Bling in the New Year

A New York Love Affair :: New Year's Eve

After spending the better part of a week lounging around in my Christmas pjs, I’m thrilled to get dolled up one last time in 2014. And although I rarely need an excuse to wear sparkles, sequins and bling, New Year’s Eve is the one day a year that it’s not only acceptable, but highly encouraged. Bling it on!

A New York Love Affair :: New Year's Eve

Skirt: White House Black Market (sold out! but loving this and this)// Top: The Limited // Tights: Ann Taylor // Shoes: Aldo (similar) // Clutch: GiGi New York // Necklace: Stella & Dot // Watch: Michael Kors (love this) // Bracelets: Stella & Dot and effYbee (onyx and platinum)

New Year’s Eve might be the easiest holiday to dress for. Just find an extra sparkly piece, pair it with neutrals, and layer on the jewels. Take this skirt for example. Because it makes such a bold statement on its own, all I needed to do was pair it with pieces from my endless supply of black basics, and suddenly I’m NYE ready.

A New York Love Affair :: New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve is also the perfect time to take some sartorial risks. I’m not one for following rules, but one I particularly don’t like to follow is “never mix metallics”. In my opinion, the more sparkle the better. You’ll see me mixing bright silvers, with platinum and gold in this look. When mixing, I like to pick a dominant metal as my core, and incorporate hints of the other metallics throughout my look. If you’re not used to mixing metallics, then maybe that should be one of your New Year’s resolutions!

A New York Love Affair :: New Year's Eve

Photography by Leah Vukmir

A New York Love Affair :: New Year's Eve

A New York Love Affair :: New Year's Eve

A New York Love Affair :: New Year's Eve

A New York Love Affair :: New Year's Eve

A New York Love Affair :: New Year's Eve

A New York Love Affair :: New Year's Eve

Still afraid to take risks with your style? Now is the perfect time to be more adventurous. What are some of your other New Year’s resolutions? I know I’m hoping to strike a better balance next year. Life in Manhattan is crazy and fast paced, and it creates this sense of urgency for everything that I do. I need to remember to pause, take a deep breath, and remind myself that some things can wait until tomorrow.

A New York Love Affair :: New Year's Eve

2014 was a roller coaster, but it was a good one. One filled with lots of travel, new friends, a wonderful new job. I look forward to seeing what 2015 has in store.

xoxoelenamichelle-200

17 Comments

  • Reply December 30, 2014

    Tara

    Love this pretty sequin skirt on you, and the hat is so cute on you!

    • Reply January 3, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      Thanks Tara!! I love a good New Years hat. Next year, I want to try a fascinator! XO

  • Reply December 30, 2014

    Mel

    The sparkle skirt against all black is such a great pairing! I hope you have an amazing New Year!
    http://lachiquitamissi.com

    • Reply January 3, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      I have to admit, I am more of a gold gal. But i just loved the pairing of this silver and black together too!

  • Reply December 30, 2014

    Mel

    The sparkle skirt against all black is such a great pairing! I hope you have an amazing New Year!
    http://lachiquitamissi.com

  • Reply December 30, 2014

    Julie @ Artwork by JM

    haha you are so adorable! Your pictures are great. You look so relaxed in front of a camera….I’m still working on that. haha! I hope you have an amazing New Year’s!

    • Reply January 3, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      You’ll get there!! If you went back to my original posts (which i don’t recommend hahaha) you will see how far I’ve come. And you will to!! Just have fun with it. Goof around and take a million pictures! You’ll start to see what looks good and what doesn’t. XO

  • Reply December 30, 2014

    Lo

    I am in love with this sequined skirt, it’s perfect for bringing in the new year! Plus I’m completely jealous that you live in New York.

    Lo | http://www.talkswithlo.blogspot.com

  • Reply December 30, 2014

    Deniz at Dressed Up Deniz

    I love your skirt! Great NYE look!

    – Deniz
    http://www.dressedupdeniz.com

  • Reply December 30, 2014

    Megan

    I love a good sequin piece! This look is so much fun and perfect for NYE!
    Happy New Years!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

    • Reply January 3, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      The trick will be finding ways to wear it in every day life. Challenge accepted!

  • Reply December 30, 2014

    erin

    Love the sparkle! Happy New Year!
    Xo Miss Erin
    See what I have to say at:
    http://www.misserinsays.com

    • Reply January 3, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      I would wear sparkle every day if I could! Happy New Year to you too!

  • Reply December 31, 2014

    Leah

    Totally enjoyed being behind the camera and seeing you put this blog piece together…you’re adorable…but then, I am a bit biased…and blessed!

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