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Last weekend [livejournal.com profile] hiriami , [personal profile] mandie_rw and [personal profile] miss_philomena and I did a "dress in a day" style demo at the Indian King Tavern where Amanda is a docent. I say style because we of course didn't finish nearly as much as we could have if we hadn't been answering questions. Some very good, but if one more person asks me why women weren't allowed to wear buttons...you seem to assume because women didn't usually they were for some reason forbidden...So I took the dress home and over the ensuing week finished up the bits we didn't get to. The IKT had another event today so why not show up and show off the dress!


The thing today was a "revolutionary tea" lecture, demo, thingy. The speaker definitely felt passionate about and knew her tea. That said it was supposed to be a 45min lecture and she spoke for an hour and a half until the organizer gave the "wrap it up" signals. You see they had tea and snacks sitting out for the guests, yay cold tea? I DID learn that the industrial revolution started when people began drinking tea for breakfast instead of beer as they were suddenly caffeinated *insert eyeroll* But other than that it was mostly a very informative interesting lecture.
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Then we went downstairs and swanned about looking photogenic while we took approximately a million photos...Have I mentioned how freaking FANTASTIC I felt? I stole Amanda's frosting hat and damn I'm not sure what it did but I felt 20lbs thinner and 100 times fiercer.
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I'm telling you somehow it's a magic hat. I was really happy with how the dress turned out! I have a few minor fitting changes like I always do after a wearing. and it needs some kind of real trim.
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After we were finished looking pretty we determined that it was time for food! Haddonfield is a delightful little historic town with lots of fun little business and we took ourself to the fish and chips shop. A hearty lunch was had, during which Amanda and I were WAY too amused but Adrienne's phallic bangers and mash and I laughed till my sides hurt.

Next stop was the dinosaur! Apparently the first dino discovered by people who figured out what it was was in Haddonfield. Who knew? So they have a charming dinosaur statue that we required a visit too.
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Then we decided to stroll. At that moment that drizzle had finally let up to sun and a light breeze. So we walked along the main street and admired the million dollar homes and borrowed them for some photos.
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We ended the night we delicious gelato! It was a really delightful day and I have to say it was fun to just feel pretty in something. It restored some of the spark and why I costume. I love my friends....and their hats. 

Date: 2017-05-08 05:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] totchipanda
...I want to climb on the dinosaur >.>

Date: 2017-05-08 12:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] danabren
This is a happy-making post <3

Date: 2017-05-08 03:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elizabeth_mn
You definitely look fierce AF in that hat. Sounds like a super fun event!

Date: 2017-05-08 05:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mala_14
You look great in the lavender dress! The colour really suits you. I thought that hat looked familiar... It definitely adds a certain je ne sais quois to the outfit. Looks like a really great time! Except that I am concerned that the dinosaur is about to eat you guys, but obviously you got away safely. Whew!

Date: 2017-05-09 05:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] theladyrebecca
I love the new dress! And I don't know how you managed to give that hat back. It looks so fabulous!

Date: 2017-05-10 03:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brickhousewench
You all look so awesome. I ADORE your lilac gown.

And I would so steal that hat. Good thing I'm nowhere near it. ;-)

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