So, new plan: next time I’m debating warmth vs. cuteness, I will choose warmth. 100 percent of the time, every time.
I ended up being pretty pleased with my outfit, although I bitterly missed my sequins. But, if it had not been for my friend’s wisdom in bringing hand warmers, which I put inside my boots, I would have been MISERABLE, and probably writing this short a few toes. Seriously.
Fortunately, most of the other people there had also learned this lesson. While we did see the occasional 21 year old girl in a short skirt with no tights, for the most part, everyone was very practical in their attire, and no one would have cared had I been bundled up like a snowman.
So, here’s what I chose:
Again, not as cute in the photo as in real life, in part because you can’t see the details on my jacket. But, it’s a pretty lavender leather with an asymmetrical ruffle, and underneath I wore a short-sleeve gray sweatshirt. All of it coordinated well with my new blanket scarf (okay, I learned that a true blanket scarf is a square, so this is actually just a giant, thick, fake-wool rectangle scarf), and my small-floral patterned jeans. Underneath, I wore knee-high socks, with my tall boots. Oh, and gloves not pictured. Yet, still I froze.
All in all, it was a fun evening – I always like concerts and being in downtown Nashville. But, I think for the sake of my appendages and sequins, I’ll go to an indoor party next year.
I hope all of you had a lovely NYE, full of sequins or at least warm enough weather to keep all of your toes. Show me what you ended up wearing – I’ll take notes for next year!