Now, it's time to finish getting ready for the big night!
Every time it's New Year's Eve, I always wonder "where did the year go?!?" This year has been no exception and it's been filled with lots of changes! I'm finally getting settled into my life until the next round of changes comes at me. Change is inevitable but here's a few highlights of 2009:
- February/March: Moving to The Fan and living life in the city on my own - no parents, roommates, or cats. Just me, myself, and I in my giant walk in-closet.
- May: Switched up my career again and transitioned into becoming a "shoe dawg." Such a high energy division - a lot of fun but it took a major mental/physical toll onto my body.
- October: After 6 months of living a life in shoes, I was promoted to business manager and I've acquirred an insiders perspective of the cosmetics/beauty industry.
I've now survived a successful retail holiday season, "kicked some tail and took some names," and realizing that I hold the key to my success. Roll with the punches even if you get knocked off your feet a few times, get back up and keep going! Life's too short to let a bad day get to you.
Since tonight is the infamous New Year's Eve and I have a fab party to
attend, I needed a fab new dress. On a shopping excursion with my
mother, I found this New York & Company dress on the clearance rack. Of course I tried it on because I love anything black and it fitted me like a dream. I normally tend to have issues with shift dresses - if it fits my bustline, it's usually too big in the hips since I'm more of an hourglass shape. Thus, if the dress fits and you have Christmas money to spend - BUY THE DRESS.
So to go with said dress, I'm pairing a purple cardigan from Nordstrom and purple snakeskin peep toe pumps that I bought from Target last year. I had my eye on these cute Mary Jane style leopard pumps from Payless but I decided to not make a dent in my wallet and to wear shoes that already have a happy home in my closet.
I wish all of you a fab and safe New Year's Eve holiday and a fantastic HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Much love and XOXO,
Lindsay a.k.a. The RVAfashionista
At the beginning of August, I had a quick photo shoot with local RVA photographer Thomas Scott. I met Thomas through Twitter (you may follow him here @nigelstwin) and we did a shoot earlier this summer but those shots didn't quite turn out as planned. So we finally got together at the beginning of August for another go. I can thank Thomas for the awesome concept of turning me into a "twin" for this shoot. This photo was taken inside the VCU Commons Theatre. Of course my favorite accessory, i.e. my pink Blackberry Curve is featured in the photo too! We all know I am addicted to my Blackberry. . .
Again, please check out the Punch Photo blog!
I am a firm believer that the right shoes and accessories can "make or break" an outfit. However, one pair of shoes every woman needs is a great black peep toe pump. If you don't hair a pair, get a pair. A classic black peep toe pump can be worn with dresses, skirts, jeans, etc. It's a shoe you can wear for work or play. My personal favorite is the Enzo Angiolini 'Merryann' Pump which retails for $79.95 at Nordstrom. I currently own the black leather version but I may add the black patent to my shoe collection at some point. I can't wait to wear them this fall with patterned tights and a sweater dress but they also look cute with a great pair of jeans and a fun top to go out on the town.