Hello my lovelies!
Who’s a happy girl?
That’s the look of a girl who’s about to go out on her first date night in four months.
And The Photographer seemed just as happy about it as me. Here chatting to our drinks waiter just a few feet away from me - more on that later. .
Mind you, La Reunion IS his favorite restaurant so maybe it was the excellent food and service in an excellent beachside location that was putting a smile on this face and not merely going out with me!
I accessorized a black dress with brown bag and shoes and threw over a orangey coral cardi. I noted that I would never have worn brown with this black dress back in the day. Times change eh.
I wore probably my fave necklace of all time. It’s made out of belt rivets and is incredibly heavy. It’s always guaranteed to get comments, it’s that sort of necklace. And I picked it up at a jumble sale about 25 years ago.
Wearing it always makes me feel happy.
Yup I was so happy I even attempted a pout!
I tried a demure look.
But soon switched back to my date night default happy face!
The dress I chose for the night is old, 2005. It’s a perfect summer-casual LBD. I bought it on a day trip to Sark, a neighbouring vehicle-free island. Our Bailiwick islands (Sark, Herm and Alderney) are now freely open to Guernsey residents again.
This black linen shift dress has same-coloured embroidery along the hem line. And long slits both sides - more on that later too!
I’d been estranged from this dress but was reunited with it in recent weeks when I discovered it and a few other treasures when I chanced to look in a bin bag on a high shelf in a little-used wardrobe. Instead of finding old raggedy decorating clothes I’d thought for years were in there, I found some choice pieces that could decorate ME! Amongst the many treasures in the bag was this old fave dress, along with another fave from 1986 (which I wore for our Liberation Day recently SEE HERE) and the brown linen suit trousers that I wore last weekSEE HERE . What a bonanza that was! Can you imagine what a Happy Face I had that day!
However, what didn’t make me so happy was forgetting about the side slits this dress has, as it's been maybe 15 years since I’d worn it.
I rediscovered the slits when sitting down on a low sofa for pre-dinner drinks in the posh restaurant. Yup it was a full ten minutes before I realised I’d been sitting cross-legged showing most of a cellulite-ridden chunky right thigh. And the waiter had been serving drinks, taking the food order and just about everything else standing a few feet away from said eye sore.
Has that happened to you?
A la perchoine,
You look lovely there Mary, and TP looks so happy.ReplyDelete
I am glad you made that waiter's day for him!
I think that waiter is still having nighmares, Jay!atDelete
What a lovely surprise to find things you like after such a long time! I loved the dress on you it looks wonderful and you look as pleased as punch as does Mr. P - and why wouldn't he with having you as his date?ReplyDelete
At least the side slits mean you walk without restriction....!!
So right Vronni, you will understand how ecstatic I was. There's a long-lost white linen maxi too that I've got queued up for when we get our summer back in the next few days.Delete
Mr P giggled at the bit about him and said you were very kind!
Hope it was fun! I bet you had a fabulous time. I've still to venture out for anything like this - take-aways for me atm. Jacqui xReplyDelete
It felt like being in holiday Jacqui! Hope you get to that stage soon.Delete
What a fun story about discovering your dress, even tho you forgot about the side slits. Did the waiter think you were flirting? How fabulous to go out, I look forward to one day going out to dine again.ReplyDelete
I hope you get to that stage soon Terra. I think the waiter thought I was torturing him, my legs aren't a pretty sight!IDelete
The dress looks lovely, Mary and a fab choice for your first official dinner out with the lovely photographer. I have to add that he looks smashing as well. Loving the specs! I hope your dinner was as good as you two looked on the night!!xReplyDelete
The dinner surpassed how I looked, that's for sure, but maybe equalled my dining partner's look! TP is loving all the compliments you're laying on him.Delete
How lovely to see you looking so happy and excited and going out to a fab restaurant! Lucky you. Here in Scotland we are still waiting for such fun. The simple black dress suits you very well accessorised with a statement necklace. Good choice! My aunt and her fiancé used to holiday on Sark many years ago. They never married though they remained engaged until the end of their days.ReplyDelete
It was an impromptu meal and I had no time to deliberate about what to wear - Maybe that's why he sprung it on me!Delete
Hope Scotland gets to stage 5 of exit soon, Alysia. That's a sweet story about your aunt and fiance, Sark is a special place for a holiday away from it all.
Wonderful simple yet classic dress. You look fabulous. LiseReplyDelete
Thanks Lise, really sweet of you.Delete