With its Champagne toasts and confetti poppers, there is no glitzier holiday than New Year’s Eve. My annual craving for a glamorous frock is entirely logical; but, since I’d like to start 2015 with some money, I simply can’t buy a NYE dress that costs what I make in a week.
Each year, I hunt through bargain bins and sale racks to find something shiny— ahem, much like my outfits in 2011, 2012, and 2013 — and have settled for lesser-quality items or splurged on pricier pieces. This year I finally found the frock I’ve been wanting: An affordable three-quarter sleeve sequin dress, available for merely $36. Read that again: This sequin holiday dress is only $36. Your bar bill will be higher than that, without a doubt.
I was going to wait a little closer to New Year’s Eve to post this look, but it’s such a steal — and things were flying off the shelves at Pitaya — that I had to share it now before they were all gone.
Currently wearing… Scalloped Sequins dress c/o Pitaya [HERE] | Earrings c/o Pitaya [SIMILAR] | Scallop ring c/o Pitaya [Try looking at the shop!] | Gold and black tights [SIMILAR] | Clutch, Target [SIMILAR] | Boots, Steve Madden [SIMILAR]
Here’s a few quick styling tips before you pick up your NYE look… To avoid accidentally snagging the dress — or any other lace, mesh, or sequin dress — I accessorized with stud earrings, a seamless ring, and a simple clutch. Bracelets and necklaces are pretty ways to ruin the fabric. Metallic tights and a festive headband keep the party vibe going, and the dark boots help to anchor the look. Oh, and they beat the hell out of walking around in skinny stilettos. I’d rather not ring in 2015 looking like a wobbly-knee baby deer while trying to get my five-inch-heel-wearing-self to Lance for a kiss. Boots will remain my official footwear of ’15, thanks.
Now, use all that money you’re saving on a dress to cushion that savings account you swore you’d work on in the New Year. Or buy hangover doughnuts on January 1. No judgement.
What will you wear to ring in the New Year?