Concrete Catwalk // New Year’s Eve

January 5, 2012

What is it about New Year’s Eve that makes us feel compelled to get all dolled up?  The word glamorous is definitely not one that comes to mind when I think about describing my own personal style, but I DO love putting together a good costume now and again!

I was pretty excited to get dressed up for the Great-Gatsby-themed party that we went to on NYE, and although I don’t think my outfit qualified as being literarily accurate, I did love the sparkle and bold use of color.  Plus, I added one of Gerard’s grandmothers vintage hats at the last minute, and I think that gave the whole look some extra points. ;)  Kept the accessories simple overall (love my new glittery clutch from Truvow), because I didn’t want the look to seem too cluttered.

P.S. Do you remember the dress from when I wore it this past summer?  Styled a little differently, but I still love it!  Can you believe it used to be a size-22 blouse?

And of course, here are a few snaps from the evening, courtesy of our dear hostess with the mostess and my instagram feed (Feel free to follow along – I’m @styleandpepper!).

Cutie-pie friends! Grace the Gracious Hostess, Jenni, Morgan & Christine
Three Musketeers.
 Cheers to the New Year!
 I couldn’t help but include this one… give us a dance floor, and we’ll give you some serious moves. ;)
Christine and I marveling at our dapper dudes on the post party subway ride.

Such a great evening with new and old friends… did you all have a wonderful New Year’s Eve?  Who’s excited for a fresh start? (ME!)

Top to Bottom:
Feathered hat – Vintage, Was G’s grandmother’s
Dress (was a shirt!) – Vintage, Thrifted & DIY-ed
Coat – Vintage, Thrifted (similar)
Clutch – c/o Truvow
Bracelet – c/o Martine Wester (similar)
Ring – J. Crew (similar)
Tights – c/o Foot Traffic (Can’t tell you how much I love these guys! Very reasonable price and they last longer than any other brand I’ve tried!)

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  • Reply Migdalia Gonzalez January 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    so so so in love with the red heels and tights. you looked beautiful!

  • Reply The Greedy Seagull January 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    hey that looks like you’re in a subway in NYC! welcome and hope you’re getting settled in!

  • Reply Loulou January 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    You look gorgeous. That dress (that used to be a top!) is stunning on you. Great pictures of what appears to have been a really fun party!

    Loulou Downtown

  • Reply Johanna January 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I love this look…especially the red tights!

  • Reply Supal January 5, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    HA. Serious dance moves. You and G are so cute :)

  • Reply kim @ pineapplemint January 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    such a cool outfit!

  • Reply Grace - Stripes and Sequins January 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Love it! You looked so cute!!

  • Reply Lacee Swan January 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Love the red tights and shoes! And I will have to try that brand out! So over my “poor hipster holes in the stocking look” ha ha!

  • Reply eatsleepwear January 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    LOVEEE the red on red. Kind of perfect ;) xo, Kim

  • Reply Neris / Fashion Fractions January 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    looks like you guys had so much fun! gorgeous outfit!


    Fashion Fractions

  • Reply Sara B January 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    that jacket and hat are amaze. love and glad you had a fun night!! xo

  • Reply rachael adele // for the love of design January 5, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    i’ve always wanted to go to a gatsby party. i love that era. and i looove those red tights!

  • Reply Aly McLoughlin-Harte January 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Yes indeedi I did have a very fun new year’s eve! Great to meet you and to see the red tights, not sure I appreciated those in the moody 1920’s lighting!!

  • Reply charity @ c'est la belle vie January 6, 2012 at 1:13 am

    That dress is perfect! You look old-Hollywood glam.

  • Reply Natalie Garza January 6, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Oh my, you look so pretty! I love that dress and how it looks against your red tights and shoes. And you’re so right, that hat really added the extra oomph. Love it!

  • Reply Nuha January 6, 2012 at 6:30 am

    i LOVE your Dalmatian fur coat…so gorgeous!

  • Reply Marie-Eve January 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    You looked amazing ! That dress is very 40’s flapper, I love it !

  • Reply Jani January 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    You look FABULOUS!

    WE always love to see you supporting Foot Traffic, you make everyone in the office smile with your outfit posts!

    Sending you love and happiness for the New Year from the FT team :)


  • Reply howsheflowers January 9, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Feathered hat makes it totally Gatsby, no questions asked!

    I love your layers of glam– it’s not just the outfit and then your regular coat and hat. Color me inspired. :)

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