Happy New Year’s Eve! After months of hemming and hawing over our NYE plans, we finally made a decision–a fancy dinner date, followed by watching Homeland in bed while cuddling with the dood.
That sounds about perfect to me. As of tomorrow, I will be 35 weeks pregnant, and I was in no mood for traveling or for parties that go on into the early hours of the morning. Plus, this will likely be our last, fancy date together, and it will be special for the two of us to reflect on 2015, and talk nonstop about everything that’s about to happen in five, short weeks.
When Matt first suggested the idea, I may have been a little cranky and grumbled, “I don’t have a nice dress to wear!” Being the hero that he is, he took me to the mall and helped me find the perfect maternity dress for the evening. Every woman needs an LBD in her closet, pregnant ladies included!
Once I found the dress, my brain immediately started running through accessory options. To add some shape to the dress, I decided to find a white, faux fur vest. I still feel a little unsure of this trend, so I didn’t want to spend a lot of money–luckily, I found the perfect one at Target for just $35!
Next up, jewelry! I knew right away my Kendra Scott pendant necklace would go well with the dress. If I’m wearing a bold necklace, I like to keep my earrings simple. I love these pearl studs from Kate Spade–classy, with just the hint of bling that ‘s perfect for NYE. I am not really a bracelet person, so I’m a firm believer in a quality, statement watch that can easily add glam to any outfit, like this one from Kate Spade.
Let’s talk shoes. Non-pregnant me would go for black booties with a spiky heel. Pregnant me says, “No thank you,” and opts for a more comfortable wedge. I love these Dolce Vita wedge booties, and they’re on sale!
Lastly, like I said, this is going to be our last, fancy date for quite some time. Do you know what that means? Go big or go home. The look obviously needs to be finished with a bold, red lip and some high quality mascara. I love this Guerlain mascara–I never believed in spending over $10 on mascara, but I got this as a sample a few months ago and fell in love. I still use Maybelline, but for special occasions I break out my sample tube. I’ll finish up my beauty routine with my favorite perfume, Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede. This was a Christmas gift in 2014, and it’s another one of those things that I reserve for special occasions. Follow on Insta to see the completed look in real time tonight!
Before I go, I’ll leave you with one, final song for #JAMPackedHoliday. I hope you all have enjoyed this daily playlist as much as me, and I’m definitely planning to do this next year with Kati Rose! Considering it is NYE, I obviously had to go with Auld Lang Syne; however, I decided to switch it up a bit with a modified version from Annalise Emerick. I remember stumbling upon this artist back at the end of 2012, and I was immediately smitten. I loved her music, but at some point forgot about her–I’m glad I have #JAMPackedHoliday to remind me!
I hope you all have the happiest of New Year’s! What are your big plans tonight?
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Happy New Year,