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Our theme this month for Ahead of the Curve is Garden Party. I can't say I've ever been to a fancy garden party; I can only imagine a true garden party would be totally classy, with fruity cocktails and ladies in pastel frocks with large hats. Oh, and mini sandwiches of exotic types, lots of mini sandwiches. In Canada, people tend to throw a different type of garden party. There is usually no garden. It's mostly about the fire, burgers, and beer. Today I dressed for the party I want, not the party I've got.
My outfit is mostly a mish-mash of items I've had sitting in my closet, Unfortunately, some of these items are currently unavailable. I am sorry about that, but I still wanted to go with this look; hopefully my outfit will still inspire. The dress I picked up at eShakti last fall; they carry many dresses in this color so you should still be able to find something you love. I had this dress made custom to my measurements (53/50/64). You can get any dress from their site custom fitted for an extra $7. I think they did a pretty bang on job though I wish the sleeves were a little shorter and tighter but, for the most part I'm very happy with the fit. The one thing I do dislike about this dress is the fact it wrinkles so easy. The dress was steamed ten minutes before these photos were taken and you can see in many of them it's already wrinkly. Wrinkles are my arch enemy. My shoes and socks are both from ModCloth. The shoes are sold out, but don't lose hope, ModCloth quite often brings back their popular items. You also can make a request to be notified if they do become available in stock. The dancing on flair socks are currently in stock and I think they are totally adorable. Who doesn't want to wear the same socks they wore the first day of kindergarten? HA! Alright so maybe not everyone, but I'll never grow up.
While I'm sure my red hair would have looked fine with this look, I kind of wanted to sport shorter hair, so I pulled out a black wig my husband wore for Halloween. I thought it looked pretty cute for my fictitious party. Blue Moon lips from Pretty Zombie Cosmetics and my paper doll Divine pin finished off my look. I really love the liquid lip product from PZC but, I'm on the fence still about the blue color. My husband came home and told me he liked them, but they will take some getting used to. How do you feel about all the new quirky lip colors coming into trend?
So I'm all dolled up with no real garden party in sight. I think I may need to bring back the art of the garden party around here. Who want's a cocktail?