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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Sequin Free NYE

I know that we're all in full on Christmas mode right now, but one week from today will be New Year's Day, meaning now is probably a good time to order your New Year's Eve party dress!  Back in college, it really wasn't NYE if you didn't have a sparkly dress, or at least some kind of sequins.  But as I've gotten older and my style has evolved, sequins have lost their appeal to me.  If you're in the same boat, then today's post is for you!  All dresses are under $100 and are dresses that could be worn again for a non-NYE occasion.

one // two // three // four
five // six // seven // eight
nine // ten // eleven // twelve

NYE is the perfect opportunity to rock some cut-outs and show a little skin!  Whether you go elegant with a floor length dress, put a fun spin on a classic LBD, or choose to be red hot (or white hot!), you are sure to stand out in some cut-outs!  If you're worried about freezing, consider layering on a faux fur stole!  (This one is only $18!)

Since cutting out a lot of the bright colors out of my wardrobe, playing with different textures has become one of my new fashion favorites.  Velvet is perfect for the holidays, and you'll easily be able to wear this velvet wrap dress or velvet slip dress again.  I really love this shiny gold wrap front dress, as it screams NYE, but could also be appropriate for a night out with the girls, date night, or a fun event.  I'm absolutely in love with this jacquard dress; despite being so bold, it could be styled multiple ways and would look great with tights if you're worried about the weather.

Something totally unexpected:
Anything goes on NYE, so why not try something unexpected?  This embroidered dress with nude lining is sexy in subtle way.  And while navy isn't a color that one would typically consider for NYE, you'll stand out in this gorgeous, understated dress.  If you're a girl after my own heart and love an LBD for every occasion, try one with bold bell sleeves or some faux fringe at the bottom.  Both give a retro vibe and are sure to stand out.

 I want to hear from you!  What's your New Year's Eve style?!  Are you all about the sequins or more into a different trend?  What are you getting into this NYE?  As much fun as this post was to put together, I'll be outdoors, so I'll probably be bundled up in a million layers!  Haha.

Happy Wednesday!

PS - I'm currently working on my editorial calendar for the first quarter of 2017.  If you have any post suggestions, please send them my way! Xo


  1. Thank you for the sequin-free idea! I'm going out in my hometown with my two best girlfriends, and sequins are definitely way too dressy! I'm thinking that a velvet cami with my black leather jacket will work well! Love the velvet trend this year, so five and six are right up my alley!

  2. Oooh I love your picks! I'm in love with anything and everything velvet this year -- so cute!

  3. Hahaha girlfriend I am 110% about the sequins year-round and especially for holidays, but like you I'm actually not sure if I'm wearing sequins for my NYE outfit this year!! I might go with a different type of sparkle. Wishing you a very wonderful Christmas week!

    xoxo A

  4. I love all of these sequin free choices! 3,7, and 11 are my favorite!

  5. Love that velvet twist tie dress! I think im doing velvet for NYE...I got a green tank dress from Forever 21! Great round-up!

    Cristina / cristinawashere.com

  6. I love the items that you suggested! I am a big sequin person but that doesnt always suit the occasion so I love the items you listed :)

    xoxo, Hannah

  7. While I love a good sparkly dress, I love that all of these can be worn year round!! I am pretty obsessed with 6 and 7!

    xo Ashley

  8. Loving #'s 1, 10 and 12! I need to find a fancy party to go to!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

  9. I love velvet and I think that is a great texture to play with! These are awesome options!

  10. I love the cutout trend! I however, will be dressed in PJs this NYE! haha

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  11. I love the different textures trend that you wrote about. In my opinion, it so much more visually interesting than dousing yourself in glitter.

  12. These are all so cute!! I love sequins, but I love velvet and other options for NYE too. I can't wait to dress up for NYE!