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Festive Dresses for New Year’s Eve

The New Year is upon is and I am delighted! I chose amongst my festive dresses and found one just right for a quiet dinner party that we will enjoy for the holiday. Chocolate brown taffeta with self appliqué and a muted bouclé jacket shot with metallic accents are topped off by bold brass buttons!

But here’s a major fashion question: Does it work with snow!  LOL! Yes, but I will have to change into beaded booties in black when I am ready to be outside, but may change back into these, which are really comfortable. I am wearing a braided headband, and you have seen it here and here.

Inside, it is a beautiful to look out and see the ripples of snow on the deck and icing hanging delicately upon the trees. It has been an tumultuous year, but I am in the mood to celebrate. I was deciding between skinny jeans dressed up with a sequined jacket, which better for the cold weather, but then perused my festive dresses in my closet as they were all winking at me with various sorts of embellishments. I gave in. This one is comfy, with the full skirt, and makes a delightful swoosh with the tulle underskirt.

I perused a fabulous selection of LBD’s and festive dresses from Polyvore and Shopbop, but first I shopped my closet.

I was tempted by this, but am happy with what I have already. This blue velvet  by AlexaChung via mytheresa is stunning and on sale, so I am sharing it, as an outfit inspiration.

The embroidered bag is a gift from a friend. I love the workmanship and color palette. It is perfect with this outfit. The earrings, bold, and golden are fun to wear as well. Below a closeup.

And because I can… I hung the earrings from a lighting fixture that is 14 feet high off the ground.. Don’t ask…LOL.

A cozy fire, is much appreciated this frigid and snowy day.

For fun, a shot of what I wore for Christmas two years ago, when it was warm enough to not even wear a coat. What a difference 2 years make! The fringed gloves are Hermés, a second hand treasure!

Below, I am inside and you can see how snowy and starkly white it is outside. It was hard editing these photos because of the brightness, but the bright white light was a pleasure to see. I will add a faux fur cape to this as an extra layer.

If I get time, read: snowed in and addicted to Polyvore — I will do a post on festive dresses for NYE ! In the meantime I wish you a wonderful holiday. I hope this New Year brings joy, personal growth, fulfillment, and good health to you and yours!

What are you doing for NYE? What are you wearing? What are you wishing most for?