Last Saturday, after running (and winning my age group!) at the St. Leo’s 10K race, I had a birthday party to look forward to. A surprise 1920s/Great Gatsby-themed 30th birthday party for my friend Liz! I had ordered a dress online that was perfect but come party-day, it hadn’t arrived. I rushed over to Forever 21 and hit their sale rack to find something with sequins. I figured with a sparkly dress, a headband and long pearls, I could pull off a flapper look. Then just 3.5 hours before the party, my dress arrived! Wahoo!
I did my hair & make-up. The dark eye make-up turned out pretty well! My date said “Wow…I don’t think I’ve ever seen you with so much eye make-up!” ha! I don’t think I’ve ever seen myself with that much eye make-up either but I kiiiinda liked it.
But the hair was more Farrah Fawcett, less flapper. See? Farrah.
I got a bit rushed for time so even though I’d googled 1920s hairstyles I couldn’t pull it off! So, I just tucked it up and pinned it under to create a bob-ish look, threw the headband on, drew on red lipstick, and voila, I instantly felt like I belonged in The Great Gatsby. [The white mark on my cheek is a dirty mirror, not a poorly applied beauty mark. ]
The party was held in the VIP room at Tate’s.
I felt so fancy up there looking down on
my minions the crowd.
Helloooo Spock ear. That’ll teach me to feel high & mighty in the loft private room.
The girls looked pretty great as a group!
The men lacked our creativity.
The signs cracked me up. Fortunately, I don’t think we had any pickpockets or loose women on the run.
Happy Birthday Liz!