I absolutely did NOT see that coming! Really? Today’s the last day of 2014? Wow! This year positively flew by! Lots of changes for me this past year; a new job, a new blog and we just found out on Thanksgiving that our granddaughter is going to be a big sister next year! Yes, I’m a grandmother! And will be again in June. There’s absolutely nothing to make you feel as old as trying to keep up with a sixteen month old toddler on sugar steroids! But all is great. I love my new job and this blog isn’t even a month old yet but really has me pumped up! It’s been a huge blast so far!
Today’s New Year’s Eve outfit features a cool colorful theme. A more traditional black white combination often has the chic factor going for it but I love a bright color for the New Year. Color really makes my eyes happy. I think it’s a great way to add cheer and beauty as we look into the future. I’ve mentioned my weakness for animal prints recently and have been featuring a few leopard print items. For this look I’ve changed species and went with a very bold zebra print on the mid length flared skirt. This adds that chic touch with the basic black and white pattern. The color comes in big with the rich solid green sweater. Another reliable choice to pair with the B & W of the skirt is red. Both look great and are holiday ready. Maybe because I lived in China most of my life and Jade and Emeralds are treasured for their beauty but I really liked the depth of the green.
Being petite can add some challenges when choosing a skirt length. I rarely go too long as that makes me look even shorter than I am. Fuller is better when it comes to shape and it really helps to make sure it cinches to really show your waist. I’ve accentuated that area by adding a soft pink belt to act as a contrasting border between the zebra print and the green. My usual highlight of bright was accomplished with a vibrant blue clutch purse with ooohhh shiny chain and matching blue suede heeled pumps. Another tip for us vertically challenged is to avoid booties with a longer skirt as they can look to cut off height. And on New Year’s Eve NO ONE wants to be cut off!
Green Sweater @TJ Maxx
Necklace @Banana Republic
Zebra Skirt @Express
Shoes @Nordstrom Rack
Purse @Forever 21
Cheers and Happy New Year!