Thursday, 2 January 2014

No more champagne and the fireworks are through..

Sequin Dress: Boohoo (borrowed from Sarah's wardrobe)
Shoes: Matalan

How is everyone settling into the new year? Back to work and it all feels like so long ago, but this was my outfit for New Year's Eve. I have to admit I'm not a fan of NYE. I've never understood the hype, it's so overrated.

Thankfully the repairs and redecorating of the flat were finished by the 30th (just!) and I was able to spend a whole day sorting through some of the things I'd packed away, and rediscover oh-so-many things I'd forgotten I had.

I'd borrowed this dress from Sarah a little while ago, with the intention of wearing it on NYE but failing to track one down for myself. It's such a pretty party dress. I love the mix of colours and the open back detail.

Not much of a party, we just stayed in with drinks and looked for fireworks, but it was rather nice to have the flat all sorted - nice and freshly painted for the new year.

How did you celebrate?


  1. I LOVE that dress! It looks amazing on you. I know what you mean about NYE though.. I just posted up my new year :)

  2. Wow that dress is beautiful!! Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year!!

  3. that dress looks so lovely on you. I spent it with friends and some good food, wine and music which was perfect. Gald to hear the flat is back to normal x

  4. Oh goodness I have a HUGE crush on that dress! xo

  5. That is sparkly and a half!!! We went to a friend'd, ate pizza, played Cranium and then I fell asleep on the ARM chair!!! X

  6. This looks stunning on you, I love the sparkles! Happy 2014 :)

    Maria xxx

  7. you look so lovely in sparkles Char x

  8. That dress is amazing, it's SOOOO sparkly! I hate NY too, although a Scottish Hogmanay is better than any other I always say. There's something special about it here. I've had a few good times when I used to go out when I was younger, but these days I don't do anything special at night. We always get dressed up and have a family meal the next day.

  9. You look fabulous! What a great dress! I'm not a fan of NYE, either. I think it's so overrated. xx

  10. Such a gorgeous dress, happy new year Char xxx

  11. Pretty dress!
    I was already back to work before NYE and it wasn't until midday that I realised it was the 31st. I made little effort - I put on a dash of mascara and added a scarf to my my pretty uninspired outfit and drank wine with Andy whilst playing cards and watching the Godfather. it was actually a pretty nice evening. I hate the hype too, there is so much pressure to do something amazing. When I look at the crowds gathered in the capitals across the world I just wonder 'what do you do when you need to pee? The queues much be enormous!
    Good to hear the flat is back to normal, that's a great way to start the year...

  12. yowza! that dress rocks! you may not be a fan of NYE but you definitely looked quite lovely for the event!