A garden party, to be precise. And to be even more precise, Floss's birthday garden party! Now I know Floss said she has been ever so busy preparing for her parties, but come on, girl, do you have any idea how stressful it has been for your guests, well, for me actually, to find the right dress, accessories etc to do the occasion justice?
It is early morning, VERY early morning and I am beginning to prepare for the BIG EVENT. At the moment I am reflecting on the weeks of agonising of what to wear, how to travel, what to take, what to expect etc etc.
The dress, sigh, of course something classy is needed, maybe with a hint of vintage, made to show off my hourglass figure ( I know, dream on, Lizzie ), and perfect for the wonderful setting. The accessories, you have no idea how far and wide I looked to get something to compliment the outfit.
And of course, no expense is being spared to reach your party in style.
Right, I'll stop talking now, I have to get dressed and get going! Time flies!
First, I really need to
Floss and tell her that I will be on my way soon. She needs to make sure that her lawn is clear round about 3pm, so that I can land
Right, off upstairs to get dressed.
Underwear, first all. I know Floss likes vintage things, but I think wearing these
would be going too far with the vintage theme. So I am opting for some lovely silk skimpy things instead
I haven't yet managed to get myself nicely tanned, so I really need to wear
Oooh, so far so good. Now for the dress, my goodness, you have no idea how much time and effort went into finding the right dress!!!
I did fall in love with this dress
but not wanting to outshine the hostess and being a rather demure and shy little wallflower myself, I am going to wear this understated and rather sweet little vintage number
I did, however splash out on this beautiful Victorian brooch, and I am clipping it onto the neckline
I was going to wear this wonderful
but now I am thinking, hey, why hide my beautiful face?, I am going instead for a rather elegant hairdo
Are you beginning to get the picture?
Shoes, sigh, now that is a big problem. Am I going to be sensible and wear
flatties so that I don't sink into the lawn? Or am I going to be a bit more glamorous
and go for a smallish heel and stay on the terrace? Terrace it is, I need a bit more height, lol.
So far, the outfit is pretty demure and white, I need a little bit of colour, so I am taking with me
my favourite little
and I am also going to wear
on my finger, I had this garden party ring specially comissioned.
Just a little hint of
and I am ready to go.
I hired a
oh, and here it is, right on time, to pick me up and take me to the
Sigh, thankfully it is quite a smooth flight, to the nearest airport, where I am about to board
Oooooh yes, thats the way to travel, sink into the luxury seat, enjoy a bit of
Doesn't time fly when you are having fun, just look at that, we have just arrived at
Couldn't get a Roller at this end, so I have to make do with a
but who cares about the car, when its chauffeured by
yes, you did see right, the gorgeous Jensen Ackles
Pretty darned good way to travel, right?
And so I finally arrive at Floss's wonderful home. My goodness, just look at all the cars in front of her house!
As I walk through the gate, up the
into the beautiful garden, I am greeted by some of the guests
and finally, ah, there she is, the birthday girl herself!
I did bring her a little bunch of flowers and some choccies, of course.There you go, Floss, HappyBirthday!!!
She is such a lovely hostess, she shows me where we are going to sit in the beautiful marquee
Yummy, look at this wonderful buffet
I just adore these summer party cupcakes
Floss, you have gone to soooooo much trouble, everything is just wonderful, from the
and the fabulous
You have outdone yourself, girl!
I am having a wonderful time, and is soooo lovely to meet some fellow bloggers at the party.
They are all a bit camera shy though, but perhaps they will let me take their photos a bit later on, after another glass or two of
aaahhh, Kir Royale, my favourite French summertime drink.
Oooh, Oooh, girls, I have just heard she has got a live band playing, lets go have a look, they are just setting up. Well, I'll be................ it can't be............ omg, it is
and they are just starting to sing
TOO SHY SHY, HUSH HUSH, EYE TO EYE..........
Would you believe it, in the other marque she has got
Its all just too much for poor little me, I have to sit down for a moment and use one of the
which Floss has so thoughtfully provided on all the tables.
Goodness me, its getting dark already! Yikes, whats that noise???? OMG, just look at what her hubby has arranged now
What a wonderful way to end the most amazing Birthday Garden Party Day.
Big birthday hug to you, Floss, and thank you for a fabulous experience!