LBD

Your Guide to NYE Party Looks

We’re only a few days out from the big night. What will you be wearing?

Whether you head to the fanciest steak joint with your loved one, gather with old friends for food and laughter or paint the town red with your girls, this is the perfect night to show a bit more skin or wear something flashier. Think silk, sequins, leather and lace! Below are a few styles that work great for ringing in the New Year.

1) Sport a cape top with silky shorts and suede heels. The blouse provides a little more breathing room for a night of overindulgence and the sleeves add proportion to bare legs in winter months.

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Shirt: Olivaceous (purchased at Aimee boutique). Similar dress in black – ON SALE.
Shorts: BCBGeneration (No longer available). Similar here – ON SALE.
Shoes: B Brian Atwood (No longer available).  Try this great, affordable style.

2) Try a flirty romper with a feminine bag and strappy heels.  I love that this romper covers a bit more skin than most on the market. Again, play off proportions and show some leg but keep arms and chest covered. Or vice versa. You could also do a longer pant jumpsuit with a strapless top!  The open back and flouncy short bottom on this one offers subtle sex appeal without going over-the-top. See links below for a variety of jumpsuit/romper options.

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Romper: The Fifth Label (purchased at Aimee boutique). Similar here. See other styles here.
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Shades: Quay Australia (purchased at Aimee boutique)

3) Wear Sequins.  Hanging with friends at home? Dress the jacket down with flare jeans, pumps and a fun graphic tee. Or dress it up with a silk cami and black pants for a night on the town.

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Sequin Jacket: MinkPink (purchased at Aimee boutique).
Pants: Rag & Bone. Similar here.
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Clutch: Marc by Marc Jacobs (No longer available). Similar here.

4) You can NEVER go wrong with a LBD.  This one by Amanda Uprichard comes in a faded black and features a beautiful high neckline which is very of-the-moment. I’ll keep it simple and pair with fun earrings or a gold cuff and black heels for a “classic, can’t fail”  look. Top with a leather jacket for extra oomph and added warmth when bar hopping.

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Dress: Amanda Uprichard (purchased at Aimee boutique). See other Amanda Uprichard styles here.
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Moto Jacket: Banana Republic

The Perfect Dress for Any Occasion

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If you’re anything like me, it seems like there is always an event on the calendar where I need something to wear. There is the cousin’s wedding, a friend’s bachelorette party, the charity benefit or an awards banquet for work. Sometimes an event just pops up and I don’t have time or the cash to shop for yet another dress.

While you can never go wrong with a LBD, I’ve found this timeless skater dress by Ted Baker to be the perfect option for so many occasions.

The bold color alone makes a statement. You won’t go unnoticed when entering the room but it isn’t too revealing. The dress says flirty and fun without showing too much skin. It is conservative enough for  a work function and also won’t steal attention away from a bride, whether its her “last fling before the ring” or the big day.

Even more amazing?! The dress is so comfortable and easy to move around in. Soooo, kick up your heels and hit the dance floor with that crazy uncle . Every wedding has one.  ; )

Dress: Ted Baker Skater Dress (on sale)
Sunglasses: 3.1 Phillip Lim Thick Frame Sunglasses
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandal in Black Goose Nappa
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (no longer available). Similar here.

Photos by Andrea Altman Photography