I attended a friend’s 30th one night. The theme was a cocktail party ‘with a touch of sass’. I worked beforehand so had to rush there. I had not planned my outfit at all and I was already running late. I grabbed a vintage dress i had just purchased that week and squeezed into it, now I wish I hadn’t eaten just a big lunch. I was really lucky to have found this 2-tiered dress. Although it was vintage, it was a couture piece by an extinct designer, in pristine condition and all cotton (I’m a material snob). You can even wear it off the shoulder. Recently hubbie has made me promise that I am not able to buy more shoes unless i start wearing shoes that are still waiting to adorn my feet. To add a little sass, I stepped into my Miss Sixty wedges. These shoes have waited pateitnly for over 3 years. And the wait was worth it, they were so soft and the tassles were so frivolous. I added some semi-precious stone earrings and a vintage leaf belt and off we went!
Here’s a close up of the belt and shoes. I got this navy blue vinyl clutch from Ebay! It was one my earliest purchases from Ebay and aside from my clothes treamer, it is probably my favourite purchases. It’s just the right size for all of my essentials.
These shoes are actually pretty cute, I can’t believe I’ve neglected them all these years.
I don’t know why but this picture of me by the pond reminds me a lot of John Millais’ Ophelia (1850).
Ophelia was believed to have fallen into a river and drowned after the branch upon which she was leaning on broke. Ophelia’s death has been praised as one of the most poetic death announcements in literature. Anyway…
Sipping punch on a marvelous staircase. The stairs have tassels too!
Fanning myself in front of some Australian bush art.
I cannot think of a better way to celebrate one’s birthday at a place that is rich in art, culture, friendships and great cuisine. Thanks for having me Claire!