Happy New Year – Welcome to 2012

Happy New Year, I hope you had a great time celebrating. 

Dress – Annie Greenabelle
Shoes – Alexandre Herchcovitch collaboration with Melissa
Earrings- Christian Dior

After all of the excitement and late nights of Christmas, Mr Style Eyes and I decided to have a fairly quiet New Years Eve. We did pop down the pub for a drink before dinner, unfortunately it was shut to prepare for the evening party so we ended up just coming home again. I wore my new Annie Greenabelle dress.

I tried doing a sort of beehive style in my hair. You can’t really see it that well from the picture but I think it looked a bit higher in real life. For next time though,  I think I might backcomb a little more. This was the first time I have ever backcombed my hair and I was concerned it would turn into a big frizz. I usually wear fairly natural make up but decided to try dark eyes, using a dark khaki colour eyeshadow. Again I think it looked much more obvious in real life. Perhaps I need to change the settings on the camera. I wore my favourite Christian Dior earrings bought for me by Mr S for our wedding (12 years ago).

I spent most of the afternoon on NYE cooking. I made Jamie Oliver 5 hour lamb which is delicious. The beauty of this is that you prepare it then just stick it in the oven for 5 hours leaving you free to go off out. When you get back, it is cooked to perfection and you can just serve with crusty bread. The best bit, it has  a whole bottle of white wine in it! I also made a blackberry tart, my first ever at a pudding with homemade pastry. I was pretty impressed with the result although this particular recipe with marscapone was a little rich for me.

My daughter also made these Hello Kitty cookies with some cookie cutters, she got for Christmas.

Cardigan – New Look
Top – Really old (from Debenhams)
Shorts – DIY cut offs
Handbag – Spartoo
Boots – El Naturalista
locket necklace – vintage

On New Years day, we wandered into Bath for lunch at Cafe Rouge. It was lovely to relax over lunch with a few beers and even better no washing up! I wore my Christmas pressy from my mum which was a cardigan from New Look. Although I try to only wear old, second hand and ethical clothes these days, when it comes to pressies, it is not that simple. I always think I should be grateful for what I get. I though my mum did well this year with this cardigan from, I love the colours and pattern. New Look was given a top rating for its supply chain policies by Ethical Consumer in their buyers guide to high street clothes shops so whilst not actually an ethical fashion brand, they do show a commitment to providing decent working conditions for their overseas workers.

So here we are in 2012, I don’t really have any new years resolutions, I am kind of happy with things the way they are at the moment. I will of course be continuing with my pledge to only buy second hand, vintage and ethical clothing. If you fancy joining me, why not consider joining the ever growing Ethical Fashion Bloggers community.

I will  be training for a 10k run in eary 2012 though and possibly a half marathon later in the year. 2012 is already looking quite busy with lots of camper van trips, festivals and other outings.

I have also been thinking about this blog and ways to move forward for 2012. Is there anything that you would like to see more or less of on Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog?

What did you do for NYE? and what are your plans for 2012?

With warmest wishes

Ceri x


8 thoughts on “Happy New Year – Welcome to 2012

  1. Happy New Year, Ceri!
    I love both outfits and I hear you on the New Look cardi. It’s fab, it was a gift given with love, they have a decent ethical rating and if you are going to wear it loads (which I know you will) then there’s no problem in owning a piece of high street clothing.
    Good luck with the running. xxx
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  2. You look really lovely in that dress and those Melissa shoes are gorgeous. Looks like you had a wonderful NYE, I had a quiet one in too! The Lamb looks utterly delicious. I love Jamie Oliver, I need more of his cook books! Happy New Year to you too!