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. In doing so I got some shots of the great outfits people were wearing. This is Toronto in the middle of the winter that will go down as the one with the iciest coldest weather. It’s the first time we heard term ‘Polar Vortex’.
Given how cold it was, I was impressed by the number of ladies who wore 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 …
This dress was handmade from a vintage pattern, using new fabrics.
Nothing says winter in Canada like plaid flannel. I love the stuff.
When you go to someone’s house in the winter, you’ll be taking off some wet boots, so nice socks count.
I came upon these two just at the right moment to catch the ball as it was briefly out of her bag.
Here is the party hostess herself, on the right.
Christine 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.
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 the next day, my sister said that her guests made a point of telling her how much they liked them, which made me happy.
Some ‘Selfie of a Selfie’ pictures …
Elvis was in the house.
Thanks very much for taking a look.