One of my New Year’s resolutions is to go out with the girls more often. Sometimes life can get in the way of spending time with friends, and prioritizing time gets tricky. But life also raises issues that are best shared with girlfriends over a glass of wine and a good laugh, hence my resolution. I put it into practice last night and headed out with Cristin. We had a fabulous night catching up over a couple of bottles of unnecessarily expensive wine:)
I wore my black jacket again from Zara over the Dita t-shirt dress (yeah right – dress that barely covers your butt!) from AllSaints. The trousers are the coated jeggings from Dorothy Perkins (currently on sale) which have turned into my favorite ‘going out’ pants – they fit amazing and feel sexy! I busted out the Buster boots from Nine West. They’ve been sitting in my closet for a while now after I bought them at a bargain price before Thanksgiving. Not sure why I haven’t worn them till now – I think I was concerned about tottering around in really high heels – but they turned out to be the most comfortable ‘going out’ boot.
So after putting a New Year’s resolution into practice I also broke one. My new Boden folded leather clutch arrived. I just couldn’t resist it and I’m glad I didn’t now – it is just beautiful. The leather is buttery soft and it is incredibly roomy without any bulk. The color could be pink, orange or red depending on what you wear it with, and the detachable strap is genius.
Make me feel better and tell me you have broken a resolution too by day 12!
Oh and talking about Girls – don’t forget if you are in the US the new season starts tomorrow 9pm on HBO.
First let me tell you – if you did as I did and ordered in J.Crew‘s sale at the weekend, call them and ask them to apply the new 30% off sale prices STYLE2013 code to your order – they just did for me and have credited me $50 – brilliant customer service I have to say.
Another couple of sale purchases were made last night (trying to get it done before the New Year’s resolution etc…). As MM was watching football I was surfing Nordstrom’s shoe sale. It started with a want/need/itch – call it what you want – for some black and white ballet flats for the Spring to wear with my new J.Crew cafe capris. Not willing to pay Chanel type prices but wanting a Chanel type shoe I thought Nordstrom would be the place to start. Low and behold I found these beauties – the Vince Camuto Fawna. Unfortunately, at 50% off I also thought I’d save more i.e. spend more, and I ordered the pink and caramel versions too! They’re also available in the sale on the Vince Camuto site if you are in the US.
So the Christmas tree is down today and the house is looking relatively normal again. I have to say the Christmas present I am loving more and more each day is our new closet. I am so thrilled we got it finished before the Holidays. Each time I walk in there I feel giddy. Everything is put away neatly, all within reach, and the best bit is we built it all ourselves – such a sense of accomplishment! So as promised here are some photos of our new IKEA Pax closet – the steps are necessary for me to reach to top – we are using every inch of the room – and don’t worry MM has some space at the other end of the closet!
Not much going on today – I nipped out to Trader Joe’s for some more Cava and Prosecco for tonight. MM and I aren’t huge fans of New Year’s Eve – we always used to call it amateur night. We’re much happier sitting in with a Chinese takeaway, some fizzy wine and Carson and Ryan on the t.v. – I am so ready for 2013 to start. 2012 has been an amazing year – and I am expecting great things from 2013. We’re planning a year of travel and trips – no money on the house this year! I hope 2013 brings you all health, wealth and happiness – and THANK YOU for being here – for reading, being interested and leaving comments and sending emails – it means more than you can possibly imagine.
So here’s the last outfit of 2012 – some sparkles and fur. MM wanted to know where I was going clubbing when I nipped out to the shops:) It’s time for the Target fur (reduced to $35 online), worn over a Zara t-shirt layered with an old, but favorite Diesel sequin t-shirt. The jeans are Hudson Collins and the boots are the Isabel Marant Dickers. HAPPY NEW YEAR! xx