I love New Year’s Eve in Sydney. We’re one of the first places in the world to see in the new year and, because it’s summer, I get to wear cute little dresses and strappy sandals. (Actually, last Thursday was a bit too tropical – it was so humid I ended up taking a fan with me so I didn’t end up drowning in a pool of my own sweat.)
As I’ve mentioned before, my three fashion loves are bright colours, loud prints and big accessories. I wanted my NYE outfit to combine all three and I decided to go for a square colour scheme.
Continuing the garden maintenance trend, the Boyfriend insisted I pose with the leaf vacuum.
Dress: GRAB denim (This dress is magic. I bought it years ago when I was straight size and, thanks to the empire line and the incredibly stretchy fabric, it still fits.)
Necklace: Cupcakes and Mace
Bangle: Christmas present from the Boyfriend’s family
Sandals: Nu + Nan
After years of beachside parties and New Year’s Day festivals, the Boyfriend and I realised we were too old couldn’t be arsed with all that and decided to go out to dinner instead. We had three delicious courses and a beautiful bottle of pinot noir at Bayswater Brasserie in Kings Cross. I was so full afterwards that I thought I was going to explode. The Boyfriend found my wailing about my impending explosion very amusing.
We finished up our feast around 11pm and started a slow, winding meander to Potts Point to see the fireworks over Sydney Harbour. This meant we got to be thoroughly amused at the Kings Cross scenery and its wasted human detritus. It’s always fun seeing beautiful girls in beautiful clothes having their hair held back by their friends while they vomit into a gutter. It’s festive!
We eventually made it down the end of Victoria Rd and rang in 2010 with a couple hundred others who had gathered to see the sky light up and watch Sydney Harbour Bridge explode. (Honestly, it’s like the fireworks technicians do their very best to blow up the Harbour Bridge every year.)
The fireworks looked more impressive than this, I swear. In person, they looked like this. (Thanks, youtube!)
This is the Boyfriend and I minutes into 2010. However, the Boyfriend wishes to remain anonymous so we’ve replaced him with Alexander Skarsgård aka Eric Northman from True Blood aka light of my life, fire of my loins.
Happy New Year, everyone. I hope your 2010 is filled with good times, good company and good food.