Thursday 30 December 2010

We'll take a cup o' kindness yet.

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!


  1. i adore your hair! you looks so prettyful x

  2. Love your dress and your hair. Hope you have a lovely evening and a great start to 2011 x

  3. You look lovely hunny :) Have a fabby night! I agree, I prefer house parties/gatherings over crowded town nights on nye- I think the whole thing is slightly on the over rated side anyway!
    Love the nails
    Happy New Year


  4. You look gorgeous honey!

    Have a fab evening.

  5. A house party is always the better option - I always end up having lots more fun. And you can walk around with your shoes off - bonus!

    Happy New Year! xx

  6. happy new year to you:)! hope you had an amazing party. your outfit is gorgeous and ive got such hair envy right now xx

  7. Hope you had a great New Years Eve. Siting at home, relaxing, is definitely more fun in my eyes as well.

    Love the black dress. It's really pretty, and your eyeshadow looks great too.

    Have a great 2011.

  8. I love the tights with the dress! Adds a nice splash of colour! The nail varnish is such a pretty colour!

  9. Gorgeous hair, gorgeous nails and gorgeous girl! Happy New Year doll face! xx

  10. That dress is amazing! I love the shape. Happy new year my lovely :) xx

  11. Yes! Someone else! Girl, you can't believe how much I wanted to have eye make-up just like Sophie Ellis Bextor's when that video first came out. Although I was possibly a 15/16 year old tomboy-goth-chav (how does that even happen) so that was very unlikely! But now... now I want it all over again.

  12. Lovely! I love that nail colour. I hate exposed zips too, I have a dress that has a big chunky exposed zip and when I zip it up it makes my back feel cold it is so chunky, that is WRONG!


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