So, if you read my post on New Year's Eve yesterday, you'll know that I was in a bit of a time crunch to put together a NYE outfit! But, with the help of my super-stylish mother, I found an outfit that's perfect for the occasion! I'm wearing these Mia Print Skinny Corduroy Pants (originally $69.50, now on sale for $45.90). These pants are SO SOFT and the pattern is really cool! They're stretchy too, which makes them very comfortable.
For my top, I am wearing this Caslon Cotton Blouse ($58.00) in Coral Sugar. This is a really nice basic button-down, but it does wrinkle very easily, so I'm going to have to iron it before tonight! It comes in so many colors, and it's at a great price.
I plan on accessorizing with a lot of bracelets and rings, but I'm also going to wear this Topshop Faux Fur Stole($50.00) in grey. This scarf is so soft, and it looks and feels like real fur without the real fur price tag! It's a great accessory to jazz up a simple outfit.
Now, on to shoes! Tonight, I'm rocking these DV Dolce Vita Platform Lace Up Desert Booties ($99.00) in Taupe. These shoes are great because they elongate your legs, and they are actually comfy! Wedges are my favorite kinds of heels, for sure! They're stylish, fun, and easy to wear with anything.
And the most important accessory: your bag! I'm wearing this gorgeous Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Affair Mini Shoulder Bag ($195.00) in black. There is nothing classier than a quilted black bag! It's perfect for any occasion.
I love my NYE outfit because it's colorful, unique, and simple with a touch of glam. Have a fabulous, stylish, fun, and memorable New Year's Eve!
Am I the only one who just realized New Year's Eve is tomorrow? Yikes!! That means I have about 24 hours to get a fabulous outfit together! If you're in the same boat as me, just follow these tips, and you'll have a head-turning, heart-stopping, Instagram-worthy outfit in no time!
The first step to finding your New Year's Eve outfit is figuring out what kind of event you are going to. Are you spending New Year's Eve with your family friends at home? Or are you going to a house party? Maybe you're going to a fancy gala? It's important to never be underdressed, and ALWAYS be a little overdressed. This makes you stand out from the crowd. I'm going to a party at a nearby hotel, so I'm going to dress up a little bit. For this post, we'll use a regular party dress code.
There are so many different styles that can be worn on New Year's Eve. The possibilities are endless. Here are some of my favorite looks:
1) Glitter Glamour
No matter where you are on New Year's Eve, there is sure to be a lot of people wearing sequins and glitter. It's a popular New Year's Eve trend, so if you want to be a fashionista, you have to change up the trend a bit! The best way to do this is find a solid top and wear a sparkly bottom. I love this Leith Sequin Midi Skirt ($78.00). It's so sophisticated with a little bit of fun! I adore the midi skirt shape; it looks great if you have long legs!
If you don't want to wear a skirt, these Wayf Crop Sequin Track Pants ($68.00) are another glitzy option. What better way to make a statement than to have sequins running up and down your legs?
Both the skirt and the pants will look great paired with this ASTR Cutout Faux Leather Crop Top ($54.00). It's simple in the front and funky in the back, but not too wild. Pair this outfit with a funky hairdo, some black pumps, and a classic clutch, and you're good to go!
2) Stand-Out Style
There are many ways to stand out from the crowd, but the best way is with color! This One Rad Girl 'Natalie' Dressis a perfect choice to make your presence known. Originally priced at $49.00, this dress is on a huge sale (50% off) right now for only $24.49! How can you pass up a bargain like that? With a simple pair of heels, this dress is great for turning heads.
Are you a style risk taker? Then don't stop at color to stand out; try a fashion forward style like this skirt and shirt two piece duo. The Glamorous Jacquard Crop Top is $28.00, and the Glamorous Jacquard Tube Skirt is $38.00. Together, these pieces create an outfit to be remembered! I love the funky, bright pattern! This outfit incorporates style and color, and it's a masterpiece!
3) Demure Darling
If you're a little style-shy, you can still be best dressed on NYE! Just channel your personality into a sweet outfit, like this June & Hudson Bell Sleeve Shift Dress ($48.00). With high socks and booties, you have yourself a simple, gorgeous, and stylish outfit. Add a strand of pearls, and you're ready to party!
Here is another sweet outfit! This ASTR Embellished Neck Chiffon Tee ($52.00) looks gorgeous tucked into the Devlin Pleated Skirt ($68.00). Since I'm obsessed with high socks, I would wear a tall pair of black socks and chunky black heels! I love the bedazzled neckline on this tee; it adds just the right amount of shimmer.
2013 was a great year, and I'm so excited to see what is to come in 2014! I hope you all have a great New Year's Eve and I know you will look fabulous!
Once upon a time, there was no such thing as the cell phone. (I know it's hard to believe, but it's true!) People couldn't instantly connect with each other through texting and email, there was no Facebook or Instagram, and they had to use watches to tell the time! Nowadays, watches are more of a fashion accessory than a necessity. But, we still wear them and we still love them! Shopping for a watch can be overwhelming, and the prices can be discouraging, but you don't have to be a millionaire to have a great timepiece. These are some of my favorite affordable watches from Nordstrom!
Looking for something trendy and unique? This Two Face Watch, 20mm is perfect for you! This style is very preppy, which I love! The watch also comes in black, but I love the turquoise band. Even though it's winter, you can still rock the bright colors! The best part about this watch is it's price: $20.00. Who would have thought cute watches could be so inexpensive? And since this is two watches in one, it's such a steal!
2) Jelly Time
This Braided Silicone Strap Watch, 34mm is a fun accessory! Unlike most silicone watches, the strap of this watch is braided, which gives it a funky design. The face is gorgeous in gold, and it doesn't look cheap at all, even though it's only $18.00. This watch also comes in Mint Green, but I love the Coral Pink band. The best thing about this watch is that, because it's made of silicone, it's super comfortable!
3) That's a Wrap
This is not your average watch. The Faux Leather Wrap Watch, 20mm has that vintage, old-timer feel. I love the rectangle face, which makes it so different. This watch is also great because the band, made of faux brown leather, wraps around your wrist. It's a great design and it looks more like a piece of jewelry than just a watch. This watch is only $20.00!
4) Stunningly Studded
The Studded Double Wrap Watch, 35mm is too cool! There are so many great things about this watch. First of all, the face is BIG, so it's easier to tell time, and it has that Runway Watch look that Michael Kors is known for. This proves that you don't have to spend a fortune to have a stylish watch (this one's only $20.00!). Another great thing about this watch is that it uses numbers instead of dots for the time. I personally like this look better. Finally, how cool is the band? I love the color, the studs, and the width! It's lightweight, comfortable, and gorgeous.
5) An Updated Classic
If you're looking for a timepiece with that classic feel, look no further. This Rhinestone Watch, 35mm is perfect for you! This watch is a modern take on a typical watch. It has a beautiful crystal border around the face. And the coolest thing about this watch is the inside of the face. There are 6 little crystals that float around as you move your wrist! I have this watch in white and pink, and I've received countless complements on that feature. People think it's so cool to see a watch with crystals in it, and it's a really creative design. This watch is now sold in Gold and Silver for $20.00.
Don't get discouraged when shopping for a new watch. Just take some time, do some research, and you'll find that inexpensive gorgeous watches are everywhere!
Every girl needs the perfect black satchel. It's a wardrobe staple. But finding a black satchel on a budget isn't always easy. I scoured the web to find perfect satchels for different price ranges and here is what I found:
1) The "Last-Minute Need a Cheap Bag" Satchel:
This handbag, from H&M, is a great choice for a girl who isn't looking to spend a ton of money, as it is only $24.95. What makes this bag a better option over even cheaper bags is that it's from H&M. Although H&M products are generally inexpensive, their quality is always great, as opposed to similarly priced stores like Forever 21 and Love Culture. This bag is simple, sophisticated, and won't break the bank.
2) The "I'll Probably Only Use This Bag For One Season" Satchel:
This Faux Leather Satchel by Under One Sky is a great option for a girl looking for a sturdy bag. Sold at Nordstrom, this bag is $48. It's a nice quality bag, but not too expensive. I saw this bag in person and I absolutely love it. The leather doesn't look fake, and it's really well-constrcuted. If you're looking for a short-term bag that you can take everywhere, this satchel is perfect for you!
3) The "Worth The Splurge" Satchel:
I adore this Rebecca Minkoff Amorous Satchel. It's stylish, versatile, and classic. At $325, this is the perfect bag to ask for as a birthday gift or to buy for yourself as a little treat! Rebecca Minkoff bags are always great quality, so this is sure to be a worthwhile purchase!
4) The "No Price Limit, No Problem" Satchel:
Why settle for the rest when you can have the best? This Alexander McQueen Heroine Satchel is certainly to die for. It's priced at $3,350, but when you're shopping with no limits, who looks at the price tag? I love the bag because the leather is BEAUTIFUL. It's edgy in it's design, and it's lined with suede!!! This is a perfect satchel for a girl who has the luxury of shopping without limits.
No matter what your price range, a black satchel is a great purchase. It's a bag you can get a lot of use out of, and it will look great with all your outfits!