Diva New Year's Eve: On the town
We made it through Christmas! Yay! Now come with the Deal Divas on a little New Year's Eve journey. Today and tomorrow on the blog, each Diva will demonstrate a different look for the big night, from the cocktail hour to the couch. We integrated some items from our own closets to inspire you to dress on a dime!
New Year's Eve is awesome. You can wear glitter from head-to-toe. A micro-mini in 40 degree weather. A gold confetti party hat AND a noise blower.
I mixed flash with class for an on-the-town look. I paired this $40 Forever 21 mini with a shirt dress I dug out of my closet. By removing the belt and unbuttoning the front, I had an instant long jacket that contrasts nicely against the shortness of the sparkly beast.
I skipped a necklace since the dress was so bold. Instead, I opted for chunky bangle bracelets from Forever 21, both under $10. The hard texture of the wood helped toughen up the look. They scream, "Try and steal my purse, buddy. I'm not playing. I dare you. That's what I thought."
For dancing (or walking 30 blocks after you inevitably forget where you parked the stupid car) I suggest a platform wedge. They're more comfortable than a stiletto, but equally kicky. These giraffe-print peep toes were $25 at Charlotte Russe. The eggplant piping on the shoes is a nice alternative to red or silver, which can seem somewhat expected around the holidays.
Don't be shy with this look. Load up on eye makeup, tease your hair, raise a glass and you're ready to go. Cheers!
~ Deal Diva Stephanie
Photo: Times, James Borchuck