blank'/> A LITTLE BIT OF LACQUER: New Year's Eve Look

December 30, 2014

New Year's Eve Look

Happy second to last day of 2014! Hope you all have been having wonderful holidays and getting some time to spend with the ones you love! Today I just wanted to share a quick (and cheap, save for the shoes - which were my wedding shoes!) look perfect for New Year's Eve! 

I also wanted to talk about bodies for a second. It's always around this time that people start really looking at their bodies critically and making goals for the new year. I'm definitely not immune to that self-criticism, I hear it all the time in fact. A little truthful Tuesday? I've always hated my body. I've always been a stick figure, and from two cultures where stick figures are not attractive at all, I've always wanted curves! Thigh gaps are not wanted over here. I can actually say that one of the only times I actually loved my body was when I was pregnant. Now post-pregnancy I get so many questions about how I shed the weight so quickly - I guess breastfeeding and just my normal metabolism that has always kept me skinny. Right now, I'm even skinnier than I was pre-pregnancy thanks to still breastfeeding (we're trying to wean). And the whole weaning effort? Well that has left one breast out of service and the other still making milk - so I walk around with a two different sized boobs, and when I really care (like for these photos) I throw in a "chicken cutlet" like my mom likes to call it so the smaller boob can fill my bra! #truestory

Anyway, I share all this not to start a pity-party, but instead to remind you guys that we all have our own images of what's beautiful, our own internal struggles, and our own masks we put on to go out into the world. This year, instead of making resolutions to get thicker or thinner, I hope we can all hope to be healthier and happier. To learn to love our own bodies and find love from those who value us regardless of what the scale says. {Shout out to N who has made me feel beautiful at all times! Except of course when he talks about my pimples or my spider web hair.} 

{For those who are trying to put on a few pounds - hit the gym! Not for cardio, but lifting weights! That's most of what I do when I do go to the gym and the only way I can actually add curves. Skirts like this ruched one are most forgiving to those of us lacking in the curves department}

Wrap bodysuit top (similar here), ruched skirt (similar here), Stuart Weitzman "The Nudist" sandals (here), bangle (similar here)


  1. I love this post. Today has been one of those days where I have picked apart every imperfection on my body. I too lost all my baby weight and then some. I'm usually curvy and am now adjusting to this new figure. size 0 jeans are loose on me, I can't fill XS pants. It's so frustrating. The goal is to start weight training in 2015. Build some muscle and lead a healthier lifestyle. Thank you for this post. In a society where we are always trying to conform to society's wants, it's humbling to hear someone else sharing the same feelings.

    Happy New Year! ✨

  2. Chicken cutlets! I love it. I love that you are encouraging women to just love their bodies. I have a rather large chest for my frame and while there are women that pay good money for my bra size, I just don't get it. I would gladly give them some of mine if I could. To me it means back aches and having to size up in button downs to get them to close over my chest. I need to remember to love my body in these final weeks of pregnancy when I watch the scale climbing to a number that scares the daylights out of me but means a healthy pregnancy.

  3. Thanks for sharing your "body" thoughts. I can kind of relate. I was born and raised in NYC but my parents are Puertorican. So when the time came for college I decided to go to college in Puerto Rico. Best. Decision. EVER. Where in NY I was often called fat and my thunder thighs were the bane of my existence, in Puerto Rico it turns out I had "the perfect body" by their standards. Not to say that our value should be measured by what other people think of us. But I'm not going to lie. In Puerto Rico was where I finally began accepting my body and not hating it. I began to feel that I was A-OK. I'm in my mid 30's now and have finally grown out of the phase where I care so much what others think of me. Now I just do things for me. Recently, I lost quite a bit of weight (due mostly to pain and suffering (not kidding) from chronic illness. I don't feel completely well but I feel a little better healthwise. Well, wouldn't you know that now my family and friends in Puerto Rico tell me I'm much to thin. But I'm really not. So it's all perspective and cultural and it always will be. Happy New Year! May 2015 bring lots of new, wonderful, exciting adventures for you and your beautiful family. Looking forward to getting some peeks and going along for the ride with you. Enjoy!

  4. It is so refreshing and comforting to know that I wasn't alone in the body issues. I have the same situation with producing milk in one boon while the other isn't. I got scared couple of times because I have uneven boobs. Do you think the milk producing boon will ever reduce in size to match the other?

  5. It is so refreshing and comforting to know that I wasn't alone in the body issues. I have the same situation with producing milk in one boon while the other isn't. I got scared couple of times because I have uneven boobs. Do you think the milk producing boob will ever reduce in size to match the other?

  6. This is so nice. I literally wrote something bout being comfortable and loving all of you on my blog today. Girl I think you look perfect. Just came across your blog but I definitely know I will be back. Happy new year hun

  7. Wow,so funny because I look at your pics on Insta and wish my body was like yours! Truthfully we all have to love ourselves as we are and work towards changing what we can and accepting what we can't. Happy New Year!

  8. We recently had our wedding at this place, and we couldn't have been happier. We had a particular vision for our wedding, and at Wedding location in Chicago we were given just that. This is a unique space, with an incredible view. Highly recommended!

  9. Thanks for sharing this great article! That is very interesting I love reading and I am always searching for informative information like this


I love getting your comments, they make my day! If you have a specific question you want answered, please send me a message by clicking the Contact tab at the top, or even better, contact me on twitter or facebook and I'll get back to you ASAP! Thank you so much for reading!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Designed by Minimalsphere