New Year, Not-So-New Me

green galaxy dress

New Year's Eve

NYE drinks

retro New Year

whisky in the jar-o

[Dress: eBay, years ago // Shoes & Bag: both Dune]

Happy New Year, everyone!

I hope you’ve all had a good start to 2014. Terry and I had been so busy planning for our house-warming party on the 28th (more on that later) that we hadn’t bothered to make any plans for New Year’s Eve, but our friends Ewen and Gillian told us about  a bar near  them which was having a New Year-themed cocktail event, and, well, it WAS New Year’s Eve, after all, so the four of us made a last-minute decision to go to that.

We were really glad we did, too: the theme was “drinks from around the world”, (or, to put it another way, “Hey, let’s think of an excuse to drink a lot of cocktails, because New Year!”) and we were given a different drink every hour, to correspond with whichever part of the world had just welcomed in 2014 at that point. We had ouzo for Greece, whisky for Scotland… aaaand that’s basically as much as I can remember of the drinks, which I guess is the sign of a good night.

I jest, of course: although it sounds a little bit like a recipe for disaster, we actually remained relatively sober, and once we’d rung in the New Year, we headed off to “first foot” some friends who live nearby, finally rolling home in the early hours of the morning. As New Years go, it was a pretty good one, especially considering that the gigantic burn on the side of my face had healed enough by that point to allow me to go out in public WITHOUT the bag over my face. I wasn’t quite so lucky for our house-warming party, but that, my friends, is a whole other story…


12 Comments

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  • Corinne says:

    I love Ouzo, my greek housemate always brings some back when she visits home.. I slowly end up drinking it all by having ‘just a bit’ every now and again. Oops.

    Glad you had a good new years, your dress is lovely (what a surprise ;) )

    Corinne x

  • Tatyana says:

    Love the dress! And is that your walk-in wardrobe? Lucky girl! Can’t wait to move into my new flat where I will have a full dressing room! Looks like you had a great night!
    Happy New Year xxx

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  • Annette says:

    What a fun theme! I love that idea and bet you had a great NYE. Happy New Year to you!
    This dress is made for you, I couldn’t think of any woman wearing it better than you. It goes so perfectly well with your hair and skintone. Stunning!

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  • Rose Keats says:

    I love that dress – such a beautiful colour and shape. We stayed in for New Year this year, but looks like you had a great night!

  • Erika says:

    Ooh, I love your closet, but more than that, such a beautiful dress!
    I need to come up with an idea to get my hubby and I all dressed up; it is so much fun to have a nice out, especially when pretty clothes are involved. :-)

  • Neha says:

    Happy New Year Amber! Love your blog and your sense of style :)

    Cheers!

  • Gillian says:

    Swooning over your dress. :) You’ve got great taste!

    ~Gillian

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  • Sandy says:

    Wow….your New Year’s Eve outfit is gorgeous! That dark green color is just perfect on you, and I love the little bow on the sash of your dress. I hope you have a 2014 filled with many more lovely dresses. :-)

  • Emily Jayne says:

    Never, ever get bored of seeing you in green – just gorgeous!

  • celyn says:

    I LOVE your dress! The color is gorgeous and the cute and style are so perfect! You look fab! lovely photos and I really love the idea of that around the world cocktail theme — what a great idea for a future NYE party! although im not sure it would work that great because our time here is way ahead than most countries in the world!

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