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the life styled new years eve

The theme of this year's holiday season for me has been to try my hardest to get things done before I normally do at this time. I failed on some things (getting the Christmas shopping all done the week after Thanksgiving) and succeeded on others (starting to work out again before Jan 1 this time so I don't hate myself after the holidays - more on that later). I typically get so caught up in the bustle of the season that I'm not even thinking about what's to come in January, starting with what to wear on New Years Eve! Luckily, so many of the best shopping sites are free and quick shipping, so if we sneak in our orders this week, they'll definitely be here before the 31st. What are you doing on New Years? The past few years we have made it a tradition to stay home, make carbonara, and open a bottle of nice red wine. However this year, we won't be just back from traveling like we normally are (we are staying home for Christmas for the first time this year!) so I might be in the mood to go out! Either way, I pulled all my top picks for New Years outfits - whether you're staying in or going out! See the roundups below...

the life styled new years eve

If you are going out, I love anything sequined or beaded for NYE as much as anyone, but there are a lot of other fun fabrics to rock - lamé, velvet, fringe, faux fur, animal print, or just a fun graphic print. It's kind of like going to Vegas, no matter where you are. If none of those appeal to you or you find yourself out of time, a sleek black number never fails!


the life styled new years eve
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IF YOU ARE STAYING IN, I feel like this is the perfect time to treat yourself to some new cozy sweats, robe, or PJ's, don't you? Not only will you love having them for a celebratory night in, but you'll thank yourself all through the rest of the winter for starting the year off with some new luxurious loungewear!


the life styled catherine sheppard

Photography by Ashley Burns