Diva New Year's Eve: At a casual chic party
So when I hit the stores to find an ensemble that would look oh-so-cute for a casual chic New Year’s Eve party at a friend’s house, I knew gold would be my glitter.
I built the outfit around some dark-wash trouser jeans I already had. They are a slightly stretchy material, which is a good thing for the slight paunch I’m sure to have developed after stuffing my face with sugar cookies and candy canes.
For the top, I opted for something with sheen. Banana Republic was having a killer sale, and I picked up an emerald green silk blouse (see left) with blue polka dots for nearly half off at $38.99. Classy confetti, if you will.
The gold accessories pulled everything together. The Limited turned out to be a mecca of holiday jewelry that was all 40 percent off. I paid about $15 for a gold cuff bracelet adorned with vintage flowers and faux amber, pearl and diamond details.
For my hand, an Ann Taylor Loft leather clutch bought on sale for $14.99. Its green background complemented my top, and the gold Henna-inspired design added an exotic flair.
On my feet, I went glam all the way with a pair of discounted gold Gianni Bini stilettos from Dillard’s — a steal at $44. After ashamedly telling so many store clerks that, no, I didn’t need a gift receipt, I was relieved when the nice man who sold me my shoes didn’t even bother asking.
He must have known. Every diva needs some fierce feet fashion to welcome in 2009.
~ Deal Diva Colleen