It was a top night, y'all.
I'll start with the normal pictures, because it only gets crazier from here...
This dress is New Look 6723 (view B), created using navy Fashionaire lining fabric and cream lace from my stash. I cut out the lace using the pattern pieces and then flat-lined it to each navy base piece before sewing it all together. I had enough of the navy fabric left to use it as actual lining material. The navy fabric belt is from a button down shirt I wear regularly for work.
A close up of the lace. It did not fray nearly as much as I expected, which was a pleasant surprise as the night progressed.
Early in the night, I went from heels to sneakers. And by sneakers, I mean HAND PAINTED DOCTOR WHO SHOES.
My best friend, Steph, made me these awesome shoes for Christmas. I about lost my mind, y'all. I wish the picture wasn't so blurry because they are EPIC.
Since I was already wearing a Doctor Who apron and shoes, I grabbed K-9 for an impromptu picture.
I may or may not have had an entire bottle of wine by myself at this point.
My bestie, Steph, also likes to Instagram things. So I stole some of her photos.
This picture made me realize just how much I like boat necklines. I think I will definitely be incorporating these more in 2012.
This is my cream cheese for my Skyline dip. Mine.
These are my fabulous Chicago ladies, and we all went to college together. One by one, we each migrated to this amazing city. This is one of my absolute favorite pictures ever.
I love events like New Year's because people dress up, drink a lot, and take lots of pictures. There is also a lot of hugging. As I am a very huggy person, New Year's is one of my favorite holidays.
An exact representation of my outfit for the whole night. I wore slippers the whole time. My place, my rules.
I've got a little Captain in me.
As this is our third year of hosting a New Year's party, the tradition has developed that at some point during the night, we will all end up in the bathtub for pictures. We are all holding Carbon Crusader pencils with mustaches attached.
Eventually I took off the dress because the lace was rubbing my underarms raw... but this was after eight hours of wearing it, so...
I put on my onesie pajamas. With orange and pink swirls. And monkeys.
Friends, I hope you had an amazing New Year's wherever you are, and here's to 2012 and all it brings!