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Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I'm not dead! I'm just busy! I'm in the process of moving to my adorable new place (by "in the process," I mean, "moved approximately three small boxes so far, one of which contained the corkscrew, which was a total Moving Fail.") But! I should be snug as a bug in the new apartment in one week's time, when the blogging will resume wholeheartedly. Or at least semi-heartedly.

In the meantime, I am still writing my weekly fash/pop culture column for The Washington Post Express. Please feel free to join the rabid J.Lo bodysuit supporters over there, should you miss me.

But! For now, I present: My outfit for New Year's Eve 2010. (Er, three weeks late. But who's counting? Except me?) This year, I decided to repurpose my High School Senior Prom Dress, a whole (cough) 14 and a half years since it was first worn. Nope, not kidding. (In fact, Newsweek.com did a story a few months back on '90s fashions returning — spotlighting, yep, my blue sequin prom dress — which prompted me to pull it out one more time for NYE. Pairing it not with silver Payless sandals this time around, but with a tux jacket, black leggings, platform heels and a much better haircut.)

That's it above. And here it is in focus below ...er, in the bathroom of a lovely H Street establishment. Please feel free to ignore the toilet paper dispenser.

10 comments :

wendy said...

Great dress! It really doesn't look dated. Yay sparkles!

Mary-Kate Hopkinson said...

HOT!

Alicia said...

Looks great Betsy! Thanks again for your help with the article!

SandyLee said...

LOVE that dress and the first photo is really cool!

Erin S. said...

I am *so* impressed b/c a) your prom dress was actually stylish b) you still own the dress c) you still fit into the dress. Go you.

pea said...

I don't know many people who could fit into their prom dress 14 yeas later, how great is that!
that dress is fabulous and I love your whole look!

I also loved the hair comment - hair tends to get so much better as you move further away from high school :D

Jihan S. said...

Beautiful dress.

millie & elsie said...

i just commented on the ginnifer cut and you could tewdally pull it off. although, your bangs and bob are already quite cute!

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