Winesday returned on Saturday night! We haven't had a proper "all the gals" Winesday since our Mrs. Roeper Pool Party last July at Marian's (scroll down here), just a few park gatherings here and there, and not with all of our friends.
Although we didn't put a theme on the pool party this year, I of course went over the top!
In Glamourous Movie Star mode.
I took Monster Vest with me as well. We were lucky in getting a hot day and a warm evening, and didn't experience the usual cold ocean breezes so far from the water.
L photobombed me - Vizzini is not the only camera ham I live with!
He was off to enjoy the first MANday (Musical Appreciation Night) with the guys - I've yet to hear about it, as L got home way later than me, and left to get his second jab today while I was still in bed, sleeping off my aches from Ulti and feeling new ones from swimming/treading water.
- Belt - Fendi, thrifted; last worn here
- Copper earrings - vintage expo
- Amber ring - c. 1996
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
I didn't take a ton of pictures at Winesday - I wanted to enjoy seeing everyone and be in the moment, but I did a few while we still had light.
Cat, Yvonne and I shared a cab out to Marian's (she lives way out of town and at a higher elevation). Our cab driver was fantastic, so we booked him to come and pick us up later.
From the pool area, looking down on the house. Such a nice detail that the side piece of the house also has that barn roof shape.
The barn is across that path to the right. Look at all the giant lavender bushes! They were everywhere, buzzing with fat honeybees.
We didn't do a tour of the house because the inside is not finished, but check out the front door!
We were the first to arrive - that's Yvonne, Cat (in a dress she made, so pretty!) and Marian. The pool-house on the right has a washroom/changing area inside.
This table was groaning with food - cheese, chorizo, dips, chocolate (I think I ate an entire box of Toffifee).
Marian brought Linda and Joanne up (we needed help navigating the gate).
Joanne brought CAKE. She's a professional chef and works at a patisserie in Victoria.
"Take my picture by the pool!" Oh, fashion bloggers - it's always about a picture!
Hooray, more of our dear women have arrived!
Marian's daughter Tiki (prounounced "ticky" - it's a nickname) had to come and see my purple hair.
We hung out and watched the stars come out over our heads, and it was over far too quickly. It was so good to reconnect with some of our women that I haven't seen as frequently over the past 16 months. Winesday is the best. Mental calm is restored.
Uh-oh! I'd better sit on the couch and let him get some cuddle time in! He's missed us over the past few days as our social calendar has begun to fill.
Thank you all so much for stopping by! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Wow, your social life is rocking! Good for you. Love the swooshy dress.ReplyDelete
Yup, things are returning to "normal" here, especially socially. Thanks, Ally!Delete
Love that you were able to have a regular social distance free winesday Sheila! :) And that dress is beautiful - you picked such great accessories with it!ReplyDelete
It was such a treat, Mica - we didn't have to distance, we didn't have to wear masks, we shared food, even!Delete
Thanks so much - I love this dress.
Fabulous recap She. Was a wonderful evening. Great pics. How did I miss that door?!ReplyDelete
Such a great door! Thanks, whoever this is!Delete
What a wonderful place. Even more wonderful was you being able to be with all your pals. your dress was so pretty.ReplyDelete
It's a stunning property, Sam, but yes, the best part was being with my dear friends. Thank you! I love this dress.Delete
Mmm, friends, food, fun, architecture, pool time, and stylish summer finery…truly makes for a perfect summer's evening! I like that you enjoyed every moment (though LOL I was hoping for another Winesday Pool Party Fashion Show video! ;-))ReplyDelete
It was such a wonderful evening. And while I kind of wish I had pics of everyone, we don't all (or always) dress up. I do have a video for you, and it will be in the next post!Delete
Oh, that Winesday Pool Party looks absolutely amazing. I'm swooning over your swooshy vintage dress, which looks fantastic with the Fendi belt. Monster vest is perfect with it too.ReplyDelete
L. photobombing made me giggle, Vizzini and L. are as bad as each other :-)
I'm loving the look of Marian's house, and those swathes of lavender must have smelled heavenly! xxx
It was such fun, Ann! And how often does one get to swim in a private pool? There aren't many folks here who have them! I really loved wearing the dress - it's so much fun.Delete
L is such a ham - he often is lurking around in the background, just like Vizzini!
We couldn't actually smell the lavender too much - only when we crushed it up in our fingers.
That sounds like so much fun! And it's great that L had his night too. Its energising to be with friends. The dress is fantastic, perfect for a long summer night.ReplyDelete
We are so grateful that our partners are all friends too, Nancy - it makes for a fun time of comparing notes afterward.Delete
Thank you! I love this dress!
What a wonderful way to reconnect with all your friends! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I loved your baby blue dress; it just shouts 'swooshiness; and you looked fab in it.ReplyDelete
It was a blast, Vronni! A few of those women I had not seen in a YEAR, amazing. Thanks so much - I adore this dress.Delete
PS - Forgot to say the cake had me dribbling....ReplyDelete
It tasted even better!!Delete
A perfect dress for swanning; you look lovely in it. Such an amazing house and property! I now have a definite craving for cake, lol.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Nana! I know, it's pretty swanky, isn't it? This was the best cake EVER.Delete
You look so good in baby blue, a great choice of frock!ReplyDelete
Marian's house is fantastic and I bet it was wonderful to hang out with your friends (and swim) again.
Poor Vizzini, he looks proper put out! xxx
I thought so too, thanks, Vix!Delete
It's so nice to have a friend with such a swanky property! Wonderful to see everyone.
He's been very clingy with us lately.
This is a gorgeous maxi dress on you. I love the brown shoes and belt. You look spectacular in this.ReplyDelete
The pool party looks like so much fun.
Thanks so much, Ivana - I loved wearing this whole outfit. It was a blast!Delete
Sheila you just look too beautiful for me not to feature you!! So you're featured again! This Friday! xxReplyDelete
Aw, you're a doll, Lucy, thanks so much!Delete
Again such happy gathering. You went over the top all right. But I bet they are used to it and that dress did look ever so good on you.ReplyDelete
Droling over the Fendi belt.
Hah, I always go over the top! Yes, my friends are completely used to it, and rarely blink an eye at my ensembles.Delete
I know, that was such a score! Thanks, Greetje!
Good stars, is that baby blue marble print 70s dress fantastic. It's light, yet substantial thanks to the eye-catching pattern and upbeat colour palette. Such a stylish, awesome piece that looks like nothing less than a million dollars on you.ReplyDelete
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Isn't it stunning? I loved wearing it. Thank you!Delete
This dress is utterly fabulous, my friend! And the baby blue color really is wonderful on you. I like it belted as well. L's photobomb is absolutely priceless! And that house sure is cool!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Shelbee! It looks odd without a belt, as the elastic comes up too high on me. L is so funny.Delete
woww, what a glamourous pool party with glamourous ladies!, glad that you had a lovely time with friends and food and relax at the pool. And You Rock this dress, totally a fabulous outfit with fabulous accessories, this belt is amazing!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much - it was a blast to hang out at the pool and catch up with my dear friends. Thanks, I loved wearing it.Delete