What Are You Doing New Year’s

December 30, 2013

Dress c/o Free People, Michael Kors heels, vintage purse,
earrings c/o Jeweliq (similar), rings c/o KV Bijou, Brooklyn Designs, Pandora

After shooting in Hotel Vancouver with Ainsley for our The Everygirl feature (part one here and part two here), I knew I had to come here again to showcase this stunning dress from Free People! Before even slipping it on I knew it would be my New Year’s dress – I know sequins aren’t exactly a revolutionary idea for New Year’s Eve, but believe it or not, I’ve never done the full sequin look for NYE before and it’s definitely something which you should experience at least once in life, right?
Well, the Shimmy Shimmy Party Dress certainly lived up to its name – it’s made for twirling! Despite the fact that I’m heading to a borderline slummy bar for New Year’s Eve, now that I’ve gotten a full preview, I honestly can not wait to break it out for the big day tomorrow night!
I styled it here for a decidedly more classy party space – retro curls, Art Deco-inspired earrings and a vintage purse give it a more polished, femme appeal. But for tomorrow night, I’m going to do slightly messier, beachier hair, toss a leather jacket on and wear it with booties to make it a bit more bar-apropos. If you love this dress, you’ll want to check out all of Free People’s other party dresses – I can’t say enough good things about their amazing pieces, I always end up wearing them to death!

I had such a good long break last week – taking breaks from my laptop and more alone/family time has been one of my goals for a looong time, and while the holidays made it easy to facilitate those goals, it’s definitely something I’m hoping to really focus on more than ever before in 2014! More on that in the new year – so excited to make this my year, both career- and health-wise. Hope you all had an equally lovely Christmas week (and hopefully lots and lots of rest too!).

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  • Reply Carmen December 30, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Wow, such a gorgeous dress!

  • Reply OceanWind December 30, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Stunning location and dress!!! I'm sure all eyes will be on you this NYE!!!

    Happy New Year dear!!!

    OceanWind Blog

  • Reply JennaStevie December 30, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    This dress is absolutely STUNNING!! What a perfect piece for NYE, looks gorgeous on you 🙂
    Happy New Years!

  • Reply RoselyC December 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    You look amazing!

  • Reply Maggie S. Chan December 30, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Wow, you look amazing in that dress! I've actually never worn a sequin dress on NYE. I love the 1920s flapper girl cut of this dress. It's definitely meant for dancing. I'm a new follower!


  • Reply Petra Zeller December 30, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Wow Alexandra this is absolutely the perfect dress for new years eve. In love with this dress.
    xo, Petra

  • Reply Tessa and Scarlett December 30, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Wow that dress is amazing and you look fantastic! Here's to a great new year.

  • Reply Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} December 31, 2013 at 1:24 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous!! What lip color are you wearing?

  • Reply Emma Finlayson December 31, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Loving this look! So glam!
    xo Emma

  • Reply Monika Faulkner December 31, 2013 at 4:14 am

    This dress's colour and sparkle totally remind me of a glass of bubbly champagne…it's perfect for celebrating the arrival of the New Year!! Have a fun time at your party, Alex – you're sure to be the "belle of the ball!!"

  • Reply Natali December 31, 2013 at 6:10 am

    You look stunning! This dress is gorgeous!

  • Reply Marisa December 31, 2013 at 7:08 am

    That dress is out of this world beautiful! You accessorized it perfectly with art deco jewels and the Fairmont serves as great backdrop. I'm looking forward to seeing you dress down that fancy frock for a night at the bar!


  • Reply The Coattail Effect December 31, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    the detailing on the dress is so beautiful! you look straight out of Great Gatsby 🙂

  • Reply Claudia December 31, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Wow, so beautiful! Happy New Year!


  • Reply Rebecca Jane January 2, 2014 at 3:27 am

    That dress is everything, and I am sure you were the belle of the NYE ball. Hope you had a wonderful time!

  • Reply Lisa January 2, 2014 at 6:19 am

    I'm in love with your dress!

  • Reply Sabrina January 2, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Love love this dress!!

    xox Sabrina

  • Reply January 16, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous and that dress is stunning on you! xo

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