Well, here we are - 2012. What will this year bring, I wonder?
L and I started the year off with a bang. We went for dinner with a group of friends, then we partied in the art studio of our friend till the wee hours. Fun!
I wore this fabulous new-to-me dress that I got when I went shopping with reader Marie a few weeks ago.
However, I paid only $42.00 at a consignment store! It's 100% silk and every single one of those squares and rectangles is a separate piece of fabric sewn onto a sheer back backing. It was wonderful on - I felt like a stained glass window.
But I know you're all distracted by the hair, right?
Hee, I crimped it! One has to go over-the-top on New Year's Eve! It felt like an afro: lots of movement and pouf. My girlfriends got such a kick out of it.
I had to dig my old 1986 crimping iron out of storage:
I woke up with the same hair. Hee!
Of course, my partner in crime also likes to push the fashion envelope:
Alice Cooper eyes, a red satin shirt, purple skinny jeans, red Fluevogs and a grey vest. He also wore a black top hat.
I had originally planned on wearing my big black architectural platforms, but since we walked to the restaurant, then walked to the studio, then danced for hours, then walked home, I decided to keep the shoes simple and with a more practical 2.5" heel. By the end of the night, I was really glad I'd made that decision.
This picture makes me smile:
Despite the relatively low-key shoes, everything else about my outfit (including the dress and hair) was loud and in charge.
But first, check out the front and back of the dress:
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Vizzini helped me photograph the purse this morning.
Dress (Tangerine Jill, consignment), shoes (Guess), earrings (gift from Megan), ring (Aldo Accessories), jacket (Danier Leather), purse (Aldo, thrifted).
On Saturday morning, I went to my WW meeting.
Edit: It's "A Clockwork Orange" (movie by Stanley Kubrick, book by Anthony Burgess). I recommend both for viewing/reading, but beware of graphic violence. The Korova Milk Bar is a location that the main character visits.
The t-shirt was under $20 on consignment about 8 months ago, and that's my old mustard tee that has seen better days. My cord skirt kept the colour going, but I kept the legs to a dull roar.
L and I went for lunch afterwards:
T-shirt (Threadless, consignment), long-sleeved tee (Mexx), skirt (Jacob Annexe, consignment), boots (Two Roads, consignment), jacket (Danier Leather), scarf/gloves (Plum), bag (Danier Leather, consignment).
Hope you all had a great New Year's Eve!