Jenny La Fleur
Two for Tea - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
Two for Tea

Sign of a crazy schedule when one posts pictures of her weekend fun the following Friday. *whew*

Sunday my Mom and I were invited to attend a tea sponsored by a friend's church. We of course never turn down tea or the chance to spend girlie time with our girlfriends so we said "yes please"!

A fashion show was being presented by the Fredericksburg Victorian Ladies Society so I came very close to wearing my Poe dress or my Erte dress for the heck of it but when I tried them on I found there were tweaks I needed to make and in the end I just didn't feel like the bother of a corset.

Our friend insisted we all wear hats though so I had to come up with a fun hat outfit. I was stumped until I remembered I had this purple twenties-esque dress in my stash. I wore it for Easter a few years ago but not being a huge fan of purple, dispite liking the dress, I packed it away in a bin. So Sunday morning I pulled the dress out of it's bin, grabbed the shoes that matched, hot curled my hair then pined it up, donned my new long pearl necklace and pulled out my chemise dress hat and voila - a tea outfit!

The tea was great fun and I got lots of complements on my attire. People were particularly gratified by our table of hats. The fashion show was entertaining and we gave our info to one of the ladies in the group. I don't know how involved we will want to be but Mom seemed interested and since I can't get her into the 18th century perhaps the Victorian is something we can do together.

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jennil From: jennil Date: June 27th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC) (link)
You are too cute! Lovely! (Pretty garden in the background, too. . .)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 29th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I try. :> Yes our garden is looking quite nice this year. It's the one advantage of staying in one place for a while, you get to enjoy the fruits of yard labor. I should say or Mom and Dad's labor since I don't do yard work thanks to my availably to sunburn with or without sunscreen. :P
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: June 27th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC) (link)
You look pretty fabulous. I love your shoes!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 29th, 2008 01:08 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you! I don't wear them too often but they really are perfect on occasion.
olde_fashioned From: olde_fashioned Date: June 27th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC) (link)
Ohhh!! I don't know what I like better -- your hair or your shoes!! Your dress is lovely, purple or no! ;-) I think the color is very flattering to you.

How did you do your hair? It's very chic.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 29th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Yes it's a sign of how much I like the cut and style of the dress that I bought it despite being purple. :>

Oh my hair - I need to do a pic tutorial on it because I don't think if I can explain it in words without confusing you. But it was super easy, I was surprised how easy. I think I finally figured that look out - yay!
olde_fashioned From: olde_fashioned Date: June 30th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC) (link)
Heheh!! ;-)

:-) I'll look forward to a tutorial, then! Thanks.
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: June 27th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC) (link)
Adorable! And any chance to wear a hat is a good one :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 29th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC) (link)
Ummm... my thoughts exactly! Thanks! :>
newmoonstar From: newmoonstar Date: June 27th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC) (link)
That's such a cute dress! It looks perfect with the shoes and the hair.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 29th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you - it was fun to wear!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: June 28th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC) (link)
Oh my! Dont you just look fabulous! Both of you. I love the hats; they really make the outfit. :)
nehelenia78 From: nehelenia78 Date: June 28th, 2008 06:49 am (UTC) (link)
Wonderful hair and dress!! Well done, I love your outfit!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 29th, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 29th, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Yes I thought Mom looked lovely too. Hats are fun, they are quickly becoming my latest obsession. Bad really as they take up lots of room that I don't have! :>
sydneyflapper From: sydneyflapper Date: June 29th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC) (link)
*So* pretty! It looks like a summer garden party idyll!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 29th, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you! It was fun - I don't get to delve into the 20th century too often here so it was fun to do.
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