It's the first day of 2013 and I couldn't be happier for the new year ahead!! I'm hoping all of you enjoyed ringing in 2013 with your family, friends, loved ones, pups, kitties, and kiddos, and even though I wasn't physically there with you counting down, I was there in spirit. I'm really just so lucky to have all of you part of my life and I can't wait for everything that's to come! I had more fun than I should have putting together my little NYE ensemble using this FAH-bulous piece I snagged.
I was obsessed with the extra apron-y piece that covered the top of the dress, not to mention the red and black layers. It felt super flamenco, except I wasn't wearing ballroom shoes.
I'm going to coif this into something that screams marvelous instead of meh :)
I started off by removing that top layer!
A clipped seam here, a snipped piece there...
The layer has been taken down!!! Maybe I should just wear it like this??
Yeah, that's not going to happen :)
I got rid of the shoulder pads...
...and might make myself another batch of change purses with these guys!!
Now that the top layer was gone, I trimmed a few inches down the center to begin a V neck.
I cut off the sleeves...
...adjusted the shoulder seams (I brought them down two inches to turn this dress into more of a top) and pinned the neckline/sleeves/shoulders in place...
...before I cracked open my sewing machine.
I tossed on a pair of skinny jeans underneath my new ruffle-y top with my black Kenneth Cole ankle boots and had an outfit ready to say hello to 2013 in!!
I wore my go-to, black Cynthia Vincent cashmere cape on top to stay toasty...
...while watching all the fun NYE coverage! I was not in NY this year, however seeing Anderson Cooper's Times Square iPhone shot brought me right back to midtown.
Nothing like some fireworks to close out a most exciting 2012.
I'm super excited to meet you, 2013.