December 31, 2010
Shirt: Forever 21
Dress: a 3 + 1 (Sloan Boutique, Portland)
Belt: Forever 21
Necklace: Clyde’s Rebirth
Shoes: Dolce Vita (Urban Outfitters)
I’ve spent way more New Year’s Eves at home with my boyfriend and in bed before midnight than I’d like to admit. While I love the sense of renewal that comes with a New Year, I’ve grown to hate the pressure of making New Year’s Eve plans. This year was a little different though; small town life really doesn’t offer too many options for nighttime activities so there wasn’t much to stress about. Where I spent the evening didn’t really matter much to me anyhow as I knew I’d be in good company. Erin was in town (for a week that went by too quickly), and anytime I get to hang out with my boyfriend and best friend, I know I’m in for a good time.
Finding a New Year’s Eve look was a bit more challenging than past years (maybe because sweats weren’t an option this year). I had visions of something sparkly but was disappointed to find not one glimmer while searching my closet a few days before New Year’s Eve. I decided to leave the outfit as a last minute decision…and then I opened the Clyde’s Rebirth package that
One of the ways I’ve found to stretch my closet is by wearing dresses as skirts. I realize this isn’t anything new to all of you creative ladies who remix with such ease, but it is something I never did while living in Portland. The ruffled bottom and fitted bodice of this pixelated floral dress were perfect for layering, and while I tried to resist wearing this lacey t-shirt again, I couldn’t help myself. The loose fit was exactly what I was looking for and the neckline was perfect for showing off my new favorite necklace. Later on I threw on my military jacket and changed into gold flats before heading out for an evening of margaritas, giant sparklers, and laughs galore!