Strike A Pose Blogger Style
It was so good to see these inspiring, vibrant and funny women again.
We may all be well over forty (some over 60) but we can be as crazy as any nine year old when the moment strikes.
“Wait! Is Mel really going to climb up on my shoulders?”
How often is it that you spot a bunch of band uniforms at a vintage store?
Not often enough if you ask me. We took full advantage.
Mel stopped for a small snack before we headed out.
Of course we made time for a bit of shopping.
We took a quick detour into Fleuvog to drool over some of the merchandise.
Stopped and visited Melanie’s favourite secondhand haunt, My Sister’s Closet.
Patti scored a great black leather jacket from the now defunct Canadian brand Danier.
Sherry is always prepared for the paparazzi.
“Dah-ling… be a dear, run along and tell James to bring the Rolls around front. I’m simply exhausted after trying on clothes and carrying around my own water bottle. It’s positively bourgeois.”
We also made a quick stop at one of Melanie’s famous alleyways in downtown Vancouver so we could strike a pose blogger style.
Someone forgot to tell me it wasn’t make friends with a post.
We discovered Vancouver alleyways are full of surprising delights.
Patti just realized she was standing too close to some unknown rancid clothing.
“Argh! I’m going to hurl!”
“How can I work in these squalid conditions?”
Patti has moved safely away from the unknown garbage. Such is the glamorous life of blogging and getting raw street shots.
Mel shows how to “strike a pose blogger style” using some construction equipment.
Mais bien sûr!
Proof that Melanie can make anything look good.
Sherry offered up some acting classes on how to go from, “I’m so delightfully surprised and joyful to see you!” to “The dog ate my winning lottery ticket!”
We of course made our annual trip to visit Talize.
This is the reality of thrifting with me…my cart is always overflowing, although not all of this was mine…I think.
We spotted some bridesmaid’s dresses and felt an impromptu wedding was in order.
Doesn’t everyone do that?
Did you notice the fun doggy purse Mel was holding and the oversized flowers idea that Gucci obviously STOLE from us for their 2019 resort collection?
Sometimes it hurts to be so very far ahead of the curve.
Check out Patti’s feet!
More shots of thrifting finds.
I love Patti in this jumpsuit with the floral combat boots.
Did you see Sue peaking her head out of the fitting room?
This orange strapless dress was another one that got away. Seems like every time I visit BC I find a ballgown that fits me perfectly like the yellow one from last year and then I have to leave it behind because I don’t have enough room in my suitcase nor any events to wear it to, other than blogger meet-ups that is! The irony isn’t lost on me folks.
This is us on our way back from thrifting…who has the biggest bag?
We all met via blogging. I consider these ladies my dear friends and when friends meet up no subject is off limits.
You may think we discussed frivolous topics like latest trends in fashion and our favourite lipstick brand. Nope. Well, okay, we did briefly discuss the lipstick thing but otherwise it was serious topics like adding value to our lives, aging, death and how to cope with all life throws our way.
Getting serious choosing what to eat for lunch. Isn’t their hair fantastic?
You may recall I mentioned something about a special dress up evening which I haven’t posted about here.
I’m saving those juicy pics my next post. You won’t want to miss it!
I’m trying to get back into the swing of being home without my gang and adjust back into my daily routine. It isn’t easy!
This one thing I know for sure…
It’s not what we have in life but who we have in our life that matters.
Do you agree?