Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Year's Eve

Dress: Gold Shimmer Dress from Igigi (size 26/28, very old)
Kate's Dress is from Anthropologie (from our shopping trip)
Tights: Catherines
Shoes: Savers, glitterfied by me
Bracelets: Vintage
Earring: etXarte
Necklace: former etsy seller
Photography: Super Boo, Kate, & Me (Canon Rebel & iPhone)
I wore this gold shimmery Igigi gown out for NYE dinner with Kate. The last time I wore this dress was 7 years ago on NYE. Sadly, the best photo I could find is the one below. Kate wore the same dress in copper (see, we were wearing matching dresses long before Gwynnie Bee). elly is in the middle looking adorable (shhh, don't tell her I used a picture of her...sorry, e, it's the only one I had!). 
Look at the girlie's amazing accessories! Peacock purse & fascinator. It was bitterly cold NYE...but I decided to wear the dress the way I wanted to, with bare arms...& Kate went for comfort with layers of leggings & boots. I wonder what that says about us?
Our menu for the evening, which we also got the matching wine pairing for. 
We started our meal with an amuse-bouche of cava & blood orange gazpacho that made all my taste buds stand up...acidy & delicious, served with champagne. Kate & I both chose seafood salad for our first course. The entire meal was extraordinary...however, if I could get just one of these courses would be the pasta. Homemade spaghetti with escargots, butter, & garlic *swoon* was perfection. 
Scallops for our third course, then duck for me & squash for Kate...finally, dessert. It was an amazing meal paired with spectacular wine & the loveliest girlie dinner companion. 
I bought these vintage shoes for $5.00 at Savers over the summer & a few hours before dinner...I ran to Michaels to get Mod Podge & gold glitter to glitterfy them. When I told Super Boo my plan he said, that sounds like you. I may be a procrastinator. But, sparkly!
If it hadn't been -1 outside, I may have remembered to get some close-up photos of my eye make-up. I was wearing stila's magnificent metals foil finish eye shadow  in vintage black gold, which matched my dress perfectly. Happy New Year!


  1. That dress is amazing and you look fabulous. The shoes are also wonderful.

    1. Thanks, Leah! The shoes were a fun project, but I think homemade glitter shoes are only meant to be worn once.

  2. I love both of your dresses! You look so glamorous.

    1. Thanks, Laura! It's so much fun to dress up :)

  3. You look stunning in that gold dress!