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!
I got back into the slow-fashion groove for a couple of occasions in February, including the Columbia Spectator’s annual fundraising dinner.
March was even a “double-vintage” month, seeing as I bought this vintage Jacques Tiffeau dress in 2009.
I’ve pretty much worn the same pieces to each Coachella I’ve been to, and this April was no exception.
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.
In June, I was at the Couture jewelry show in Las Vegas.
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.
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.
October featured some shiny, happy homegrown vintage. No Halloween costume though! I spent Halloween writing postcards to voters ahead of the midterm elections.
I wore a new-to-me vintage Scaasi dress to November’s International Press Freedom Awards for the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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 …
… and, for my birthday, the vintage Jacques Tiffeau from March’s outfit post.
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!