Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a very safe and fun New Year's Eve!
I've spent today watching an "American Horror Story" marathon (finishing the house one, and getting started on "Asylum") with L, and lounging about, slightly hungover and pretty tired. What a night we had!
But first, the last outfit of both 2012 and the December capsule:
I worked on Monday, New Year's Eve day, and I wanted to be comfortable. It was totally dead at work, so I took the Christmas decorations down and cleared up a lot of little fiddly things so that I could hit the ground running for 2013.
Anyway, the outfit. I wanted to get one more wear out of the Kania Goddess wrap (last worn for a theatre outing, here), and this fabulous blue skirt, which was last seen here with sequins (and a blurry kitty).
here, with my grey strapless dress. I enjoy the final week of the capsules, as I really get down to the nitty-gritty over what I'm keeping and what I'm not.
The boots, however, are for-sure keepers! I have worn them a ton of times this month, including the last time just a few days ago for my Smoking Lily shopping expedition, here.
It isn't showing in any of the pictures, but I wore the new pendant that L got me for Christmas; I'm also wearing a couple of blue rings.
Jacket (Kania Goddess Wrap, consignment), shirt (Banana Republic, consignment), skirt (Andre Courreges, thrifted), boots (Prepare Volunteers, Fluevog), necklace (gift from L), rings (Scotland souvenir, Wendy Brandes).
After work, I napped for a couple of hours so that I'd be ready to party in the New Year. We met up with 9 friends and had a lovely dinner at Bon Rouge French Bistro (check out the 'Bistro Interior" on the tour*). We have been having NYE dinners/parties with the same group of friends for five years. Check out what I wore in 2008 (my awesome Betsey Johnson dress), 2009 (a thrifted vintage 70s disco dress), 2010 (a blue/grey/black colour-blocked dress from Plum), and 2011 (my stained glass dress and crimped hair!).
*linking 'cause I love Bon Rouge!
But I know you scrolled down to see what I wore for this New Year's Eve, right? I knew it!
This is my new-to-me consignment black leather bustier (purchased here on one of our Nerdy Mission photo days). It was $36.00 and is by Northbound Leather, made in Canada - yee haw! It sells for $182.00 on Northbound's website. Score!
I've layered it over top of a floral sheer blouse (worn in March's capsule). I'd meant to wear just the bustier on its own (screw being 45, ha ha!), but the cut of the bustier was too high for the waistline of the skirt and exposed my sides and back. I didn't want to be that exposed!
I actually really liked the romantic vibe with the blouse, especially with the floral necklace (just purchased at She She Shoes the other day, here) tied onto the vintage 80s Le Chateau top hat.
My hair's a little rumpled - I just fluffed it up after my nap. Heh.
I had planned to wear the new lavender booties, but had to factor in all the walking that we did over the course of the evening: walked to town to the restaurant, walked from the restaurant to Randall and Yvonne's,
|The bustier does amazing things to the boobular region...|
|Put up your dukes!|
I carried my little steampunk leather purse.
Hat (Le Chateau, vintage 80s), necklace worn on hat (Harriet Grey), blouse (Bianca Nygard, consignment), bustier (Northbound Leather, consignment), skirt (BCBGMaxAzria, consignment), boots (Marc Softwalk), purse (Tina of Montreal, thrifted), leather cuff (consignment), pink/metal cuff (vintage), rings (Twang & Pearl, and vintage), earrings (Plum).
I love that L loves to dress up too!
|Kitty coming in for a rub...|
|"Purr purr, I love you"|
Thanks for another wonderful evening, love!
Someone was not very happy about us going out - again.
|I left the round mirror in because you can see me taking Vizzini's picture.|
|"I give you dagger eyes! How dare you go out!"|
He has resigned himself to ringing in the New Year on his own.
|"I will eat your shoes while you're out!"|