Obligatory comments about how fast time has gone and how I can’t believe it’s almost 2018 aside, we need to accept that it is almost New Years and, unless we are all suddenly dedicating ourselves to the unchained freedom of the nudist lifestyle, we need outfits.
Hello, people! It’s not necessarily that I believe in welcoming the new year in the way you want to spend it – on your A game, looking like God spent a couple of extra minutes cooking you in the oven – or even that New Year is a fantastic excuse for a photoshoot the likes Instagram has never seen before . . . No, I just live to dress up. Any excuse.
My main excuse for dressing up over the Christmas period when all my friends and family are like “Mia, we don’t even fit in our wardrobes ATM”? This post. So thank you, blog family, you allowed me to wear heels.
That said, I mean I know that not everyone wants to be
overdressed uncomfortable and some prefer trainers and jeans – so I have included some casual looks in amongst all the stilettos and sequins. I am in your gang maybe 50% of the time; equal opportunities and all that.
1. The Casual Bar Look
I feel like this look just screams “European!”. Everywhere – quite literally everywhere – you go in Europe, all black with a leather jacket is an outfit you’re guaranteed to see on women. It’s comforting, really: we can all agree that this, while comfy, is still a look. We have teamed up to say “yes, we approve this”.
What I learnt, through trying and testing this outfit, is that I am not a skilled model . . . and I am even less so when tipsy. Also, as much as I love these Topshop jeans (and I do) it is time to accept that my ass is no longer a size 6 and get a bigger pair. It is so squashed. Update: in the post-Christmas room clean, these jeans – bless them for their service – have been let go. It’s been emotional.
Anyways . . . outfit. So you could always do all black, but I’m obsessed with my red converses and they don’t get enough wear, so I went for black and red. Plus, I mean, I look like a vampire chick and if a look doesn’t scream out “I would just as soon rip your throat out as kiss you” am I even dressing correctly?
This outfit is definitely more casual . . . but the sparkly mesh top (which, by the way, is beautiful and was only £2) as well as the glittery bag really scream “festive as fuck”.
I feel like I just get more 90s as time goes by, to be honest with you. Anyways, as they say . . . the devil’s in the details. And this outfit? Full of ’em.
Jacket – Forever 21 (last year, though, so I don’t know if it’s still available) // Top – ROMWE – (linked) – £3.82 – $4.99 // Bag – Dollskill (old) // Jeans – Topshop
Like this look? Here are my serving suggestions:
2. Thigh Highs and Skirts
Oh, Missguided, how you bless my closet. I love this Missguided skirt . . . and New Year is definitely a great excuse to crack it out. This look is very simple and pretty timeless – a leather skirt with a white shirt – but I think the over-the-knee boots jazz it up a bit.
I wore this for our family’s (as in extended family meeting of like 30 of us) boxing day dinner meal, so I swapped out the thigh-hgihs for converses and tights and didn’t get photos out . . . or any good photos at all. Sorry.
I would love to link to it for you (and I really would; I get paid if you buy things through me) but unfortunately it’s not available anymore. Keep your eyes open, though – Missguided is always bringing in cool stuff!
No, I’m just kidding – it’s still in stock!
Of course, this also needs a big old warm coat over it because, as much as I believe in looking good, I don’t necessarily think hypothermia is either worth it or a good look.
Last Minute Sale Steals
Okay, so while I whole-heartedly endorse shopping and basically any excuse for me to buy a new pretty thing . . . well, results in a new pretty thing in my wardrobe . . . I allow myself this weakness because I’m a shopping ninja. Seriously, I can internet shop like a total wizard. You’ll look at my wardrobe and think “she must be broke”, then be completely shocked to realise how much it all cost me. Why?
So here are a few of my top (sale) picks for some New Years Eve outfits.
Well, I think I have kept you here for long enough! By the way, beautiful people, I am firmly back in business with le blogging and getting up to date with all of your sites! I hope we’re all excited for 2018; you already know I have some productivity posts planned that I cannot wait to share with you.
Do any of you guys have good plans for New Year? It’s kind of annoying that it falls on a Sunday (my original idea was to take a group of friends to watch Kinky Boots then go out for drinks and a dance, but the theatre is closed on Sundays and public transport is shit, so that’s a no go) but I will not let that stop me – and neither should you! What are you guys getting up to? And what are you wearing? Personally, I’m going sequins . . . but I’m going to show you the outfit later. What did you think of these outfit ideas – what was your favourite? Let me know your thoughts down below!