Hey, everyone! Long time, no post. I’ve been doing the same things you’ve likely been up to–last-minute shopping, baking, and present wrapping. We also had a very important date on Sunday with Star Wars. Michael and I were in 7th heaven, Claire said it was “pretty good” and Paige wasn’t impressed. (Just additional proof that she was switched at birth with a Star Wars-loving, non-cheerleading girl somewhere.)
Today we’re jumping ahead of Christmas and going straight to New Year’s Eve. Sandy of Pink Tool Girl invited a group of 9 bloggers to write about different New Year’s Eve topics, from entertaining to resolutions to dressing. So we’ve pretty much got you completely covered for New Year’s!
I jumped on the chance to write about fashion, because even though I don’t love going shopping, I do love looking put together and festive. I’ve decided to break this post down by just how festive you plan on being, meaning we’re looking at everything from cocktail dresses to pajamas. (I’m in the pajamas camp, btw.)
I’m a New Year’s Eve party animal and want to look like one.
Did you get invited to a big bash and want to look the part? Here are some lovely dresses that are all under $100.00. (No reason to break the bank, amiright?) I love Neiman Marcus Last Call for dresses–no one ever thinks to look there because you think it’s going to be expensive, but you can get dresses at great prices and the selection is huge. (They have an extensive plus-size selection of dresses too, FYI.)
We’ve got a couple of levels of festivity in this category. The first two blouses are dressier and could easily go in the party animal category with a pair of cropped dress pants and heels. Keep the blouses more snappy-casual by pairing them with your favorite dark denim instead. (I have an excellent suggestion ahead if you’re in the market for a new favorite.)
This jacquard sweatshirt has already been ordered, because it’s a fancy sweatshirt and costs less than $20.00. There’s a plus size version available in grey and white, which would look perfect paired with these white jeans.
I’m pairing mine with my new favorite jeans. The price is under thirty bucks, they’re a mid-rise (thank you), and they come in three inseam lengths (28″, 30″, and 33″). I love the 28″ inseam because they look perfect with booties and you don’t have to deal with the awkward “Am I rolling these jeans properly?” question. I also bought a pair in white, which now brings my grand total to 4 pairs. So, yes, you can say the relationship is serious.
I adore tunics for a casual yet pulled-together look, and this one by Lush doesn’t disappoint. Add some festive jewelry and you’re ready to party in total comfort. (Don’t be deterred by the Junior sizing–it’s very generously sized.)
I’m sitting around in my pajamas until midnight or going to bed at 10 p.m., whichever comes first.
I can totally relate. If you’re going to lounge, you might as well do it in style. Here are a couple of choices that I’d love to add to my growing jammie-jams collection. (Yes, that’s what I call them.)
Claire hated these and said they looked like granny jammies, but I disagree and think they’re lovely (and currently on sale). If you want something more youthful for your New Year’s Eve sofa-celebration, these are cute and on sale for $15.39. Cheap and comfy!
Now that you’re dressed for whatever type of celebration you’re having, it’s time to get some ideas on how to party in your cocktail dress/festive yet comfy clothes/jammie-jams. Check out all of the great ideas everyone else has to help you ring in the New Year, because it looks like I see cocktails, photo booths, snacks and cocoa, just to mention a few!
I’ll be back tomorrow with my final post of 2015. (Is it just me or did you blink and this year was over?) I’d also like to congratulate Ellen C. and Tracy H. who were 2 of the 5 winners of the Cutting Edge Stencils giveaway. That’s pretty great considering there were 19 blogs participating in the challenge. I guess in addition to the readers here being bright and good-looking, you’re lucky, too! Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you have a great day!