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,