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I am pretty excited about New Years Eve this year. As I mentioned in a blog post last month, my boyfriend Timmy and I will be spending New Year's Eve at a J.D. McPherson concert. Last year Timmy and I went to a Speakeasy themed NYE party at a bar. My NYE look last year was mostly about warmth and comfort; this year, I decided to throw warmth and comfort out the window, and aim for smokin'.
Originally I had planned to wear this black and white peplum dress; unfortunately when I ordered the next size up, it was loose in the top, and still too tight on the bottom. In the end I am glad that it didn't work out because I found the even more amazing dress below at Torrid.
Unfortunately the two sizes I ordered were both too large. The smaller size fit like I would like a normal dress to fit, however, since this is essentially a "wiggle" dress, it should fit snugger. I ordered the next smaller size; I really hope it fits because it is the smallest size Torrid carries (they are a plus size store), and I won't have time to buy anything else.
I really cannot say enough nice things about this dress. The material is a little thicker than I expected, almost like a canvas; the beauty of that is that you can wear the dress without shapewear and not have to worry about every dimple showing. The fabric is still soft so it feels nice against the skin, and it is pretty stretchy so it can hug all the curves. The peplum is in just the right spot (at least for my height/torso length) that it covers/conceals my stomach without making me look wider.
I plan to do my hair and makeup in a similar look to the one below that I learned in the pin-up hair and makeup workshop that I attended in July ran by the ladies of Windy City Pin-up. (Photo by Ashlee of WCP, hair/makeup instruction by Laura of WCP, hair/makeup done by me with lots of help by Laura on the hair.)
Victory rolls are really tough, or at least they were for me; so, I don't think I'll be able to do them without the awesome assist of Laura, but I am sure going to try! I thought up a technique for the victory rolls that I think may help me with my lack of coordination, so, wish me luck! I'll probably end up just going with curly hair when I fail at the victory rolls though, haha.