Well Christmas has come and gone so quickly like it always does. All that preparation and it’s over in such a flash! I had a wonderful weekend with my family. It’s always nice to unplug from the world and just spend time together. We didn’t have the TV on all weekend and we barely checked our phones. Nothing but food, conversation and games with the family – and a couple of presents too!
Now we can look to 2017! The new year is only a few days away and I can’t believe it. It has been such a great 2016 and I’m so excited to see what this next year has in store. I’ll be ringing in the new year with some of my best friends since Brian will still be out at sea. We’re heading somewhere fun so be sure to follow along on Instagram.
There are always so many options for what to wear on NYE. It usually involves some type of sequins or sparkle. This year since I’m not sure where I will be when the ball drops I want an outfit that can fit in anywhere. Velvet is such a huge trend this year. I loved it for Christmas so I wanted to incorporate it into my NYE look.
I found this velvet blazer online at Old Navy and I love the idea but I wish I had gone with a slightly higher end version like this one from Ann Taylor. The style itself is great but I don’t love the fit. I paired it with a silk shell and these fun lace pants. I love the combination of the two textures. It’s one of those looks that can transition so easily from casual to formal.
I can easily pair a sweater and flats with the lace pants to dress down the look. The pearl statement earrings have just a hint of red that plays off the red from my shoes perfectly. It’s festive but without being over the top.
What are you plans for NYE? Hope you have a great start to your week! It’s the last one of 2016 so make it count! xo Bryn
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