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Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!!!!

Hey Y'all,

Happy 2007!!
I had a smashing night out last night!
I'm sure you're wondering what I ended up wearing:) My mom and I hit the pavement the day after Christmas, and found ourselves, of course, at Lord & Taylor.

Though I initially wanted something sequined, I decided that the metallic look would be just as nice (not to mention cheaper). After trying on several options, I chose this gold jacquard pouf strapless dress by Jessica McClintock:

Cute huh?

I didn't take a full on pic, but this should give you an idea of how I accessorized:

That's an Adrianna Papell velvet shrug with a single string of pearls, and vintage pearl and diamond Christian Dior earrings. I found the earrings for only $25 at a thrift store (Brooklyn's Hooti Couture to be exact).
I also channeled my inner designer with the shrug. It initially had velvet strings to tie in the front, but I felt the tie wouldn't look right with the bow on my dress, so...I ended up cutting the strings and sewing the nubs back. Sometimes you have to do a little tailoring to make sure your look is just right:)

Lastly, I popped on these patent peep toe BCBGirls shoes....

....with sheer black stockings.
I was happy with it!

Here's a pic of one of the cute dresses I saw out...

...I liked her train, shoes, and fur. Doesn't hurt that homegirl knows how to strike a fierce pose!



Sefa said...

Cute Dress/outfit!! where'd you end up going for new years?

BTW - this is an great time for sales.. everyone is marking down their merchandise even more come jan 4... so hit the high end stores for fabulous gear at bargain prices. I scored a cute Sigrid Olsen blazer for $30 (retail $229)!

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Lo' Diva said...

FAB! Hit up all the sales!

Toni said...

Claire, I have to say i'm not a fan of the polka dotted dress you have featured. Polka dots in general are iffy to begin with, but a train, this truly looks like something featured on a worst dressed list. Your dress was cute though and I really love the blog!

Anonymous said...

Yeah Im gonna have to go with the previous post...too many polka dots!!!!!!! but your dress was way cuter.