Sheila was grabbing my bum in this shot. Obviously I liked it... Isn't she SPECTACULAR?
Except for stumbling across materfamilias hurriedly when we were both up to our eyeballs in pressing engagements, this is my first official blogger meet-up. What a treat!
For me, blogs are like TV shows, so seeing a blogger in real life is like meeting a celebrity - it leaves me starstruck and googly-eyed. I didn't bring my autograph book (well, I don't have one - does anyone anymore?) but I was tempted.
Sheila was even more dazzling in real life than she appears in ephemera, hard as that may be to imagine. She wore a beaded floaty tunic-dress with trousers under a zesty tangerine trench coat. Her starlet hair was a glowing halo and her vivid violet glasses accented her brilliant all-seeing eyes. In short, she was a Sparkling Mass of Energy (SMOE).
L was brilliant as well in his Smoking Lily T, newsboy hat, round blue spectacles, jeans, and coat with thread bits hanging down in a cool way and metallic silver detailing. I included a photo of the couple in my street style blog here but if you want a really good gander at what she's wearing, you must check her post.
Spookily, we were all wearing square-toed shoes and Sheila and I were both wearing tangerine. Neener neener (space music sound effects...).
Details of what I wore:
- yet ANOTHER Groggy coat, thrifted, same outing as last two
- striped pants by Talbots, thrifted
- jacquard vest, thrifted
- men's tie, thrifted
- tuxedo shirt, thrifted
- heart bag, thrifted
- beret and belt, thrifted
- ankle boots, retail long ago
I must confess, the outfit I had on danced around the limits of my sartorial expression, but it's always a good thing to experiment, to push boundaries - they're only clothes. This was my last-minute outfit, Plan B; it was too cold for Plan A. Miz Bagg of course thought the ensemble rather dull - she's so demanding! This Pucci-on-Louis-Vuitton-checks-on-acid, Muppet Massacre Groggy coat needs a little vacation now.
This outing definitely counted as a perk of blogging. Sheila and L are immensely engaging artistic souls, sharp of wit and dress, and brimming with writing/art/music talent. No better way to spend a holiday Friday than over a hearty brunch with coffee and a cocktail chaser, with two warm-hearted people. Thanks, Sheila and L, for a memorable outing. Happy anniversary!
I'm including that first photo of Sheila and me in Visible Monday hosted by the indefatigable Patti, whose generous hosting at Not Dead Yet Style is so deeply appreciated. I'll see you there! I hope all of you are enjoying your weekend.