Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fantastic New Year’s Eve, whether you were partying or having a quiet one at home. We had a little party at home with friends and their kids, which was lots of fun. Isobel loved having some of her classmates and their siblings over to play, while the adults hung out in the kitchen drinking Pete’s home brew cider 🙂
Although I didn’t go out, I still wanted to dress up, especially as I kept it casual over Christmas. I bought this Paper Dolls black lace dress from Asos in the sale. It’s actually from the tall range but it fits me perfectly, even though I’m only 5’8″. I have a long torso and arms, so often dresses and tops from the tall ranges fit me better. The hemline finishes a little lower on me than on the model but I’m happy with that because I prefer dresses and skirts to fall on or below the knee.
I ordered a few dresses in the sales, with both New Year’s Eve and an upcoming wedding in mind. Out of all of them this is my favourite, although I’m not sure I’d wear black to a wedding. It’s also available in mustard gold, which I’m tempted to order. If Paper Dolls made a red version I’d snap it up straight away!
The slightly longer length of the tall version means I could wear this dress with sandals, but as it was cold I opted for tights and ankle boots. I bought these black glittery ankle boots from Zara in last year’s January sales. They are not the most comfortable, but I was on my feet for most of the evening and didn’t suffer too much.
No necklace is required with the high neck so I wore my silver chandelier earrings and Tanzanite cluster ring (first seen here). I didn’t really need a clutch bag but I chose a silver one to finish off the outfit. I’m definitely not used to partying into the small hours (or any time really!). After finally getting to sleep at around 2am I was feeling wiped out the next day and had to have a two-hour afternoon nap…rock ‘n’ roll hey? 😉 The 5am alarm this morning was a bit of a shock to the system!
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