I was out enjoying an evening of Babycham aperitifs, retro tunes, Twiglets and vol-au-vents, and of course vintage finery last night, celebrating my mate Vicky's 50th birthday.
A 1970s dress code was never going to be much of a stretch for me, was it?
As Vicky said when I arrived, "it's great to see everyone's made the effort to dress up - and here's Curtise, wearing her normal clothes!"
That's birthday girl Vicky in her amazing Abba-esque outfit complete with bubble-perm wig, with Benny from Abba (aka her husband Jim) and their son doing a fab Freddie Mercury tribute;
my pals Tracey and Karen;
Terry in his original 70s Starsky cardigan (and Starsky wig) with beautiful Chris;
Claire and Kristina - one blonde is the real deal, one is wearing a wig!
I went with this fabulous orange floral zip-front maxi dress (a gift from darling Sarah) and my 1970s stack-heeled sling back shoes.
The 70s geometric tunic top Karen is wearing was a gift from me.
I should have rented out my wardrobe, I'd have made some cash!
Jim and Diana;
Kaz and Trace (the wig had swapped heads by this time);
Claire's gorgeous son sporting amazing fake sideburns (and check out the guy's snake print suit behind him!);
Zander and Ron.
I am so rubbish at hair - my waves had dropped out by the end of the night.
Yes, drink had been taken...
I had a great night, dancing myself dizzy to the exclusively 70s playlist selected by Vicky.
I had a big old lie-in this morning, I can tell you!
There's still some snow left on the decking at the end of our garden, but it's been a sunny day today.
I was taken by a whim to swap my skirts around in the middle of my photo session.
Don't know if the neighbours spotted me, but they already think I'm bonkers so I don't suppose it matters.
Without the benefit of a mirror, I didn't realise the black skirt wasn't straight. Never mind.
Which looks best?
Vest, cardigan, bangles, pink tights, black patterned tights and flower - charity shopped
Black tulle skirt - flea market (another £1.70 item from the rummage table)
1950-60s pink/black petticoat - vintage fair
Belt - retail (sale)
Shoes - jumble sale
1960s scarf - bought from Vicky's stall at the school Christmas fair last year, it was her mum's
I was working under trying conditions...
I hope you have all had a great weekend. I need a catch up session to find out what's been going on in your lives!
Linking to Patti at Visible Monday, along with all the other beautiful women who join in.