A night out.

 I'm a bit of a recluse. 
I don't drink.
It's shop to home most days.
On Saturday night there was an event
at one of my favourite cafes. 
 I was so looking forward to it.
On the day Rory's leg was paining him really badly 
so he couldn't go.
I made the bold decision to go by myself.

King Henry viii.
giving me the evil eyes just 'cause I was going out!!
My outfit's name. 
Hippie chic.
70's inspired, by Stevie nicks.

Brooch. craft fair purchase.

Shoes asos

Top hat 
Made in Ireland.
around 1920's
very unusual find 
at an antique fair in Dublin.

Inside of the top hat.

One of the entertainers.

Sharon one of the organisers

Singer Margie Lewis

The venue,


People i was sitting with

The Fumbally.

My son, max
just as i was getting to my destination .
he rang .
i told him my plight, partying alone.
So he decided to join me.
a great night was had by all.

i'm off to visible monday


Patti said...

Looks like a blast of a party. Love your top-hat! And thanks for linking up to Visible Monday.

Sacramento Amate said...

So glad you went so were able to show your wonderful attire and pics.
Digging your shoes, and loving every single item you are wearing.

Frocktasia said...

What a gorgeous and loving son you have, I hope you had a fabulous evening out.
It certainly looks like a hoot and a half from the pictures.
I love parties where people really push the boat out and make a huge big effort to look spectacular.
Your outfits are always such a tremendous treat to behold, I think that I would love to get lost in your wardrobe for a few hours but I'm guessing that wouldn't be enough ;)

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I'm always off out without my husband - poor bugger gets to look after the kids while I go gallivanting. Everyone looks amazing!

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

So glad it worked out so well. Looks like the best party in the world! Hope you had fun, and that your Stevie-inspiration was duly apprectiated.

Bella Q said...

At first I thought I liked the outfit very much, then I saw the shoes- now I know I LOVE THE OUTFIT VERY MUCH! What a glorious hat- and the kicks, so fun. I'm always nervous out by myself; socially awkward and shy I suppose, so kudos for you just going out there! And your handsome boy Max is a nice finish! Looks like a great shin-dig!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I would love to go to an event like that! You look amazing. The top hat is beautiful and so is that coat. All the ruffles are perfect. I love Stevie and you've captured that look perfectly! Xx

Krista Gassib said...

First off I admire you for heading out alone despite your trepidations. Brave women always make history. This looks like it was a blast, a feast for the eyes! Thanks for taking us along.

Vix said...

Don't you look fab? We should go out together in our top hats if we ever get to meet!
Those boots are gorgeous and how lovely of your handsome son to accompany his cool Mama on a night out. xxx

Reva said...

You had me at 'Queens, Queers, and Tarts"!!! My kind of party!!!
great to meet you!

Misfits Vintage said...

Holy bejayzus, you look amazing. The pink COAT! The booties! The hat... just everything, including your Max (I have a Max too!) is absolutely beautiful.

Sarah xxx

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh you have a Max too? My Max would have done the same:). You are glorious darling and I'm so glad you went out and had a ball - I wish I could have been there with you!! Fainting with desire at the tapestry bag (never seen one in that colour before!), top hat and brooch. Glorious freaks everywhere - my world is real!!!! Thank you for sharing these wonderful pics and I'm so glad the headband arrived - pics? :) xoxoxooxoxox

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Queens queers and tarts! Love it and your brooch is One of the mist beautiful brooches I have Ever seen

Anonymous said...

this is really cute! love your blog! would you be so kind as to check out mine? would be an honour!
Its fashion Damnit
thank you!
lottie xxxx