One of my favorite nights is coming up and I’m figuratively biting my nails because I still haven’t decided on an outfit. A night of laughs, champagne, reminiscing and glitter sounds like a truly divine way to leave 2016 in the dust and ring in the shiny new year. Okay okay, 2016 was actually a pretty great year for me. I traveled to 9 countries (and then back to the U.S.), lived in London for 5 months, had an incredible internship, shared some wonderful moments with family and friends and hit some big milestones with this site.
As always, there is some bad that attempts to overshadow the good. I haven’t been able to workout for the last month due to some health issues – but I’m hoping to be back on my yoga mat at the start of 2017! But with every setback comes the challenge of overcoming, and this makes my resolution this year pretty simple to decide on. I’m excited to get stronger this year, physically and mentally. I’ll be graduating college in a few months meaning I’ll be a “real adult” trying to exist in crazy busy NYC. But wait, I’m already doing that. Hmmm… Anyway, I KNOW 2017 will be a pretty great year. Let me know your goals, maybe we can work on some together!
Now back to the big question, what are we going to wear for the big occasion? I’ve pulled a few awesome dresses and accessories for every type of NYE – whether your plan involves a night in, out, at a friend’s house or at the bar, this little look book should have you covered! x
1. Kate Spade Small Square Glitter Earrings, $32
For those who like to sparkle from your ears to your toes, these festive studs are the perfect addition to any celebratory outfit! Flecks of silver and gold make them a great match for every wardrobe.
2. Alice + Olivia One-Shoulder Mini Dress, $39 (on sale!)
I can promise that you’ll get more use out of this LBD than just one night’s worth! A classic (and classy) dress that will flatter any body type, it’s hard to not start dreaming about what glitzy accessories to pair it with right now!
3. Essie Hors D’Oeuvres Special Effects Nail Polish, $9
For a sparkle that will last days after the big night, prep your nails with this glitzy polish!
4. BCBG Contrast-Back Sleeveless Shift Dress, $49 (on sale!)
I’m loving the subtle hues of midnight blue in this lush dress. Rock it with a fun pair of heels and some sparkly accessories to ring in the new year!
5. BP Rhinestone Crossover Ring, $9 (on sale!)
I’ve been obsessing over the crossover ring trend and actually indulged in a similar style ring. I got a sterling silver crossover ring from Contessa di Capri and wear it just about every day. It’s so versatile and also *~shiny~*.
6. Free People Marigold Glitter Heel Sandals, $148
A good pair of heels is always worth the splurge! These adorable heels are perfect to dress up any casual outfit, wear for NYE and even wear to work. I’m wearing similar sparkly heels from Donald J. Pliner this NYE!
7. Kate Spade New York Gala Glitter Mules, $278
Heels not your thing? Trust me, you’re not alone! I’ve got my eye on these adorable mules, I know their a little pricier than my last selection but just think of the places you can wear them. Honestly, I wouldn’t put it past me to wear them around the house as dressy slippers too 😉 The perfect shoe for hosting, right?!
8. ABS by Allen Schwartz Pave Choker Necklace, $55
Chokers have indeed been one of the biggest jewelry trends of 2016 and I’m sure this will continue into the new year! Step up your accessory game with this gorgeous necklace.
9. J.O.A. Sleeveless Glitter Top, $69
This top is probably the most similar to what I’ll be wearing this NYE! I’m having a more casual night in upstate New York (there’s an apple drop at midnight – I’m not too sure myself what that is either!) My top has a big more glitter but I’ll be pairing it with high waisted black jeans and awesome sparkly earrings from J.Crew!
10. Neiman Marcus Ombre Glitter Box Clutch Bag, $57 (on sale!)
This sparkly little accessory is a STEAL for just $57 (originally over $100!) Especially if you’re opting for the LBD above or another solid color classic, this bag will dress up your outfit in an instant!
Stay Classy & Happy New Year! xx
I hope you all have a wonderful New Year’s! Thanks so much for following along with Class and the City in 2016 ~ I’m so blessed and excited to continue creating content for you guys in the new year! xo