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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

New Years Eve Ideas

Hey Y'all,

So I'm gonna go ahead and apologize that I don't have a NYC neighborhood shopping rundown ready for this week. What can I say...your fashionista's schedule is packed to the brim with parties and what nots, and I just can't get to it at the moment. I'll do my best to get a start later this week when things are a wee bit quieter. But again, no promises.

So I'm currently doing a lil window shopping for New Years Eve dresses, and I really like the sequin look, as featured in this spread from last Friday's Women's Wear Daily:


and as Thandie Newton is sporting in this picture:

Beautiful.

Every single magazine under the sun has advertised this $198 French Connection dress:

What can I say, it's super cute. It would look amazing with tights and some chunky sandals, but I promise, 5 girls will have this dress on at any party you go to.

Same case for this Club Monaco dress that Joy Bryant is sporting:

It's $298. A lot of money for a dress you might wear just once.

I went online searching for a few alternatives.

This dress by Adrianna Papell:

Is a wee bit more affordable at $179 at Nordstrom.

Another option is to buy a sequin top, and wear it with dark jeans, like this top by BCBG:

Which is about $300 at Nordstrom.

You could also wear a sequin blazer like this $500 one by Isli:

With an understated top and a cute jeans.

The problem with sequins: they're so expensive! I haven't found any affordable options online....maybe I'll go with a different design (satin, prints, great accessories) for New Years Eve.
I'll let you know what I decide.
Smootches!
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2 comments:

Val said...

You're so right on with this one Claire! Sequins (esp dresses) are so expensive! I happen to have a really cute black sequined shrug by 525 America available for purchase in my sample sale inventory. Here is a link to the item - it retails $99 and can be found online for $74. I am selling it for $45. Interested parties contact me at tvvalstyle@gmail.com

http://www.flcrooks.com/browseproducts/525-America-Beaded-Sequin-Shrug.html

Another cute holiday option is the satin peacock top or dress by Bilingual. Paris Hilton was photographed in the dress (tho why on earth did she wear a belt) and the top was featured in In Style.
I wore the purple version of the dress w/ black opaque tights to a holiday party this weekend and felt hella fab :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-BILINGUAL-DRESS-AS-ON-CELEBRITY-US-8-IT-42-UK-10_W0QQitemZ280047613989QQcmdZViewItem

http://www.iheartthat.com/2006/11/08/paris-hilton-in-bilingual-peacock-dress/

the instyle feature you can see on my page or the bilingual press site. www.myspace.com/vifg or www.bilingualclothingnyc.com

Someone is selling the dress on ebay for $400 which makes no kinda sense seeing as how you can get it for $59 directly from the designer. Both items are currently on sale now at the Bilingual shop at The Edge Boutqiue in NoHo on Bleecker Street. They retail over $100. If you go, ask for Lois and tell her Val sent ya! ;)

mr.quite frankly said...

i've been a visual merchandiser and stylist for both companies (Club Mo & FCUK)... those dresses only look good on the waifish for its whom they were intended for. anything over a 4 is a no go & definitely not worth the price as you stated love.