Hey Y’all,

So I’m gonna go ahead and apologize that I don’t have a NYC neighborhood shopping rundown ready for this week. What can I say…your fashionista’s schedule is packed to the brim with parties and what nots, and I just can’t get to it at the moment. I’ll do my best to get a start later this week when things are a wee bit quieter. But again, no promises.

So I’m currently doing a lil window shopping for New Years Eve dresses, and I really like the sequin look, as featured in this spread from last Friday’s Women’s Wear Daily:


and as Thandie Newton is sporting in this picture:


Every single magazine under the sun has advertised this $198 French Connection dress:

What can I say, it’s super cute. It would look amazing with tights and some chunky sandals, but I promise, 5 girls will have this dress on at any party you go to.

Same case for this Club Monaco dress that Joy Bryant is sporting:

It’s $298. A lot of money for a dress you might wear just once.

I went online searching for a few alternatives.

This dress by Adrianna Papell:

Is a wee bit more affordable at $179 at Nordstrom.

Another option is to buy a sequin top, and wear it with dark jeans, like this top by BCBG:

Which is about $300 at Nordstrom.

You could also wear a sequin blazer like this $500 one by Isli:

With an understated top and a cute jeans.

The problem with sequins: they’re so expensive! I haven’t found any affordable options online….maybe I’ll go with a different design (satin, prints, great accessories) for New Years Eve.
I’ll let you know what I decide.
Sales, Sales
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