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