New Years Eve is around the corner and I’ll be straight up, there’s a recipe for a perfectly shaken, stirred, salted or sugar rimmed night of F-U-N! Whether your relationship is on the rocks or it’s just the cherry-on-top of your memorable night, I have a few ideas including fashion that will make for an amazing evening.
1. Spend it with the people you enjoy being around the most. Don’t worry about going to that “Big” party. 2. It doesn’t matter if you’re at a restaurant, house party, club or your own living room as long as it’s a good night. 3. Plan transportation details early so you’re not waiting in the cold 2 hours for a taxi. It puts a real damper on the night. 4. Don’t fret about finding an outfit at the last minute because hopefully I can help. 5. Make sure you can count down from 10 to ‘Happy New Year’ at midnight.
Moving on to “What to Wear on New Year’s Eve” with part II of my sister, Jody’s, NYE makeover. After I did her dramatic makeup, I decked her out in a short sequin dress, 5 inch platform heels and told her to start posing away before she had to rinse it all off and throw on her warm-up suit for basketball practice.
NYE Fashion - Ladies Can’t go Wrong with Sequins!
If you’ve walked into any store selling holiday dresses, I’m sure you’ve tons of sparkly sequined dresses. All women can wear this trend. Try a dress, a sequin top with black pants or jeans, a skirt, or a stylish sequin blazer. I’m a big fan of this trend.
As I adjust the bows on her heels, I’ll mention that these photos were taken outside a creepy old farmhouse right next to the rusting 60′s car from my “Mad Men“ post.
My sister balanced on a wood plank because walking inside this shack is out of the question for anyone. At best, you might get scratched by chicken wire or broken glass. And of course there’s the risk of the roof caving in or falling through the rotted floorboard into the basement of about 6 feet of murky water.
I put together this outfit for UNDER $100. I knew the scoop neck and tights would be something she’d be comfortable wearing all night. I wanted her hair super glam so I pulled it over to one side. I’ve been seeing the sequin trend all over blogs lately. One of my faves, FashBoulevard, recently featured her gorgeous sequin party dress.
I had Jody wear my Kelsi Dagger (TJMAXX) suede heels. They’re surprisingly comfortable even though the bows get a bit twisted. Skip sparkly heels with sequin outfits, solid neutral colors are best.
My sister is over 6 ft. in these heels and while her legs are long enough, my fave trick to make legs appear longer and leaner is wearing black hosiery & black heels. It tones down any flashy dress or skirt.
Dress (Forever 21), tights (H&M), clutch (The Limited), Jewelry (F21), Nail polish- (OPI Animalistic)
So when the 31st hits, pop open the bubbly a start stunning in sequins or any sparkly dress! :)
(Special thanks to my sister & photographer Thomas)
A few tips for Sequin Shopping
1. I liked that this dress had sleeves instead of being a tank style because it’s easy to get scratched up from sequin dresses or skirts. Nothing is worse than your arms chafing against your dress all night.
2. Sequin savings: This dress was less than $30 at F21. Sequin dresses always lose pieces throughout the night so there’s no need to splurge. I like black, gold, silver and deep purple or emerald colors best.
3. Skip sequin dress styles that are sparkly in the front and jersey knit or just a plain black material in the back. I prefer sequins all over the entire dress or it tends to look classy in the front, cheap in the back.
Are you loving sequins or skipping the sparkle? And for guys, I’ll have a flashy NYE fashion post for you before the ball drops…
With that, I want to wish everyone a good NYE where ever you are and whoever you’re with! Cheers