Well, it's official - goodbye 2016, hello 2017!
I don't want to rehash all of the strange and unfortunate things that happened in 2016, especially since I feel like I had a pretty good year, personally. I'm excited (and, let's be honest, a bit nervous) to see what 2017 has in store for us.
If New Year's Eve sets the tone for the rest of the year, my 2017 is going to be super glam, a little over the top, and kind of drunk - just how I like it!
They say that you find love when you're not looking for it, and this dress was like that for me - in that it wasn't like that at all because I went into my favorite vintage store, Knee Deep Vintage, hoping to be talked into something cheap and amazing, and then was. So... yeah.
This 1960s dress was made by either a very talented home sewer, or, more likely, a dressmaker for a well off woman from a wealthy enclave north of Chicago. Apparently the original owner had my exact measurements, because from the moment I put it on I knew that I was leaving with it.
I wanted to wear it to my company Christmas party, but as Brian pointed out, it would have been a little much for my very corporate job. Of course, I still really considered it, but it was better saved for NYE.
As I've mentioned before, the bar across the street from my house does amazing live music, and a lot of the vintage lovers in Chicago, especially the south side, like to hang out there. Everyone was out and dressed to the 9s, and I had an amazing time checking out all of the great outfits and listening to some swinging tunes.
Serving up redheaded Brigitte Bardot realness.
So happy New Year, everyone! I hope that 2017 gives each and every one of you everything you want.
Dress: Knee Deep Vintage