2010-01-02

New Year, Old Dress

Dear New Year' s Eve,
I don't mean to be rude but I agree with others in stating that you are over-rated. I have had many nights of stupid ridiculousness and legendary fun (sorry, Matt and I have been watching a marathon of 'How I Met Your Mother' and I can't stop calling everything legendary) but New Year's Eve never ranks that high. This year I decided that whatever happens, even if our plans change 6 times and nothing works out like I imagined, I was going to go all out and dress up. So I did and yes, I was over dressed. And between loving my outfit, kissing Matt at midnight and eating a lot of sushi, the night did end up being pretty good. But maybe next year will be the year when a legendary New Year's Eve becomes a reality...
See you in 363 days,
xo Yen

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Dress? thrifted
Jacket? thrifted
Clutch? Vintage and gifted by my lovely parents
Shoes? Derek Lam, Holt's Last Call
Tights? ?
Earrings? Won from Briannelee
Gloves? Steve Madden, Winners

I'm embarrassed to say I have had this vintage dress (well, the coat and clutch too) for years. I finally gave it a good wash, took in the waist and of course, gave it a temporary shorter hem. If I actually spent a few days re-buttoning the open, hemming the conservative and fixing the holy (this is sounding religious...) the options in my closet would increase a lot! I am working on it, I even have a nifty little labelling system going... But it's hard to stay focused when I need to go online and check what old favourites are wearing. And then I keep finding new lovelies like Selective Potential, Song of The Exile and Second Skin and I lose even more time... So, I blame you! For being inspiring, funny and DISTRACTING! Can everyone please put on some old jeans and fleece hoodies so I can get some stuff done? Thanks.

nye1

28 comments :

Lisa said...

I came across your blog the other day and have been looking through all of your outfits today when I actually should have studied...I am very impressed with your sewing skills (and your thrifting skills)!
I love this outfit! Especially the coat - it's a beauty!

Happy New Year!

Dylana said...

Gorgeous dress!

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Elizabeth Edith said...

this dress is awesome!!!!
Why isn't there stuff like that at my goodwill? :(

briannelee said...

Love the outfit! I am glad you had a fun night!

Did you get to open your Xmas presents yet? Was Santa good to you?

Linda said...

The shock of it all? You are actually wearing your wedding rings!

stilettolover91 said...

I love your coat & dress!!

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Julia said...

Mr. Derek Lam shoes, I love you. I also love Ms. Fur-Trimmed coat. Seeing them get married here on your body is so awesome. And yeah, New Years, you ain't so hot. Not at all. :)

Much love!

xx

Fashion Therapist said...

Fantastic outfit! And btw I too love HIMYM...Barney is the best. The men are lucky to have Neil Patrick Harris. :)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Love, love, love that dress, and those shoes: legendary. I also love HIMYM and Second Skin. So many fabulous blogs, so little time.... Happy New Year!

Kyla said...

You can never be over dressed for New Years At least that's what I tell myself :)

Have a happy one!

Clare said...

I love your NYE outfit!! Such a wonderful dress, and that coat is just perfection for a wintry night out. Happy new year, dearie!

Candycane said...

Your right NYE is sooo overated - but at least you looked gorgeous whilst celebrating it :D

Have a good 2010!

xXx

Christen said...

Your vintage number is soooo perfect! And I agree - NYE is WAY too overrated. We had dinner (sushi too!), went to see a movie and toasted with a glass of champagne at home. Quiet, simple, and perfect :) Happy New Yeart!!!

Laura HH said...

I want your coat

Fell 4 Fashion said...

Gorgeous!!! Happy New year!!!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Love the dress and coat! You look fabulous. I feel the same way about reading blogs -- the more I read, the more time I spend obsessing over my own combinations :) - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Meg said...

LOVE the coat, LOVE the dress, LOVE the clutch!!! Awesome outfit.
By the way, I'm a huge How I Met Your Mother fan. You're awesomeness just went up like twenty points for me ;] Happy New Year.

redhedgingerbread said...

Super jealous of your perfect-amount-of-glitz dress!!! Fabulous, adorable, sexy outfit and great photos. Happy new year to you! Egads, I can't believe it's 2010.

Ash said...

Oh I love your dress! It looks wonderful dressed up but I can see it being versatile enough to wear more casual also! I agree, New years IS over rated!

Ash
goldleafashley.blogspot.com

ShopKim said...

That coat is GORGEOUS! I love it! The whole outfit looks fabulous.

Second Skin said...

HahA HA! This is so funny!! "re-buttoning the open, hemming the conservative and fixing the holy" So witty and perfectly descriptive! I love the way this entire outfit came together! Gorgeous! And thanks so much for the little shout out! You are so cool.

D said...

your looks are so inspiring. what you do with textures, patterns, and elements of surprise. you are awesome.

em.me.ma said...

You look so classy. love the shoes especially. glad you had such an amazing new years :) and yumm sushi<3

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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i agree on the NYE sentiment--i stayed home and sewed this year and it was one of the loveliest new year's i've had.
that dress, by the way, is terrific!

Dirty Hair Halo said...

Beautiful vintage look.

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Lemondrop Marie said...

I have broken it off with New Year's Eve- it's a let down most of the time and I would prefer less drama, however I want your shoes and bag so I would be willing to go out just to have either!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Beautiful coat! I'm beginning to wonder if that epic NYE party everyone talks about is really an illusion, but without the parties I still have had amazing NYEs. :)

chic said...

Great dress, great COAT!, and great vintage clutch! Way to ring in the new year in style!

Oh, and about your comment on my page, you better believe it that if I'm ever in good ol' Hamilton, we're meeting up! I would love to hang out with you in person and there is even a chance that T. and I might be there for a friend's wedding at some point this year. If so, I'm letting you know!

S