This holiday season was a busy one! The highlight was hubby’s birthday, and I wore an orange lace maxi dress that had a lot of nice detailing. I am not generally a fan of orange, unless it is with brown or navy, but this dress by L’ASTISTE by Amy, won me over. A black tie cocktail party was on the calendar , and this dress was suitable for the formal yet intimate setting.
I know. This is much less conservative than the dresses I normally wear, but as I am months away from sixty, that window is closing soon! Wear it, I shall, and I hope you understand.
So the story of the dress is this. I was walking to Broadway Markets, 3 weeks ago to buy Christmas gifts, you can read about that here. I passed a boutique that had an 80% off sale, and I wandered in. This orange lace maxi dress had an illusion necklace, did not have padding- so would not make me look too busty- and the lace was nice quality,: READ: not thin. AND the price was $11.99 — so I had to buy it. I liked the way the beige chiffon muted the orange, too.
I love the double rows of lace at the bottom, that is what sold it in my mind. I could see it with my teal jeweled shoes, worn here by beautiful Samantha, and that was that. One orange lace maxi dress for the woman who is rushing downtown to buy gifts, and a color blocked one too, at the same price, that I am keeping for a winter trip to a warm place.
You have seen both these shoes and this bag before. I got the bag on Ebay years ago.It is unique, well crafted and lightweight. The hat is OPHELIE Hats, and I bought it last year at Fox’s.com. on the Upper East side. This jeweled hat added an almost Art Deco vibe, and it also kept my hair in place. I did wear a faux fur cape over this, as it was cold- even door to door in an Uber. The photos did not come out well with the cape, the tie was tangled and lopsided. But you can imagine , I know you can.
Below a detail shot of what I wore with the orange lace maxi dress. Accessories make such a difference!
Hubby and I had a lovely dinner out that week at Avena near us.The food there is beautifully plated, fresh, locally sourced and superb. Below a shot of the starters.
And a snap of the hotel where we met with old friends. ( one friend is someone I have known for 52 years! )
The festive week ended up at a New Year’s party at my friend’s house in The Hamptons. I got a quick snap of the outside, it was beautiful with simple white lights. Lovely friends, fabulous food and bubbly. A quiet night and festive night! Perfection.
What did you wear over the holiday season? Were you at home, or did you travel? Was your New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day? Quiet, or in a bustling location?