A quick Friday Frock this week - as I'm sure you've noticed, it's New Year's Eve! I'm actually hosting a party, but found the time to snap my outfit and pop it up here before everyone arrives.
As I said in my last post, my friends and I aren't breaking with tradition and are having another house party this year. Honestly, though, I'd always rather be in someone's house with a nice glass of wine, comfortable on a sofa with the people I love instead of squished in some overcrowded and overpriced bar with a whole lot of annoying people. We'll probably end up spending hours reminiscing about our schooldays and then dancing like crazy lunatics around the living room to Britney Spears.
I got this LBD in America a couple of years ago - I actually was on the hunt to find something suitable for this Halloween costume and found the perfect option in Forever 21. The only part of it I dislike is the exposed zip at the back. I know they're incredibly on trend but I HATE THEM. I actually painted this zip with black nail polish to make it stand out less!
Dress - Forever 21
Shoes - Primark
Tights - Dorothy Perkins
Earrings - Accessorize
Hairclips - Primark
Necklace, bracelet & Ring - Topshop
I originally had this urge to wear a black dress with red tights - when I wore a fancy dress costume for my sister's birthday, I had to wear a black dress underneath the costume because it was so poorly made and before I put the costume over the top I was like 'Oooh, this looks really cute with red tights!' but then I saw this music video and wanted desperately to emulate Sophie Ellis-Bextor's eyemakeup and as I already dressed up like an elf-fairy once this Christmas I figured I shouldn't mix red and green again, so I wore these turquoise tights.
You can't really see them, but I'm wearing my favourite ever earrings - for someone who hardly ever wears earrings they're so long, but I've always thought they look ace when my hair is down as they kind of blend in. I do like dark green with my redder hair, too - on this occasion I was aiming for a big red curly mane of hair which didn't really come off - it pinged up too much! But I threw caution to the wind - hey, it's New Year's - and added these peacock clips that I got in Primark.
I painted my nails with China Glaze Emerald Sparkle, but then added Barry M's blue glitter to the top half of my nail to create a multi-faceted effect. It looks kinda cool, I think, especially with this awesome giant ring I got in the Topshop sale.
Anyway, I've babbled long enough - I've got to go and put the crisps out! Have an AWESOME New Year's Eve everyone, whatever you're doing, and I hope 2011 is a magical year for everyone reading this - I'll be back tomorrow (hopefully - if I'm not too hungover!) with a bit of a 2010 roundup!