On Saturday night we went to a house party hosted by my sister. There were so many old friends there and a bunch of lovely new people to meet. It was a great party and everyone seemed to be having a really good time.
As the self-proclaimed Official Photographer, I documented the event for my sis, and in doing so caught some shots of the great outfits people were wearing. Keep in mind that this is Toronto in the middle of the winter that will go down as the one with the iciest coldest weather. In the midst of hearing the term ‘Polar Vortex’ for the very first time, I was very impressed by the number of ladies who braved the frigid temperature in dresses and skirts.
I, on the other hand, did not, having changed my outfit at the very last minute to one that included jeans and a two-sweater layering combo. We were taking public transportation to and from the party and would be outside for who-knows-how-long waiting for our connections, so nothing really made sense to me but pants. But then when I arrived to see the nice things people had on I regretted whimping out.
In no particular order I give you some Well Dressed Party People …
Here are the cute skirts, tops and a dress that went along with the awesome sparkly fishnet legs in the first photo. I particularly loved those tall boots and the printed dress.
Plus a nice classy and cool look with the gold buttoned blazer.
How about this gorgeous dress? It was handmade (not by the wearer) from a vintage pattern, using new fabrics. The cute orange cardigan made the perfect cover-up for it.
Being a designer and sewist, this next lady is always so nicely dressed. I loved the colourful embroidery and the great puffed shoulders on the jacket (I should have asked her if she made it herself).
You know I am often found in all-black myself, so I was quite taken with this great look, which featured a very nice necklace and wedge oxfords. I want those shoes!
I also like the ankh necklace, big ring and printed tee worn by the fellow.
Check out the plaid flannel and vintage fake-fur capelet here. Perfect Canadian winter-wear.
When you go to a house party in the winter, there is a good chance you’ll be taking off some wet boots, so a nice pair of argyle socks is the perfect way to dress up jeans and a tee-shirt.
Oh, and a great tattoo goes a long way too.
Speaking of which, here’s another great tattoo. And a crystal ball too … I came upon these two just at the right moment to catch the ball as it was being briefly shown.
Here is the party hostess herself, on the right. She had on a cute camo-print mini-dress and leggings, that I didn’t manage to get the right shot of. She was moving around too much throughout the night to stand still long enough! She also had a little brown feather fascinator in her hair.
Her friend (and mine) looked great with her skull scarf and huge red sunglasses worn as a hairband. And there’s Nick in a cozy hoodie with just a touch of colour.
This girl wins the prize for the best necklaces always! She has a terrific collection that she finds on ebay, vintage shops and out thrifting. You can see another one of her beauties in this post.
She is also an excellent baker and made some delicious cupcakes for the party. She made some chocolate ones and lemon ones. Having a weakness for anything lemon flavoured I partook. (Picture courtesy of Yo S)
While on the subject of food, I made up a double batch of these Marinated Cheese, Tomato and Olive Hors D’eouvres, which were very well received. In rehashing the good times had the next day, my sister said that her guests made quite a point of telling her how good they were, which makes me very happy.
Against all of these other great outfits, what I had on was rather plain, but here is a shot of me anyway. My cardigan, (previously seen in this post. I will have to wear that sweater one more time in order to get a decent photo of it one time), has some colour-blocked bits on it. I was wearing the hematite pendant necklace I got at the market on Salt Spring Island on Canada’s west cost, the purchase of which was seen here, and a chunky vintage turquoise coloured bracelet that didn’t make the shot (it’s the one seen in this post).
This couple knows that a big smile is the perfect party accessory, and they were never seen without theirs on throughout the night.
And although, not fashion related, I leave you with these ‘Selfie of a Selfie’ pictures.
Elvis was in the house.
Thanks very much for taking a look.
[ps - I'm pretty sure I remembered to tell everyone as I was taking these pictures that they might be posted on the internet, however if you see yourself here and you'd rather not, no problem. Just let me or my sister know and I'll take the shots that include you down.]