The SC was thrilled to spend New Year’s Eve with Jean of Dross Into Gold HERE and her multi-talented husband Joey HERE.  Jean informed me several months ago that Joey would be traveling from Atlanta to perform in Denver, so I immediately put it on my schedule and when the evening arrived, I was totally enthralled with the jazz performance that entertained for hours. Joey’s red trumpet dazzled on stage, as did the friendly and vibrant crowd and the energy in the room. Toasting with champagne at midnight brought an end to a New Year’s Eve to remember always.

It was a pleasure to enjoy Jean’s creative and glamorous style in person and admire her upcycled pieces. Check out her sparkle and glow!  Of course we had to explore a few of my favorite haunts in Denver during her visit.  We wandered through Goodwill, Buffalo Exchange and a large antique mall which was filled with tempting treasures. Similar interests and sensibilities and the hunt for the precious unknown in unison made the holiday a great adventure.

Photos by Daniel N, who joined us for the evening’s frivolity.

Joey and Jean are equally creative, genuine, stylish and fun.  Witnessing a dynamic and artistic partnership was part of the evening’s allure!  Those who can make The SC laugh at the drop of a hat have a special place in her heart.

Wishing a Happy New Year to all, with many connections which encourage laughter, creativity and the love of life and its many gifts!  Speaking of connections, thank you to Bella Q of The Citizen Rosebud HERE , Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style HERE, and Sylvia of 40+Style HERE for the generous mentions.

Photo By Rachel

Makins black fur felt hat with beaded trim – hat shop in the 80’s, black satin jacket and long black satin skirt – purchased at the same consignment store about 15 years apart, vintage rhinestone necklace, earrings and black rhinestone trimmed fabric gloves – estate sales, black heeled boots – gifted.

Linking up with Patti’s Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style HERE.


  1. That sounds like a great night Judith! You both look so fantastic. Love your uberchic combination with the fabulous boots. I’m heading for Denver this summer so I’m hopeful that we may be able to meet some time as well! When I have exact dates, I will let you know.

  2. Aaaaaaah! How glorious you both look! I am thrilled to see my bloggy friends collide! How I would have Loved to tag along with you all! Wishing you a most wonderful 2013!

  3. I think this was my most memorable New Year’s Eve celebration EVER!!! Thank you so much for taking me to explore some of Denver’s great vintage/thrift stores. I’m amazed at the variety you have there!! I hope I can reciprocate at some point. BTW, you are even more radiant in person. XXOO

  4. You and Jean look so young and carefree in Joey’s great embrace. Lucky guy. What a fun night! I hope you have the best new year, Judith.

  5. Wowwwwwwwwwww so jealous to see you both together in pure glamour, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    I wish we can meet in this 2013.
    Fingers crossed.
    Much love always, my muse.

  6. Ooh, I LOVE that photo of you and Jean with Joey in the middle looking proud and a little cheeky! Like you, I adore people who make me laugh, and I can tell you are genuinely laughing in that pic! Had he just said something naughty?
    How lovely to meet Jean and Joey, to celebrate new year with them, to listen to music, and take your friends shopping and exploring.
    You look as stunningly svelte and elegant and dramatic as ever in your black and sequin ensemble, Judith. Beautiful! xxxx

  7. You three are so happy and gorgeous! What a wonderful way to spend New Year’s Eve. Jean is like you: beautiful and thoughtful, and you make quite the stunning pair. Thanks for sharing the joy with Visible Monday!

  8. You both look stunning! And what fun to go to a jazz club for NYE. (That’s my idea of a PERFECT way to ring in the New Year.) I love the sparkly hat!

  9. Gorgeous, chic, and in control–you’re a true icon of style! Your New Year celebration sounds wonderful, too. Thanks for sharing it!

  10. I was surprised to find the SC in an all black look as I generally think of you as a woman who leans toward rich and lavish color. The black outfit is elegant and understated, a nice look to bring in the New Year. Best wishes to you and to all for the coming year.

  11. Gosh how wonderful both you ladies look! So beautiful and stylish, both of you, and how lovely that you got to spend New Year’s Eve together. I adore you outfit, the long line black satin suit is glamorous and so very elegant with the boots and the hat and gloves.

    Do hope your ribs are healing well and the heater is still on!

  12. You are a vision of elegance as always and I’m so excited to see that you met the wonderful Jean and her husband! Thank you for sharing this experience and the photos with us.

  13. What a lot of glam in one photo! I’m often appreciative and only occasionally really envious of the groovy doings of other, but I gotta tell ‘ya Judith, I really am in awe of what must have been the very best New Year’s Eve ever. You look precisely right, and beautiful as always.
    Happy, happy 2013 … may it be a much better year for you than last!

  14. It does sound like the perfect New Year’s eve celebration. You all look splendidly decked out for the occasion. And it’s always so fun to see bloggers in another blogger’s world. Wishing you all the best in 2013.

  15. Now that is my idea of a fun way to spend NYE – live jazz, and people with similar style and interests who can make you laugh! I love the photo of the three of you – you look like you’re having such a good time, and you and Jean are both very chic in your NYE shine and sparkle. That satin jacket and skirt ensemble is just gorgeous on you.

  16. Your New Year’s Eve sounds amazing. Getting to meet Jean and her handsome hubby, and listen to great music is the perfect start to a great year. You look very sleek and sexy, and all ’round fabulous in your black satin.

    Plus, thrifting with a blogger buddy rates high among the world’s most fun activities 😀

  17. How absolutely marvellous to have celebrated New Year’s Eve with Jean and Joey, and oh, your great adventures! So heartening the laughter connection with like-minded souls, everyone glowing and glamorous. You are luminous!

  18. Oh Judith! I’m so envious of you not for getting to meet each other! You two are absolute favorites of mine and I would love to mee you both!! You both bring so much glamour and style to every setting!! You look amazing as ever and I’m seeing sparkle in your eyes…..and it’s soooo becoming! Hugs to you Judith!!! Serene

  19. Happy New Year to you Judith! Thanks for sharing your wonderful Eve! Congratulations for making Ari’s best of list not once, but twice!!! That man has great taste to be sure! Wishing you all the best in the coming year!!

    much love,
    Tamera Beardsley

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