Happy (almost) 2016!!! All will be cheering to the sight of the bright and shiny disco ball falling from the New York City sky at midnight. All will be cheers-ing to the noise of champagne bottles popping. Couples will be kissing as the clock strikes midnight. Cinderella may loose a glass slipper… or not, who knows really? New Year’s Eve is moments away and I can hardly stand to wait to celebrate! This weeks preparation includes finding the perfect party dress. Check. Pinteresting the most scrumptious bites to nibble on. Check. Lastly crafting fizziest cocktails to ring in the new year with. Check. Cue pink cotton candy dissolving in champagne now!
I will be attending my boyfriend’s second annual New Year’s Eve Party hosted at his Huntington Beach apartment. For the second year in a row, I will be way overdressed, and I am absolutely okay with that! Believe it or not, I decided to sway my decision away from a sequin, or glitter, or sparkly ensemble this year. Reasoning being is that every holiday, I buy a shiny dress that I only get a handful of wears out of. I justify spending by CPW or cost per wear. Since 2015 taught be to be a more practical grown-up, I felt the desire to switch up my typical NYE look by wearing my Wayf navy suede dress that I can put on throughout the entire season! Not to mention that I bought it on Black Friday from Nordstrom for $28 (originally $88)!
Now I can’t leave out sparkles all together, so I wore my blingiest silver statement necklace and stacked a thousand silver bangles on my wrist. I know this is only California, but it gets chilly by the beach, so I borrowed my boyfriend’s mom/french stylist’s lavender fur wrap which I am 100 percent obsessed with. It’s not very often that I can break out my evening bag collection, but this clutch was hand made by moi maybe ten years ago. It’s navy suede fabrication and I attached a vintage broach as the final touch!
Photography: Matt Heisler
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18
Waiting until the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve to change your life habits is silly! However, setting new goals for the year, and pursing to challenge and develop yourself and most importantly grow in God’s image is absolutely necessary. I write my goals down every year and look back to see what I have accomplished and then create new ones. I come up with spiritual goals, blog goals, and life goals which I will be sharing with you next week. Everyday is a fresh opportunity to grow, and we will continue to grow in Christ for all of eternity!
May your new year be filled with unending blessings and amazing additions to your closet!
Happy New Year!