Sunday, 9 June 2013

She's filing her nails while they're dragging the lake


 
Yellow is a happy sort of colour, isn't it? 

Perfectly suited to a sunny, fun-filled weekend.




This is the first wear of the yellow dress I bought with the gals last week at Chesterfield flea market.



Colour inspiration from the garden.
 
 


 
It's difficult to find a spot in the garden where the bright sunlight doesn't bleach out the colour.

And sitting on the edge of the raised flower bed led to an unfortunate green splodge appearing on the back of the dress... 
 
Oh the hazards of style blogging, it's a tough gig.
 
 
 
An outfit bursting with Blogger Love; dress bought on a wonderful blogger day out, and both rings are gifts from lovely blog friends, as is the red floral bangle.
 
 
 

1970s dress - flea market
Leopard print leggings, ballerina flats and vintage sunglasses - Ebay
Belt, necklace and bangles - charity shopped
Heart ring - gift from darling Vix
Mosaic ring and floral bangle - gift from delicious Tania
 
 
My sis and her man came down to Sheffield for the weekend; she and I both have birthdays at the end of the month, and I had arranged an early birthday treat.
 
 
 

We went to see Elvis Costello, hurray!

He was brilliant, played for 2 and a half hours, got audience members up on stage to spin the wheel and select songs, and sang as he wandered among the enthusiastic crowd.



We went to our favourite Chinese restaurant for lunch today, then strolled around a sunny Sheffield city centre, including the Winter Gardens.
 
 
 
 



Aah, me and my sis! She's one of the nicest people I know.



 
My kids just adore their auntie and uncle.
 
 
 
 
 
Yellow, red and leopard print seem like a pretty visible combination to me, so I'll be joining the other lovelies at Patti's Visible Monday as usual. 
 
Hope you had a great weekend!
 
   xxxx

59 comments:

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

You are gorgeous as always - what wonderful sunshine and early-birthday adventures! Happy Birthday Season, dear Curtise!!! Fabulous dress, and I love your super-saturated reds. xoxo

Carina Rosenholm said...

You are gorgeous in that dress - like the flowers in your garden !
Love the maxi as well - looks a bit like one i bought last week but havent worn yet .

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Yes it is, and to combine yellow with red is just great!

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Leopard leggings with a demure yellow 70's dress? Genius!!

First of all, I love red with yellow, but the addition of the leggings is straight up fun!

Sue xo

Miss Maple said...

Yes, yellow is really a cheerful colour and to match a yellow dress with leopard print leggings is cheerful too.

thorne garnet said...

you look pretty in yellow, I look sickly.

I have today off, so half my weekend was fun.

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Beautiful lemony buttery yellow and I love those tights. Great photos of your sister and the family outing. Looks like a really good day.

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

Ah, you look lovely in yellow, even if you have a green bottom.
You are extremely fortunate in having a nice sister! xxxx

Lucy Nation said...

Yay the new dress. Modelled ever so stylishly if I may say so. I absolutely love it. I think it would also look great minus the leggings cos you have great pins. Your sister reallly looks like you. Great that you all get along so well. The family shots are so cute. Elvis Costello is a legend isn't he. My other half is a big fan too xxxx

Rose&Bird said...

Lovely, definitely the best colour for the weather! Looks like a great family weekend. Sounds like Elvis was a real treat, I think it's really important for artists to get fans involved.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

You look so summery and lovely.
Your sister and husband make a fabulous couple - such kind faces.

Sheila said...

Oh, I love Elvis Costello - I knew you had to have something Elvis in your post from the title!

Love the yellow dress with the leopard - very visible!

BellaBean Vintage said...

Elvis Costello was my first live concert in Christchurch - must have been all of 15 years old - he was awesome. You look lovely in yellow especially with those leopard tights!

BellaBean Vintage said...

oh and your garden is gorgeous!

BellaBean Vintage said...

oh and your garden is gorgeous!

BellaBean Vintage said...

oh and your garden is gorgeous!

Barbara A Mizzoni Young said...

Happy Birthday to all of us, I too share a birthday at the end of the month. The leopard print leggings are fab! Great combination of clothing styles. Lovely pictures, thank you for sharing.

Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Lovin the leggings!!

Patti said...

Lovely in yellow, dear Curtise. You and your sis look to be great friends, as I am with my sister Kristie. Isn't it wonderful? I love Littlest's poncho, so adorable. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

Brooke F said...

Amazing colours! Yellow makes me smile and want to frolic in the sun (if there was much sun to be had around these parts). Love the leopard leggings - a girl can never have too much leopard I reckon.

menopauselsupermodel said...

FABULOUS!!! No self-respecting church-lady would dare to pair leopard capri leggings with her prim and proper CPD!!! You are the rebel!!

AWESOME getting to see Elvis Costello (love him!)

Forest City Fashionista said...

It's nice that you enjoy spending time with your sis; not everyone likes their siblings! I have been a fan of Mr. Costello for a long time, so that was an amazing birthday treat for you. BTW, the skirt looks JUST FAB in your Vogoff shoot ;)

Connie said...

Declan MacManus?? I'm so jealous. I love that guy! Oh that Chesterfield market! What a great week you've had. That dress is so pretty on you. Happy Birthday month!!!!!

Ariane Lasalle said...

I love that you mix old and new so nice!
Love the yellow dress, leopard print and red belt so perfect!
Omg your eldest looks so much like her auntie!
Nice family you got there Curtise!
Elvis Costello wow must have been fabulous!

Ariane xxx

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Hello Yellow!!!! I didn't think I'd ever wear yellow until my first foray in the hand knitted bed jacket. Now I kind of like it. I love the pic of you & your sis. Are you ladies similar or completely different like me & my big sis? Loving that maxi skirt too. SOOOOO pretty. Xx

The Style Crone said...

Your garden couldn't be more beautiful as background for this lovely yellow dress, with red and leopard print accompaniment. And I love the family photos! Beauty runs in the family1

Congratulations on your spectacular VOGOFF appearance!

Val Sparkle said...

Leapin' leopard-legged lusciousness! You're a sight for sunny days. I hope Elvis knows how honored he was to have Clementine le Derriere in the audience!!!! Personally, I cannot wait for ClemFest, and I am quivering in anticipation of reading your CLIT! Madame, you perfume the air with your wind.

Erica said...

I love this look on you!

xoxo

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Dangit you look so slim!!! I'm jealous!
Becky :)

teatimewithtrina said...

Yes, yes, and yes! Yellow, red and leaopard are so visible and what a great way you combined them all together. So glad I found your yellow inspiration.

Max said...

ooh, so summery and sweet. i look awful in yellow, but i love it anyway. you sis is gorgeous too, what a gene pool!
now i wondered where that title was from. can you believe i have never knowingly listened to an elvis costello song? if one were to start what would you suggest?

Vix said...

I love that dress, it's even better on your hot bod and perfect with those leopard leggings underneath, can you imagine wearing animal print to a church picnic? The vicar would have heart failure!
Of course your sister is gorgeous and brilliant company, she's related to you! Love the family shots and insanely jealous of Elvis Costello. 2 and a half hours? That's what I call value for money! Love the sin the wheel idea, too. Maybe the Stones'll do that at Glasto and I can get all inappropriate with Mick and Keef!
I want to visit the Winter Gardens next!
Love you! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Trees said...

I love that yellow frock on you! I'm not sure I've seen you wear yellow before, but it really is your colour. It looks like its lovely and warm there now, the winter gardens look fabulous. Also 2 and a half hours of Elvis Costello? That's a very impressive set! I bet it was an awesome night out :D

Annie said...

Wow, Curtise! That dress looks just fabulous. I knew it would look good on you, but I adore the way you're wearing it with the leopard print leggings and the red belt. Perfect!

I'm very envious of you seeing Elvis Costello. That sounds an amazing gig.

Your sis looks lovely, you look so happy together in that photo.

As Vix says, we will have to come up to Sheffield and go to the Winter Gardens with you next time.

Love, Annie xxx

Melanie said...

I like your dress, it's so floaty and summery and the perfect compliment to your garden flowers.
The Elvis Costello gig looks like it was fun, the wheel idea is inspired xxx

Emalina said...

You look great in yellow dear Curtise, a great colour for you and those leopard legs are mighty fine! By the way I love your bottom kissing number in the latest Vogoff, magnificent, always great to see what Clementine la Derriere is up to!

Mrs C said...

What a happy bunch! It is always nice to get together, isn't it? My siblings are scattered all over the world, so whenever we get a chance to meet, we really use every single minute available to catch up! Love the yellow dress.. it would look good even on its one but the leggings adds character!

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edie pop said...

I love the yellow dress, especially with the leggings that add a wild and sexy touch to the pastel colour!!
And I love Elvis Costello too, great way to celebrate!! Seems like you had a great weekend, it's the best way to start with a new Monday!!
Love xxxxxxxxx

Cristi said...

Hello Curtise! Just finally had to add my comment, as I love your style and blog so much!!;)

When I saw the title of this post on my bloglovin(I'm a follower)...I thought I'd see you in a trench coat, joining up with Atomic Mildred at the Ladies Detective Agency...I would trust that you two could uncover anything!;)

You have a lovely Sis and family and thank you for sharing your pics...I always love your adventures. I would have LOVED to see the amazing Elvis, sounds like a dream show! And of course, I love your leggings, you really rock them!!;)

Marla Robinson said...

Oh I love those leopard tights!

freckleface said...

Yellow IS a happy colour and doesn't your yellow CPD look delightful on, especially combined with leopard skin print leggings. Miaow...

I saw Elvis Costello years ago, it was an acoustic gig, just him and his guitar, and again he played for a good couple of hours. It was mesmerising, spell-binding. The best gig I've ever been to. He is wonderful.

How lovely that you and your sis get on so well and that the kids adore them. I like to hear about happy families.

I just spotted the hibiscus in your beautiful floral pics. Heavenly. xxxxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

The dress is even better on than in the photo. Yellow and leopard print are perfect together. Love the red belt too. It looks stunning. Lovely family photos, the Winter gardens are just wonderful, you're lucky to have them so close by. That snake looks rather cheeky. I love the wheel of fortune for choosing gig songs! xxxx
ps: LOVED your VOGOFF article!

Krista Gassib said...

I love that he had audience members spin the wheel to pick a song, he has enough of them huh. What a fun way to celebrate both your birthdays!!!! Digging the yellow and leopard capri's, it's different for you but still you! I love seeing family shots and you and your sis are a sweet pair!
XXOOO

Tamera Beardsley said...

Oh you lucky gal... your title was one of my favorite of his... and to hear it in person...WOW!!

Love seeing and hearing about you and your realm my dear!

Secret Squirrel said...

Yay for special people visiting! It is really nice to see the smiley pictures.

Want.want.want your leopard leggings. I only have boring black and navy ones... Xxx

rosyragpatch said...

Love you in the yellow dress with leopard leggings.
What lovely, happy photos of your family.

Diane said...

Your posts are always full of lovely things. All that yellow and Elvis Costello - and that rhymes! XXX

Leslie McCain said...

Would love for you to share this at my link up where we pin all those who join to our party pin board http://myfashionforwardblog.com/all-things-pretty-11/

Helga! said...

Woot, you're gonna be a BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!
yeah, love LOVE yellow! It's so cheery! I have a similar belt to yours in yellow that Sarah gave me, actually. Must wear it, thanks for the reminder!
How wonderful to be so close to your sister! She's nearly as foxy as you....love all the family portraits, you were all clearly happy and having a great time! YAY to that!
Love you! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

silvergirl said...

How fun to have the leopard tights peeking out from under the sunny yellow
Brett

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Have you had a lovey week or what? Love from the girls, then early b-days with your adorable sis and fam ... you deserve every minute of it.
Love the dress, of course ... it has extra noir dimensions with the leopard leggings and the title of the post. Of course she does!
Have a grand week, Curtise.

Melanie said...

This is one of the best blog titles ever. Is that yours or should I know it from somewhere?
You are gorgeous in this yellow dress with that sassy belt and animal on your legs. Rrrr. Elvis C, what a fun night. You should have the 12 Days of Birthday. You deserve it. And I always love photos of your family.

CityScape Skybaby said...

You saw Elvis Costello!! I'm very very jealous now Curtise, I love him, two and a half hours of his music would be a real treat. You look lovely in yellow and leopard print, it is a happy colour isn't it, I don't have a lot of it though, an excuse to buy more stuff, yay! And I'm still jealous about Elvis. xx

joyatri said...

Lucky you getting to see Elvis Costello!
When I first saw that yellow dress on your earlier post, I thought "how sweet." But you've taken your sweet CPD and turned it into a bad-ass look. Very clever!
Love the red floral bangle and the new rings.

Jane George said...

oh wowsers i love that blue flower skirt! xx

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Had to pop back and let you know how much I loved your Vogueoff spread. The best of outrageous ... so happy to see it. Made many laughs.
I showed it to Dan this morning ... it was so fun to just watch him reading it. You know how they tuck their chins and snap their eyebrows to the hairline, all in one move? He did a lot of that...and told me to say he was most taken with your contribution! I haven't had this much fun, first thing in the AM with my coffee in a very long time.
Ye gods, you guys rock.

La Dama said...

Amor,
I comeback and your even more stylish than ever. Yellow frocks do make me happy.love how your paired your with leopard leggings. spinning for songs sounds like fun. Glad to see the kiddos are enjoying their selves.Aww sister love, miss my sisters so much.

Besotes

Sacramento Amate said...

Wonderful yellow red touched with animal print and red perfection. Such a wonderful family, ahhhhhhhhhhh
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Misfits Vintage said...

oOooh I love this combo and I LOOOOOOVE ELVIS COSTELLO! I've seen him three times and I am mad with envy that he invited people on stage to spin the wheel - I would have rigged it to play Shipbuilding. I'm a ratbag shithead arsehole.

YOU are beautiful, my love. I love this pretty sunshiney dress on you - and the perfect red accessories (LOVE the painted bangle) and mostly, your gorgeous face. Plus your garden is delightful. And I love Elvis Costello. And you. And the dress. And yellow. And your garden. Right. Got it?

Love, Sarah xxx