Time’s just about up for Christmas delivery! But, that means it’s perfect timing to get an early start on NYE dresses! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite sparkles and pops of color in today’s post. There are even shoe and accessory suggestions to help you find the perfect outfit to wear while ringing in the new year. Ps. In case you missed it, you can find two more glam holiday outfit ideas in this post!
What are your plans for NYE? Every year we end up throwing something together last minute. We still haven’t nailed down our exact plans yet, but (of course) I already have my outfit options planned. 😉
Let’s start with a few of my favorite brands for special occasion dresses via Shopbop:
The first thing you think of when you hear “holiday party outfit” is probably sparkles and sequins, but what about for all of those casual events in between? (I love a good New Year’s Day brunch!) Plus, it’s always a good idea to have a go-to sweater dress on-hand that you can dress up or down. So today, I’ve teamed up with ADORE Jewelry to share how to style a versatile winter dress with a bit of glam to wear to any of your end-of-the-year events!
The easiest way to update a casual dress is to add some sparkle, and stacking bracelets is my favorite way to do this. You might remember my new ADORE bracelets from this Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas post. These are the perfect way to mix and match metals while adding interest through your accessories. Each piece is crafted with Swarovski crystals that reflect beautifully and complement the oversized knits you’ll be wearing this winter. Accessories like these are the perfect finishing touches on any outfit!
Now that it’s officially dipped under 40 degrees in Louisiana, I’m finally excited about cold weather – mostly because it means scooping up some new winter wardrobe essentials! (I’ve even gotten SO enthusiastic that I started buying Jordan clothes too, haha.) Every winter wardrobe needs 5 must-have outfit pieces, and I’ve partnered up with Nordstrom to share them in today’s post.
1. Number one on my list of winter outfit essentials – oversized knit sweaters and lots of them! During the winter months I tend to live in chunky sweaters that I can throw on over leggings or jeans. Nordstrom offers such a huge range of sweaters that hit all price points and fits.
2. Of course, over-the-knee boots are a winter must-have! For years, I’ve been buying OTK boots that were on the more affordable price level, and I finally splurged on this pair of Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots. I haven’t regretted this purchase since – the quality in terms of wrinkling and slouching is unmatched!
See more winter wardrobe essentials with Nordstrom in today’s full post!
The first Christmas gift that Jordan ever bought me was my first Burberry scarf. I had ALWAYS wanted one, and I may have done some hint-dropping here and there to get it… Little did I know that scarf from nearly 10 years ago – and the same scarf in today’s post – is still going strong! While wearing it recently, I thought to about how it’s nearly been a decade since he bought it and what a great investment piece it turned into. How many scarves can you say that you own and still wear after 10 years?!
It gave me the idea for today’s post with Nordstrom where I’m sharing some of my favorite winter investment pieces that are classics every year! I like to think that I’ve been pretty savvy when it comes to investment pieces and deciding on the ones with “staying power” rather than the ones that are quick trends. My Burberry scarf is by FAR one of the best winter investment pieces in my wardrobe.
When it comes to making big purchases like a designer item, you want to purchase from a retailer you trust. Plus, I am a big fan of the Nordstrom shipping and return policy as well. Want to see what else is on my list? Below are a few of the designer items that I’ve invested in and have not regretted – and a few that I currently have on my list!
Someone invite me to your formal NYE party or winter wedding because I’m currently looking for somewhere to wear this winter formal dress STAT. A few weeks ago in New Orleans, I had the opportunity to play dress up in the most AMAZING formal gown by Alyce Paris. It literally felt like I was getting a chance at a second set of bridal portraits you guys. From the beaded neckline to the swooping train, and hello, what about the waist-cinching gold belt? This dress has me living my very own beauty pageant, mardi gras princess dreams!
We kept the hair classic with old Hollywood inspired curls. Simple jewelry pieces were added to complement the stunning beadwork across the neck. (You really don’t need much extra when wearing a dress this stunning!)
If you are looking for your next Mardi Gras dress, winter formal gown or black tie gala dress, be sure to check out Alyce Paris for more amazing dress inspiration. In addition, the site also offers intricately beaded cocktail dresses as well as perfect prom dress options!
Or just check them out if you want to feel like a princess for a day. 🙂
See more of this winter formal dress in today’s full post!