Friday, December 31, 2010

Last Minute Prepping for New Year’s

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.

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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.

Open-mouthed smile

Happy (early) New Year everyone!  Cheers! Martini glass

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Iris said...

Great tips! I am definitely heading out for a mani/pedi :)

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