On New Year's Eve (which already seems like so long ago...), I dressed up for church and an after-church party at the home of a family friend. The dress had been picked up on a birthday shopping spree for a whopping $7 at JC Penneys, and the slip was sewn that day in a mad rush to get it finished before church. I loved the vintage-inspired detail on the top, but I wasn't a fan of the length, which hit me about mid-thigh, so to add a bit of length, I deconstructed an old tulle skirt I'd bought off the Target clearance rack. I used the lining of the skirt for the top, and then created a tulle ruffle along the bottom...about a half hour later, I had a new slip! The tulle added a little bit to the length along with a fun feminine detail. And since it's a slip, it can be layered under other dresses and skirts as well! Then I layered on a pair of thick, fleece tights underneath. And then...for a bit of sparkle, I wore my glittery pumps that I picked up at Target (also off the clearance rack). They're absolutely frivolous, but perfect for the holiday season and for a night out. They're also unbelievably comfortable! My mom had a bit of a heart attack when she saw the heel height on these (they've got to be almost six inches), but really, they are more comfortable than my three-inch Oxford booties, which are my go-to shoes. Needless to say...I love them, and I wish there were more occasions I could wear them!
New Year's Eve was absolutely lovely...the church service was wonderful, and I had great fun at the party afterwards, sipping sparkling cider and munching on freshly baked quiche, among other things, and enjoying the fellowship of friends and relatives.
What did you ladies do to celebrate the New Year?