Tuesday, 14 August 2012

In the whisper of the trees, in the thunder of the seas

I was out last night at the evening part of an old friend and work colleague's wedding reception.

Lovely to be invited.

Perfect excuse to frock up!




Every time I have worn this fabulous 1970s maxi, which was a gift from darling Helga (last seen here), I feel glamorous and special. 



And I get complimented. 




Which is always a good thing!






It's a magic dress.





Look, it makes me go all soft focus and romantic and winsome...






Must be the sight of people finding love in spite of previous heartache and disappointment.




Congratulations David and Sharon!

That's Robert, Dave and I with our pints lined up in front of us.

I may look like a lady, but I drink like a navvy!




Yeah, I might have been a bit pissed. It was a wedding!


And unlike Rob, I didn't have work the next morning, ha!








Oh I can be a hard-faced old cynic, without a shred of romance in me, but a good wedding and a few pints blurs my sharp edges...







...until I'm willing to believe love really is in the air!

xxx



32 comments:

Rose&Bird said...

Late night bloggers unite!

I love a good wedding (have been known to shed the odd tear, I'm such a sap), perfect opportunity to frock up and dance the night away! You look fab and congratulations to the happy couple x

Rob said...

Hi Curtise, I've been eagerly checking for your latest post all day. It was a good night and your post is a pleasant reminder.

Mister D said...

I love colours, came across your blog via Diane's heart shaped blog, love the colours in these photos - reminds me of a gustav klimt painting - thanks

Helga! said...

You look frigging GORGEOUS in that frock! I'm still seething that it didn't fit me!!! DIVOON!
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Kylie said...

It is a magic dress Curtise and you look magic, stunning, beautiful etc in it.

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Great dress and I love your sense of humor.

Joyatri said...

That dress is stunning! How lovely to have been gifted such a magical dress. We all need some magic in our lives.

Vintage Bird Girl said...

That Helga maxi is a masterpiece! You look super special, just perfect for a wedding. Xx

Vintage Coconut said...

OMG I have a magic dress too... that I posted about. *LOL*
Woohoo for magical dresses!! You look super beautiful and it sounds like you had a great time.
=D

Krista said...

You are an enchantress under the sea in this glamour gown, it fits you just so in all the right places. Is it shimmery too? Helga really hooked you up with this one and you more than delivery. I love that love gets ya :) and you wear your buzz with a smile :) your exceptionally over the moon magnificent in this one?
Loveyougirl-
Krista

Valerie said...

Looks like fun, although I have never drank a pint in my life, my teeny bladder (add in old lol) couldn't take it. Beautiful dress.
V
xxx

CityScape Skybaby said...

that is a gorgeous dress on you Curtise, love the sleeves and the pattern and everything about it, especially its soft focus powers, I definitely need a magic dress like that! xx

Trees said...

That is a magical dress - the neckline and sleeves are just perfect. Lovely colours on you as well. I'm glad you had a super time at the wedding:D

Vix said...

That dress is indeed magical, those angel sleeves are so pretty on you and it shimmers like silk! Helga was spot on with her choice!
I avoid weddings like the plague, it's been years since I last ran out of excuses and had to go to one (and that was in India so pretty much bearable) but the bride does look lovely and that is one sexy frock.
Hope the hangover wasn't too painful! xxxxxxx

Melanie said...

Oh, the adore you as winsome. All fluggy, flurry, slurg romancy slobbery. The world needs much more of this - and you are just the person to give it to us!!! I suspect that apart from the bride herself, you were the most fetching woman in the room in that stunning frock worn with a wide-eyed sweepingly romantic outlook, perhaps some would say pie-eyed. Trust the almighty Helga to send you this gift of love potion.

Penelope Cat said...

Another beautiful maxi - you look lovely. I love the sleeves and neckline. What's it made of - it looks quite satin-y?

Looks like a great wedding too!


Nikki x

DuskCloud said...

Fantastic dress :-)

Mrs. D said...

Dazzling dress indeed!
WEddings always make me mushy, especially, like you say, people initing after previous disappointments.
xx

Lucy Nation said...

Wow, Helga chose so well. This dress looks stunning on you. Dammit, it is always nice to get compliments isn't it. I love that ever so slightly squiffy picture of you. That smile says it all, ha ha! xx

menopauselsupermodel said...

That is one STUNNINGLY gorgeous dress!!! And you are ROCKIN' it!!

Bite THIS Boring Soccer MomS!!

{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}

Tamera

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

The dress does look magical in your wedding pic. I heard a lovely love story today too. It must be in the air!

Style Sud-Est said...

Yes Curtise this dress is wonderful and looks gorgeous on you!

Ariane xxxxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

This dress is gorgeous on you, no wonder you get compliments! I'm not a fan of weddings but I do love the thought of people finding true love after disappointment

Annie said...

That dress is just lovely. I'm not surprised that you feel special in it, and get compliments. Helga was spot on!

The bride and groom look so happy, and I adore the photo of you with your pint - a woman after my own heart!

xxx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Lovely dress and nice pictures!

Fiona said...

That dress was made for you Curtise you look stunning in it. I'm with Vix on wedding receptions and tend to avoid them if I can but must admit a few pints does make them more bearable. I can get a bit shitty if they don't have draught cider tho! ha ha.

Thanks for your lovely comment.xx

Louise Mc said...

That dress is just perfect on you. The fit, the colours, everything is divine. I love a good wedding reception, or any other excuse to get glammed up really. x

Melanie said...

I adore that song! And that dress is gorgeous on you, no wonder you get compliments!

Forest City Fashionista said...

I am in the group that avoids weddings if at all possible, although there was a time when I did wedding photography. YOu look smashing in that dress; I love the fluttery sleeves, and the waist-nipping cut. I'm sure everyone was secretly envying you. You do "wistful" very well!

Lynne DeVenny said...

I love that you can be both gorgeous AND pissed :P I love a great wedding reception, especially the ones where the only thing you can remember the next day is standing on a table and telling everyone how much you loved them :P

Stacey said...

What an amazing frock! I wouldn't have been able to take my eyes off you all night in that gorgeous dress.

Misfits Vintage said...

Oooh this frock IS magic and so are you! Holy guac-frickin-mole - the colours! the sleeves! the silky fabric! it fits you like a dream and you are a total movie star... you look so BEAUTIFUL!!! I don't believe in love - but I like to celebrate other people's happiness. And I like to celebrate YOU in that MAGICAL FROCK!!! Love! Sarah xxx