Wednesday, November 24, 2010

the formal

After one of the most hectic days I've had (well, for this term at least) I managed to get Matt off to the ball - Hooray!!

'In his new suit??" you may ask,

well no.

It failed to arrive on time.

After many a phone call this morning, we determined that the suit would not be arriving as promised, so my nightmares and lack of sleep last night were fully justified.

In the car we hopped and did the rounds of op shops. After many failed attempts, it was decided to buy some pants. shirts and tie from Target (to double as supposed work clothes next year) and top the ensemble off with a dinner jacket purchased (at great expense - half price $15) from the Salvos.

We were quite pleased with the way it all turned out.

And Alex looked stunning. The photo's don't do her justice (very bright sunshine today). Her makeup was understated just highlighted her eyes and skin I would kill for. sigh.

They were dropped off at a friends house with camera in hand (I expect to get about - oh -2 photos if I'm lucky unless Matt hands the camera over to his friends...).

waiting for the 'come and get us now' phone call, maybe in an hour or so.

good times. xx

PS today I am obviously grateful to have a son who happily wears op shop clothes.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I think what you got in replacement of the non-arrived suit is AMAZING!!!!! WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! They both look STUNNING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Irini said...

You did a fabulous job getting matt off to the ball!
Alex looked stunning....
well done mum!

Jodie said...

I am impressed Karen!! That suit looks just as good as any suit from CR ;) I am glad that you managed to pull it off and that Matt had a wonderful night :) xx

Alicia said...

Wow! What a story!! They both look gorgeous...hope they had an awesome night!
Alicia xx