Remember when I said I wasn’t going to buy a new dress for Christmas day…
… but then I made the fatal mistake of visiting the Lindybop website, where I ended up buying one anyway?
Yeah, the same thing happened with New Year’s Eve.
I think at this point I’m just going to have to accept that if there’s a green, retro-inspired dress in the world, I’m probably going to end up buying it. If I’d just thought of it sooner, I could have claimed that I was doing some kind of challenge or something: like, some people do capsule wardrobe challenges, or remix challenges – I do “buy all the green dresses” challenges. No? You don’t think that would work? Damn: I was getting really excited about that one. Oh well: I think you may as well get used to reading the phrase, “But then I went to the Lindybop website…” You’re probably going to be hearing it a lot from now on…
Anyway, some of you may remember this particular dress from my ‘5 Dresses That Almost Made Me Cry‘ post, in which I noted that it would be “the perfect dress for New Year’s Eve”. It was pretty obvious what was going to happen next, huh? As it happens, this dress DID almost make me cry, because it sold out in my size not long after I found it – and at the exact same moment I realised I couldn’t possibly live without it. As you can see, however, it came back into stock a couple of weeks later, so the day was saved, as was New Year’s Eve. Because if I hadn’t bought this dress, I don’t know WHAT I’d have done: I’d probably have just sat at home, like Cinderella, sweeping the hearth and listening to ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’ on repeat. (Not that Cinderella was a Smith’s fan, obviously, but I think she’d have liked that song, don’t you?)
As it is, though, I SHALL go to the ball tonight: except it’s not actually a ball, it’s a party in a local restaurant. (And I don’t even HAVE a hearth, so that plan wouldn’t have worked out too well either, would it?) We’ve actually spent New Year’s Eve at this particular event before, and it’s always a lot of fun: there’s dinner and dancing, and a whole bunch of people we know and love, so even people like me, who really hate New Year’s Eve, can try to ignore the ticking of the clock, and the fact that another year is slipping away, like sand through a … OH FOR GOODNESS SAKE, AMBER, STOP IT. Seriously, I promised myself I wouldn’t get all morose on you with this post, so I’m going to stop right there, and maybe get a bit soppy instead, if that’s OK with you?
2015 has been a pretty good year, all things considered, and a lot of that has been down to you – yes, I’m talking to YOU. Did you not know I could see you through the computer screen? Because I totally can, and before I go off to get ready for tonight, I want to say a quick but sincere thank you for your support of this blog over the past year. This may be what I do for a living, but I wouldn’t do it at all if I didn’t think there were people out there reading, and making me feel a little bit less alone in the world, so THANK YOU for being one of those people. I mean it. Now off you go and have a wonderful New Year’s Eve: I’ll see you in 2016!
Lindybop ‘Jeckyll’ dress Nina shoes New Look bolero (BOLLY ROLL) Dune clutch bag