Monday, July 18, 2011

WeeCap for July 16th and 17th

Really, this is a weecap for July 15th and 16th as I didn't take any pictures on Sunday the 17th (although I did wear clothes).  I don't supposed the particulars matter too much though, so let's get started!

After work on Friday, Alex and I went to the Salem Art Fair and I wore this:


  

Fair warning: I love this tank so you're probably going to see a lot of it this summer.  I paired the tank (Ross) with grey cut-offs (v. old), black gladiator sandals (Target), some bangles (garage-saled) and some 80s sunglasses (same garage sale).

While at the fair we listened to two absolutely wonderful bands.  The first was Billy D and the Hoodoos; they are identified as a "roots" band, but I'm not sure what that is.  They sounded sort of bluesy to me and where absolutely fabulous.  The second band was a group called the Ty Curtis Band and they are definitely a blues band.  We've gone to hear them play before and they're always just wonderful.

On Saturday morning I did a little thrifting - one piece of which you'll see on Thursday for the special Everybody, Everywear thrift challenge - and then (finally) finished hemming the dress I wore that night.  I apologize that I couldn't get a very good full length picture of the outfit but you can get the gist of it here:


The dress is vintage (thrifted) and was (rather poorly) altered by me.  I hemmed it but don't have the skills to mess with the blouson effect at the waist, so I added a sequin sash to give me a bit more of a waist.  I wore a pair of strappy heels (Nine West, v. old), a vintage clutch (thrifted), a vintage tassel necklace (borrowed from Alex), bracelets and gold chandelier earrings (Target).

Here is a close-up picture from dinner:


Dinner was at a lovely restaurant in Portland called Gilt.  The decor was very cool, all dark reds and old gold with the most interesting light fixtures:


For dinner it was (from left to right) Jenny, Lori, myself and Alex:



After dinner we were supposed to go to Darcelle XV for a drag show, but unfortunately Jen and Lori were half an hour late for dinner, causing us to be half an hour late for the show which filled up before we could be seated.  Luckily, Alex and I always have a Plan B in a blues club called The Candlelight Room.

The Candlelight Room is located near Portland State University and hands-down has some of the best live music in Portland.  It's small and sweaty and they play the absolute best blues there.  On Saturday night we listened to Richard Arnold and his band play.  They played blues, but they also played some old Motown and a little Broadway; and everything they played was great.

During one of the band's breaks, we were talking to a man named Elliot who sang a couple of songs with band, and it came up that it was Alex's birthday.  And Elliot and Richard began singing Happy Birthday to Alex, a capella, right there on the street corner!  It was fabulous.  Richard has a gorgeous low voice (baritone) and his and Elliot's voices harmonized perfectly.  I know I should have taken a picture, but I was just too thrilled with the moment to remember my camera.

All in all, it was a wonderful weekend.  No drag queens, but lots of sequins, and that always makes a girl feel good.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend too!


Gracey

22 comments:

  1. You look smokin' in that black dress! I love it! It sounds like a great weekend. I have never been to the candlelight room, so I will have to check it out.

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  2. I don't think there are enough As in the world for me to express how faaaaaaaa~bulouuuus the sparkly amazingness of that dress. You rock it! I'm jazzed (pun fully intended) at how full of blues your weekend was. I could definitely use some good ol' blues in my life right now.

    Also, oh snap, EBEW thrift is already this Thursday? Thanks for reminding me! Gotta get a post ready for that.

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  3. sequins are the best, and this dress is gorgeous! i love it. what a great thrift find. also love that tank and don't mind seeing it lots this summer because it's a lot of fun!

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  4. Wonderful! Gosh, I love Gilt. And I love how you describe your evening...sounds perfect!

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  5. So glad you had a much needed wonderful,fun weekend. The dress looks gorgeous and you did a great job shortening it!

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  6. What a great find! Everyone needs a little sparkly number hanging in their closet.

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  7. You look KILLER in that vintage dress. Im in awe of your mad thrifting skills.
    It sure sounds like a fun weekend.

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  8. gracey,

    i just died at that sequined dress. you look FANTASTIC!

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  9. I loooove that dress from Saturday night! It's so fun and sparkly, and you look GREAT in it!

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  10. I LOVE that dress. I wish I could find one like that!

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  11. The black dress is goooorgeous! So pretty and sequiny! And your jewelry kills with it. (Says the girl who ALWAYS notices peoples fancies.)

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  12. What a cool weekend. I love live music, too.

    Your outfits are cute. The colors in the first one match perfectly. And the glittery dress is adorable. I like how it cinches the waist and its cap-sleeves, creating a feminine silhouette. (I care about that 'cause I need clothes to do that for my shapeless body.)

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  13. your going out outfit is so awesome! I love tall girls in sequins and I wouldn't have guessed it was altered by a non-professional if you hadn't said so (still don't see what's wrong with your sewing). the drop necklace is perfect for it and your smile is so sweet.
    I don't live in Oregon anymore and miss it so much!

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  14. Gracey you look INCREDIBLE in that sequined dress!! OMG I am just in love with it!! Your makeup is perfect! QUE BONITA!! Kiah

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  15. You're a KNOCKOUT in that dress, my dear! And the necklace is the perfect finishing touch.

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  16. Love the colourful tank top, and LOVE the sequined dress! You look so stunning and happy in every single picture!

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  17. I swear I saw the exact same sequined dress in a little mountain thrift store two weekends ago! If it wasn't a size small, it would have been mine. I'm glad it has a twin out there that now lives in your closet.

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  18. Both looks are amazing! You had a very stylish weekend, for sure.

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  19. You look great in both! Love those gladiator sandals!

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  20. It is a good sign when you are so thrilled in the moment that you forget to take a photo. I am impressed that you and your girlfriends get so dressed up to celebrate a birthday.

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  21. Great sequin dress lady! You look so confident in it! xo style, she wrote

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