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Monday, December 30, 2013

Holiday Style Link-up: New Year's Eve

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Earrings: Express (option) | Top: MSSP (option) | Necklaces: (Short) Express (option), (Long) Express (option) | Pants: BlankNYC | Ring: Stella and Dot (option) | Clutch: Saks (option) | Shoes: Alice + Olivia (other colors here, similar just no studs here)

Dressing up for New Year's Eve is much like dressing up for Vegas - anything goes. There is no such thing as too much glitter, too much sparkle, too much of anything on New Year's Eve. I'd say I "toned it down" a bit for this outfit. Our plans aren't solidified yet, but if we do go out, it will be to a bar to watch a local band play. Therefore, I wanted to be in something festive, but bar appropriate. I *wish* I had an extra fancy party to go to, but that's not happening this year. I don't want to down play this look at all though because I'm in love with it. I had been on a hunt for faux leather pants. Actual pants, not leggings. I ordered two pairs with my Christmas money and crossed my fingers that one pair would work. Both pairs were meant to be ankle length on regular sized people, and as you can see, the length is perfect on me as normal pants. This pair just felt and fit better, AND it was less than half the price of the other pair, which ended up being an added bonus!

I decided to keep the top loose and light, and reached for this wine colored one, which I knew would be a perfect backdrop for layered necklaces. I love mixing metals as you can see with this outfit from my jewelry to the pants hardware to the studs on my shoes. Since we are going to a bar, and dancing/sweating is inevitable, I wanted my hair out of my face, so this side swept do was perfect - fancy enough for a dressier night out, but still pulled back and in place. And then the shoes. Sigh. The shoes. I had to include both the side and the back views so you can fully appreciate how awesome these are! They were a birthday purchase back in August, and they're just now going out for a spin - I know, I know. I'm so bad at that. They do slip off my heel a bit, so I'll have to experiment with some ball of foot and heel pads to eliminate this. It's just amazing how these leopard pumps tie everything together!

What do you have planned for New Year's Eve? Have your outfit all picked out yet? Do tell!

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Check out our favorites:
More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express collaborated  to choose our favorites from last week's Holiday Traditions theme! So many great stories were shared, but these two stuck out to us the most! Be sure to read up if you missed them!



Next Week: 
The theme is New Year's Resolutions! What is your goal for 2014? Did you make a fitness or fashion resolution? How did you do on your resolutions for 2013? Tell us and show us all about it on the first Monday in January.
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Linking up with Lauren (Style Elixir)Doranda
Lauren (The Style Record), Erin and Laura
Bethany and Meghan for Three-fer Thursday
Erin for Working Girl with Style

44 comments :

  1. Oh. Em. Gee. This is just too much fabulousness in one outfit. From the leather pants to the SHOES to the necklaces. I'm in love. Why can't we just dress like this every day and have it be okay? :)
    On the Daily Express

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    1. You know what's funny is that after I got dressed, I asked the husband if it was a good NYE outfit. He said yes, for other people. He said that this is a typical everyday outfit for me. Hmm.. not sure how to take that but apparently he thinks I'm fancy. But regardless - I'm in love with the outfit and I'm excited to wear it in real life tonight! Decided on a nice dinner!

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  2. Absolutely love those pumps!
    www.myrosecoloredshades.com

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  3. Happy New Year my dear.......looking forward to more fabulous sights from you in 2014!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca - you also! So glad we connected!

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  4. Your shoes are fabulous!! Leopard and spikes...fantastic! Hope you enjoy the bars :)

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    1. Thanks! We decided to keep it low key and do a nice dinner instead. But I'm still planning on wearing this tonight, and I can't wait! Be safe, girl, and have fun!

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  5. Loving these pants- SO sassy and perfect for NYE! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. I cannot speak highly enough about these pants! They really are just as comfy as my faux leather leggings!
      Thanks for reading and linking up! Have a great New Year's!

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  6. I love the leather pants! I still am on the hunt for a pair! The heels are pretty amazing too, very sexy for NYE :) Thank you again for picking my Christmas post as a favorite, it made my day!

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    1. Our pleasure!
      And I hope you find yourself your own perfect pair of leather (or faux) pants!
      Happy New Year!

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  7. Those shoes are just too fabulous for words
    Brett

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    1. That's immediately my thought when I first set my eyes on them! Thank you for stopping by!

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  8. Those shoes!! Wow. And you're rocking the leather pants girl!
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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    1. You have no idea how happy I was that these worked out!! I feel like my search was forever!
      Thanks for the note, have a great new year!

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  9. These shoes are just fabulous! Love this entire look!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. Thanks, Jacqueline! Definitely one of my faves I've worn! The pants certainly help :) Have a great new year!

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    1. You'd think the red plus leopard plus studs would be too much, but nope - just right! Thank you for stopping by and have a great new year!

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  11. I love the shoes you paired with this outfit! I totally agree that anything goes for New year's eve!! Hope you have a great holiday!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. The shoes are definitely a great finishing piece! I smiled to myself as I discovered they'd go great with this outfit!
      Thanks so much, Darcy - have yourself a happy new year!!

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  12. Those shoes are to die for!! You look so pretty!
    xx,
    Ashley | Raspberry Glow

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    1. Thank you so much, Ashley! I am definitely in love with the shoes!

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  13. Those shoes are amazing!! Hope you have a fabulous New Year!!
    Erica www.casuallystyled.com

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  14. Loving everything about this outfit, you look gorgeous! I need those shoes in my closet!!! Have a Happy New Year!!! Thanks so much for hosting the link up ;)
    xo,
    Monica
    http://glamvolution.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, yes you definitely need them! Everyone needs them! I'm bummed that I can't find them anywhere online except for a UK site. But I guess that makes me thankful I bought them when I did.
      And you're welcome! It's great to have you participate!

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  15. Your pumps are to die for!! love your holiday selection.

    K.
    http://hablemosfashion.blogspot.com/

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  16. Amazing outfit and these shoes are just WOW.

    Happy New Year,
    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  17. Great leopard pumps (can always count on you for some shoe candy) ;) and looks like a fabu New Year's outfit! Have fun tonight lovely!

    http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, girl, and you also!! Be safe but have a crazy good time!

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  18. Love the leather pants and the fabulous heels! Happy New Year!

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Kacie! Hope your new year celebration (or relaxing) was awesome!

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    1. For reals! They're just so perfect!

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  20. Girl you are rocking the leather pants and those heels are amazing!! Thanks for sharing with Three-fer Thursday!

    xo Bethany
    www.perfectlycoutured.com

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    1. Aww - thank you, Bethany! I can't believe I've gone this long without the pants!!
      And, thanks for hosting!

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  21. Finally, someone else who bought leather pants for new years! Glad I'm not the only one who felt the need. PS You're shoes are gorgeous!

    Arielle from Tangled Musings

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    1. Yay - glad you appreciate them with me! I am so in love with these pants!
      And shoes :)
      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  22. Thanks for hosting Carylee!
    Your heels are lovely and I have been looking for a pair of leopard print heels like these!
    Cheers,
    Everest
    www.everestsays.com

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    1. Thanks! They're beautiful and comfortable, too!

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