Serial #: 0056
Time Allowed: 3 minutes
I was having a lazy New Year’s Eve: just a couple of girlfriends round for dinner and a viewing of the midnight fireworks planned. I had recently added a new shiny vintage item to my wardrobe: a knit thickly sequinned in fuchsia and seashell pink in a classic fish scale pattern.
When I bought it, the salesgirl asked me if it was for a special occasion. Does one need a special occasion to buy something that glitters so joyfully, I wondered? “No,” I told her, “but I might wear it on New Year’s Eve.”
I paired it with pink taffeta shorts from Kinki Gerlinki, and added a touch of green with the jade in my earrings and the green chrysoprase faceted stone ring. (I love green and pink together.) Although I do have more than one pair of pink shoes, I deliberately wore red wedges to clash. Monotone dressing can be fun – especially when it is all pink bursting on the unsuspecting public awareness – but sometimes I love to clash my colours.
As usual before a dinner party, I leave dressing to the last possible minute, and leapt into my outfit literally moments before my guests arrived. It was an enjoyable night albeit low key – even if my outfit was not!
NB I am very behind with this series: this outfit is actually from NYE 2010! I am so far behind that the BOM’s daily weather observations from 2010 through to Feb 2011 are no longer listed in the online archives. So hence this evening was merely ‘hot’.