So these pictures were taken months ago and at the time I thought ‘this would be the perfect New Years Eve dress’ but REALLY.. not so much. In my mind New Years Eve is a clip from a film, specifically The Holiday, where they all dress in suits and cocktail dresses and even the children and beautifully behaved and the whole evening is perfect. That’s not really New Years Eve is it? Either you don’t have kids and you’re out somewhere that’s absolutely rammed and not super comfortable until midnight when you have to queue for hours at the taxi rank to get home. Alternatively perhaps you have small ones at home that keep your plans family oriented and home-based. For the longest time I was jealous of people who got to go out for NYE (having Ella at 19 means I’ve never really done it) but at 29 I can’t think of anything I’d like to do less.
At the same time the same old evening isn’t doing it for me any more either. I crave something a little more glamorous. In future years I see us celebrating with friends and family in a hotel, I’ve heard about people doing this and it sounds FABULOUS! Everyone has their own limit and expectations and a collective gathering at a third party venue means everyone can leave when they like/stay up as long as they want and even potentially go for a nap and return refreshed for the countdown. I’ve always wanted to get really dressed up for a party a la The Holiday and if I was to I think this would be ‘the dress’ but it wont be this year.
Cocktail Dress – Lindy Bop (currently 10% off) / Shoes – Christian Louboutin Ron Ron / Sunglasses – Kate Spade / Belt – Primark / Necklaces – mix of Kate Spade, Tiffany & Baublebar / Watch – Michael Kors 5020 / Hair – Sad.. but it’s days away from finally getting some professional attention!! (post to come)
We are doing something a LITTLE different however, we’re having my parents over to our house rather than the opposite which means the littlest one can go to bed when he’s ready and remain undisturbed when we finally retire rather than being hauled out of one bed and in to another via a short car ride. I will be making the food and drinks and this evening I plan to slightly tweak my decor and perhaps even create a playlist.. I know, I’m an animal! I will share after the event and might even bust out my sequin sweat pants for the occasion but I thought I’d ask the question.. what do you WISH you did for New Years vs what you actually do? Is it just me that has delusions of NYE grandeur or have the movies fed in to your imagination too?
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