So we get over Christmas and then there's New Years Eve. As a child we never ever went anywhere for New Year's eve. We all stayed home and Mom and Dad had a glass of Champagne at the end of the night and we got to drink 7up from champagne flutes.
Living in the city you would think that I had gone to see the ball drop in Times Square at least once right?
NOPE. I don't like crowds. Though they do look like they are having fun.
There have been only two times that I have celebrated New Year's eve away from home. Both times witnessing countless car drivers weaving in and out of consciousness while driving top speed. No thanks brother I am staying home.
I do love seeing the fashions of the people that choose to go out though. This year is all about the one sleeve
now for some unsolicited advice...
The one shouldered look is very in this year but quite frankly this is for the young young young. Anyone (not in the best of shape) over 45 sporting this ( especially after giving birth and breast feeding children) might look like she is smuggling two long loaves of Italian bread. A bra would definitely be in order but anyone over the cup size of b will most likely be lopsided by night's end. And that loose skin that we sport under our arms will only make a clapping sound if we wave hello to anyone; Too much to think about I'd say.
Shine shine shine is the name of the game for New Year's, but if you are just a tad overweight (as it is in my case) you may want to cut down on the shine just a bit ...If I wore head to toe shine people might start the countdown whenever I descend a staircase thinking I'm the ball in times square.
Lastly, the kiss at the end of the night. First , make sure you are wearing non-smearing lipstick so that your sweetheart does not end up looking like Milton Berle in drag. If you are lucky to have a sweetie to smooch when the clock strikes twelve then smooch away...remember I wrote the word smooch...not sword fight your way into the new year...it's best to leave that to a more private moment.
Now will I be celebrating New Years Eve? Of course!
Only I'll be wearing this
and sporting these
and there might not be champagne but I can still get a little buzz...I bought the extra large box of Swiss Miss chocolate cocoa mix....
I am set!