Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Skippy Says: Happy New Year! (OOTD)

Happy New Year friends! I had a rather, uh, interesting celebration. I went to a 1920's themed house party which was more of a blast from the past than I had anticipated even given the theme. As in, my boyfriend from when I was like 15 years old happened to be there. And I had to spend more time than I care to admit trying to convince him that I really was over the fact that he dumped me 11 years ago in order to date another girl, and that I was happily married now. No, really, I kid you not. I'll spare you some of the other interactions with my gentlemen callers of the very distant past, but suffice it to say there was a lot of awkward hand-waving from across the room. Despite all that, I got to spend the night with my wonderful husband and closest friends, and I couldn't be more thankful. So many of my friends who are nearest and dearest to my heart gathered from all over the country (NY, Austin, Iowa City) so that we could celebrate together, and getting to give them each a tight squeeze once the New Year rang in made me so excited for what's in store. Here's to the best year yet!

With that wonderful hubby I was telling you about 
With hubby and my adorable flower girl

Oh, and I'm sorry to have kept you all in suspense for so long... The winners of the Emily Hallman giveaway are Heather and Kayla from H&K Style Journey- congrats you guys! Please email me, and I'll send you the code you need :)

43 comments:

  1. Yipee! We won! That is sooo exciting! Ok, calm down now, lol. You look great for your 20s inspired party and it's nice to finally get a glimpse of the hubby :) It sounds like you had a great time seeing old friends.

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  2. You look sooo happy here & the dress is just so beautiful on you - love it!
    Happy New Year :)

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  3. You look gorgeous, I love your dress. It sounds as though you had a lovely time for New Years Eve, apart from the awkward blast from the past! xo

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  4. hahaha...yes, it can be rather awkward with old boyfriends and high school reunions. Thankfully, I went to an all girls school so our catch ups tend to be about kids and husbands. Happy New Year to you and your hubby.

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  5. Ohhhhh you look great! LOOOOVE that dress :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  6. I love your outfit for the party!! Doesn't it make you want to dress like that all the timeee??

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  7. chillairandperfumeJanuary 3, 2012 at 6:48 AM

    Ugh, I hate when awkward exes resurface.

    Looks like a fun party, though, and you look perfect!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  8. Cute outfit! It's so great that you got to spend NYE with your nearest and dearest :)

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  9. What a gorgeous dress and headband! A 1920's themed party sounds fantastic! And what is it about highschool ex's that makes them think they were your one and only true love?! I have sooooo been there!

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  10. Oh my goodness you looked so stinking cute!! Seriously, that dress is stunning, I love the headpiece, and this looks like it was such a fun time. Love that first picture. How awkward that you ran into an old boyfriend! haha!

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  11. You look absolutely gorgeous!!! Love your dress and as always - your hair!

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  12. too funny about the ex boyfriend! you look amazing in that dress!!

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  13. Oh dear! That sounds like the sort of excitement one doesn't necessarily want. On the other hand, that dress is way too fabulous.

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  14. This dress is BEAUTIFUL! I bet that was awkward. I had a boyfriend in the 5th grade that I technically never broke up with... If we ever met I think I would run full speed in the opposite direction ;)

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  15. Your dress is gorgeous! But OMG that interaction sounds SO awkward. I assume part of the problem was how much alcohol he imbibed. My friend apologizes for EVERYTHING when he drinks. Especially silly things that happened WEEKS ago.

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  16. That dress is so gorgeous. You managed to somehow make a 1920's flapper look so chic and modern!

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  17. Love the detailing on the dress :) Looks like you had a lot of fun :)

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  18. You look slamm'n in that dress! Holy moly.

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  19. That party looks so fun (minus the awkward situation with an ex from 11 years ago!). Your outfit is ace!

    xoxo mama wolf.

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  20. I love that story because I, too, had a blast from the past and ran into my high school boyfriend randomly on the subway in the middle of New York City on New Year's Eve! You look great though and it sounds so fun!

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  21. You look fantastic in that lacy frock of yours!

    Aw, exes - always an awkward fail on my end - glad you look it so gracefully, plus it probably helped than you looked smokin!

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  22. What a fantastic dress, you look so great in lace and with a headband! Looks like a really fun time despite the awkward ex interaction! I had a similar run in with someone at my 10 year reunion, so weird!

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  23. You look good girl! Love that dress!! I know it was probably uber annoying having that little run in with your ex, but wasn't it just a little nice running into him looking so good and being so happy with your Husband? Nice to rub it in on what he missed out on, right?! :p

    Happy New Year!

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  24. You guys look great! That dress is absolutely timeless!

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  25. omg you look super cute! love the 20's theme!

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  26. ooh I love this! Totally reminds me of the Great Gatsby! Love your dress! Happy 2012! Hope the year brings fun adventures for you :)

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  27. i loooove this idea for a party.. just saw midnight in paris the other evening so now i'm feeling a little obsessed with the 20s hehe

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  28. what a great theme for a new years party, and i love your outfit and this blog! I'm your newest follower :)
    xx, Kels

    www.misscouture17.blogspot.com

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  29. cute dress! love the flapper feel!


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  30. Inna your dress is gorgeous! And THAT is your husband? This is the first time I've seen him and you two make a very nice couple. Glad you enjoyed your nye!

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  31. beautyandlechic.blogspot.comJanuary 3, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    you look Amazing!! i love your dress and your flapper girl look <3 happy new year darling!

    love, jamie
    @jamielechic

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  32. How fun! You looked beautiful.
    xo, Kinsey

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  33. Sounds like a great party, except the ex-boyfriend hiccups! Love your dress!

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  34. You look gorgeous in the 1920's inspired dress!! You and your husband look so cute together. Happy New Year!!

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  35. you look so exuberant in that last picture - i can feel the happy all the way here in Tennessee!
    cheers to the new year
    xx

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  36. What a gorgeous dress! :) At least you looked stunning while dealing with the ex-boyfriend awkwardness!

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  37. You look absolutely amazing in that dress! I love the intricate detail on it. Hope you had a wonderful New year!

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  38. Seriously!?!? Cutest dress ever! And the curls and headband look amazing! That party looks soooo fun! And you gotta love old bfs, LOL.

    Bailey
    http://lostandfound-bailee.blogspot.com/

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  39. Just stumbled upon your blog. That dress is FAB! And...awkward about the ex. Sounds like maybe he might not be over the breakup...or the fact that you're happily married now!

    Audrey
    www.puttingmetogether.com

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  40. your dress is adorable! happy new year :D

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  41. I love all of your clothes. I also love how you try to remember how old something is. So funny. My clothes are mostly just in the "older than dirt" category! Thanks for finding my blog!
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  42. so fun discovering your blog as I ring in 2012!

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  43. Inna! You look FABULOUS in your 20s themed dress! Just gorgeous! I'm sure that's why the old bf wanted to give you a hard time about still liking him. Anyways, Happy New Year! :)

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