I wish I could say that Mr. Magpie and I plan to be dashing down the steps of the NYPL into a romantic plume of snow, decked out in our black tie finest like the gorgeous couple above — but we are decidedly and comfortably lame about New Year’s Eve, and have been for some time. We prefer to stay in, eat lobster, drink champagne, and enjoy the festivities from the comfort of our own couch. We do, however, get dressed up for the occasion because — why not?
Hoping some of you have more festive plans in mind — or maybe not. Below, my favorite fashion finds for a twinkling new year.
+Feathered top (on sale!). Very Holly Golightly.
+Black swan earrings (major and at the top of my personal lust list).
+Nars eyeshadow. I’m fairly ascetic about glitter in my eyeshadow, but New Year’s Eve mandates a temporary revision in philosophy.
+Tory Burch booties. There is a lot to love about these tootsies: a blessedly low heel, a festive embellishment, and oh — the fact that they are BOOTS and will actually keep your tootsies warm should you brave the elements.
+French Connection fringe jumpsuit. Just perfect. I feel you could wear hair loose and beachy for a boho moment or slick it back into a chic chignon and pair with pointed toe pumps for a more refined look.
+Jennifer Behr bow earrings. They’re nothing short of perfect. Also an incredible pair for a bride — maybe if you’re changing into something else at your reception?
+Helmut Lang vest. I can’t get over this style. It looks so outlandishly lavish — like something a 1920s railroad heiress might wear.
+Saloni glitter dress. I bought and adore this dress. I love how the conservative shape offset the sequined drama.
+D&G globe bag. I mean. It’s destined for NYE.
+Drop earrings (under $40). The perfect tinsel accoutrement.
+Metallic pleated dress. This ultra-flattering dress is sophisticated and trendy.
+Sequined headband. A noncommittal way to elevate basic black jeans and a black sweater to festive territory — or to upgrade a basic black dress for an evening.
+Rejina Pyo satin bag. Absolutely darling. Black is practical and NYE-appropriate but how about those pastel hues?!