Prohibition Party

Matt and I are counting down the days until we are back in the states for the holidays (12 DAYS!!!). As excited as we are to be back home, we dislike the idea of missing the holiday high jinx on this side of the pond, so we are trying to cram in some Edinburgh festivities before we take off: German Christmas marketing (glüwein!), St. Andrew’s Day fireworks, mince pies… and prohibition parties!

Prohibition themed parties aren’t particularly Scottish (obvs), but they are a lovely excuse for drinking delicious cocktails and putting on fancy dress (Americanos, “fancy dress” means “costumes” in British speak — I used to think that it meant “ballgowns and coat tails”). Our hostess with the mostest (see her pouring “tea” in her fox stole in the photos above), served us Earl Gray gin and tonics and mulled wine… in teetotaler teacups.

p.s. I’m quite proud because I picked up my fancy dress outfit for a mere £15 at the local charity shops: shoes, dress, and two necklaces for $24 = more money for gin tea!

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Dear Cath,

I don’t think we’ve ever done 1920s costumes before, have we? I really feel like that era was very unfriendly to short people: drop waist lines and yards of fabric. It totally makes up for it with the sparkle, glamor and general bright young thing-iness of it all though, doesn’t it?

12 days. I can’t get my head around that. Probably by the time you read this it will 11! Then 10… then single digits! Eeeeeek! So excited!!!!

xoxoxox,

Lar

p.s. I’m wearing Meme’s pearl choker — remember that one? The shiny “pearly” bits are wearing off, but I love it still.

 


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13 Responses to “Prohibition Party”

  1. Rianne Says:

    You are adorable.

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    AsianCajuns Lar Reply:

    You so sweet! Thanks, Rianne!
    xoxox,
    Lar

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  2. Ali Says:

    perfect 20s outfit! I love the idea of drinking cocktails out of tea cups.

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  3. Katie Says:

    I know I am not alone is saying “get your skinny tooshie over here!”

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    AsianCajuns Lar Reply:

    Hehe! It’s all I think about, Katie! 11 more days!!!!

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  4. AsianCajuns (Cath) Says:

    I’m so impressed you pulled together such an amazing outfit for so cheap!!! This is why I need my sister home. I don’t have half the talent you to for getting into “fancy dress.”

    I can’t believe you still have Meme’s necklace. So cool!

    11 days! 11 days! 11 days!

    xoxo, Cath

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Now 10 DAYS! 10 DAYS!!!

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  5. Snapshot Fashion Says:

    ooo so fun! i love theme parties :)

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    I’m sure you have a great flapper outfit in your closet, Diane!

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    Snapshot Fashion Reply:

    sadly, i don’t think i do! :(

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  6. Amanda Says:

    Great fancy dress, Lar! ;) And by the way, I’d love some gluwein right about now!!!

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  7. anh Says:

    aw you look fab! and yay for your return to the states for the holidays!

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  8. laura Says:

    EEEE! How adorable is your outfit! AND you got it all for such a great price! :) I love combing thrift stores for last minute costume ideas! You never know how the end result will look.
    ♥ laura
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