A new city, A new decade

2 January 2010

New Years Eve can often be called an overrated night.  Most of the time I've found that my plans have gone awry (last year saw me spending the countdown in the cloakroom queue) and yesterday could have also gone down the pan in a spectacular fashion.  I'd had a spot of food poisoning and spent much of December 31st asleep, before realising that I was not going to let anything ruin my first (and perhaps only) New Years Eve in New York city.  Eventually, I managed to drag myself out of bed and figure out an outfit to wear to an all American bar, to see in the next decade.

 I hope for some better and more frequent outfit posts in 2010, getting a new camera and tripod soon!  Sure beats balancing my battered Casio on a suitcase...

New Years Eve deserves a glitzier choice of attire, so I decided to finally wear these sequinned leggings sent to me by the lovely Ceri at Blue inc and my new Jeffrey Campbell boots.  I also wore various shades of grey, in the form of a New Look lace skirt and basic Topshop vest plus a vintage bag borrowed from my Nan (she hasn't asked for it back yet).  The layered necklaces were only £2 each in the Topshop sale and I'll certainly miss finding unidentified sale items when customers come to the till.

The first day of 2010 saw a visit to Central Park, walking through the parts often seen in movies and marvelling at the romanticism of it all.  It was great to go somewhere new, as I am still slowly getting used to everything and had previously only been up the road and around the corner. My main shopping haunts so far have been K-Mart, Walgreens and the 99c store to get household bits, which is slightly annoying.  After reading numerous blogs and researching so many interesting shops to visit, I want to tackle them all immediately (and probably empty my bank account) but I know I should pace myself as I'm sure I'll find time to fit everything in. I did however manage to make my first ever Forever 21 purchases (the store is crazy) and I've also got my eye on some boots in Steve Madden.  A more comprehensive shopping post is inevitable; let me know if there's anywhere you think I should visit and I shall add it to the list.

Let's hope that this new decade is the one where I finally sort my life out!  Of course 2009 was an exciting year, what with this blogging hobby getting a little more interesting, so here's a few of my favourite posts from the past year:

A new year means some developments on this blog, which I am trying to work on in my dwindling free time.  A Happy New Year to you all and I hope that 2010 is everything you hope it to be!



  1. New York looks lovely, but I expect quite cold! Happy New Year


  2. Awesome look!

    happy new year!

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  3. Happy new year sweetie,
    may it be full of adventures and fun for you x

  4. Forever 21 is amazing. I love going there. You should also go to Nordstroms. It's a little more expensive, but they have super nice clothes. They even have little shops inside of some Nordstroms that sell Gucci and Chanel and all of those famous lines. Since you're in a major city, I suggest you also just look around at the stands on the street and try to find special, hand made items. I don't know if they have the Saturday market on the East coast, but you could check. Week end markets always support fabulous finds. c:

  5. Oh it must be exciting. :)
    Hope you're feeling better after the food poisoning.
    Have fun shopping!

    Florrie x

  6. happy new year, so jealous that you're in new york!

  7. If I were to visit NY, I'd stop by Central Park first, too. :D

  8. Wow lucky you to be in NY especially for new year, shame about the food posioning but you look great! Wishing you a Happy New Year and lots of happy blogging.

  9. Loving your outfit! Those tights are adorable!

  10. SOOOOO jealous of you right now! beyond words! new years eve in New York... LIVING in new york... seeing all these amazing places...

    right, I officially HATE you :)

    Lovely outfits though! So perfect

    ♥ Hannah



  11. I love your outfits and I hope you are enjoying NYC!

  12. really cool look and i love those boots you wore on new years day. theyre just perfect. ive been tempted to buy sequinned legging but i cant really think when i could wear them and they are quick expensive anyway cya x

  13. Sounds like you are having an amazing time, bar the food poisoning. More posts please! I'm vicariously living through you honey x