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What Are You Doing New Year’s?

By: Jen Shoop

I wish I could say that Mr. Magpie and I plan to be dashing down the steps of the NYPL into a romantic plume of snow, decked out in our black tie finest like the gorgeous couple above — but we are decidedly and comfortably lame about New Year’s Eve, and have been for some time.  We prefer to stay in, eat lobster, drink champagne, and enjoy the festivities from the comfort of our own couch.  We do, however, get dressed up for the occasion because — why not?

Hoping some of you have more festive plans in mind — or maybe not.  Below, my favorite fashion finds for a twinkling new year.

+Feathered top (on sale!).  Very Holly Golightly.

+Black swan earrings (major and at the top of my personal lust list).

+Nars eyeshadow.  I’m fairly ascetic about glitter in my eyeshadow, but New Year’s Eve mandates a temporary revision in philosophy.

+Tory Burch booties.  There is a lot to love about these tootsies: a blessedly low heel, a festive embellishment, and oh — the fact that they are BOOTS and will actually keep your tootsies warm should you brave the elements.

+French Connection fringe jumpsuit.  Just perfect.  I feel you could wear hair loose and beachy for a boho moment or slick it back into a chic chignon and pair with pointed toe pumps for a more refined look.

+Jennifer Behr bow earrings.  They’re nothing short of perfect.  Also an incredible pair for a bride — maybe if you’re changing into something else at your reception?

+Helmut Lang vest.  I can’t get over this style.  It looks so outlandishly lavish — like something a 1920s railroad heiress might wear.

+Ganni glitter pumps.  

+Saloni glitter dress.  I bought and adore this dress.  I love how the conservative shape offset the sequined drama.  

+D&G globe bag.  I mean.  It’s destined for NYE.

+Drop earrings (under $40).  The perfect tinsel accoutrement.

+Metallic pleated dress.  This ultra-flattering dress is sophisticated and trendy.

+Sequined headband.  A noncommittal way to elevate basic black jeans and a black sweater to festive territory — or to upgrade a basic black dress for an evening.

+Rejina Pyo satin bag.  Absolutely darling.  Black is practical and NYE-appropriate but how about those pastel hues?!

More NYE Options…

+This under-$100 sequined RIXO-lookalike!

+This glitzy top or this one (under $40) — paired with black skinnies and statement heels.

+Serve sparkling wine in these festive coupes and string a balloon banner across your buffet! 

+This sequined wrap skirt.  Love the grosgrain ribbon tie!  I’d wear with a white silk blouse.  Get the look for less with this, which I envision wearing with a silk cami.

+This $20 black dress — note the pearl trim at the cuffs!  Upgrade with some enormous earrings, a fur bolero (on sale!), and/or some major shoes

+Add some fun and inexpensive statement earrings to any of the above looks — consider these, these, or these.

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7 thoughts on “What Are You Doing New Year’s?

  1. The Mignonne Gavigan and Jennifer Behr earrings — come on!! So, so good. I especially want the Behrs, and would love them as a bride.

    I intended to dress up on NYE, despite spending it at home, but the most I did was throw on a navy Lurex cardigan over my jumpsuit. Ha!

    Also, those Ganni slingbacks are so fetching in glitter! WANT WANT WANT. xo

  2. Sequins are obligatory!!! If I had my druthers (and a bigger holiday bonus) I’d be in that Saloni number. But I have a fabulous, albeit slightly garish, sequined bodysuit that I always pull out on NYE. If not NYE then when?

    1. Love it! Also convenient to have a go-to at the ready. I have a Haute Hippie beaded and sequined dress my sister gave me back when she designed for them and I’ve worn it to at least three or four NYEs at this point. It’s just perfect for the occasion! xx

  3. My husband and I have similar plans! For the last few years we have put together a really indulgent cheese/charcuterie plate, treated ourselves to a tin of caviar, popped some nice champagne, and played Uno at our kitchen table, just the two of us. We plan on doing the same thing this year! Oh, and we’ll probably be in bed by 10:00. 😉

    1. UM this sounds like heaven. My kind of night!! We added caviar to the mix last year, and it’ll be hard to deny ourselves moving forward…such an extravagance! xo

  4. You’re killing me with these picks! I want them all, and now! Why are all the pretty pieces out at Christmas time when all your money is going to others??? Grrrrrrr!

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