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…And a Happy New Year!

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So my New Year’s resolution of posting more things to the blog in a timely fashion is obviously off to a great start. So incase anyone still cares about the holidays now that were a third of the way through January, here is what I wore this year on New Years Eve! Probably the only reason I’m even posting it at this point is because this is an outfit that could be worn any time of the year, not just for holiday celebration.

Am I the only one getting old enough to feel like every year having two holidays within a week of each other is overwhelming? I always travel for Christmas, making my grand return to LA a couple days before the new year usually. This year for Christmas, I had a jam-packed schedule at home with family events with a boyfriend in tow, not to mention some airport drama on the way home…so by the time we got home the last thing I wanted to start thinking about was what to do on NYE.

It’s always fun to have a reason to get dressed up and sparkly, but honestly, as I get older I realize that all I REALLY need to kick off the new year is time spent with good friends. So this year, we made our final plans about 7pm the night of, winged it at a bar in West Hollywood with some great friends, and it was awesome. I was toying back and forth between this outfit and another dress, and ultimately wanted to get some use out of this awesome multi-colored sequin top from H&M’s 2014 Holiday collection. Paired with one of my many skater skirts for some girly flare, and my newest black shoe obsession, the Joe’s Jeans “Ali” pump, I was set for some West Hollywood action to ring in the new year.

Top: H&M, sold out (similar here)
Skirt: H&M, sold out (similar here)
Leather Jacket: Zara
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Shoes: Joe’s Jeans (on sale!)
Bracelet: Rebecca Minkoff

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Classic Black for 2014.

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Whoops. I swear I didn’t shake it. Gotta love those iPhone pics.

Oh, New Year’s Eve. What a night, every year. No matter how you look at it, it’s an excuse to let loose and have a good time. Let’s be real though, you’re doing one of two things: you’re either celebrating all you accomplished in 2013, and insist on making 2014 that much better…or you’re trying to forget 2013. Either way, alcohol is involved, and I swear everyone chooses to start the New Year off with a hangover because we can all only go up from there! Brilliant. Well guess what! I didn’t have a hangover this year, so I guess that leaves me with less to climb! Don’t get me wrong, I had a great time, I just stuck to one consistent beverage of choice instead of trying to be fair to all the other liquors out there. :)

This year, I was traveling for the holidays as I always do, and made it back to LA in time for New Year’s, but we didn’t really do a lot of planning. Sometimes, just winging it is the way to go. I don’t consider myself a “clubby” person, perhaps every once in a while a trip to Vegas is in order, but normally that is not an atmosphere that I crave. Clubs are always a last-minute option (and an expensive option to make it worth while for NYE), but this year, we kept it simple. We started the night by having a DELICIOUS dinner at The Six restaurant in Studio City, followed by…wait for it…a house party. And you know what? We had an awesome time with some fantastic people.

When it comes to dressing for NYE, I will admit there is always the urge to put on sequins and dress like a disco ball. In fact, the more sequins the better. Nothing rings in the New Year like built in confetti all over your body! And while the sequin and sparkle of New Year’s Eve will forever be a fun and classic approach, I actually ditched my rose gold sequin dress last minute in favor of something a little simpler. See, another “classic” of course, is the LBD. And this was a very simply-constructed dress with just the right amount of “party” involved with the peek-a-boo mesh areas. Not to mention, it was comfortable. Sorry sequins, I will save you for Vegas, or maybe next year. Simple as that, I chose a darker, exotic, all black approach. I kept my makeup pretty neutral with some smoky drama built up around the eyes, and it was perfect for the occasion without being overdone. Cheers to 2014, may it be our best year yet!

Dress: Asos (On Clearance!)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Ring: Zara
Bracelet: Nasty Gal
Necklace: 2020ave
Lips: My go-to peachy-nude, Nars Cream Lipgloss in “Giza”

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