Last month I went to three parties in one day. This sounds like a lot of movement – and it was. But my difficulty with the word “no” and desire to see friends I hadn’t spent time with in a while won over. Luckily for me, two of the events were only a few miles away from each other so it made the feat far more manageable.
I attended a Gatsby themed 30th birthday first and that basically dictated my outfit for the whole day. I resurrected a dress I’d only worn once previously to a friend’s wedding a few years ago and happened to find two new fascinators in a local thrift store that morning (winning!)
To complete the look, I tried something different with my hair; braid petals (or in this case, twist petals). It’s something I’d been wanting to attempt for a while and I really loved how they came out – I got compliments everywhere I went and people kept trying to work out how I had done them!
Anywho… pictures below:
My clutch is something I don’t use often but always makes me smile when I do. As for the fan… despite the weather not being that great in the UK, I always take a fan to a party (if I remember) as dance floors get hot and who wants to be a sweaty mess?
The birthday girl is a master baker so she made her own birthday cake / cupcakes! Sadly I left before getting to taste it but I’ve tried her cakes before and they’ve never failed the taste test.
A close up of the twist petals.
I loved how much effort everyone made – especially these guys! It occurred to me that day that I’ve known them for almost 10 years! Time really flies…
On to the garden party / Endometriosis fundraiser. My picture really doesn’t do the setup justice but my friend put on a lovely party in her garden to raise awareness and funds for a relatively unknown condition. I mean…who knew it affects 1 in 10 women in the UK?
The lovely lady herself. So proud of her and I loved her skirt! Shame I don’t have her legs lol.
And finally, my last stop: a birthday BBQ / house warming with my high school friends. It was really nice to catch up with them before finally making my way home, getting my stuff together and then heading up north to see my best friend! Needless to say, it was a busy day…
For You, Dear Friend
Will you remember me if
“no” finds rest in my mouth
and obligation no longer haunts me?
You may argue and call this break in protocol,
call it defiant insubordination
as though burden were fed to me at birth
I am more than seat filler and wall flower
in spite of your apathy I will
love myself enough to forgive you.
©Assumpta Ozua 2015