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On new year's eve, we spent the night celebrating the year that was 2011 over a fabulous seafood buffet, in the comfort of our own home. It was amazing! I was never much a lover of seafood until I met my husband. He introduced seafood into my life and I am happy he did! I'm now hooked, line & sinker, pardon the pun.

A while ago, I purchased a gorgeous Paul & Joe Paris aubergine strappy dress from a fabulous little boutique called Syrup, located in Hampton Street, Hampton. Kirsty Callow, boutique owner, has an amazing sense of style and goes out of her way to make you feel like a VIP! Syrup stocks some of the most amazing local and imported designers, including Odd Molly (Featured in the past posts My Weekend with Odd Molly and 2012).





What I love most about this dress is the way it falls when you're wearing it. The cotton is double lined, but delicate enough to flow beautifully as you walk, or whirl and twirl! I love the tie which is meant to be worn at the back with a bow. I prefer to wear it with the bow at the front for the simple reason that this dress is a little loose on me at the back. This way, it pulls the fabric in, giving me the perfect fit! 





I like the fact the dress has adjustable straps so that it can be altered according to your size. I had the straps tailored at the seams so that they have greater support to prevent any wear and tear or fraying. 
  



I have previously worn this dress with a pair of strappy heels, which is what one would usually wear, but I wanted to make a statement. I chose my suede platform heels to wear instead. I've read in many style books & mags that suede is usually reserved for the cooler months, but I like to make my own rules, so I wear suede all year round!
 
 
 
  
What did you wear to celebrate new year's eve?
I'd love to know!

Yours in style,

Suzi x

What I'm Wearing: Dress by Paul & Joe Paris, Heels by Repetto.

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  1. I absolutely love that dress! Chic and timeless. I wore a skirt and bustier combo, ended up being okay!

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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  2. Thanks Alexandra! What you wore for new year's sounds amazing! I think bustiers are gorgeous, but sadly don't think I could pull one off!

    Suzi x

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