01/01/2014

what are you doin' new year's eve?

01/01/2014
Beige shirt: New Look         Turquoise blouse: H&M         Disco pants: Primark
Necklace: Ebay         Bracelets: assortment of gifts & holiday buys!


Happy 2014!
I can't believe how quickly this year - or last year now! - has gone. It's so scary. 2013 was incredible, I've been lucky enough to have had so many fantastic experiences, and to have shared them with so many amazing people. I'm thinking of putting together a "2013 recap" post to sum up some of those experiences, so watch this space!

Anyway, I had a fairly quiet NYE this year. For the previous three years or so, I've either gone out or gone to house parties, so last night felt like quite a contrast! It was lovely though. I went to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug with my parents - we hardly ever have cinema trips together anymore, so it was really nice. The Hobbit was one of my favourite books as a child (okay, okay, it still is), so I've been desperate to see this second instalment of the classic tale! Peter Jackson's interpretation of the story may be very different from the original story, but it's still so good in its own right. Plus, I'm hardly going complain if he decides that Legolas should be in the film...

After the film, we headed home and were back just in time for Jools Holland's annual Hootenanny show - for those of you who don't know, this is basically a silly but brilliant countdown show in which a number of talented musicians perform, and a load of celebrities watch and dance and just generally celebrate! Haim were on this year, so I was very very happy. We had a couple of drinks whilst watching, of course.



Since I was in for a fairly casual night, I didn't think I should dress up too much - although it was still New Year's Eve,  so I wanted to wear something nice! I found a middle ground with my Primark disco pants dupes and this slinky H&M blouse, accessorised with a long boho necklace and plenty of bracelets (of course!). I added the beige shirt to keep the look decidedly laid back.


Hope you all had a lovely New Year's, whatever you got up to!
Helen xx

33 comments :

  1. You look lovely Helen, that necklace is just so so pretty! x

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  2. I love the necklace!
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  3. Wasn't The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug amazing? Gland to hear you had a great NYE. Sometimes having a quite night is absolutely essential.
    Love how cozy this outfit is - the blouse is so cute and that necklace is so cool!

    xo Deborah
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    1. It was so good!!! I'm already itching to see the third one! And thanks lovely :) xx

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  4. I LOVE the necklace!!

    Though the Hobbit isn't my first pick in movies, it still sounds like you had a perfect NYE. I'm all about the low key New Year's.

    xoxo Jackie
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  5. You look great! We had a fairly casual new years eve... just went over to a friends house and played games! I loved it though :). Hope you have a great 2014!
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  6. Happy new year! You look very cute!

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  7. i love how you accessorised this look! sometimes spending quality time family is good too and watching the hobbit just makes it all that more exciting haha. hope you have a great new year!

    xo Sarah
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  8. Nice look :)

    Happy new year :)

    Hugs
    Svetlana from Lavender Star

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  9. oooh i love this outfit! the necklace is so pretty! i had a pretty low key new years too... just had a few friends over and we played board games and watched tv! it was fun though! happy new year! wishing you all the best for 2014! :)
    xxx
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  10. Im glad you had a lovely time, you look very pretty!:) Happy New Year! xo

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  11. That dreamcatcher necklace is uh-mazing!! Quiet NYE's are the best. ;)

    Tara xo

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  12. Love how you layered the look with the necklace too <3

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  14. love your necklace dear :D

    Btw Happy New Year :)
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  16. That necklace is amazing! What a find on eBay! You got good searching skills!

    Sounds like a great new years! Going out is over rated! I stayed in my onesie and it was perfection

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  17. I love this look! The necklace was the perfect touch :)
    Happy New Year, hope all your wishes come true!!

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    Happy New year <3

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  21. I really love your necklace!
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    I follow you right now :)
    Big kisses, and the best for 2014,

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  22. you look extremely gorgeous dear
    Have a lovely year
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  23. thats a very lovely necklace! and you have an equally lovely blog too!

    xx,
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  24. Quiet New Year's Eves are actually pretty great! I hope you're having a great 2014 so far!
    Also this casual outfit is very cute. I love your necklace!

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  25. Your hair looks soooo nice xxx

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