Puckered Pant - 3.1 Phillip Lim
Not all of us are planning on spending New Year's Eve in a swanky club in New York or LA, sipping champagne while a celebutante DJ spins the hottest tracks. Every year when the ball drops I'm usually up in the mountains sneaking in some snowboarding and just enjoying a snow-filled holiday. Being in the cold and snow makes wearing a sexy little sequined dress and sky-high heels rather impractical, yet I still want to have a little bit of NYE flair for the special night. If you're like me and will be spending the holidays in somewhere cold and snowy, look to chic, warm knits and heavier soled shoes that are dressy, but still snowy weather practical. A knit camisole dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim shows just the right amount of skin while still having a thermal long underwear feel with the henley style buttons and wrap sleeve front. A digital plaid coat is warm and cozy for braving the elements and Tory Burch's lug soled lace up boots will keep you more anchored than 5 inch Louboutins on icy patches will. But you can't forget some traditional NYE sparkle and shine-- a chunky jewel and chain necklace and some black tinsel striped tights will take care of that. Check out the slideshow to see how to get the look!
If you've been procrastinating on gift shopping and instead have been stocking up on your own winter wear (hey -- a girl's gotta keep warm), don't forget to keep your digits protected from the cold too! For the wintry months ahead, leather is migrating from moto jackets to accessories and is starting to replace knits and cashmere in the realm of cozy hand-warmers. Fingerless gloves are all over the place (okay, so maybe they're more for fun than function) but you can put your own spin on the trend with studs or chains. Or, for an updated take on Old Hollywood glamour, opt for a longer pair a la Audrey Hepburn (though hers weren't luxe leather like these!). No matter what your style, you're bound to find your perfect pair among this season's varied selection! Browse through my favorites in the slideshow!