Happy New Year 2010!!!

Hi everyone, I can’t believe that it’s almost 2010! I’d love to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to you all for your wonderful continuing support and your love of my blog. I appreciate it very much and I hope your support and love continue on into next year. I wish you all a new year full of love, peace, health, happiness and may your wishes come true!!!!

What are you doing for New Year’s Eve? staying home or going to party? If you’re going out for a New Year’s party, what would you wear? I’m planning to wear this oufit for a New Year’s Eve party at the Ritz in Colorado- I’m so excited to share it with you guys. This is my favorite dress ever-my wedding dress and here I style it with Ann Demeulemesster 14 buckles belt. I don’t know if you all are tired of seeing this belt but I’m never tired of wearing it. Here is the outfit!

Fully buckled. Fully buckled in the back. Here is the dress without Ann D belt. I accidentally found this dress at the old Calvin Klein boutique store in Dallas ( used to be in Highland Park Village) after months of looking for my wedding dress at lots of bridal salons. The ones at the salons have mostly more details and lots of things going on. I just wanted a white, simple, sleek and stylish dress, because I also wore two other dresses (one traditional Vietnamese for my mom’s family, and old century Chinese style dress for my dad’s family) which has more details and busy. This dress is two pieces; the opened back top and the full long A-line skirt and it was perfectly worn for my first dance (I had my hair up with crystal tiara). Another reason that I chose this dress is because it’s less expensive than a real bridal dress, and I want to wear it again for a fancy party or gala night or something like that…I don’t want it just hanging in my closet, and after all, who knows if my kids will want to wear it for their special day. But when they saw me wearing this dress for the photo shoot, they say that they want to wear it for their high school graduation day. I hope it will fit them 😉

Once more wishing you all and your family a wonderful, joyful, peaceful, healthful, delightful, successful new year 2010!!!!!!!
See you next year 😉 when I get back home!
Big hugs and kisses…Hanh 😉
Ps: Necklace by Annie Costello Brown. It can be worn single layer (as you see I had it on in the previous post in the first outfit with Yohji grey top) or doubles layers.


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58 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2010!!!

  1. Wow, I don't think I've known anyone who's been able to re-wear their wedding dress! It looks amazing with the Ann D belt :)

    Thanks again for the prize, I invested in a lovely silk top that I'll be posting about soon!!

    Talk to you in the new year!!

  2. i'm never tired of that belt, hanh:) such an awesome accessory! i also love the fact that u're reusing ur bridal dress:D what a great idea!! hope u're having fun with ur family in colorado. have a happy new year! wishing u many blessings and happiness in 2010:D


  3. That Ann D belt is killer, I never tire of seeing it on you.
    Your wedding dress is such a stark and simple contrast for statement pieces like this belt.

    Happy New Year to you too!

  4. This outfit is great for the party! It's classic but still edgy, you'll be the most pretty woman there!
    I adore this wedding dress. I already try to picture mine, but my wedding is not nearly in sight :)
    I hope you have a wonderful year too, my love goes out to your wonderful family! Happy New Year!!

  5. that dress is prefect! I wish to have a similar wedding dress- no details, nothing extraordinary, very simple
    that belt is a dream…
    happy new year, darling.

  6. Dear Hanh, I would like to wish you Happy New Year! You look stunning as always, and even you are on Holidays you didn't forget about us-your readers, thank you for that! Have fun!

  7. I know what you mean about a simpler dress, yours is pretty! I'm sure the other two were gorgeous, and knowing Asian designs I understand why you'd want such a simple white one. Anyways, love how you wore it with this belt, I prefer the fully buckled version. Have a Happy New Year and many many more stylish years ahead!

  8. Happy new Year! And we're never tired of seeing that belt, you only make us wish even more that we would own it! 😉
    And happy holiday! Hope you and your family have lots of fun ^_^

  9. Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family, darling! You look stunning, as always. Love the way you added this belt to a delicate dress. It looks amazing!

  10. It is nice to see that you wear the belt, and do it with confidence.

    Memphis is so conservative that people would look at you like you had another head.

  11. Nope I will never get sick of seeing that Ann D belt, it is a work of art! Your wedding dress is so beautiful, I agree that I would want a dress I could wear again, have a fab new year, Pearl x

  12. great post hanh!! :) props to photographer these photos are amazing!! love the buckles!
    gave my blog a make over what do u think of it?
    magpie-girl.blogspot.com xo

  13. And before I read, I was thinking how that dress + the Ann D belt would be amazing as a wedding dress. I wondered what the belt would look like fully buckled, but I actually like it worn 1/2 done better. I hope you wear this!! You look beautiful!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

  14. Woooow so this Astonishing "Really made for you" corset belt will never cease to surprise, at a first glace I Frankly thought it was a black bustier, AND I especially like the way your sweet/exuding charisma perfectly matches it . . .
    ps: I warmly wish you an Excellent New Year's Eve AND All my Best wishes for 2010 Chère Hanh !!!

    Amicalement, Antoine

  15. I never tire of the Ann D belt! It's fantastic and should be worn whenver you see fit. It's a masterpiece and you pair it so well with outfits. Happy New Year to you as well, I hope you have a wonderful time and many wishes that come true in the year ahead!

  16. Beautiful minimal dress…perfect for so many things- wedding, New Year's Eve…!
    I never tire of your Ann D corset belt thingy! Nice to see what it looks like fully buckled; I don't think I'd seen it that way before.
    New Year's Eve- we're staying in! After being out and about all December, there's no place like home right now for me.
    Whatever you decide to wear/do, I hope you have a lovely Old Year's Night!
    Happy 2010!!

  17. Marvellous Hanh,
    so amazing pictures of you….. I'm in awe. The Ann D belt looks so great with that outfit, what a lovely contrast to the soft white top and floor length skirt! Nobody is wearing that belt better!
    It couldn't go better.

    I'm very thankful to become known of you in 2009 – thanks for thinking of me in many moments and situations, for sharing your thoughts and lovely mails. They mean so much!

    Thank you for sharing this year with all of us on your growing blog! Every time I visited it, it was a huge pleasure for eyes, mind and heart!

    Dear Hanh, I'm wishing you and your family, all your loved ones, a very happy new year! A very healthy new year! A very successful new year! A very lovely and very positive new year!

    much love always, s.

  18. The way you wore the corset with your dress is goregeous! That dress is so chic and I could never get tired of seeing the Ann D corset! 😉 Happy New Year Hanh! 😀

  19. I'm never tired to see your Ann D belt.

    You're so inspiration. No one could wear the belt beautiful like you.

    Happy new year!!!

    Greeting from Belgium

  20. it's so great that you can get more wear out of your wedding dress, and we're not getting sick of the belt at all! love all the different ways youre styling it. Hope youre having a great time in colorado, my dad's going as well in a couple of days! (it's a big thing coming from australia…) happy new year! xx

  21. Happy New Year to youuu, Hanh!!!

    Awwh, your comment made me realize what I forgot: to post a comment on your blog! Shame on me!! And I saw your NEW YEAR´S EVE POST the same day when you posted it but I simply forgot about my comment…

    Hanh and her fabulous Ann D. belt!!!
    I truly believe that a long white dress and this fabulous Ann D. belt looks this way the best… and guess what… I really think the belt looks worn best when all buckles are closed.
    Shame on me… I still did not wear the belt! Can´t believe it, too 😉

    Wishing you and your kids, puppies and husband a wonderful stay in Colorado! I remember one of your very first posts when you started your blog and I saw you with your kids skiing!

  22. I think it's awesome that you managed to re-wear your wedding dress! I have known people who said that they wanted to buy a wedding dress versatile enough that they can potentially wear again, but they never can. So, good job to you. :)

    Happy New Year.

  23. Awww you look so beautiful as always!!! I was just wondering if you could buckle the whole belt, I can see that you do. It looks great, and the dress is super pretty too. I hope you chose to wear it.

    Happy New Year.

  24. Hi Hanh really appreciate it when you stop by my blog..=) No, we never get tired of seeing your Ann D! love your wedding dress, love the minimalist but with a surprise detail at the back.. I'm excited for both yours and Nini's upcoming posts for 2010!=)

  25. wow you look like a warrior princess! the contrast between the belt and the dress is so perfect! AMAZING!!!

    About wedding dress I have the same opinion… I will surely not spend much money for it, I'll prefere to search for a cheap dress to couple with luxurious shoes and bag that I could wear in other occasion (my dreams are a pair of louboutin's and the chanel 2.55)
    a bride with bag?? yes!! why not! 😛

    Happy New Year Hanh!!

  26. darling I hope you are having an amazing time on your ski trip my sweet!
    The corset belt over your wedding dress is amazing!beautiful photos.
    Just wanted to let you know that i am still having my personal outfit photos on the new site and it is in the style diary section on the top menu bar.
    Happy New Year to you too!!
    big kiss my sweet.

  27. have you ever thought about wearing the belt backwards, like with the buckles on the front?

    i think it would look really cool!

    love your blog

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