I have a love-hate relationship with the new year. I love it because it forces me to take a look back at the year and realize everything I've accomplished and to revisit my best memories. I hate it because of resolutions. I was never one to set a resolution for myself, I honestly just never thought about it. As I grew older, people started asking me what my resolution was and I quickly grew to hate that question, but it definitely got me thinking every year about what I wanted in the year to come. Even though I constantly try to better myself, there are always things I need to work on.
Another part I hate about resolutions? How people focus on waiting until the new year to make these improvements. If I had a dollar for every time I've (already) heard someone say they're starting their diet in the new year. So silly! I'll share my resolutions with you in a moment, but first I want to share some fun outfit ideas for New Years Eve! Sequins are a classic choice for NYE, but this year I wanted to dress in 2017's biggest trend- velvet! I styled 3 looks perfect for NYE, different than your average LBD.
My first outfit features the cutest velvet crops with a fun ruffle trim. They are fancy enough to wear out for a night on the town, but soft enough that you'll feel comfortable all night! I styled these pants with a long sleeve lace shirt with black velvet trim and my gold block heels. This simple outfit looks great with a bold lip!
My second outfit is a black velvet jumpsuit that has a plunging neckline, a big bow and an open criss-cross back! The legs are slightly cropped and tapered for a classic look. Because the front and back of this jumpsuit are so dramatic, you're going to have to wear a sticky bra! I paired the jumpsuit with my gold block heels for a festive look!
Style your jumpsuit with a boucle jacket or teddy coat for a more luxe feel, not to mention- to keep you warm. This confetti boucle jacket is a favorite of mine and looks way more expensive than it is. I get SO many compliments every time I wear it.
My third outfit is very trendy and comfortable, but still perfect for NYE. These cropped velvet pants make every outfit more fashionable! They are so fun! I tucked in a satin cami lined with lace, layered the cami with a leather jacket for extra warmth and accessorized with some strappy block heels.
The all black look is classic for NYE, but that pant option mixed with all the luxe fabrics makes this the perfect outfit for celebrating the night.
I love that these three options are different than your normal sequin dress, you can wear pants too! Celebrate the New Year in style! I linked all of these looks- unfortunately the black jumpsuit is sold out, but I linked a similar option that's gorgeous!
Here are my resolutions for 2018:
1) Lose weight (duh) - stop snacking so much and learn how to incorporate gym time with my busy schedule!
2) Keep in touch with family + friends- I'm the worst at keeping in touch (even if I think about you all the time), so I want to make sure I take the time to check-in on family and friends this year!
What are your resolutions? I would love to hear. Shop my NYE outfit ideas below!