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What Wendy Wore: New Year’s Eve 2019

What Wendy Wore: New Year’s Eve 2019

Wendy Brandes

I hope you had a fantastic New Year's Eve! I had a wonderful dinner at Balthazar with MrB; my stepson, William; my designing friend Stacy; and talented journalist siblings Jesse and Abby.
My New Year's outfit was slow fashion with a twist. Usually, when I refer to  "slow fashion," I'm talking about something that I've owned for a long time and worn repeatedly, like the gold dress I got in 2004.
[caption id="attachment_41586" align="aligncenter" width="498"] Click for one more photo of it from Jan. 1, 2017.[/caption]
But every so often, I buy something new and am very slow to wear it.  I might wait years! I just like to save the first wear of something for the perfect occasion. And that's what happened last night: I wore a dress I bought at the (now closed) Patricia Field boutique in 2015.

What Wendy Wore Dress: Gracia from Patricia Field (2015) Unseen shoes: Prada (2010)

I had considered wearing this dress for several other events, but each time there was something else I preferred.  I knew I'd get to it eventually. In fact, I'd had it in the back of my mind for this New Year's celebration for a couple of months.
Once I decided last night was the dress's big moment, it was time for the ceremonial cutting-off of the price tag. That's another thing I like to do -- leave the tags on until I wear the clothes, even though I have no intention of returning anything. This dress was a pretty thrifty purchase, don't you agree?
That price doesn't compare to my getting a vintage couture gown on eBay for $60, but I'm still pleased by it. Belated thanks to my dear friend Julie Matos for picking out this dress for me during one of our final Patricia Field visits. I do miss that store.

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