New Years Wishes & Outfit Ideas!

I am very happy to say that my website has been up and running for a year. This year has been filled with many new experiences and lots of learning! None of this would have been possible without any of my readers and I just wanted to give a big THANK YOU to you all! On an exciting note, there will be many posts and a variety of new projects coming next year!

Since New Years is only hours away and many of us probably still don't know what to wear tonight, there is still time to find that perfect outfit to bring in the New Year! Here are a couple of tips and top fashion trends for New Years:

A faux fur vest (gilet) has been very popular for the winter.  It is SUCH a statement piece and is so versatile.  It is also very animal friendly as it is not real fur.  Throw a faux fur vest over a blouse paired with black skinny jeans or over a dress to make a statement!  Don't be afraid to experiment with textures and styles. 

H&M Faux Fur Vest $20.00

Go for a dress that is comfortable.  You don't want to be pulling down your dress every 5 minutes.  Most likely you'll be in your dress for hours so make sure to choose something comfortable.  Consider a silhouette that is appropriate for your figure, for example, an A-line dress (my personal favorite) or empire waist!

BCBG Darra Faux Leather A-Line Dress $160.80

Sequins and Sparkle are still in for 2013!  Try a Little Black Dress (LBD) that's full of pizazz!  Or choose a dress with embellishments to make your dress pop! You can also pair a LBD with bright colored pumps and metallic accessories. Pumps that feature feathers, sparkles, or embellishments can dress up any outfit, even the simplest outfits!

Express Sequined Fit and Flare Dress $76.80

For sophisticated style you can't go wrong with a form-fitting sheath. Bring a sense of style to a sheath dress with gold or silver jewelry or a bright statement necklace.

BCBG Evelyn Blocked Sheath Dress $148.80

A bright red lace dress is also perfect.  Sophisticated, yet sexy, you can't go wrong with a lace red that makes quite an impact!

Express Lace Open Back Sheath Dress $58.80

I hope you all enjoy these outfit ideas and have a wonderful New Years!

Banana Republic Issa Collection Three-Quarter Sleeve Wrap Dress

The anticipation was building. I gave in and decided to take my Royal Blue Issa Collection Three-Quarter Sleeve Wrap Dress from Banana Republic out for a spin.


My thoughts on this dress I can sum it up in 5 words - I absolutely LOVE this dress.

I love the royal blue color. The wrap style makes the dress even more flattering and cinches the waist perfectly creating an hourglass figure. I did notice that the fabric is a jersey knit material, however, if you wear proper undergarments then you will be fine. The dress drapes beautifully and the length was also perfect for work and hits right above my knees. 


This dress can be dressed up or down. I was on my way to work so I decided to pair this dress with my Tory Burch Caroline Patent Ballet Flats and my Louis Vuitton handbag.

Also, until 8/17, Banana Republic is offering 35% off their Full Priced Styles. Use code BRSHOPNOW to snatch up pieces from the collection as they’re going fast!

I hope you guys liked this look! I would love to hear if anyone bought any pieces from the collection!!