReplyDelete
Love that plaid skirt, and the paint-swirl shirt, and the red shoes, and the food, and L's hairy chest. Swoon!
OMG! OMG! You look FABULOUS! Never better. Glad you had fun. Your friends look like a great bunch.ReplyDelete
GROOVETASTIC!!! OMG Sheila your outfit is FANTASTIC!!! I LOVE it--you look like you stepped off the set of Charlie's Angels!!!ReplyDelete
The party looks AMAZING!! Everyone looks like a flashback from my high school and college years!! L has perfected the 70's lounge lizard look!!!
Love both of your other outfit!1 The new shoes are gorgeous and that shirt is stunning!
Officer Vizzini is such a handsome fella--and so diligent in his duties!
You looked awesome in the blonde wig! I'd love to see you wear it to work some day. LOL I'm inspired to have a costume party for my next birthday. Too much fun! :DReplyDelete
Best 70s outfit and post ever! Love you in that blonde wig. Happy Birthday! xxReplyDelete
Wow Sheila!!!! Happy Birthday!!!!ReplyDelete
I actually did not recognise you! Brilliant!ReplyDelete
Sheila! You look kickass as a blonde! I love that outfit too especially the leggings :-DReplyDelete
You and L look amazing in your 70s gear! Those hot pants are so cool, and I love the wig. I do like a dress-up theme, and it's great when your friends really go for it too.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous autumnal looks, you are really working the jacket/skirt/boots look, Sheila, very nice! And those red shoes are delicious! xxx
That is such a fantastic costume, you looked incredible! Looks like it was such a fun party too! :) So great all of your friends got so involved with the theme :)ReplyDelete
WOW. You looked absolutely amazing for your party - you are seriously rocking those leggings. Fierce! Fantastic! Happy birthday!ReplyDelete
Wow, Sheila! I didn't recognize you either. Fabulous outfit! Love the Charlie's Angels pose. Looks to have been a great party. Thanks for sharing my attempt at a '70s look.ReplyDelete
Your party looks like it was so much fun. I love your costume! You guys always go all the way and it turns out amazing.ReplyDelete
There is too much for me to comment on it all- in short- you look amaze-balls as a disco diva. And in plaid. And have the best shoes, and boots and shoes. Love the other folks costumes too! Now I'm in the mood to play dress up.ReplyDelete
Wow! Yikes! Ta Daaa! Urk! This post has it all! So fun, and I'm so glad I got to see it. You looked astonishingly unlike yourself ... great, of course, but hard to recognize! ... Well done. All the women looked great, but to tell you the truth, I had forgotten how men used to look in those days. Ulp. Love your inspired belted blazer and skirt. That's our beautiful Sheila. One has to love Vizzini, of course. ! Let's face it ... I just love whatever you show us.ReplyDelete
What a paaaartaaay! I am honoured to have joined it virtually. Apologies for my photo only wanting to lie on its side! Not sure what happened there.ReplyDelete
Anyway, happy birthday to you!
You looked amazing, like a Charlies Angel (original one), and L! What a groovy 7's hearthrob! Really nice too all yor friend dressed up too xxx
That is one spectacular costume - you look awesome!! Looks like everyone really got into the spirit of the 70's at the party. The punk dame is pretty amazing.ReplyDelete
Woooo! Super fun party! I adore your outfit. Also how pretty Vizzini is!! Look at the gorgeous boy. Sorry I'm late to the post, but alas, it's been a harrowing beginning of the month!ReplyDelete
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OMG - I didn't recognise you until I saw your signature pose either!!! AWesome wig. There is nothing so fun as wigs. I think you'll find it was worth the investment every time you want to channel your inner blonde bombshell!ReplyDelete
I knew you were a secret action hero, I knew it! My fave pics of you ever, Sheila, that costume is beyond compare. You totes look like you could kick Beyonce's butt...lol.ReplyDelete
Oh i just realized that you had hosted a party, it must have been on the week I was in Colombia. I am just catching up on blog posts...ReplyDelete
i have to say that I really like how you look with blond hair !!!!! were you ever blond ?
Don't you remember? I was blonde from January to April this year! But it was dyed blonde. My brother and my nieces are all blond, but my natural colour is brown.Delete
Not sure if this comment will register with you Sheila, but thanks for the link. I love your 70's party and think you outfit is totally awesome. You wouldn't have looked in the least big out of place at my ABBA party. What fun you guys all had, and didn't the gang all do so well with their crazy outfits too! Fab xxxxReplyDelete
Got it, thanks, Anna! I forget to check for older comments! You see why I had such a flashback with your party? We are two peas in a pod!Delete