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!
That dress is INCREDIBLE! I actually didn't even notice the hair at first because I was so distracted by its beauty.ReplyDelete
I have a pair of very similar hand-me-down cowboy boots. I love seeing how you wear yours because it gives me lots of ideas. :) Happy new year!
OhWow! How cool is that dress. You've got so many great local designers, I'm always in awe.ReplyDelete
Speaking of "aww", I miss crimping! I used to have bra-strap-length hair and in middle school would spend hours crimping it. It always made me feel like a lion!
I love that you wore those chain earrings with your dress. Your yellow leather jacket is so awesome.
Yay!! I've been hanging out for your New Year's outfit. You didn't disappoint! (Yes I WAS distracted by the hair - sooo took me back - the smell of burning hair LOL)ReplyDelete
What a cool couple you two make by the way!
Happy New Year's from Australia and thanks for all those posts last year!
That's a special dress. It looks like a work of art. Which suits you 'cause you exude creative energy.ReplyDelete
Our New Year's was fairly quiet...I love your dress! A true find. L.'s eye-makeup is pretty wonderful too.ReplyDelete
Oh wow, that dress is amazing. Love it. Happy New Year! Looks as if yours was quite a bit more stylish than mine; I was wearing pyjamas.ReplyDelete
Love that dress - thank you for the detail shots :) Sounds like you had a very happy new year :)ReplyDelete
OMG that patchwork dress has gone with a bullet to my Best Frocks EVer list! The colours are exquisite, it fits you like a dream and you look absolutely amazing! I hope you have an absolutely brilliant 2012, Sheila. (I don't often comment, but I visit frequently!) Sarah xxxReplyDelete
That dress is so wonderful -- it's like a stained glass window! And I do mean that in a good way. Gorgeous.ReplyDelete
I adore the pic of you and L together - really showing your love of life and each other! Your dress is marvelous, and I too, love that Aldo bag. Come post a pic on Visible Monday if you have a chance : >ReplyDelete
Fabulous dress! What a great find. And great crimped hair. =)ReplyDelete
I love your patchwork dress! But I REALLY love your Milk Bar inspired t-shirt...now I know where you and your Droogs chill!ReplyDelete
(one of my absolute favorite books as well; but the chilling qualities it portrayed are inching closer and closer as reality, I'm afraid...)
None of that now, though- wishing you ONLY good in 2012!
I love the dress (why didn't I find such great dresses in VV when I was in Vic?) and the yellow jacket. I may have to go shopping for a colored jacket in the new year.ReplyDelete
Wow! You look amazing and you make me wonder why I've stepped back from colour. Inspiring! And I'm so envious of how well you wear yellow -- I couldn't get anywhere near that colour but it's fabulous on you. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
What an amazing dress. You and your husband looked fab for NYE.ReplyDelete
OMG a crimper! I did not even know they still existed, LOL.ReplyDelete
Love the dress, love that the two of you went dancing and whooping it up, and you still made it to your WW meeting the next day. In your Clockwork Orange tee? What a fun array of colors in both outfits.
You guys looked great together :) and I like that picture of you both - I can feel the love !ReplyDelete
What a beautiful dress! And with this hair you really look special!ReplyDelete
I have probably said it before but I'm not afraid to repeat myself: I enjoy looking at you two, you and L are such a beautiful couple.
Hm, I'm sorry, I don't get the joke and I can't figure what movie/book you are talking about. Could you enlighten me? I'd put this book/movie on my "to read/to watch" list.
But I do know that "Korova" is Russian for a cow, he-he
10 points to ReaderRita for correctly getting my reference - I've edited the post to give the movie/book title. Beware of graphic violence in the movie (and the book, which to me is far more disturbing, including a rape scene).ReplyDelete
You bring back fond memories of my 80s hair - permed AND crimped. I'm lucky I didn't burn it all off...lol.ReplyDelete
Best wishes for 2012,