Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy 2010! (Just a few days late!)

This year for New Year's Eve, since Richard was spending the evening at the hospital, I came back to Columbia for my friend Ryan's Thrift Store Formal. It was honestly a great idea for New Year's, as no one had to worry about a new expensive outfit, crowded dinner or celebrating with a bunch of random people you don't really know. One of my favorite New Year's Eve evenings was spent at my dear friend Julie's wedding and reception- hard to beat having many of your old college friends back in one place!- but since no one was getting married this year, we all found some alternative formal attire.

Jess's beautiful blue sequined dress came from the Goodwill in Spartanburg, Bec's black and white fancy frock from the Columbia Salvation Army, Jen's dress was another Columbia thrift store find, and Hannah's...well Hannah's was her Miss Pendleton High pageant dress from her sophomore year of high school. My hot black velvet was a cast-off from the Cinderella Project. We just couldn't bear to let a high school student walk away with that one! Don't let Candy fool you- her outfit is not thrift store at all, but we loved celebrating with her and Jim nonetheless!

It was the perfect night of catching up with fun law school friends. We all got to do lunch on Friday, and I was yet again reminded of how much I will miss my Carolina girls!

Hannah almost looked too pretty for the Thrift Store Formal

Can and Jim came by after dinner- so glad they did!

Charlie had a good time with the silly string!

Bec with the fabulous host, Ryan- prom king and queen

All the girls

And again being silly

Jess and Jen with Ryan's sweet dog, Max

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun idea - y'all looked great!! Happy (belated) 2010!