A story about how I could not find myself a suitable outfit for a New Year’s Eve and how my dear wife gave me a helpful hand.

The first New Year’s Eve as Sonia

I finally decided to be more beautiful version of myself the last day of the previous year. I had never had such an opportunity before because we usually used to spend this day with friends or, I just did not have the motivation to get dressed up or, maybe it was because of fear to receive a video call from the family with New Year’s wishes. Anyway, the last few years we spent this night at home in two (we have a dog and won’t leave our four-legged friend alone when fireworks are shot outside the window). At last I was brave enough to dress up that night. I was thinking about the right outfit for several days but nothing came to my mind. What’s more, there was no more time for the shopping.


The day was filled with wandering around the stores. We are still finishing our new house, so there are a lot of things to buy. After we came back home and unpacked our shopping stuff, I rested for a while. Next, I went to the bathroom to get ready to “tune up”. In my case I had to shave not only my facial hair (I cut myself terribly then), but also other parts of my body (legs and cleavage). Then, I went to the bedroom, put on my underwear and started browsing through my clothes. The story could not be without a “drama”. I didn’t have any suitable dress for a New Year’s Eve. I mean, I had one but it had been used during the last photo session. Another one was used to take some pictures on a different day and, unfortunately, it had a stain. I wanted something new. I looked for a nice skirt, I managed to find a grey one, flared and short, but I couldn’t match the top to it. For my figure: a tight, rather dark blouse or a shirt looks best, but most of them, in my case, are not like that (I wear them en homme every day). There was one bodysuit that would have been suitable for me but it had see-through cutouts on the shoulders, making the bra straps visible. In a consequence, I lost most of my enthusiasm and, resigned, I went downstairs to my wife.

Super wife

“Honey, I really don’t have anything to wear” - I told my partner outlining more or less my bad situation and why these and other clothes don’t fit me. She smiled and took my hand so that we could go together to choose something proper. She looked through the dresses in the closet and pulled out a maroon one: “How about this one?” – she asked me. I didn’t want to wear this one, because it was simple, without any embellishments, single-colored, subdued. “We can give you a shiny necklace and other accessories” – she replied giving me the dress and going for the jewelry. As soon as I got dressed, I was given a colorful necklace of stones. A plan popped into my head: my darling brought me a bracelet, a belt, earrings and a ring, and I pulled out my long black gloves. I put everything on with black classic stilettos. Suddenly, the image of me in vintage/retro style appeared in the mirror. The evening was saved! My wife made me have a “fancy” outfit for New Year’s Eve after all. I thanked her a lot and went to the bathroom to do my makeup.


When it came to makeup, I decided to be a little more daring. Of course, the foundation and other basic techniques remained the same, but I wanted to contour my face harder, add more blush, and, well, paint my eyes in a party style. I found a beautiful golden eye makeup on the Internet and I tried to implement it in my own way. I thought it didn’t come out so well but my wife’s reaction said otherwise. I didn’t know exactly which lipstick to use. I really like the color pink but it didn’t fit the styling a bit for me. However, it was New Year’s Eve so it would be good to accent the party look with something suitable. At last, the pink lipstick was chosen. I was also able to style my hair more, as it is getting longer. I wanted to add a nice hairpin but, unfortunately, I couldn’t find anything in our new home.


When I finished my makeup, I looked at the mirror and saw my reflection. For the first time I thought I really liked myself. I would immodestly say that I succeeded with my makeup and the whole styling. In addition, longer hair looks much better and I am very happy with that fact. It was my best makeup I have done so far. Only the one done by a professional makeup artist was more beautiful. Surprisingly, I’m not that far from it. It gives me even more motivation to learn, to watch videos and tutorials or to read articles about it. What is the most important, it gives me great satisfaction.

Photo session

I went downstairs and showed myself to my wife. She was very complimentary about my styling. When asked if I needed to improve anything, she replied that there was nothing to improve. It gave me even more wings. I am overjoyed to have such a wonderful partner. Unfortunately, my gloves were not suitable for the phone, the screen was not responsive at all, so the selfies were clicked by my darling. I took some “hand-held” photos, looking for the best light, and then my wife started taking pics of me. I felt like a model and we were searching for the best shots together. A lot of photos were taken. A few of them are really cool but one is downright perfect and I’m very proud of it (the one on the top of the post). Whenever I look at them I am happier at heart that I can look beautiful after all.

New Year’s Eve

So, how did we spend the night together? Very quietly. My wife made a delicious foccacia, we also had nachos, drank wine, played on the console. At midnight, we lit cold fires and watched the fireworks through the window. Thankfully, there was no video call, my wife phoned to everyone without a video. We were resting on the couch until two o’clock and finally went to bed. A perfect party of two introverts. I was overjoyed throughout the evening and the good mood lasted for the next few days. (Even though my perfect photo didn’t get as many “likes” on social networks. Uncharted are the algorithms of Instagram and Reddit…)

This article was corrected by Maggie Brown. Thank you!!!