All That Shimmer

new years eve sequined jacket

New Years Eve means bring on the bling. For the last party of the year I'll be dancing it up in this sequined tuxedo and bandage crop top. Can you believe this entire look is from H&M?!  The top is from a few years back, but I stumbled upon the jacket and pants in one of their flagship stores a few weeks ago and immediately fell in love. 

And since the event I'm attending is a surrealist theme, this silly, sexy lace bunny mask is the topper, which I found in the H&M Halloween clearance bin for $5! 

The end of the year has me ready for fun, but also feeling reflective on everything that has happened this year. There has been immense joy, sorrow, pride and fun in my life this year. I'm choosing to not dwell on the bad, but to learn from it. In 2017 I promise to be more attentive not just to my close friends but to the all the people in my life, because they are here for a reason. I promise to stick to the promises I make to myself - to maintain the shape I'm in instead of letting it swing back and forth; to have adventures in the moment without compromising my future financial security; to embrace wholeheartedly what is worth clinging to and let go of what is not. Here is to a new year, and the same old me, only, maybe, a little bit better. 

Last Night of 2016

fur_velvet_new_years_eve

It's one of the last days of 2016 This year has been an intense one, and for me, largely positive. I got a lot of the things I wished and worked for. I made accomplishments in my career, strengthened my relationships, and had bucket list worthy experiences. I'm ready to welcome 2017 with open arms and try to remain optimistic through some very difficult political changes. Let's bring on the new year and take on all of the joy and challenges with mindfulness, grace, and of course, style. 

If you are still trying to figure out what to wear for the last party of the year, I break down 3 different looks on Accidental Fame. This is one of my favorite looks. It screams old school glam and reminds me why velvet was the hot texture of the season. 

velvet backless urban outfitters dress

If you are still scrambling to figure out what to wear, here are a few looks I love! it's almost as if Urban Outfitters knew you weren't going to be ready, because all of their amazing party dresses are 25% the price listed! If you can't get overnight shipping most of these babies are still available for in-store pickup, so reserve online then get to your nearest shop! 

Silence and Noise Sinderella Sparkle Dress $69

Silence and Noise Sinderella Sparkle Dress $69

Silence and Noise Mesh Bodycon Dress 

Silence and Noise Mesh Bodycon Dress 

If you are wondering what I'm actually wearing tomorrow, stay tuned for my next post! The only hint I can give is that the party called for a surrealist theme, so a headpiece will come into play!