"Feeling unique is a habit you shouldn't give up."

- Alberto Fermani



"Anyone can get all dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their off days that is the most intriguing."

-Alexander Wang



12.26.2012

New Year's Eve-Shop Your Closet and Save $$

You know I love a new outfit as much as the next girl but I also love to play in my own closet. New Year's Eve is the perfect time to do this because, chances are, you bought something last year or the year before and haven't worn it again.

Here's how:

Isn't it better to wear a dress or jacket from a past season thereby decreasing your chances of someone else having it on by tenfold? Yes! If it's a dress, consider this. Add a sweatshirt or cashmere sweater over something sparkly or bright to give it some edge. Wear boots or a funky, chunky heel and breakout jewelry with a tribal feel rather than the typical sparkles. As for a jacket, wear it with pants if you used it over a dress last time or vice versa.

Break out your coolest rock tee and pair it with a something fancy like an evening skirt or sequin pants or even put it under your best le smoking.

Have a sequin top? How do you usually wear it? If it's with jeans, then try it with flowy silk pants or a pencil skirt. If it's usually worn dressy, pair it with dark jeans and a leather jacket.

Most of all, have fun while you're doing this and let your creativity come out. Pull out every dress, sparkle, skirt, or jacket that is a possibility and lay it on the bed. Then start playing. There is no better start to a new year than a fresh one with a few extra bucks in your wallet!

P.S.- Upon playing around in my closet a bit, I came out with a few new options. I also realized that New Year's is not necessarily the holiday I like to be super fancy for. I think it's because I'm more the house party kinda girl these days.

This is how I wore this dress to a party about a year ago.

Fast forward to this year...The best parts are the vintage 20s headpiece and the Venessa Arizaga bracelet!


This was my New Year's Eve outfit two years ago for a casual party.

I'm staying in for New Year's this time with two close friends and my hubby. Perhaps I'll pull the pants out again. Note- this would work just as well for day!



I wore this dress originally over black opaque tights and belted with a soft silver belt that came with it. I like it even better over dark skinny jeans and made more "downtown" with the jacket and boots.



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