In a Pinch? Last Minute NYE Picks

December 2013

More often than not, we let ourselves get so busy planning for a big event, that we forget the most important thing: what to wear. If you are currently thinking, “Yup!” then I have a solution for you.

Sometimes, it’s best to stick with a tried and true piece you already know looks killer, and then build upon that. Pick one piece in your closet, let’s say a pair pf black skinny jeans or a leather circle skirt, and add to that. I love mixing high and low, new and old. This can also be a good time to experiment and try a brocade sweatshirt with an unexpected bottom via Jenna Lyons and J. Crew.

Accessories can also transform an already worn outfit into something totally new. A black dress becomes transforms itself with a fringe belt and red pumps. Personally, I often opt to wear something I have already taken for a test drive a few times, simply because I already know I’m comfortable in it, it looks good, and I’m not going to have to worry about an issue with it (hello skirt riding up, not being able to breathe in a dress…) popping up later on during the night.

A few days back, I wrote about a midi skirt and crop top being the perfect outfit for New Years Eve. What’s the fun of going out, and looking like every other girl? Try something new. The overwhelming sea of girls around you at the bar will be in a short, tight dress, so why not stand out in an updated version of sexy? A sliver of stomach, an open back, a see-through chiffon top…there are endless possibilities.

(psss…since it’s after Christmas, most stores are having HUGE sales, so this is the perfect time to get something for yourself.)

Let’s face it, most of the time, it’s just fun to wear something new. Here are some picks to keep you from endlessly wandering through the cold streets of Chicago. See a piece you like here? Call the store ahead of time and make sure they have it in stock to save yourself the trip.


Michigan Avenue, 10:00AM-9:00PM, (312) 255-8123.

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Michigan Avenue, 10:AM-9:00PM, (312) 280-6834.

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Sofia Live Lovely:

100 East Walton St., 11:00AM-7:00PM, (312) 640-0878.

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