Rhinestone Earrings: from Japan. Starfish Brooch Bra Strap Headband: DIY (tutorial here). Feathered Cape: DIY (tutorial here). Rhinestone Pyramid Necklace: c/o Charming Charlie (similar here). Persona Bangle: c/o Persona. Interlock Gold Bangle: vintage. Rhinestone-adorned Clutch: vintage (a Goodwill find). Rings: H&M, mocha, Modcloth V To Success Knuckle Ring, wedding rings. Jersey Romper: UNIQLO (similar here or here). Gold Double Shell Belt: vintage (similar here). Sertia T-Strap Sandals: STEVEN (now on SALE for half off!).

outfit12.28.13_cu5Today is a neighbor’s New Year’s Eve party with a vintage theme, and I opted for a well-worn romper with my DIY Bra Strap headband and DIY Feather Capelet to cover up.

outfit12.28.13_cuThere’s something a little offbeat about wearing pants to an evening party where everyone else will (likely) be in dresses, especially something as casual as a romper. Plus, this romper is soft jersey – so really a Summer romper – but the event is inside so no worries there.

outfit12.28.13_fullHowever, since it is January I needed to cover up a bit – and dusted off my old DIY Feather Capelet (now over 3 years old!) for my poor exposed shoulders. outfit12.28.13_cu4Lil Tot took one look at me and said “MOM! You look like a…a…TURKEY!!” and fell over giggling. Which was honestly not my intention there. Since I made this piece from some feathered trim carried by New York Design Shop at the time, they have since closed…but you can (maybe) find something similar at your local Jo-Ann Fabrics or online here ($14) or here ($6.95). With just the addition of some closure ribbons, you too can impersonate poultry in the minds of little children!!       outfit12.28.13_cu3 outfit12.28.13_full3   Though technically it’s not New Year’s Eve yet, today is the neighbor’s party so we celebrate today. outfit12.28.13_headbandGiven the theme I went all out with false eyelashes (the falsies always make me want to scratch at my eyelids uncontrollably), a knotted chignon (following this tutorial for the most part but curling the ends of my hair first), and everything else blingy and gold. outfit12.28.13_cu2outfit12.28.13_shoesThese studded sparkly shoes by STEVEN (sister line of STEVE MADDEN) I was hesitant to purchase at first – but I had an expiring credit to Shopbop that had to be used and these shoes were on sale and just happened to be exactly the right size. I’m so glad I took the chance and snapped them up – because they are so delicate and feminine, wearing them makes me feel like a million dollars. Pedi is China Glaze Neon Pink Voltage.

outfit12.28.13_bagJust loving this V to Success double arrow knuckle ring I recently got from Modcloth (left index finger) – just the perfect size and weight to rest at the second knuckle. I can’t seem to take it off lately.

outfit12.28.13_full4Well – I’m off to the fete! Hope everyone has a lovely weekend – and a Happy New Year!





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