Let's start with my brunch outfit.
I was floaty and colourful - I had many comments on my outfit while we were standing in line at the Ruby.
We met up with Nick and had a lovely brunch, his treat, thank you, honey.
My favourite pair had gone missing, so I needed options for summer.
I wore one of the shorter pairs with this dress, as well as a camisole under the top. I pinned the necking closed
It's "top down" weather in Vlad the convertible - must do my Movie Star Wrap.
- Leather purse - Zara, consignment
- Silk scarf - Alexander McQueen, consignment
- Belt - thrifted
- Snake bracelet - vintage mall
- Silver cuff - vintage, thrifted, Powell River
- Silver earrings - Iraeli, consignment
- Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flowre
- Silver/enamel ring - antique store, Sidney
I gave L his presents in the morning - I give him gifts all year, as I find things on my shopping trips, but I start saving them up in the month leading up to his birthday.
"Is it my birthday too?"
I thrifted a Ben Sherman shirt, an orange Tommy Bahamas silk Hawaiian shirt, a Roberto Cavalli shirt with a dragon and a tiger on it (!), a vintage tie and a Fluevog gift card.
"I approve of these two shirts. They will be excellent for sleeping on."
I also found a vintage blazer that had been customized with guitar print to make it look Western. It was $5.00!
"Where's my present?"
And lastly, I found L an amazing lithograph of the Flying Cloud, a merchant clipper ship, from 1979.
"I demand a treat for ME!"
We let him sleep on the shirts and jacket until we tidied up for the party. After people arrived, he hid until about 11pm when he came out to hoover up all the crumbs. I caught him red-handed (pawed?) with his head in the chip bowl!
Before having a lazy long afternoon nap, I test-drove my outfits for the evening with my morning hair and make-up.
It has a very deep V neckline, and I thought a camisole looked too dowdy so I put on my best push-up bra and glittered up my cleavage.
The dress flowed really well - I swanned around for a couple of hours, chatting with all of our guests.
This was a very comfortable dress and I'll happily add it to my gown collection.
- Pearl bracelet - thrifted
- Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flower
- Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall
- Earrings - vintage fair
I shook out my hair and changed into my sequined plaid dress for the wee hours of the party.
I felt fabulous in this dress too - our friends loved it too.
I'm glad I took pictures in the daytime - the colours were barely visible in the dimmer party ambience.
"Just like me - a ninja under the table, waiting for chips to drop."
My friend Justin commented that the dress was like me - pretty, sparkly and just a bit prickly.
"It's like he knows you."
I kicked off the shoes at midnight so I could dance and bounce around.
- Cuff - thrifted
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Silver/aventurine ring - consignment
- Earrings - vintage fair
The last of our guests left at 2am, and we cleaned up (after catching Vizzini with a face full of dill pickle chips), and fell asleep on the couch.
"That was a great party."
It sure was, buddy - over 20 people showed up! I'm so grateful for the friendships we have! No one took pictures - we just laughed, drank, ate and boogied till the wee hours.
"And now...we nap."
Yeah, we do!
But lastly, here's the Birthday guy himself, in his stylin' party outfit.