My New Year's Eve outfit

Last year Scott and I started a tradition of visiting The Waiting Room inside of Crown Casino's main lobby area.  People watching was on the menu for the evening; that's our thing when we go out to get tipsy and there's no shortage of interesting people roaming about on New Year's eve.  Lobbies are transient - most people sought refuge from the hot summer day; at it's hottest Melbourne's temperature hit 34 degrees celsius (93 F) and that was around 5:30 in the evening. Because last New Year's eve was even hotter, I knew I needed to dress accordingly.  Sale shopping convened at the local Gap this past Friday and fortunately I walked away with an outfit for $68 AUS. I don't want to even begin to rant about all of the other things I saw on sale, which included items I had purchased the day the Gap had officially opened.

Question for the Gap: when will you start honoring price adjustments here in Australia?

And without further ado, here's the outfit I wore last night.


I paired this steal with espadrilles (mine are cream coloured) my mom had given me for my birthday - funnily enough, they came from the US Gap.  A belt from SABA in tan finished the look.  I know this look might appear to be on the casual side, but I am still getting acclimated to hot weather in December.

Yesterday I went for a makeup lesson with Mecca Maxima - Cindy worked her magic while I tried to take tons of mental notes about all of her tips and tricks.  Here's a sneak peek…


Stay tuned for my full review!