Fatshion Friday: What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

I certainly hope you’ll be getting all dolled up and going out for the night! I know I am.

January 1, 2015 I was happily dancing away in a club with my friends, and I’m looking to do that all over again. Now, I told y’all about all my mishaps getting my outfit. This year, I’ve planned way better…I have my outfit already! At least, I have the basics already: I’m doing a romper, tights, and red heels. All I need now are accessories, and next Friday I’ll have a post at the ready with some great ideas for finishing off your look.

But, you need to have the look first, right? Let me show you some of my ideas for an awesome night out at any budget!

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From Ashley Stewart.

I have come a long way from that girl who refused to do a romper or a jumpsuit. I didn’t think they worked for my body type because I carry most of my weight in my belly. Key here is fit. Take the time to try it out if you can, or make sure that there’s some stretch in it if you have to get it online. This look appeals to my practical side (what if I want to twerk a little? Now I’m not gonna be overexposed!) and to my sexy side (love the cut and sparkle). Because I like to define my waist, I’d do a belt with it, but do whatever makes you the most comfortable and makes you feel the most gorgeous.

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From ASOS.

If I had to choose between a romper or a jumpsuit, I’d likely pick the romper because I love my legs. They’re so shapely! πŸ˜€

Had to have a self-love moment. Sorry, not sorry. πŸ™‚

I love this because of the embroidery. Because it’s mixed metallics, you could do gold or silver (or both!) jewels with this and a bold shoe. I mean, what better time to sparkle than New Year’s, right?

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From Monif C.

Ok, so maybe the soiree you’re attending doesn’t call for glitz and glam. Or, maybe you’re just not that into sparkle. I love this piece because it can be glammed up or left as is for a subtle elegance that looks good no matter the venue. A statement necklace and a nice heel is all you need to make this complete.

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From Monif C.

Does your night out call for all over sparkle? (Yep, I work in extremes, folks! :D) This dress is perfect. Beautiful cut and enough glittery happiness that calls for minimal extras outside of a nice heel and clutch. I’m all about easy!

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From Jibri.

In need of something dramatic? Bring it on with this number. I don’t normally go for sheer paneling, but I have to say I love how it just gives a little extra coverage without being too heavy. I’d do a metallic shoe and bangles with this because I believe more is more, but styling as seen in the pic is perfect for just enough drama for the evening.

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From Eloquii.

Oh, this dress. Story time!

I had every intention of purchasing this dress for New Year’s, right? I’d planned out the accessories (I was gonna add a bow tie and do red shoes) and everything, and put it in my cart. Y’all. By the time I’d gotten a chance to sign in and place the order, it was all sold out. I stalked the site for a few days, but usually when an item is gone from Eloquii, it’s gone. I sniffled a bit and found something else I liked, and ordered it.

And then…it came back in stock. During a non-pay week, and I’m flying out of town soon.

Sigh.

Oh, well. There’s no reason y’all can’t reap the benefits of the restock! You could style it as I described above, dress it down with a jeweled oxford, throw on some tights and a brightly colored pump, whatever! I love this dress just for its versatility.

And there you have it! My picks for a beautiful and stylish New Year. Next week, I’m going to talk about shoes and accessories for the big night. Happy Weekend!

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A Tale Of Three Dresses

It’s New Year’s Eve! Tonight, I’m going out with my friends to celebrate in a gorgeous outfit it took me some time to find.

Story time!

I really had not planned on buying something new for New Year’s, because until maybe two weeks ago I had no definitive plans. My best friend suggested a club, and I found a really good deal on tickets for us to go and celebrate.

$40 for open bar til 1, free snacks, champagne toast, AND Β free breakfast? Win!

So last week, I decided to order a new dress for the new year. I figured I’d just pay for the rush shipping so it would be here in time. And then I had a problem. Which dress?

Here were the top three:

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From Eloquii.

You’ll remember this dress from my Holiday Look Book. So pretty, and simple.

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From ASOS.

Now, I have to wear black every day at work, so I don’t like to wear it when I go out. But I love the length of this dress because I love my legs. πŸ™‚

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From ASOS.

This was the final contender, and I love it because it had elements from the previous two: sparkle and short. And I don’t own any white dresses, so of course, this look won! Look at the detail around the collar:

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I like this because now I don’t need a necklace and I can add all of the bangles and rings I want to dress it up.

So, after all of that, I finally order, pay for the rush shipping, and pray it makes it here on time. When I get my order confirmation, I hit the tracking button.

It’s going to make it here today. Problem is, I’m working late shift and won’t be here to get it. And I won’t have time to come home and change, so I’m changing at work.

*sad trombone*

Now I need a plan B. But I always have a plan B, and I’m gonna look great tonight despite not having my original dress I ordered.

You’ll see that look Friday! πŸ™‚

Have a safe and happy New Year!

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