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It’s Party Time!

Party Like It’s 1999 or NOT

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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.

Charese's Birthday Cake (fall theme with chocolate icing)
Charese’s Birthday Cake

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.

Charese & Wesley (hubby)
Charese & Wesley (hubby)

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.

Sole Society

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.
Avon pink ribbon bracelet & tie-tack

hoop earrings

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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One thought on “It’s Party Time!

  1. Hi Steph, thanks for the follow. Glad you came to visit I like Sole Society, and I know you are a shoe person, over the last few months, I have bought some shoes as I can wear a 1-1.5 inch kitten heel, and it leaves me more oppoirtunity. We had a chilly day yesterday, but nothing like what you had in PGH. I know the burg can be chilly in Oct.
    Sounds like a fun time was had!
    jess xo

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