What an apt title for this post. It is both the name of my skirt (The End Nabraska Box Pleat Tulip Skirt) and marks the last post for 2011.
So how did this bad boy end up in my hot little hands? Funny story that. Well not really. It was Boxing Day. I didn't get called into work. So I did some sale browsing and came across this. And how could I say no to Ellery? I've always dreamed of owning an Ellery (didn't think it would be this soon!). So I eagerly gave away the money that was meant to be the deposit for my Olympus camera to the cashier and that was that (I can already see Thu and Laura shaking their heads in disapproval, telling me I should be saving my money for Japan next year). In my defence, it was 50% which made it all the more appealing. It was clearly meant to be.
This was below par photography but I promise when I get around to an outfit post I'll make sure I do it justice. I would wear it to ring in the new year but I'm going to a house party and knowing my track record it will probably get stained. And I would probably cry a river if anything happened to it. The downside of owning expensive pieces is that they have to be cared for in a more specific way - so no simply throwing them into the washing machine. I think I'll invest in a garment steamer in the new year... should do the trick.
I wanted to wish all my readers a happy new year! Thank you so much for all your support this year. Even though you are small in numbers, the fact that 61 people took the time to follow my blog means a lot. Flourished & Sunkissed has grown more than I imagined and hope it will only continue to get better in 2012. So expect more (and better) outfit posts, trend reports, event coverage and just general fashion musings. See you on the flip side! x