Happy New Year my lovely readers!
How did you celebrate the new year? Me? I went to bed at 11pm and read until 12:30am, pausing for a moment to acknowledge the faint sounds of fireworks in the distance haha!
Yesterday I went to hot yoga in the morning and I was so tired by the afternoon that I had to take a nap.
Then we went to my parent’s house for a swim and New Year’s Eve dinner. They invited their closest friends (all 50 of them!) and we had the most delicious homemade Singapore/Malaysian food ever.
All the aunties were in the kitchen, cooking, grilling, cutting, mixing, marinading, tossing, washing, for hours! In the summer heat! It was soooo much work and I admired them for their dedication… and their desire to throw a good party for their friends?!
My husband left he party early at 9pm. He took my kids to visit his dad, to eat some Scottish Black Bun and have a dram of whiskey (so Scottish!). Obviously the kids didn’t have any whiskey.
I stayed on to help with the cleaning up. Then my parents and their friends started to sing karaoke and play mahjong, at which point I left the party (about 10:30pm).
I pretty much gave all my Aunties and Uncles a goodbye hug and said, “Yeah I’m off to bed. Enjoy the countdown! Don’t get too drunk! Please don’t drink and drive! Stay hydrated! And don’t gamble too much!”
They are a bunch of party animals haha!
As for my outfit, I actually wore this last week.
If you check out my last few outfits, you’ll notice that I’ve been sticking to ruffles, jeans and pumps. So boring but hey it’s a good formula!
White Ruffle Off Shoulder Top (now $11) is from ASOS. Such great buy! The top is made from a cotton, similar to a business shirt, and the stiffness of the cotton helps hold the shape of the ruffles. But the body tends to boof out and makes me look like I have a pot belly.
Enjoy your start to the new year!
(Btw, how wonky does my eye makeup look in my top photo haha!! I have no idea what is going on there. I suspect my hair created a shadow over my eye and make it look darker and uneven. No one seemed to notice it or comment on it when I wore it (unless they were being really polite??) so I’m sure my eye shadow was even when I left the house! Haha!)