Bling in the New Year

I don’t know about you guys but I’m kind of ready for this year to be over and done with already. But there is one thing we can’t skip, all the holiday party fun! The great thing about this time of year is that we get to indulge in tons of sparkle and shine in our wardrobes, and nobody thinks we’re crazy for it. (Not that that’s ever stopped me before!) This year the holiday dress trend is no different with glitter, sequins, shiny metallic fabrics, luxurious lace and velvet, and mesh. We are also seeing a lot of sleeve embellishments on dress, with long kimono sleeve, puffy and architectural shoulders, and lots of daring one shoulder dresses.

Personally I am loving most the ladylike lace dresses.


Dress, $25
Black cocktail dress, $75
Forever21 lace sleeve dress, $25
Dress, $25
Dress, $36
Dress, $33
Ice Blossom Lace Shift Dress – Party Wear Dresses – Dresses – Apparel…
Black Lace Gaga Sleeve Tunic/Dress Plus Size…, $58
Ice Blossom Lace Insert Dress – Party Wear Dresses – Dresses – Apparel…
Luichiny stiletto high heels, $81
Kaliko clutch handbag, £45
Black lace clutch, $20
H M bangle bracelet, £6.99
Lace earrings, £16
Mixit lace necklace, $25
Dorothy Perkins gold bead earrings, $14
H M lace glove, £6.99
Kaliko black sunglasses, £30
Lace shoes
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I especially love lace accessories, like clutches or lace covered pearls; I think it adds a little bit of edge to an outfit in a very feminine way. Lace is also easily mixed with the metallic trend, as we are seeing a lot of lace over shiny gold or silver fabrics. Adding a pop of metallic in your shoes or jewelry is an easy way to bring some fun into a plain black lace outfit. Also who doesn’t love lace gloves, they are so sexy! I wish we lived in era when ladies wore gloves all the time. Long elegant black gloves added to your New Year’s outfit will add sense of glamour and mystery to an outfit and definitely make you stand out from the crowd.

But if you really want to stand out, you will need some sparkle!


Club dress, $59
Dress, $42
Dress, $28
ASOS plus size sequin dress, $136
Sequin dress, $98
Dress, $42
Vintage black dress, $63
“Zandra Rhodes” Zandra Rhodes Necklace Tunic Dress at Simply Be, $94
Ice Blossom Embellished Shift Dress – Ice Blossom – Brands – Apparel -…
Aso, $61
Sequin clutch bag, $20
Pieces sequin handbag, $33
Wet Seal rhinestone bangle bracelet, $6.25
Clear jewelry, $18
J Crew vintage style jewelry, $38
Black hair accessory, $7.99
Fashion to Figure | Plus Size Animal Print Sequin Dress with Mesh…, $38
ShoeDazzle – Akasha | Style. Personalized.
ShoeDazzle – Temptress | Style. Personalized.

Sequins has been so big for holiday party outfits, and this year we are seeing some more subdued, just touches of sequins along with the full on allover bling dress. Fashion to Figure is carrying a few all sequins party dresses in all different colors, so if you want to represent Beyonce or Lady Gaga you will be shining all night long. How fun would it be to wear one of these to a karaoke party, oh my god I don’t think you would be able to resist from busting out your best jams and wildest dance moves! For those that don’t want their dress to outshine their personality the sequin sleeve dress from Asos Curve or the Torrid splice dress are perfect. Pair them with gold or silver accessories and be ready to sparkle!

If you want to shine, but don’t need the full on glitterazi, then this year’s metallic fabrics will have you asking for more.


Dress, $23
Dress, $23
Dress, $25
Dress, $28
ASOS pleated maxi dress, $100
Dress, $28
Dress, $69
ASOS party dress, $88
Dress, $59
Ruffle clutch, $30
TOP CHOICE metallic clutch, $28
Costume bangle, $22
Blu Bijoux gunmetal jewelry, $55
Betty Jackson Black facets jewelry, £8
River Island hair bow accessory, £7
Plus Size Milla Dress by IGIGI, $170
Plus Size Beaded Molly Dresss – City Chic – City Chic, $138
ShoeDazzle – Marryl

First of all the gold Asos Curve maxi dress is fit for a queen; I wish I had somewhere that awesome to go to where I could wear that dress. But personally I am most in love with the Milla Dress from Igigi. The hint of metallic shimmer in the kimono sleeves is so sexy and unexpected; I could definitely see myself getting a kiss at midnight while wearing that dress.

Like I said before metallics are super easy to work in with all of the holiday trends this year. And the best way to do this is with an amazing pair of shoes. Luckily from now until the end of the month ShoeDazzle is offering 50% off of three of their most popular styles of heels, that’s less than $20!!





So if you want to sparkle, Temptress comes in black and gold. And if you want to shine, Vida comes in gold, black and pewter.

Also if you sign up using my link you get 20% off your first pair of regular priced shoes!


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