Sunday, December 30, 2012

Party Till the Very End

The countdown has finally begun! It's time once again to break out the champagne and round up all of your loved ones to celebrate the end of 2012, and the arrival of 2013. I know I say this every year, but 2012 has really flown by. Sometimes I feel like I've stepped into a time warp where each year starts and ends faster than the year before it. There just never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. I sense a New Year's resolution in the making!

The one thing I love about New Year's, is the fact that you can look like a big sparkly disco ball for the night, and no one will think that you've gone mad. Of all the days in the year, this is the night to bust out all the glitter and sequins that you have in your closet. Whether you want to go all out with an eye-catching dress, or go more subtle with a sparkly manicure, there's an option for everyone. I put together a few looks that I thought would help get you noticed, whether it be on the dance floor or in the living room of your Aunt's house for the annual family reunion. Celebrate, and have fun putting together that perfect end of the year look!

New Year's Inspired Outfits 

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Who says a "matchy-matchy" outfit can't be fun? Show off a sophisticated party look that is both polished and put-together. If you find yourself being drawn to sparkly pieces, make sure to pick and choose your accessories wisely.  Go easy on the jewelry if you already have sparkle in your dress. Switch out necklaces and bracelets for a simple pair of earrings or cocktail ring instead. A few glittery pieces paired together can look pretty, but one too many can lead to a sequin catastrophe!

Dress: Little Mistress Lizzie One Shoulder Dress $47.00 (Bank Fashion)
Clutch: Glitter Hard Case Clutch $32.00 (Oasis)
Shoes: Gold Sparkle Sequin Heels $26.00 (Designer Wear)
Earrings: Pearl Button Earrings $35.00 (Banana Republic)

Dress: Ribbon Luxe Sequin Babydoll Dress $31.00 (Bank Fashion)
Clutch: Rectangle Frame Clutch $24.00 (Oasis)
Shoes: Rosander Heels $24.99 (Aldo)

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Have plans for a family reunion? Look for an outfit that's comfortable yet trendy with festive colors! Keep the fitted dresses and low cut tops at home this year. Want to show some leg? Keep the top half covered up, or vice-versa if you want to show off your arms! Not only will you feel confident in a fashionable outfit, but you'll also keep your grandma happy with a hint of modesty.

Top: Cameo Rose Stud Shoulder Shirt $ 27.00 (New Look)
Leggings: Oasis Basic Leggings $23.00 (House of Fraser) 
Shoes: Mossimo Supply Kieran Boots $34.99 (Target)
Earrings: Gold Pyramid Stud Earrings $8.90 (Windsor)

Top: White Scoop Singlet $19.95 (General Pants)
Cardigan: Cable Cardigan $48.00 (Oasis)
Skirt: Taylor Wine Belted Jersey Skater Skirt $19.00 (She Likes)
Shoes: Sonoma Life Flats $21.99 (Kohl's)
Rings: Gold Bow Crystal Stacking Rings $26.00 (Talullah)
Necklace: Feather Pendant Necklace $38.00 (Free People)

Top: Blouse $40.00 (H&M)
Jeans: Cleavo 5 Pocket Twill $39.00 (Vila)
Shoes: Bella Beige Suedette High Platform Wedges $30.00 (Boohoo)
Necklace: Sassy Spike Statement Necklace $16.99 (Forever New)

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One blazer + black leggings = unlimited outfit options! The great thing about basics is that they can be combined with a wide variety of different tops and accessories to create new outfits! Sparkle on New Year's Eve with a bright sequined top under a simple black blazer! These looks would also look great with shorts and leggings, or even a banded skirt. The options are endless. Experiment to see what works best for you!

Blazer: Neon Nights Blazer $70.00 (Bardot)
Leggings: Oasis Basic Leggings $23.00 (House of Fraser)

Top: Oasis Sequin Lace Peplum Top Dark Purple $24.00 (House of Fraser)
Top: Black Peplum Sequin Top $24.00 (Fashion Union)
Top:Michayla Gold Sequin Peplum Top $48.00 (She Likes)
Top: Blue Sequin Bralet Top $24.00 (Fashion Union)

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