Party Like It’s 1999 or NOT
As much as it pains me to say this, it’s now time to break out the winter coats. Notice how I skipped over the sweaters and jumped into coats? That’s because in my neck of the woods it’s beyond a little chilly and extending into frigid temperatures.
Prior to yesterday morning, I knew the weekend weather was going to be cooler than it’s been in a while but when I took Mollie for her walk I wished I had put on gloves. With the trees turning, wind blowing, and temperature ranging in the low to mid 40s not only was I cold I was wondering what I was going to wear to my cousin, Charese’s birthday celebration later in the evening.
Even though it was hours before I had to get dressed I wanted to wear weather appropriate attire. This evening was going to be my first visit to Latitude 360 and I was really looking forward to having a nice time with Charese and her family.
Latitude 360 is a humongous two-story building that offers a multitude of eating, drinking and entertainment experiences. There is a restaurant, sports theatre, luxury bowling, bar & stage, live comedy shows, dine-in cinema, interactive game room, outdoor patio and cigar lounge. Latitude 360 is a multi-sensory, happening place full of energy and good times.
Back to my current dilemma, what to wear, what to wear? I planned to wear my charcoal jeggings and black booties the problem was a top that would keep me warm but not too warm. I could have kicked myself for not getting out my sweaters but I sure didn’t feel like digging them out now. After trying on 4 different combinations I settled on a black surplice top, black jacket and a black & white scarf. I kept my accessories to a minimum wearing only a pair of hoop earrings, a dainty breast cancer awareness bracelet and lapel pin. My outerwear was a black anorak jacket.
Unfortunately I do not have photos of what I wore yesterday (my cousin Antoine will be sending me some that he took) but I will describe my accessories:
- Black & White Scarf – Sole Society: Super soft viscose black scarf & white spots (similar to leopard print) with fringed ends. 70 inches long by 40 inches wide.
- Pink Ribbon Bracelet & Tie Tack – Avon: Silver-plated pink ribbon &alternating pink rhinestone link bracelet. Tie tack is a silver plated ribbon with a pink rhinestone in the center of the cross-over. I’ve had these pieces for several years although each year Avon comes out with new cause-related jewelry.
- Earrings – These silver-plated hoops contain 3 hollow mesh balls and between each ball is a rhinestone covered separator. The earrings are so light and airy they quickly became a favorite over this past summer. These were an impulse buy at a little boutique and they set me back $4.00.
Charese picked me up then together, her little granddaughter, and I were off to meet her husband and two sons at the restaurant. As soon as we entered the building I heard what I thought was a band only to find out later on it was a solo performer/guitarist. It seemed everywhere I looked there were large screen televisions and colored lights. I wasn’t able to clearly see the singer because the stage was lit up and probably because I have bad eyesight DUH (I’ve gotten so used to it sometimes I forget).
After we ate we went bowling or rather “they” went bowling. I couldn’t participate; number 1 I’m a horrible bowler and number 2 I threw out my lower back. Even though I am not a gifted bowler I always manage to have fun rolling gutter balls and occasionally a few pins. It’s pretty sad when 3-year-old Kayden could get a strike. The only thing more pathetic was around 9:00-9:30 I was ready to hit the hay. All in all I had a very good time laughing it up with my cuzzos.
“They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.” ~Author Unknown
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