Raise your glass and add some class!

At this time of year, I love to do a deep clean around the house. The tree and wreaths are packed away. I actually enjoy vacuuming, dusting, sweeping and polishing. It helps me to get ready physically, emotionally and mentally for the New Year. I traditionally make time to sit down and reflect on what I achieved (or didn’t) this year and start to set my goals for next. My coworkers tease me about how full my daily planner’s pages are but I like to write down and then check off the completed tasks. It makes the progress seem more real that way. So keeping with my habit of planning ahead I will feature some looks suitable for stepping out to welcome in the New Year!

New Year's Look
New Year’s Look

My best friend texted me the other day and asked if I wanted to go shopping. Silly girl; as if there could be optional answers! We went to a very cool shopping center nearby. It’s called Partridge Creek and is sort of an outdoor mall. It’s a great place to people watch AND dog watch as many of the stores are dog-friendly. I really like the concept but you do have to watch where you step a bit! One or our stops was at Guess. There I scored this most excellent snake skin print dress. The size was actually a tad too big but it looked right. One trick I’ve found is that you can’t always trust the size tag. If it looks like it could fit well it’s worth it to try it on. In my case this dress fit perfectly! And it really did what I wanted by creating a sophisticated vibe while aiming to keep everything classic and uncomplicated.

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New Year's Look
New Year’s Look

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This dress was certainly ready for a party so now I just had to make sure I was too. I like to add a bit of shape by curling my hair. Usually the best I can hope for is a bit of a wave. My hair is so thick and full it rarely holds a curl but I’m not complaining! An oversized pearl necklace is the perfect accessory and is always my fave for a party. My two-tone peek toed shoes add interest but don’t disrupt the feeling. New Year’s Eve in Michigan is usually a time to bundle up. My white faux fur scarf pulls double duty by adding both warmth and a touch of fancy fun. Wait a minute, where’s the color? Never fear! Bright orange lipstick, shiny red nail polish and a neon yellow studded clutch purse bring the New Year’s fireworks.

Pearl Necklace @Banana Republic
Snake Skin Dress & White Fur Scarf @Guess
Purse & Shoes @Nordstrom Rack
Accent Jewelry @Forever 21 & @Nordstrom Rack
Bracelet @Limited & @Pandora
Watch @Movado

Cheers!

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