Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!


Yipee! Welcome to 2009, a year that is sure to be full of more colour, laughter, style and frivolity. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported me and had fun reading the contents of my head as applied to the page. There are some exciting changes afoot for the blog this year, and hopefully you should see it before the first month is out.

To celebrate the New Year, and the first NYE that the Mr and I have been free to hit the town in the last four years (!), I decided to wear something super cute, super colourful and warm. Our weather has been crazy here and it isn't even close the the temperatures we usually experience at this time of year. This great dress is a 1980's classic that I thrifted some time ago and has been waiting to be worked into an ensemble that gave it personality. I tried it with a few different combinations of shoes or strappy sandals, but each time the effect was too aging and a bit like I just hadn't updated the closet since 1985. But then inspiration struck and I am so pleased with the final effect. It is about fifty different kinds of awesome if I do say so myself!



Outfit details:
Dress 1980's - Syndicate (thrifted), Stockings - Columbine, Platform Shoes -
Urban Originals, Four Leaf Clover hair clasp - a gift from Nana for Christmas, Super Kawaii Bag - eBay some time ago.







Here's to you 2009.
2008 rocked so you have a lot to live up to, but I already have a good feeling about your potential to amaze.

21 comments:

Erin said...

This is one of the most awesome outfits I've ever seen! I love the combination of teal, electric blue and hot pink ♥. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us this year :D. x

oniomania said...

i love this... but long sleeves in summer? where in australia are you? brisbane was so hot.cant wait to see what you have to show us in the new year... :)

floraposte said...

Many happy returns! What a great outfit to start the new year.

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Erin: I just love it. It makes me so happy. :)
Oniomania: Well that's Melbourne's weather for you. It is freezing her today, about 13 degrees at the moment, so I am all rugged up.

angelaseeangelablog said...

Hey SKM, thanks for informing the link wasn't working!

http://angelaseeangelablog-travel.blogspot.com/

Here it is, I think I hyperlinked the wrong blog.

I love the blue dress with those vibrant tights.

XXASAB

Grant said...

Wow! What an amazing dress. You certainly styled in well SKM. the tights and shoes: Genius. And that Kawaii bag is such an interesting quirk to the overall look.

All the best for 2009 dear SKM, I can't wait to see what you have lined up for us.

Xx

cybill said...

Looking good - you rock that dress!!

Rowan said...

Gorgeous, as usual.
However I must comment that your wedding jewelry is just fabulous!

Aoife B said...

What an amazing look! Not many people could carry that off but you totally rock it! Love your blog :)
Aoife

Fashion Tidbits said...

happy new year! i just read your "how to put on red-lipstick" post, it was very helpful, thx

Sandra @ Debutanteclothing.com said...

You look super adorable. I'm always afraid to wear 80s stuff because I feel so old in it, since I lived through the decade. But you pulled it off nicely!!

BorneoDiva said...

i love the bag! its very cute :)

Lissa

susie_bubble said...

Happy new year! I think I've told you how wonderful you look in electric blue...

Dressed and Pressed said...

Damn, you are one hot mama in that dress! Happy New Year!!!

Anonymous said...

I just saw your outfit now - I love the color- and joyful ensemble!
you look lovely in it and it looks like fun...
a hello from europe. AnOc.

Girl Japan said...

I missed your last few post.. I was on vay-cay and then got a darn cold.. but you are ray of sunshine... looking fab, fab, fab!!

Porcelain Blonde said...

Happy New Year sweetie! How exciting that you and your Mr got to enjoy your first "party" NYE in 4 years - yay for you both! No doubt you were the centre of attention in this ensemble :) Colour is really your thing, your skin and raven tresses are the perfect showcase for it.

The 5 year old in me can't help but think you look like Snow White! xxx

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Grant: Thank you, I am always trying to improve my genius quotient.
Rowan: Isn't it just! I am a very, very lucky girl.
Sandra: Well I lived it and the one before it, so it can be a bit tricky. It takes a little bravery to step outside the accepted styling of such items, but the dividends are so worth it.
Susie Bubble: I think you have actually... but how nice to hear these things for a good start to the new year. And a very Happy New Year to you too! ^-^
Anoc: Thank you, that is exactly how it felt - joyful!
Girl Japan: And how fun does your vay-cay look! I'll bet you had a marvelous time.
PB: And a Happy New Year to you too! The ensemble actually started a dinner conversation with the people on the next table in the restaurant which continued for over an hour!

Glamoursurf said...

Those shoes! Oh my GAWD! FAB!

Hippy Chic said...

Great color combo, all the colors of a peacock!!


jess

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