I’m so excited for a new year to begin! It reminds me to be optimistic, and challenges me to take a fresh look at my life.
While these “life musings” are a significant part of the new year, let us not forget another important new year ingredient… the fashion!
In order to prep for a proper new year’s celebration (whether you’re staying in or going out!), here are a few of what I consider timeless recommendations:
1. Make sure you have good “foundation items”. Get measured for a bra (or click here for online instructions). Wear something luxurious and something that makes you feel fabulous (silk and lace anyone?). And if you’re wearing a curve-hugging dress, make sure you’ve got a good slip to ensure static is kept away and remember, spanx are your best friend if you need a little smoothing action.
2. Treat yourself to a mani / pedi. Sometimes I go to the salon and sometimes I beautify my nails myself – both options work and whichever is your preference, it always makes a difference to have clean shaped nails. To embrace the brilliance of a new year, add sparkles or bright colors. Also, gel nails are a great option as they are chip resistant, and not as damaging, permanent, or expensive as acrylic.
3. If you don’t want to spend the $$ for a new dress, spice up a current dress with some new accessories.
Charming Charlie’s has some great items to (as their website states) “bling in the new year!”:
4. Realize that New Year’s is a time to let loose, have fun, and embrace the future, NOT a time to think of regrets and losses of the year before. Smile and have fun – if you’re doing this, then anything you’re wearing will look all the better.
Happy (early) New Year everyone! Cheers!