Sunday, 28 September 2008

grand cup final day

Yesterday was the AFL grand cup final day – a big deal here in Melbs, if not the rest of Australia. Now, believe it or not, I don't really care for football (naw, rilly?!) and had no intention of dressing in support of either side. The Cats were playing the Hawks; blue and white vs. brown and gold. So, I chose to wear cream and red.

Our friends had a BBQ to mark (oops, bad pun not intended) the occasion. While I don't much like football, I do like my friends, and enjoy a good braai. We made marinaded 'roo skewers, and some fruity sticks. It was my first pineapple of the season! And very delicious it was, too.

I was not planning to watch too much of the game, so I bought along a good book. I added my nanna cardigan (for possible naps) and a one-person (yes, really!) bottle of muscato, and was good to go.


kirstie said...

haha, i love the pineapple picture. are you wearing the headband you made? it looks really good on you.

Lady Melbourne said...

'(naw, rilly?!) '
Oh goodness, is that how we sound?!?!?
Hilarious, I got roped into going to a bbq that I found out was a 'grand final' bbq when I got there. I know nothing about football, nor do I care to so it was a dissapointment to the hosts that I didn't partake in the betting.
None the less the meat was tasty and they had Moet so I really can't complain!
Were you not hot in those tights?
You look superb, I'm sure you were the best dressed there!

Miss Karen said...

I could care less about football and I didn't even know the grand final was on this weekend (my family are extremely non-sporty also)

You look wonderful and so does the pineapple yummy!

Brigadeiro said...

Such gorgeous & cute pics! Love the pineapple :)

Miss_Red said...

Great outfit! I love those red tights on you.
I decided against fotty colours as well on GF day, donning all black in 'passive protest' as my friend put it.
I feel like pineapple after looking at those pics :)

withinireland said...

that is the most fabulous pair of red tights. you have a devoted blog follower now!

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Esme and the.. football?? I couldn't believe my eyes. I had an anti grand final day here, seeing through the bottom of three bottles of champagne (with assistance) and chocolate chip cookies. The red is quite stunning too.

Shannon said...

I like your book-and-cardigan version of Grand Final celebrations much better than my neighbours - you could hear them screaming swear words at the tv from four houses down. And they are both in their eighties...

These photos are gorgeous, I love that dress.

Blogette said...

Luckily in my part of NSW Afl is a non-event! However I was still stuck with footy as it was the boys rugby final! Is there any escape?!
Love the dress. Those red tights are awesome!! Gorgeous photography as usual.

Lily White said...

Argh! You're dressed like an umpire!!!

Shame, Esme, shame.

*indie_queen* said...

Well done for making the most of a sports themed day!
I am not a big fan of sport in general and generally equip myself with a bottle of something and a magazine! The BBQ food sounded delicious, yum!

Nita-Karoliina said...

this photoshoot is good, with the pineapple etc.. :)
and the outfit is one of ur best i think, those red stockins are rocking with that dress.

Nadine said...

I also wore red tights and red shoes yesterday! You look awesome!

esme and the lane way said...

kirstie: thanks! Yep, the red one, matching my tights :)

Lady Melbourne: hehe no that's me! I know, we must make the most of these events! Not too hot, I didn't leave the shady house (not even for a kick-to-kick!) so it was ok. And thanks! :)

Miss Karen: well done on avoiding it. And thanks!

Brigadeiro: thanks very much!

Miss_Red: thank you! And hooray for non-footy colours!

withinireland: oh, thank you very much! :D

Super Kawaii Mama: hehe I know! What a great way to avoid it, champaign and cookies, yum! Thanks!

Shannon: hehe thanks very much!

Blogette: sports sports sports sports... !!! Thanks very much!

Lily White: wah... NOOOOOOOO! I'll give you a yellow card for that! ;) (Sorry, I don't even know their lingo). Have you seen them jig up and down the sides? It's hilarious!

*indie_queen*: thanks! It is the best way, isn't it. I'll be more social at the next non-sporting one :)

Nita-Karoliina: thanks very much!

Nadine: cool! I almost wore red shoes too, but changed my mind at the last minute. Do love that combo though. THanks very much! :D

Louise said...

You look so gorgeously 1920s with that headband and the lovely dress. I got lured with red wine to watch my first game of rugby league on Saturday. Simply ridiculous to base the enjoyment of an evening on if your team wins, and unfortunately our apparently did not. I could have had that wine with the TV off and everyone actually talking.

Grant said...

Now Esme, I am quite partial to Football myself. Well, Footballers. But of course I am speaking about NRL here, not AFL. AFL boys are too lithe for my liking.

LOVE <3 those red stockings teamed with the cream. And accessorised with a football! Wonderful.


Anastasia said...

Haha, I love it! The cream and red is perfect! And the pineapple looks delicious!

WendyB said...

Love the red tights with the white dress.

The Paper Doll said...

Wow what lovely pictures as always, those red tights just seem to pop and coupled with the white dress you look amazing. I may need to try this inspired by you of course :)

A dreamer said...

i'm not a football follower either-i'm more into soccer. it was fun watching all the hawks supporters go nuts on the streets though. Hilarious!
Gorgeous dress! I love your red tights- they really stand out.

Bucca said...

I was avoiding the whole grand final scene with a nice little romantic getaway in Daylesford with the boy.
Lovely red tights!

Caf said...

HA! Football...pineapple...what's the diff? I'm with you, sister :P

Mila said...

Wow, you look so beautiful again! I love the dress and the way you combined it with the red tights!

I completely agree with you about football, i would have brought a good book too...

Have a great week and thanks so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog. It means a lot...

Mila :)

Gem said...

i love your outfit. you look so cute :) and that headband is awesome.

thevintageyear said...

You look so cute and 1920s flapper here, I love that dress!

I know what you mean about the grand final - I was actually relieved I was working, as it gave me an excuse not to watch it!

esme and the lane way said...

Louise: thanks! I did feel quite flapper-esque. I agree; turn off the tv, people! It's good to talk!

Grant: haha they are so unusually looooong, these AFL boys, aren't they?! And thanks!

Anastasia: thank you! :)

WendyB: thanks! :)

The Paper Doll: thanks very much! Oh, do – and I'm not the first, everything comees from somewhere! :)

A dreamer: it was a lively night... thanks very much!

Bucca: perfect, what a good idea! And thank you!

Caf: hehe the dif is I like one more..! :D

Mila: thank you! I honestly will be more sociable next time, friends!

Gem: thanks very much!

thevintageyear: thanks! Isn't it funny, some things we just want to avoid... all over till next year! :)

Rachael said...

Gorgeous! Non-sporty girls of the world unite.

You make me want to get my red tights out again, before the hot weather launches a full attack.

esme and the lane way said...

Rachael: thanks! I'll miss wearing tights,but I'm looking forward to ankle shocks instead!

K. Sundari said...

Beautiful outfit. Perfect occasion to show them that its ok to be girly.

esme and the lane way said...

K. Sundari: thanks! And I agree:)

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