Well actually, that's not how it happened. Because when you want something, the best way to get that something is to be kind about it. So I really said "Oh dear! Is there any way we can possibly get my package expedited? I want to wear this dress on NYE!"
When Friday the 30th came around and my dress still hadn't arrived, I panicked. Obviously being nice didn't work.
Then, a sign from the Heavens: A few days ago the Man Repeller posted her planned New Year's Eve outfit, and made an interesting point. I'm willing to bet that 99.9% of women in the downtown vicinity of Cape Girardeau will be sporting outfits with either A. Sparkle, B. Short Hemlines, or C. All of the Above. There's nothing wrong with those things, but I'm not one to blend in.
I contemplated wearing my own sequined harem pants on NYE.
They're vintage, and a little bit ridiculous....but I love them. And after seeing what the Man Repeller planned to wear on NYE, I really wanted to wear them.
Then, on Saturday, December 31st, a mere 5 hours before our planned NYE celebration, my dress arrived. And my husband, bless his heart, breathed a sigh of relief that I wouldn't be wearing M.C.Hammer pants in public. (not tonight, anyway!)
My dress is the exact same dress in this photo, and I'm pretty much copying this look completely. Because I love it and it's adorable. Thanks for the inspiration Ruche!
|Pinecrest Lane Chiffon Dress, $36.99 MADE IN THE USA! Score!|
I still want to be ME, so here's my choice for NYE attire. A little bit of yours truly mixed in with my Ruche inspiration:
Yes, this vintage blazer has its original shoulder pads. And no, I'm not cutting them out. Watch out sparkle queens, here I come!
We're starting off the NYE with a family dinner (little man included!) and then after dropping the kiddo off at mom's we'll head to the River View Room at Buckner's for a little holiday shin-dig some friends of ours are having. Sunday morning we'll wake up and head to breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Pass the black eyed peas, please!
How are you spending NYE? What are you wearing? I encourage you to be yourself and wear something that feels both beautiful and you.
See you in 2012!