Thursday, December 31, 2009

RIP 2009!

Happy Thanksgiving!, Merry Christmas!!, Happy Hanukkah!!!...

Happy, Happy New Year's Eve!!

{2-0-0-9 - ain't we clever?}

So the final Holiday partay season of 2009 culminates tonight. Fun things to think about ahead... What to wear? Where to go? What to bring? Who will I kiss??

Sadly, I won't be kissing anyone as The Boy decided to spend NYE in San Fran with his best friend.... womp womp womp...

Fear not. I have my beautiful friends to hang out with and though The Boy will be sorely missed, I'm confident he'll be having a great time (xoxo my handsome!)

Now onto not bigger or better things but certainly different things: the NYE outfit. I am not sure what I want my look to completely be nor what accessories I'll add for the ensemble (spoiler: I'm going to try those pink clip-in hair pieces... we shall see) But I DO have a great little black dress with a big, black bow sewn in at the top. It's cute. Very cute!

{ABOVE: Shanin, Jordan, Yuki and Me last New Year's Eve, FAR ABOVE: Me and Shanin being goofy on NYE}

Last year at this time, I wore a Guess? dress with Red BCBG pumps topped off with my peroxide hair and dark skin. As I have sadly quit tanning (RIP my favorite habit ever-how I miss the smell of burnt skin and the tautness of dry skin post-tan) and now have brown hair, I feel like I will look like a different gal altogether!

HOWEVER, the best part of what I wore was definitely this bag. That gold clutch above was my late Nana's from the 1960s. How fabulous is that? I love imagining her sporting it to some downtown soiree on the East Coast. Using it for the night meant having her with me a little bit and I hoped to not only bring her bag to my celebration but also her huge Italian laugh, her big smile and her love for all things "fun".

{My maternal Nana and Papa on their wedding day. I think I have her mouth, makes me happy!}

And just because I love that wedding picture so much, I just had to include a wedding shot of my other set of Grandparents. My Grandma below is my last surviving Grandparent and she's still as elegant and as lovely as the picture below suggests. How I miss my Papa too :(

{My paternal Grandma and Papa on their wedding day}

Their celebrations above seemed simple and beautiful. Perhaps, it's just my need to fantasize that other times were much more glamorous than the complicated, fast-paced, technology-filled world of today but it seems that celebrations such as Weddings, New Year's Eves etc. should be fabulously simple. I always hope they are about the being with the people you love, looking marvelous and put-together, sipping spirits, taking pictures and enjoying food - all the while making sure you're taking in how blessed you are to have this night.

I don't think I'll have my Grandmother's clutch with me tonight (I think my Sister called it), but I would like to think that I'll be carrying with me the electricity I believed she had with her on her nights out with the gold clutch: making memories, being happy and looking stylish.

What are you doing to ring in 2010?

Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve. Don't drink and drive!

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Happy New Year :)


Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Happy New Year to you!! Have a blast and may 2010 bring all things beautiful into your life :)

Gia said...

Happy New Year to you too darling, only joy and what's best to just happen for you:)
You look gorgeous in those photos, love the make up a lot!


Leah said...

Happy New Year Caitlin... two more hours before we welcome 2010 here in Manila. xoxo

Nathalie said...

Caitlin, I am wishing you a wonderful New Year's Eve. The clutch is such a wonderful remembrance.
All the best to you
btw why not try and write me something in German :)

Mari said...

your outfits are cute and I still don't know what I'm wearing or where I'm going =(

those pictures of your grandparents are so beautiful old pictures like that kill me! They are just simply gorgeous! that dress? the car? divine!

Froso M. said...

Ha ha ha! You all look crazy in those pictures! I hope that you will have a fabulous 2010! Thanks for stepping by to my blog, I am following now! Many kisses!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Girls night in complete with yummy food, a chick flick movie marathon, and a fabulous friend is how I will be spending New Year's Eve!

Happy, Happy New Year my love!! May 2010 bring you everything you've ever dreamed of and more!! :)

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Happy New Year Love!!

bananas. said...

you're going to look awesome, i just know it! plus i hear the whole blondes have more fun deal is a lie. shhh...really brunettes do. haha.

happy NYE girlie! twenty ten here we come!

Sierra said...

Have fun with your gold clutch, it is so pretty! Sorry your man is away but have fun partying with the gals! :) Happy 2010!

Unknown said...

I especially love how after you borrowed MY clutch that was Nana's, you got black makeup all over the inside. Awesome.

I miss our grandparents too.

o said...

happy new year to u, caitlin!! hope u get ur laptop problem fixed:) just love ur pics from new year's eve last year! u look very cute:D can't wait to see ur dress with the very cute bow:D

i just love the story behind the clutch:D what a wonderful way to rememer ur grandma:) thx for sharing these pics. they looked fabulous indeed:) once again, happy new year!! have lots of fun tonight:)

Unknown said...

ohhh you look fab!

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Elizabeth Marie said...

Happy 2010 Caitlin!!!

I hope you had FUN last night! I'm sure you looked ridiculously amazing, duh!

Rica said...

what an awesome post from you my dear. i am so envious by your gold clutch. that's just so amazing how your grandma gave it to you, is that an heirloom or something? anyway, i can see you have a new year blast although your bf isn't there. that's the spirit!

belated happy new year to you and to your family! :)

p.s. i just posted a new blog post and i would love to hear from you!



Sophie said...

Happy new year! I hope you had a wonderful night. I love all these photos, you look amazing, and well that gold clutch is just fabulous! Ah I have so missed your posts too. xo

meraldia said...

Happy new year!! You look stunning!

daisychain said...

thanks for the sweet comment! happy new year x

...Yvonne said...

i saw that bag you were holding and FREAKED OUT. ummmm i have one exactly like it, same style/color, the whole shabang. and guess who it belonged to??? my late grandmother.