Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Party On!

It's funny how things work out. 

Marsha, of the fab Splenderosa blog, has a blog party every month and December's event happens to be a fancy affair to celebrate our fellow blogger, Tina (of The Enchanted Home blog)'s new home. She's having a virtual party on December 23rd and we are to choose the outfit to wear to the party. Funny thing is, we are invited to a friend's holiday black tie party in real life and shopping is a definite must. I spend most of my days with paint and plaster on my clothes. 
This is definitely playing dress up for me! 

I chose a vintage (1950's) gunmetal grey, taffeta cocktail dress with a black velvet insert on the right side of the bust; I've never worn a boned bodice before, so this should prove to be interesting. Thank goodness I've been faithful about doing daily crunches! I fell in love with its color and the ruched accent at the waist. It came with a matching taffeta jacket, but I decided to go with another vintage piece and chose this black Bolero jacket for the chilly night air.

Simple diamond and Rose of France earrings, a great pearl clutch from Alexander McQueen and glittery black peep toe pumps round out my outfit. 

I need to ask your advice, though. Should I add a necklace? 

My scent for the evening is I parfum by Puredistance, an elegantly soft floral with fruit and amber background notes. 

For my hostess gift, I decided to stick with what I know very well: flowers.
 I chose a vibrant bouquet of the just becoming available Coral Charm peonies with a collar of white snowberry. A fat satin ribbon ties it all together and I've arranged it so it can go directly into the vase, as is, when I arrive. That way Tina does not have to arrange anything and she can slip it into the garage for tomorrow's enjoyment, as she already decked out her house with greenery.

Please join me and let's go peak at what everyone is wearing! (Isn't that the best part of the party?)

TISH JETT an American in France http://afemmeduncertainage.blogspot.com/ 
GREET LEFEVRE in Belgium http://belgianpearls.blogspot.com/ 
CATHERINE ROBINSON in London http://www.catherinerobinsoncashmere.com/ 
ANNIE BOUTERSE USA http://plumsiena.blogspot.com/
COTY FARQUHAR in Australia http://cotyfarquhar.blogspot.com/
DEBORAH PETERSON between Houston & Scotland http://www.dumbwittellher.com/
DUSTJACKET ATTIC, Debra in Australia http://dustjacketattic.blogspot.com/
SHARI MILLER USA http://www.littlebluedeer.com/
TINA USA theenchantedhome@gmail.com http://theenchantedhome.blogspot.com/
MONA THOMPSON USA http://providenceltddesign.com/
JACQUELINE MUMFORD England http://home-biba.blogspot.com/
KARIN JANSKY France http://lapouyette-unddiedingedeslebens.blogspot.com
VICKI ARCHER an Australian in France http://frenchessence.blogspot.com/
CECILIA GONZALEZ Spain http://desdemventana.blogspot.com/
RENEE GRANIER & ANGELA FOSTER USA http://underspanishmoss.com/
LISA USA not participating this month http://amidprivilege.com
FRANCINE GARDNER a woman of the world in NYC http://interieurs.com blog
CHRISTINA FLUEGGE USA http://greigedesign.blogspot.com/
STACEY BEWKES USA http://quintessence.com
LEANN BROWN USAhttp://linenandlavender.blogspot.com/
LENE Norway http://theessenceofthegoodlife.blogspot.com/
SANDE CHASE Canada www.agiftwrappedlife.com
SHARON SANTONI France http://myfrenchcountryhome.blogspot.com/
KAREN MALAN UK Pas Grand-Chose Blog http://athousandmiles-k.blogspot
LISA PORTER USA lisaportercollection.com
DEJA PSEU USA unefemme.net.
ISA CHANDLER http://isaslittleworld.blogspot.com/


  1. I don't think you need a necklace, Annie. I love this dress too and it's exactly like something one find today as well. You did so well with this post...I give you an A+. Isn't this fun? And, Merry Christmas...

  2. Dear Ann,
    I agree with Marsha! You will look fabulous with what you've chosen! Just love everything!!!!!


    Let's party - for a change :) :)


  3. Ann Absolutely gorgeous choices!! You will look fabulous!!

    Vicki from French Essence has offered her duo of books to 2 winners! We are on our 5th day of Holiday Giveaways with 4 events being open!

    Art by Karena

  4. Excellent choice Ann Love the elegance of the dress and I dont think it needs a necklace especially as you have lovely blonde hair Hope you remove the bolero to reval your shoulders its a fabulous neckline ENJOY Love fay xx and that bag Wow

  5. Love,love, love your choices...Nothing else needed. We could have so much fun together if this really did happen. XO, Mona

  6. FABuLOUS ... you look stunning!

    BTW... looks like you took that line up from my site... since I removed Fifi Flowers from the list... I guess I should've left my name in there.



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