New Year’s Eve

Diane von Furstenburg “zarita” dress, Stella McCartney coat, Tabitha Simmons heels, Eddie Borgo bracelet, Shourouk earrings, Zoe & Morgan ring, Bottega Veneta clutch

Raoul peplum top, Diane von Furstenburg “pascale” skirt, Erdem lace top, Lucy Choi London heels, Joomi Lim necklace, YSL clutch, Susan Foster earrings

Issa dress, Charlotte Olympia “dolly” heels, Joomi Lim earrings, Venessa Arizaga bracelet, Diane von Furstenburg clutch, Eddie Borgo ring, Lara Melchior bracelet

The holidays are quickly approaching, which has me thinking a lot about what I will be wearing come New Years Eve. I’m not sure about you, but this year on New Year’s Eve, I’ll be enjoying a 10-course degustation with some of the people that I love the most. Lately, more than anything, I’ve been drawn to simple silhouettes, worn with over-the-top embellished jewels paired with some killer heels and gorgeous clutch. This particular aesthetic could not be more evident in the Belle de noir inspired theme I came across on Matches Fashion, which served heavily as inspiration while I browsed the site.

For me, it’s not necessarily always about finding the perfect party dress, as I quite often find myself drawn to separates, and in particular, ones that can be worn above and beyond their initial purpose. This is exactly what the DvF pascale skirt embodies for me, essentially a blank canvas that complements whatever it is paired with, be it a silk peplum top or a fitted lace top. The opportunities to play with varying midnight and black-hued fabrics of differing textures is sort of well, endless. Like pairing a lace dress with a boucle jacket or coat. Subtle yet elegant – will you be going for the “belle de noir” look this New Year’s Eve?


  1. Elana December 19, 2012 / 7:24 am

    Must have all of this! Those Tabitha Simmons heels and Erdem lace top are especially dreamy.

  2. Kristin December 19, 2012 / 10:57 am

    Ooh-la-la, somebody’s getting fancy. Or you could go the opposite with white magik? I don’t know what I’m wearing yet, but I’ll just be at a friend’s place, so it will be more casual. I’m thinking perhaps something colourful, as that always feels fun. Probably separates as well, but with flat shoes. Nice and relaxed. Degustation dinner sounds awesome!

    • jamie-lee December 22, 2012 / 7:31 pm

      I’m currently leaning toward an almost opposite – the Lover mini wiccan in mushroom worn with gold Givenchy heels. Will see what the weather is like though of course!x

  3. Nadia December 19, 2012 / 3:52 pm

    I love your picks! They’re perfect for the season!

  4. Stephanie / FAIIINT December 19, 2012 / 6:41 pm

    I haven’t really planned my outfit (it’s always last minute!) but I think it’s a safe bet it’ll look something like this! πŸ˜‰ I am in love with so many of these pieces, but especially the Joomi Lim necklace & Charlotte Olympia heels! I tend to always end up wearing a LBD + statement jewellery when I go out, it’s such a fail safe but always looks amazing!

  5. kristina December 20, 2012 / 12:45 am

    I am in LOVE with that lace top.

  6. Clara December 20, 2012 / 12:54 am

    Love all of your choices!! The peplum tops and the headband are super cute! πŸ™‚

  7. nana December 20, 2012 / 3:24 am

    great selection of NYE appropriate wear there =) can’t wait to wear some pretty party dresses!

    love from the NANA girls xoxo

  8. Mica December 20, 2012 / 10:42 am

    The first outfit with the lace dress is beautiful! πŸ™‚

  9. Antonieta December 20, 2012 / 8:04 pm

    wow!! I love the first outfit, your style is gorgeous…

    • Antonieta December 23, 2012 / 12:55 am

      I agree with you lace is perfect for these parties… thanks for your comment sweetie

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