It goes along the lines of this: art deco, Gatsby-inspired, 1920s everything. This gold, black, and neutral obsession may contribute to my love affair with all things vintage, neutral and darling. But regardless of the source, I constantly find myself swooning over the perfect art-deco-ed out ensemble. And, of course, New Year’s Eve is one of the only times of the year when you can throw on those fur and fringe, douse yourself in feathers and glitter, swipe on your lipstick, and step into your tallest stilettos. It’s that time to get dolled up for one of my favorite nights of the year. And it’s time to add a little fringe, darling.
This New Year’s Eve, I’m deciding between sequins and glitter (see my other outfit of the night option here) and this metallic and fringed-out duo. I paired this beautiful eyelash fringe top by J.O.A. with a matted red lip, and a stunning Rebecca Minkoff clutch. And since we girls love to show off those legs on New Year’s Eve, a metallic tube skirt was the perfect go-to for adding a little curve to the fringed-out mix. Velvet tube skirts may feel a little daring, but when paired with a loose but extra-fun fringe top, their fitted structure flaunts the perfect shape for dancing the night away. Plus, this skirt is soft, warm, and comfortable. This is definitely not my first velvet tube skirt, and darling, it won’t be the last. Find the rest of my New Year’s Eve planning deets below, and have a wonderful holiday girls!
New Year’s Eve definition: ringing in new beginnings and leaving behind happy endings, and while you’re at it, dousing yourself in an unnecessary–but also an absolutely necessary–amount of glitter.
The absolute best part of New Year’s Eve is that special once-a-year treat to get extra glittered up. I’ve always been quite the sucker for sequins, meaning my absolute favorite part about hitting the town for NYE is the sparkly ensembles. Seriously, if you know me personally, you know I’m not you’re average going out gal-pal (definitely not my forte). Thus, with 2015 comes resolutions, fresh starts, champagne toasts, and a dazzling #ootn (outfit of the night). And ladies, the big night is just right around the corner (don’t you always feel like it sneaks up on you so fast?).
In the midst of this year’s NYE planning, I discovered this pair of sequin joggers by Topshop, and I discovered them on sale (s-t-e-a-l!). These Topshop sequin pants are so cozy and warm on the inside, I feel like they’re a lounging pair of PJs you could most definitely sleep in. I’m thinking they could even transition from season-to-season, especially if you paired them with a neutral dressed-down crop. I paired this glittery ensemble with a sequin blush cropped top (affordable, too!) and my favorite Kendra Scott jewels and Kate Spade studs. Scroll below to see the rest of my soon-to-be New Year’s Eve deets, and happy resolution-sourcing, darlings!
Instagram. Yes… you know what I’m thinking; it’s that love hate relationship that we, social media mavens, know all too well. This addictive platform may have me (and the rest of the world) indefinitely hooked, but hey… we’re not complaining (but our daily to-do lists definitely are). One of my favorite aspects of everyone’s dearest platform is the ability to express yourself, brand yourself, and share a few of your favorite day-to-day obsessions, #ootd shares, and darling words with those creatives around you. Instagram is all about communicating your personal message out to the world. So, what does your social media say about you? I think mine goes a little something like this: doused in all things darling, parisian-obsessed, fashionably affordable, girly and glittery, topped off with a vintage yet neutral twist. How do you like to express yourself on your instagram account? Today, I’m recapping a darling month on instagram. Here goes…
My saturday necessity. Tip: Austinites — Central Market is my favorite destination for the perfect bouquet, swing by in the early morning and snag yourself a treat before they’re gone (yes… it’s a popular commodity, Austin).
I found a favorite at Found Austin. Still dreaming about the finds in this dainty darling boutique off of 5th.
It’s coffee o’clock, every hour of the day… during the holidays! Meet my favorite Zara loafers I scored à la Paris this summer. Their international source makes them that much chic-er.
My December saving grace: the perfect (affordable, yet still so warm) camel cardigan, the right pair of black booties, and a leather tote. Sketched out about ordering this cardigan internationally? I’m quite pleased with my partnership with Sheinside. Be prepared, the shipping takes 2-3 weeks, but the prices are unbeatable when it comes to scoring your favorite affordable fashion. PS — Currently wearing this cardigan as I type this (you cannot force me to take this baby off).
@theeverygirl knows best. Can I get an amen, twenty-something-year-olds?
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If I could live by any color combo, it would be this one. And if you follow my blog, you know I’m darling to anything and everything neutral. Add in a pop of red lip, and a very darling coat…and you have yourself the perfect after-dark ensemble.
I’ve teamed up with the lovely ladies at Rebecca Minkoff to showcase my favorite after-dark look. Naturally, I gravitate towards the black and white printed dress (classic) and the Paris clutch (after seeing Ariana Grande tote this darling style around, I couldn’t resist). A timeless clutch that will last you f-o-r-e-v-e-r and a mini dress that will flatter those legs and be your new closet favorite — okay, I’m smitten. With these two essential pieces equipping my wardrobe, I feel absolutely ready to hit the town after dark. Shop around my favorite darling designer here, and scroll down for more deets & links!
If I could sum up my personal style in one specific word, the golden answer would be classic.
I’ve always been a fan of classic pieces. Whether it’s the perfect neutral sweatshirt that transitions effortlessly from season to season, the vintage jewelry passed down from generation to generation, or the quintessential black leather satchel, dressing classic is about loving and appreciating the trends–yet seeking out the classic staples when it’s time to pull the trigger. It’s about building a wardrobe around items that you can weave into your collection year after year, rather than items manifested from impulse buys and current obsessions.