The holiday season ending tends to provoke a bit of the blues, but we can look forward to a couple of things; the new year of 2017, full of fresh beginnings, aaand... not having to put away your party attire just yet!
I bought this Reformation top* specifically for New Years Eve. Now, normally I don't do such a thing. I always have the "wingin' it" state of mind when it comes to a special event and can usually come up with something I already own. But, for this specific New Years, I wanted to look forward to the reward of a fabulous top, given that I would not be spending it with my friends how I wanted, but would be working all night. My shift at Igby's bar ended up going really well. All of the guests I had were extremely friendly and made the night fun for me, too! Bonus: my top was complimented immensely. It was what I needed for sacrificing a big night (I'm a sucker for holidays/celebrations of any kind).
Funny enough, the top was on sale for only 38 bucks, yet just to have it in time for NYE, you best believe I paid extra for speedy delivery. Now, with all of that effort for one shirt, I simply could not say goodbye to it until next season, despite its festive nature. So, to make it a little more day-to-day, I paired it with some light denim skinnies (love that they come in "tall" for a 5'10" gal like me), and my Urban Outfitters rain boots (similar here--most flattering rain boots I've ever laid eyes on). And for a personal touch, I mixed the look up with my mom's vintage, polka-dotted, Guess denim jacket. I used to think of this jacket just for "play" with my dress-ups as a kid. To younger Lexi's dismay, I now love this thing.
*Sadly, the Reformation Lola Top is now sold out, but I strongly encourage you to check out the brand (and their current sale!). Reformation prides themselves on using recycled materials for each and every one of their designs. It's refreshing to see a brand hold a high caliber to their clothes, while taking a stance on the extreme pollutions this industry causes. Beauty and detail isn't sacrificed, nor is the health of our planet when it comes to the clothing of Reformation.