[Midi Dress - Floral dress - New Year style]
So here we are, the first week of the new year. I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Year's celebration this past weekend. We were low key: had my sister-in-law and niece over on NYE, ordered some BBQ (and I made a from-scratch blueberry cobbler for dessert, which was mighty tasty, if I do say so myself), the kiddos played til their bedtime, then we adults watched a movie ("Antman", if you were curious. Wasn't bad, actually. I mean, it's a Marvel comic character, you can't expect serious art.) We made it to midnight to ring in the new year, but I have to confess we were already in bed, and had the lights off by 12:01 am. ;) New Years day we spent at my in-laws for my husband's birthday, and just watched sports and over-ate, as usual. A pretty boring way to ring in the new year, compared to many (compared even to my life 5 years ago), but priorities and interests definitely change as you age, and our weekend was just perfect for us.
This dress I wore for the holiday is one of my new favorites. You can't tell from the pictures, but its a knit fabric with stretch, so it is very forgiving and soft and comfortable. I love the colors and the length. It looks equally cute with flats and a jean jacket as it does shown here with heels and gold accents. Versatility is always a key consideration for me when I shop for wardrobe pieces, and this dress fits the bill. It is great for the office and/or the weekend, and is easy to move in when chasing a toddler around.