Time is flying by as I enter the week of my celebration and the opening of my home.  My hat provides the elevation that is symbolic of how I feel.  One of the magical qualities of hats is that they sometimes indicate one’s state of mind before that awareness becomes conscious.

It feels as though an energy has entered my body that has a life of its own.  All focused temporarily on one goal with little room for other parts of my life, as now it’s all about the details.

I will be taking a break from blogging until after my silver metallic heeled dancing sandals are back in their box this coming weekend.  I appreciate and am grateful for all who read and comment on Style Crone, and look forward to visiting the blogs that I love as soon as my party is over.

Have a fabulous week!

Photos By Diana.

And by the way, covered buttons are well worth the extra time and effort.

The bow on lace sheers, which embellishes my front door in anticipation of the arrival of beloved friends.

Vintage multicolored paisley tunic with red lining – vintage shop early 80’s, hand crafted earrings with gold tassels – vintage shop late 80’s, tall black structured felt hat – estate sale, black turtleneck – consignment store, tall boots and leggings – retail.

The SC is linking up with Patti’s weekly elevated celebration at Visible Monday HERE on Not Dead Yet Style.




  1. My dearest friend!! You are radiant and glorious in your vintage tunic and hat. Your smile says it all. Have a wonderful celebration in your beautiful home with loving friends. It’s a testament to your strong and generous spirit. I’ll be thinking of you all during your birthday week. XXOO

  2. You look so full of joy standing there in front of your handsome doorway. The dress fits you like a glove and is absolutely adorable.

  3. You glorious woman, I worship at your silver-heeled dancing shoes! The tunic is absolutely beautiful and yes to so, so many relish covered buttons:). It’s so true about how something like a hat can completely take your mood by surprise:) xoxo

  4. What a glorious paisley coatdress and hat! I’ve been drawn to paisley off late. I adore rows of covered buttons on a garment. Enjoy your house celebrations!

  5. Have a wonderful week of celebration and a marvelous open house. I suspect that the meanings of the week for you will unfold over time and perhaps even mainly in retrospect. Again, your hat is the metaphor. The photos featuring front and back views disguise the complexity of the hat. The profile view offers an entirely different understanding of the hat. Angles and point of view provide much richness.

  6. Dear Judith–how gorgeous you are in the stunning red paisley!!
    I hope your celebration and opening of your wonderful home are a roaring success!! Have a fabulous time!!!

  7. GAH! That tunic is glorious and fits like it was custom made for you. Despite the millions of details that you have to take care of for the weekend, you look happy and relaxed – I know it’s going to be the most fabulous birthday party ever!

  8. That tunic is breathtaking! I’m completely in love with it. I wish you a wonderful time and a happy, happy birthday! Please remember to take loads of photos so we can all vicariously experience your celebration 😉

    Spashionista (Alicia)

  9. You make me smile just looking at you and your photos. You radiate joy and you look divine in your red paisley multi-buttoned tunic, fantastic hat, et. al. Have a wonderful time.

  10. I hope you have a wonderful birthday because you are a very special person. Enjoy the festivities!!

  11. Dear Judith, I am beside myself with the amazingness of those who are getting to join your celebration in person! The elevated energy is already vibrantly palpable in these photos, I can hear it crackling like joyful lightning, arcing between your silver dancing heels. The many magical qualities of hats, yes! Thank you for sharing these marvellous details, all so very fine, each statuesque crown curve, swinging tassel, swirling paisley, covered button and scarf-adorned passage alive. Love those marching boots!

  12. Ahhhhh what a beautiful celebratory sight you are! Looking so heavenly in that wonderful dress, and I love all the accessories especially your principal boy boots! You look like you’ve just danced your way out of a ballet or a fairy tale. Wishing you a very happy celebration this week!

  13. Judith,
    It is so wonderful to see you celebrating your special birthday! I love and admire your style so much! Thanks for the fabulous expression of life that you give us every day!

  14. I wish you a wonderful celebration. They say that the door to the house is the door to the person. You have a beautiful and special unique door. Wish the best for you.

  15. Madame Zazouska! ( … just a name I made up for the occasion. You look like a Russian artisocrat!) You look like you are waiting for Yuri Zhivago to sweep you away to the steppes!
    Congratulations on your birthday and I hope you relish every instant of your party!

  16. Elevated, colourful, stylish, with attention to detail, decoration and beauty at every turn – yes, this outfit is a perfect reflection of your up-coming celebrations, Judith! Add warm and welcoming and musical, and you got yourself a party!
    Have a wonderful time. Get your guests to take a million photos, you will be too busy but we need to see the fabulousness! xxx

  17. Judith, how perfect can you look. So, so beautiful. I adore this look. The tunic, the hat, the earrings.. all exquisit. And on you they come to life.
    Hope that your party is going to be a success. No, I know your party is going to be a success. Have fun and laugh a lot.

  18. Hello beautiful SC!

    I have missed you, but it is so nice to see you dressed up in that amazing covered button red wonder. I have to read more posts and catch up to see what you are doing. xo

  19. You always look so beautiful that I almost feel silly commenting on it. But that tunic is really amazing, a truly outstanding look! I hope you have a wonderful time.

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