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Year in Review: What Wendy Wore in 2018

Year in Review: What Wendy Wore in 2018

Wendy Brandes

For 2017, I was proud to be able to do a "What Wendy Wore" year in review post featuring 12 slow-fashion outfits. In 2018 -- despite Henry David Thoreau's famous "... beware of all enterprises that require new clothes" -- some of my most notable looks did require something new. I mean, I normally don't hang out on beaches in Iceland in January. I had to do some shopping for that!
[caption id="attachment_41561" align="aligncenter" width="498"] A lot of pieces were purchased in December 2017 for this trip. Click for the deets![/caption]
I got back into the slow-fashion groove for a couple of occasions in February, including the Columbia Spectator's annual fundraising dinner.
[caption id="attachment_41563" align="aligncenter" width="498"] Zang Toi dress from 2009 -- click to see past outings.[/caption]
March was even a "double-vintage" month, seeing as I bought this vintage Jacques Tiffeau dress in 2009.
[caption id="attachment_41564" align="aligncenter" width="498"] I used to hate the color green. A loooong time ago.[/caption]
I've pretty much worn the same pieces to each Coachella I've been to, and this April was no exception.
[caption id="attachment_41565" align="aligncenter" width="498"] No point in overthinking outfits when you're facing a 12-hour wait for the front row![/caption]
Now that I think of it, it's a little funny to wear a label called "Libertine" to a wedding, isn't it? But that's what I did in May.
[caption id="attachment_41566" align="aligncenter" width="498"] It was a chilly day, so I dressed for fall![/caption]
In June, I was at the Couture jewelry show in Las Vegas.
[caption id="attachment_41568" align="aligncenter" width="498"] I posted the photo in July, but it was taken in June, I swear![/caption]
Honestly, I'm not happy with the head-to-toe photo of the beloved Versace dress I wore to the Women's Jewelry Association Awards in July. I'm not even sure why I posted that, unless it was to encourage myself to get back to the gym. Let's look at the top of it in this video instead.
I attended a wedding celebration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in August. I wore vintage Zandra Rhodes but the friends you see in this photo definitely won the slow-fashion challenge.
[caption id="attachment_41570" align="alignnone" width="498"] Ancient Egyptians for the win.[/caption]
The retailer Henri Bendel was once among the top New York department stores, but this September it announced it would close after the holiday season. That inspired me to get out the ruffled, cropped jacket I bought from Bendel's 10 years ago.
[caption id="attachment_41572" align="alignnone" width="498"] I wore this to go get my ear pierced AGAIN.[/caption]
October featured some shiny, happy homegrown vintage. No Halloween costume though! I spent Halloween writing postcards to voters ahead of the midterm elections.
[caption id="attachment_41573" align="alignnone" width="498"] I prefer to think of this jacket by Stacy Lomman as "platinum" rather than "silver." [/caption]
I wore a new-to-me vintage Scaasi dress to November's International Press Freedom Awards for the Committee to Protect Journalists.
[caption id="attachment_41575" align="alignnone" width="498"] My last purchase from Allan & Suzi![/caption]
In December, I proved I realllly love to shop my closet. For the Time Person of the Year party, I rewore the 2009 Zang Toi that was in February's outfit post ...
[caption id="attachment_41577" align="alignnone" width="498"] The lighting is all kinds of weird here.[/caption]
... and, for my birthday, the vintage Jacques Tiffeau from March's outfit post.
[caption id="attachment_41578" align="alignnone" width="498"] I'm not wearing a JoJo bow in my hair - that's the wreath behind me![/caption]
Now you can see that I don't wear the old pieces just once a year! Whatever you wear for New Year's tonight -- whether that's a puffy dress or pyjamas -- have a great time!

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