Thursday, December 26, 2013

Regal Holidays ‘13 | Shine, Shimmer and Glow this New Year’s Eve

Yesterday you could have found us sipping tea and waiting patiently while our loved ones unwrapped the gifts we chose for them, all while doing a little unwrapping ourselves! However, today we are fully focused on our New Year’s Eve plans, which of course includes what to wear! It almost seems like you never know exactly what you are going to be doing until the day comes, then you find yourself scrambling through your closet searching for a sparkly party dress or a monochromatic ensemble accented with glittering jewelry and standout footwear. Check out some of our favorite New Year’s Eve looks below:

Jaime’s New Year’s Chic

Sparkle & Shine This New Year’s Eve

For me, I’ve always enjoyed either getting dolled up and going out on the town or cozying up with family and making a big dinner and toasting quietly to the New Year. So if I’m not in my favorite pajamas munching on snacks around the house, I’d opt for either a simple cocktail dress, like the one I’ve chosen by Alice + Olivia, paired with standout accessories sure to help you ring in the New Year in style. Or if you’re not in the dress mood, you can always choose to don a pair on menswear-inspired tuxedo pants a peplum top and fun sparkling accessories as seen in the second outfit above. I may or may not have built the entire outfit off of the glittering Louboutin’s, which is completely acceptable in my book. I added a gold bow belt and some gold jewelry to finalize the look. As you can see, I’m a big fan of black and red, which is perfect for the holiday season!

Also keep in mind that your makeup and hair can either make or break your look. I love big ladylike waves, but I also thoroughly love the look of an elegant chignon with a cocktail dress. Whatever, you end up doing with your makeup and hair, make sure you add a touch of highlighter to your cheekbones to help give you an extra holiday glow!

Kacie’s New Year’s Chic

New Years Eve 2013

It’s not news that I like my style spectrum to range from feminine to edgy. Therefore, my New Year’s Eve look will vary, depending on what mood I’m in. If I’m feeling sassy, a look like the one on the right will be just perfect. Coated denim or leather leggings paired with a flirty lace peplum, fitted blazer and red statement shoes and jewelry make for an elegant yet fun ensemble. If I’m feeling a little more girly (or doing something that calls for fancier attire), a cocktail dress will be my go-to look. RenttheRunway.com is a great option for getting a designer dress for a steal! I love this beauty by Nha Khanh, available for rent at only $150, while these chic bow heels complete the look perfectly. My advice is to just keep in mind what your activities for the evening will consist of. You may really, really want to wear a sparkly cocktail dress for the ‘big night’, but trust me, you also don’t want to be that ridiculously overdressed girl having a low key dinner at a casual restaurant or sitting on the couch at a house party. Just be practical and use the night to your advantage to piece together the perfect outfit for whatever it may bring! As far as makeup goes, I think New Years Eve is the perfect time to go big and bold! Think old Hollywood with a cat eye, bright red lips, and big curls.

Whether you are spending New Year's Eve in on the couch or out on the town, we hope you have a safe evening! We've got exciting content plans for 2014 and can't wait to share them with you. 

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