This weekend marked our dear friend Cat's 50th birthday, so I hope y'all will forgive my indulgence in sharing a ton of pics with you. We planned a very big surprise for her!
Let's kick it off with what I (and L) wore for brunch, and for Cat's surprise birthday, and for the Zoom Happy Hour on Saturday night.
I had to share this new-to-me special vintage skirt right away!
- Velvet jacket (below) - Talbots, thrifted; last seen here in December 2020 with shiny paisley
- Blouse - Nygard, consignment; last worn here in October 2020 with casual plaid
- Skirt - Arola, vintage 70s, consignment vintage; purchased here for $23.00
- Boots - Mini Babycakes, Fluevog; last seen here earlier this month with vintage mermaid
I also wanted to showcase some of my special vintage copper pieces - I have quite a collection and I'm wearing a lot of it in this outfit.
I have a full vintage slip on underneath.
This velvet blazer was my outerwear, and gave me the opportunity to add another piece of my copper collection with the lapel brooch.
- Purse - Arcadia, consignment
- Scarf/gloves - Parkhurst
- Mask - by Mom
- Belt - Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Feather cuff - thrifted
- Enameled cuff - Matisse by Renoir, vintage expo
- Copper/turquoise pendant - vintage 60s (Vix's twin!), consignment
- Copper/turquoise ring - vintage 60s, Grandma J's
- Copper brooch - thrifted
- Copper earrings - vintage expo
- Copper necklace - vintage 60s, Grandma J's
L dressed up too.
Now, time to share all kinds of pictures from...
Cat's 50th Birthday Surprise
The four other core Winesday gals - that's Yvonne, me, Caro and Vero - had been plotting for about a month, in consultation with Cat's husband Ross. We booked a Zoom call on Saturday morning for Cat's birthday reveal. We're all at various states of morning readiness, including Vero, who just taught a Zoom exercise class (that was attended by Cat, well done!).
We're still under our non-socializing measures, so any kind of party or gathering was out of the question for Cat's 50th. Instead, Caro had the brilliant idea to give Cat a two-hour limo tour of the city, with four stops where small groups of her friends would be waiting for her. We emphasized safety and wearing masks, and maintaining our distance, with a 20-minute limit per stop. Safety first, kids!
Stop #1 - school parking lot
This was my and L's stop, along with Nick and Casey. We arrived to find the Daimler pulled up and our Birthday Queen waiting for us with her driver, Gilles.
Dr. Bonnie is our Provincial Health Officer, and has been our voice of calm and reason in this pandemic for the past year - she was featured in the New York Times (link here) and John Fluevog created a shoe in her honour (here; she often wears Fluevogs in her nearly-daily news conferences).
Even Cat's mask is stylin'. She bought it and the dress on our trip to Sidney last fall.
His mask has roosters on it.
We placed her gifts and kept our distance.
I've lost track of who took what pictures! This post has something from everyone - thanks, gang!
L and Casey were wearing the same pair of Fluevogs.
Ross and Nick with the driver, Gilles.
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This limo belonged to the Mayor of Birmingham.
It was only appropriate that it took up both the Vice Principal's and the Principal's reserved spots!
And after our 20 minutes were up, we bid farewell...
As they headed off to the next stop.
Stop #2 - St. Ann's Academy
Flowers, more champers and a golden tiara for the Birthday Queen!
Randall is very dapper with his knit scarf.
Aw, yellow roses!
Why yes, more champagne is needed!
The chill couple.
And before they knew it, their 20 minutes was up.
Off to the next stop!
Stop #3 - Chris and Ali's
I think Chris' Tesla is jealous of the Daimler - or maybe not, as it's a bit of a gas-guzzler!
Milady - a good shot of her dress' pattern.
Hey, I know you!
Ross and Cat spent some time chillin' with the gang there.
Excuse me, Birthday Queen, it's time to go!
The time flies, but one more stop!
Stop #4 - Rainbow Park
Aw, there's Sarah on the left, with Vero and Justin behind her.
Happy B-Day CatCOVID [two thumbs down]We love you, you triple rainbow thumbs up pizza champagne queen!!Sarah Jim Magnus
Brad and Linda showed up at this stop (on the left), and there's Sarah, Vero, Justin and Ross.
After a whirlwind of driving and seeing everyone, Cat and Ross headed home. Much love to you, Cat!
I am overwhelmed with gratitude and love for you all. I feel so fortunate to have you amazingly thoughtful, generous, beautiful and exuberant folks in my life. This morning, I couldn’t have imagined a better day than the one you all gave to me. Seeing you all in person was just what I needed. Using Yvonne’s words, my cup is full.
We laughed so much during the day, and had a hilarious (and drunken) recap that night on our Happy Hour Zoom.
And now, off to enjoy the remnants of the weekend.