Thursday, December 29, 2011

H&M: New Year's Outfit

Hey Guys!
Only 3 more days left of 2011!!!
That's honestly so crazy to me.
This year went by like a breeze. So many things happened, both good and bad.
2011 was definitely a crazy year.
Hopefully, 2012 will bring me bigger and better things. :D

So everyone has been talking about what to wear for this coming New Year celebrations.
My family and I always dress up for New Year's. I think the Holiday Season is the only time when my whole family actually gets all dolled up.
We usually have a color code, but I think this time we're not gonna have a color theme. Haha.

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My family usually has a big feast prepared on New Year's Eve.
This is when we really go all out.
I prefer to wear heels during this time just because we don't do a lot of walking.
We usually take pictures and watch fireworks. (or more like we launch them ourselves. Sshhh!)
We usually wait until midnight (just like Christmas) and then we eat.

So for our family dinner, I want my outfit to be girly but still have a bit of an edgy side. I created 3 different outfits for inspiration:


1st Outfit:

I took a polka dot ruffled top and paired it with a black leather skirt.
Then I topped it with a bright yellow blazer for a pop of color.
For my shoes, I took a pair of black booties.
I accessorized it with gold accents and I will put my hair up in a bun just because it's more formal.


2nd Outfit:

I took a plain teal empire waist dress and paired it with really cute leopard print booties.
Then my jewelry will consist of a gold layered chain necklace, a gold cuff, gold stud earrings, and a black and gold statement ring.
My hair will, again, be in a bun to keep the focus on my outfit.


3rd Outfit:

This one is more on the simpler side.
I can wear a light blue drawstring quarter length sleeve dress.
For my shoes, I paired it with a pair of light beige wedge booties.
Then for accessories, a gold bib necklace, a pair of gold stud earrings, and a leaf connector ring.

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On New Year's Day, we usually drive down to my Aunt's house where we get together with the WHOLE family. (Like a family reunion.)
We eat some more and we catch up with each other.
For this event, I usually go for a more comfy outfit.


1st Outfit:

I'm definitely for looking cute but feeling comfy at the same time.
So for this oufit, I took a camel colored crochet sweater and tucked it into a pair of black shorts with a skinny orange belt.
I'll wear these flower patterned tights, just so I won't get cold.
For my shoes, I'll be wearing a pair of brown leather lace up booties.
I'll accessorize it with gold jewelry.
Then I'll put my hair in a side braid for a laid back feel.


2nd Outfit:

This outfit is somewhat similar to the first one except that it's on the darker side in terms of color scheme.
I took a black boyfriend button up polo shirt and tucked it into a pair of gray pleated shorts with a skinny pink belt.
I'll wear thin, black tights with a pair of black leather lace up booties.
I went easy on the accessories, wearing only a simple chain necklace with a circular pendant and 2 black and gold statement rings.
My hair will, again, be in a loose side braid.


3rd Outfit:

As I have mentioned before, I am a bit obsessed with chunky knitted sweater.
So for this particular outfit, I paired a white knitted sweater with these dark black tights.
I used a baby pink cotton cardigan for some warmth.
For the shoes, I used the same brown leather lace up booties as the first outfit.
Then I accessorized the whole look with a pink ruffled scarf wrapped around my neck and a leaf connector ring.

So that is what I have planned for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day!
I have yet to decide which outfit I want to wear for both events.
Will you guys help me choose?

Which outfit do guys like the best?! Let me know in the comments below.

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
~Oprah Winfrey

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  1. I love the third one for family dinner, and for new year i prefer the second outfit :)

  2. Thanks for your lovely comment!<3
    My favourite Outfit is the last one for new year, its really nice!:)

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  4. yay, i'm happy to see these outfits you made for new year's, carrie! i made some as well, and it was so much fun! :)

    i think my favorite is the third one for new year's eve. i also like the last one -- i love how boho-chic it is. ;)

    <3, Mimi

  5. love all the outfits u put together!!! i'm still thinking bout what to wear for new years!

  6. I have never seen this dressing room thing on H&M before. SO cool! Love them all! Hope you've got great plans for ringing in the new year. Happy 2012!

  7. For New Year's Eve I would definitely choose your outfit number 1. It is so different, edgy, and fashion forward.

    I love that bright yellow :) You'll have to post and let us know which one you went with.

    P.S. outfit 3 for New Years Day. Very cute!

  8. Love all the outfits the green dress is awesome !!! And yes the new year is here have a magical night see you 2012 !!!

  9. 1st outfit's zzzzeeee BEST.
    Go for it babe!
    Ur christmas must have been a real hit!! eat before i never heard tt one before. Enjoy reading ur blog ;))

  10. 3rd for dinner and nr 2 for new years day :D
    I'll be looking forward reading more blog posts from you in 2012.. you know I love your blog :D

  11. I love your family's tradition! Who says you have to leave the house to dress up ~ I like #3...
    May miracles abound in 2012!

  12. Carrie ... your blog may just be my new favorite. You love chunky sweaters and I learned new ways to wear my scarf?! So awesome. Definite follow. Woo!

  13. i love the last outfit. it's just so cozy, sweet and simple!
    xo TJ

  14. All very cute outfits; You'd look great in seriously all of them!

    Mind checking out my blog? (:

  15. I love the very first outfit! Soooo cute!

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  16. These are really cute, carrie! I like the second outfits on both sets, i would totally rock those looks too!

    --Olivia :)

  17. Good choices you have selected, it would be hard to choose. I hardly dress up for New Years unless my parents decides to go out for dinner :P though nothing too fancy for dinner ~ hope you have a wonderful 2011 & happy new year!!

    Jo Bao ♥

  18. Happy new year Carrie! The year definitely flew by too fast for me :) I love your first outfit with the yellow blazer :D and the last one - looks comfy and relaxed :D hope the year 2012 would be awesome and wonderful for you and your family!


  19. Thank you guys for all your input! I really appreciate it. :D

  20. This year has definitely been crazy! It's been quite a ride. I hope 2012 bring us amazing things, love! ;)

    As for the outfits, I love all of these. I really like look #2 for NYE and #3 for the actual day!

    Lots of love, B
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  21. definitely the first one with the neon yellow blazer (love that shade of color!).. you need some bling or brightness on new year's eve, hope you get that one.. wishing you the best, take care!

    1. I actually went for the second outfit with the teal dress. I loved how it turned out. :p

  22. Love that first outfit & that yellow blazer :)

    Hope you have a spectacular NYE & New Year's!

  23. Christmas : First outfit..

    New year : Third outfit..
    Thanks for sharing your views and your own story regarding my last topic..

    Lovely B.

  24. I love the teal dress. I was in H&M recently and my store didn't have it, might have to check another one. It would look awesome with some fur embellishments for the winter!

    Hope you have a wonderful 2012!

    1. Ooo, that is so true! Thanks for the idea. :D

  25. I love the second outfit for New Year's Day! These all look great, though!:)

    Love, Belle

  26. love playing dress up with H&M :)

    1. Same here. I love that we get to see how it looks on before we actually buy it.

  27. I love specially the first yellow coat :)

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