As promised, here is my real-life version of what I wore for the fancy New Year’s Eve cocktail party Sam and I were invited to. (You can see the inspiration board here.) It was a night filled with fun and laughter — and crafts, as we made our own party hats! We also toasted the new year every hour on the hour, starting from the East Coast through to when we finally rang in the new year out here on the West Coast. 😀
I pulled my hair to the side just like I did here in this post, but dressed the style up by tying a sparkly, stretchy headband around to secure it. The closeup pics of my hair were all blurry, but you can kind of see the sparkly tie in the first pic.
I didn’t want a long sash or a big bow to take attention away from the embellished cardigan, so I just tied the sash like a scarf, doubling it up and looping one side through the other. Easy!
I switched up my manicure for New Year’s, which I’ll post about later this week. Stay tuned!
(P.S. My toenails are still Christmas green.)
I’ve had this 1960s swing overcoat
of my grandmother’s my mother’s almost my entire life. I am sure she my mom made this coat herself, as she was very skilled in sewing and jewelry-making. The faux fur collar had become detached on one side, so I sewed it back on earlier that day. It was fun to break out a vintage piece — and a personal one at that — for New Year’s!
Update: My mom made this coat! Here’s the email update from my mom reading this post:
I really laughed when I saw the 60s vintage coat in your photo. However, your grandmother didn’t make it — I did! My junior year in high school homemaking, I made a black wool suit and bought a fur collar to go with it. Then for my home project, I made the coat you are wearing. I didn’t put a collar on it because the collar for my suit worked for both. Later, after I outgrew the suit, I stitched the fur collar onto the coat. I loved that coat, and I am so glad that it is still getting some wear time!
Isn’t that fantastic?! ♥
Details: Dress: c/o eShakti (review here) / Embellished cardigan: Forever 21, new / Overcoat with faux fur collar: Vintage, my paternal grandmother’s / Satin shoes: Shoe outlet years ago / Satin clutch: Had so long I don’t remember / Pearl bracelet: Gift from my husband, Purely Pearls, Abu Dhabi / Silver and pearl earrings: Handmade by a personal friend in Abu Dhabi
And of course Sam wore his kilt! 🙂