we’re featuring our new year’s black dress today on the blog. it’s been a holiday themed week here, and our first true collection of winter outfits. if there’s one piece of formal wear you’re going to want to have during the holiday season, well, it comes at no surprise: a black dress.
a black dress is not only perfect for a New Year’s night out, but it works for any of the many parties you’ll be attending this season. in addition, we’re continuing with our tablescapes today. we’ve put together a New Year’s one you’re not going to want to miss. and also, we’re rolling out a new fashion flash today. make sure to click the video above to see today’s outfit in a full 360 degree view. and head over to the YouTube channel and subscribe if you haven’t already!
a classic black dress
i’ve got my new year’s long sleeved dress by Ralph Lauren in stock at Macy’s. (Macy’s is having a great pre-Thanksgiving sale today. And by the way, has anyone seen the new documentary Very Ralph on HBO? Is it good? Let me know in the comments.)
champagne, streamers, and bed by 10
it’s all about fun shoes this week. yesterday, i showcased a pair of glitter pumps. today, i’ve got a pair of satin mules. the jewel buckle really sets them off and gives them the sort of glitz and glam New Year’s requires. in case you missed it, i also put together a holiday shoe guide which I’m republishing below. make sure to have a look, and I’m sure you’ll find a pair for you.
a decade to remember
can you believe the decade is almost over. so much has happened: the good, bad, and everything in between. although we have another six-ish weeks left on the calendar, it’s never to early to start reflecting on where we’ve been and where we’re going. so much to be thankful for, and so much more to aspire to next year. what’s your greatest memory of the past 10 years? what are you most thankful for? how do you want to spend the next decade? let me know in the comments below.
new year’s dining tablescape
we’ve got one final tablescape to show you this week. in case you missed it, on Monday we gave you Thanksgiving tablescape ideas. and yesterday, Christmas ones. given how razzle-dazzle New Year’s can be, i take this one to be fairly subdued.
anyone who’s been following my tablescapes this year knows i like a hint of minimalism: a lot of blacks, whites, and other neutrals. it’s the gold that really sets off this whole look—everything from the plate linings to the utensils. just make sure not to forget the party favors! my kiddos would always stay up late and wait for us to come home with a bag full of streamers and noisemakers. fun for sure. but hard on the ears. especially at 12:30AM.
tech gift guide
and finally, here’s one more gift guide. for the tech enthusiast and traveler, i’ve put together my favorite picks for this holiday season. grab one for yourself or a few as stocking stuffers.