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Sisterly Sequins: NYE Makeover Part II

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 😉

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  1. CottonCandyINK says:

    love this dress, beautiful photos

  2. Great tips and I completely agree! I’m sporting sequins this Christmas!

    Liesl 🙂

  3. Petite and Hungry says:

    love love love the outfit! perfect for new years!


  4. Fashion-isha says:

    Love love love the dress!!! And I love your tips too!

  5. Kaitlin Mattingly says:

    ohh how i love sequins and sparkle. especially around New Years! it’s so much fun and always festive!

    xoxo katlin

  6. miss andrea lee says:

    gorgeous photos! I’m loving the dress too!!

  7. Girlie Blogger says:

    Her dress looks fantastic. The sequins are really cute.

    Yes, I totally agree with what you said about NYE. As long as we are with people we love and enjoy, it doesn’t matter where we spend the night.


  8. Your sis looks rockin! I super love sparkly dresses. Hell, I love anything sparkly! Thanks for this style guide. By the way, you have the most interesting photoshoot locations ever! <3

    Lots of love, B
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

  9. omg. you totally made my night. I feel beyond honored to be included in such a fabulous post. Thanks, love. these photos are seriously gorgeous. Flawless job on the make up. super stunning. xo

  10. Loooooove it!! Your sister looks absolutely gorgeous!
    And i TOTALLY agree, if your doing sequins, it better freakin be on both sides! haha!
    xoxo Inna 🙂
    My Bloggie!

  11. Chococcuro says:

    wowow she looks amazing! I wish I could pull off a sequin dress!!


  12. i love your new year’s eve guidelines! i totally agree that it’s more important to be with the people you love rather than be at some big party. 😉

    as for an outfit, sequins for new year’s never hurt anybody. 😉

    <3, Mimi
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  13. I love it! Thanks for the tips… and sharing your beautiful photos. THey’re incredible!!!
    And my favorite piece of all though, I’d have to say is the clutch. I’ve got a clutch thing going on right about now. I cant get enough 🙂
    I love this post though.

  14. Nerea Magro says:

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  15. That dress is fabulous! You can never have too much sparkle!

  16. Courtney Erin says:

    I love me a sparkly dress – LOVE! I have a black sequin number that I will definitely be busting out for NYE.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  17. Jayme and Mendi says:

    WOW!! Gorgeous photos!!! Your sister looks like a model and your photos need to be in magazines!!!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings
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  18. whoa that dress is killer!

  19. Gorgeous photos, that dress is to die for!

    xoxo, H

  20. perfect! love the dress so much!

  21. Rachel {Da Paura ♥} says:

    Wow! You are such an amazing stylist!! Her outfit is so perfect, and the photos are gorgeous!


  22. StyleIDnet says:

    Beautiful dress, beautiful clutch and beautiful sister. The place looks creepy but makes such an amazing location, pictures are great.

  23. She looks gorgeous!
    I love anything that sparkles and love wearing sequins just running around town!

  24. i was never ever keen on sequins but its growing on me…still need to get used to it though..

    http://tzeyien89.blogspot.com/ xxx

  25. Honey your sister looks absolutely amazing. You did a fantastic job styling her and wow she’s definitely one tall beautiful lady!

    I agreed with you on the tips on how to wear and buy sequins! You’re a doll. Thx for sharing.

    <3 Marina

  26. The Desert Fox says:

    Such a fabulous post! love love love it. Yay for SF bloggers.

  27. Your sister looks great, but why exactly did you go with the abandoned house? Your photographer is obviously very skilled, but I think this photo shoot would’ve really taken off if you guys chose a more appropriate place for the dress.

    high heels and creaky floor panels do not a good pair make. 😉

  28. Hello! I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I gave you an award! Check it out on my blog. <3

    P.S. I totally agree with you! Dresses with cut-outs and lace details are super unique.

    Lots of love, B
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee


    Love that sequined dress! You look fabulous! And you’re right, I’d skip the sequin on front, jersey back look. It’s pretty cheap looking. Also great NYE tips. Definitely prearrange transportation. Nothing worse than looking for a cab for hours. Especially here in NYC where it’s normally freezing cold! 🙂

  30. I love this dress, those amazing shoes and this incredible shoot. Well done creating such an awesome setting to feature this outfit on. I love sequins for the holiday season (or any festive occasion). I am hoping to wear a black sequin dress I have to whatever I end up doing on NYE. Thanks for your sweet comment, following you now!

  31. Bravoe Runway says:

    Your sister is 6 Feet Tall…I am so jealous! I definitely see the resemblance and this look is stunning!

  32. Amazing pictures, the shoot looks incredible!
    I love the dress, I would never have guess it was from F21!
    You look stunning 😀

    xx à la mode

  33. Hi Dale! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! It means so much to me. 🙂

    I’m loving the sequins look! Especially for New Year’s Eve. This outfit you put together is absolutely stunning–definitely something I would wear too!

    xo, gina

  34. Under the Fluorescents says:

    i dig anything with seqins involved! can’t wait for new years


  35. QUEENIE G. says:

    What a nice place! It gives an artistic look and really highlights the beautiful dress. I love the setup. And I love the dress; it’s an ideal outfit for this season.


  36. Oh my goodness…dying over the sequins. Gorgeous.

  37. Such a Beautiful dress! Great photos!

  38. WOW, incredible photos and styling!!


  39. dale your sister looks fantastic you did an amazing job styling her!! i can’t believe the dress is from forever it’s SOOO FREAKIN’ CUTE!!

  40. lovely styling!

    Glass of Fashion

  41. You look stunning, like that this dress isn’t a bright gold, but rather a beautiful bronze colour.

  42. i’m absolutely lovestruck by the sequinned dress – so glittering and sparkling. truly perfect for NYE!

    xx // themerrimari.blogspot.com

  43. *Glam Chameleon* says:

    Great tips!! Your sis looks fabulous, great legs!:D
    Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)
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  44. just tututiny says:

    Stunning photos, love the dress, thanks for the tips!

    I have a giveaway this week, would love for you to check it out 😉

  45. Dale you did an amazing job!! she looks stunning, I think you are right on to put black tights and black shoes with it… are you the photographer too? you take amazing pictures!!

    great tips!!

  46. Can I be your sister?amazing!

  47. Chyrel Gomez says:

    I don’t own anything sequined but I think it’s gonna be big next year. Also, I can’t help but feel a bit sad after reading your New Year tips. I can’t believe I have work on the holidays! Makes me feel such a loser. Happy mid-week, though! 🙂

  48. Wow nice pics!!


  49. My favorite time of the year is NYE. Its so meaningful to me & I truly enjoy it! Great post & gorgeous dress!


  50. Such a beautiful look, and SO perfect for NYE! Also loving your list of rules, I’ve honestly never had a single good New Year’s so I’m hoping this will be the year that finally changes. I always try to do the whole just-stick-with-close-friends thing but something bad always happens…either one of my sworn enemies will show up or last year, a dog bit me in the face and I ended up in ER…haha long story.

    I have yet to get a dress but I’m loving the idea of sequins! Also, the hair and makeup are stunning…your sister’s beautiful, as are you!

    Alexandra xo


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  52. Maria- CityLaundry says:

    um this AMAZING. i love the sequins dress. its magical.
    i love NYE, it’s one of my favorite times of the year!



    cool post! im so going to wear sparkles for new years!


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  54. la petite fashionista says:

    your sister is SO gorgeous!! i used to do the same thing with mine. i’m planning on rocking sequins this new year’s eve (or pretty much as much as possible during the holidays)

  55. Saphira Thenalia says:

    oh this is wonderful!!love it from head to toe… =)


  56. Chelsea Elizabeth. says:

    BEAUTIFUL look! You’re right, women can never go wrong with sequins! Definitely agree with your third tip!

  57. Francesca Giusti says:

    love this post and also your blog! It’s so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad 😀

  58. Sweet and Bitter says:

    beautiful look dear…and completely agree – if a dress does not have sequins at tha back – it look cheap


  59. Samantha Elisabeth says:

    Can I pretty pleaseee have your sister’s legs? So long! Also I agree, sequins on a dress ought to be all over, only in the front just means laziness. I think I might just dress up to watch NYE in my living room with my pup! Why not?

    Also gorgeous background, even if it could fall apart any moment!

  60. tiny dancer says:

    Gorgeous photoshoot! Completely jealous of your sequin dress….maaay have to get one for this holiday season 😛


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  62. She looks stunning! I want a makeover, too! 😀 xoxo

  63. 7rangistyleblog says:

    I wear mine sequin dress to my bacheloretty party tonight, loved all your tips 🙂

    xo Nav

  64. I just love that sequinned dress – you can never have too many sparkles at this time of year!
    I am so glad to have just stumbled across your lovely blog. I have signed up as your latest follower. I look forward to popping back for some more gorgeous inspiration!

  65. Ashley Isaacs says:

    love these pics……..xx


  66. il était une fois... says:

    gorgeous! X

  67. awesome pictures, great sequins!


  68. Like Mousse Au Chocolat says:
  69. …Oh my!! Beauty runs in the family! Thanks for visiting my blog! xxx

  70. wow, Amazing photos! beautiful ! the 1rst one is very sexy 😉


  71. Le Chic World says:

    LOVE THIS POST!! I’m so glad ou stopped by my blog to say hello as I’m happy I’ve discovered your blog now. Definitely sequins is something I’m lusting over right now in shoes, clutches and dresses and lovely to see you show it can be done in an affordable way.
    Here is my post on sequins I did a few days ago http://www.lechicworld.com/2011/12/all-that-glitters-holiday-glam.html

    Im also a big fan of all things bows, so love these gorgeous bow wedges too! Following you now xo
    Monica – Le chic world

  72. Stunning pictures! Your sister looks great!

  73. lovely dress!:)

  74. awesome pictures 🙂
    Love Lois xxx


  75. so nice pictures & so nice dress!

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