Last month I attended a wedding in downtown Houston. It was the first time since last Winter that I wore a cocktail dress for an evening out and I opted for a sequin long sleeve nude one. You can’t really go wrong with a neutral color and during the cooler parts of the year a long sleeved fitted cocktail dress is the perfect attire for a glittery evening. I plan on repeating this exact ensemble for a future occasion like New Year’s Eve! Today I’m sharing a few tips for choosing what to wear as you ring in the new year!
Sequins and glitter are perfect for a NYE celebration. Depending on your body type, you may want to go for a fitted or more of a flared waistline. I’ve rounded up dresses for under $200 for you to shop if you are looking for something similiar. To get prepared for this evening, I started by finding a good dress and then built the outfit around that as a theme. If you are going pretty fancy with your dress then you may want to wear a sleek hairstyle to not look over the top! A low sleek bun is an easy go to and you won’t have to worry about your hair being in your face all night.
Sequin Dresses Under $200
Next up is finding the right shoe! I love a nude bow pump for pretty much any occasion. They are a pair you can wear time and time again to meetings, events and even a simple night out. Here are a ton of options with varying heel heights for you to browse. You really can’t go wrong with a neutral shoe with a feminine bow.
Nude Bow Shoes
I chose to bring along one of my favorite winter bags which was made of faux fur. Since my outfit was mostly monochromatic, I decided to play with textures like faux fur, sequins and satin. I love to wear clutches but find them cumbersome if I can’t sit my purse at a table for the evening. The one I chose for this occasion had a chain link strap so I could be hands free without having to worry about where I last put my purse.
Faux Fur Bags
Adding accessories doesn’t have to be a headache. I wore simple sparkly beaded earrings and at the top of my bun a barrette with rhinestones. When your dress is the centerpiece it’s better to keep your accessories to a minimum. Oversized pearl earrings, rhinestone encrusted baubles and beads are inexpensive but make a classic statement.
If you are ringing in the new year here in Houston I recommend staying at Hotel Icon or the new Marriott Marquis downtown that has a pool in the shape of Texas! It’s a perfect location and there are events happening all over the city. Hotel Icon is another favorite and is a hotel converted from a bank where the lobby has the original vault. Two of my favorite places to stop for coffee or brunch include Boomtown Coffee Main St Cafe and Bar where you can order some of the best cappuccinos and avocado toast! The other place to check out is The Rustic which has a curated brunch plate with several items for a single price. I ordered a virgin moscow mule which didn’t disappoint.