With Christmas just a few days away and the 'holiday gift guides' beginning to wane all eyes are on the next major event: New Year's Eve. In particular what to wear to ring in the New Year. In the old days I would've had plans firmed up and several outfit options (never know what the weather is going to be like in Cali) along with a sitter for Sweet Pea as we party hopped the night away. With the birth of Baby Ninja last year those days came to a screeching halt. Many of our close friends had also recently had babies or have young children and trying to secure a sitter for an exorbitant amount AND pay for whatever party we might possibly attend seemed a bit much. Not to mention, we have BABIES there is no being hungover.
Because of this we all tend to gather at someone's house to eat, drink and be merry .
I know most style bloggers will do a What to Wear New Year's Eve style guide but I thought I'd do something totally different. I'm going to offer up ideas on what to wear if you're hanging out at home with family, slumber partying it up with girlfriends or if you're like us and somewhere in between. Not quite a shindig but not quite sitting on the couch in pajama pants.
And really, it's all because of these awesome pants Bedazzles After Dark wore for Thanksgiving. I saw them and immediately fell in love and my first thought was that "I NEED those for NYE." I will be comfortable at our friends but imminently more fancy if my pants have sequins. I mean. SEQUINS y'all. How have I gone this long without owning a pair???
So, without further adieu I give you: The Mommy Chic version of What to Wear On New Year's when you're NOT going out.
I thought I'd show two ways to wear them, super casual and a little more glammed up. Sure you could also rock flats but I say go big or go home right? Y'all know I'm graphic tee obsessed and since I won't be partying it up with my mafia it's only fair I represent them with my shirt. Stella & Dot jewels always make things more fabulous and these are no exception. Low key enough to wear around the house and glam enough for New Year's festiveness. I'm sold. Combined with studded chucks it just ups the edge factor and keeps the look from being too casual + glam. I'm kind of in love.
Of course if I really want to go big with these pants I'd rock it with a classic black sweater with sequin epaulets. Who says you can't get a double dose of sequins now and again? And with the detailing on the shoulders I won't look like a human disco ball whilst roaming our friends kitchen for snacks. Adding a pop of color with the shoes is a must but if it's absolutely freezing I'll totally rock my ankle booties. Of course my beloved Phoenix has to make an appearance and keeping the rest of the jewels simple + sparkly will still have me feeling like I went out on the town but not too over the top to be with children.
Up next : What to Wear to your Ladies NYE Pajama Jam!
How are you spending YOUR New Year's Eve?
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