Normally we stay home and celebrate when NYC hits midnight but Husband and I enjoyed our first NYE out in quite a few years. We felt bad leaving The Boy home but he was actually online with some of his school friends at midnight playing PS3.

Here’s what I wore for New Year’s Eve.

All J Crew
Belt: Glimmer Sash in Heirloom Pink
New Lip Gloss: Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque

I have been wanting a red lipstick for a while so last week when Husband was shopping I walked over to the Chanel counter to see what they had. (Told you I only wandered away once.) It is really red but not orange-y or pink-y. I love it. I put it on lightly, if that can even been done, let it dry a little and then added another layer and blotted. Husband really noticed it but since my usual lip color matches my lips he would have noticed anything darker than that.

Have a great evening! Back to work for me tomorrow.

On a whim I purchased the Buena Notte Bag last week as a Christmas present to me. On Friday, I walked into Anthropologie and saw the item I’ve been dying to try on since I first saw it on the website.

It nips and tucks you in nice and snug. I tried on both the 6 and 8. The 8 was a little looser but the 6 was va-va-va-voom. Such a pretty little lace-y thing and a pretty penny too! I am not a big lace person but this was just too amazing to pass up. Soooo, MERRY CHRISTMAS to me…again.
I wore it out to dinner with Husband and some friends Saturday night. We were originally supposed to go to Husband’s work Christmas party but he decided he didn’t want to go. I decided I was dressing up anyway.
Cardigan: Kohl’s (100% Cashmere)
Cami: Eyelash Lace Corset
Skirt: J Crew Taffeta Mavelle Mini
Shoes: J Crew Flannery Platform Peep-Toe

With the Buena Notte Bag (and part of my head chopped off).
Have a great evening!

I stopped by J Crew to see if they had any of the new arrivals that showed up online this week. I was so pleased to see that they did. Tons of stuff (and the sale section is bursting!). I’m getting all the photos together but here’s one of the things I tried on that I absolutely love!

Taffeta Marvelle Mini
I tried both a 6 and an 8. They had all but the Dark Navy in store.

(Click on the picture to get a larger view.)

It is so cute! I can’t wait to wear this for the holiday parties. I like that it’s simple. It is not frilly or too fancy. The skirt is a little poofy but I don’t mind it. Both the 6 and 8 fit fine but I like the length of the 8 slightly better. And it has pockets!

I should have the rest up later this evening. I hope you don’t mind the “collage” effect. There are so many pictures and I want to make sure you get all the views I took. I think I took at least one picture on the hanger with flash so you get to see the real color.

Have a great day!