Do y’all have plans for New Year’s Eve? For so many years, during my college days, I waitressed and bartended and spent many a holiday weekend working. The time change where you “fall back” was the worst! Great for the partiers, terrible for those behind the bar! Sometimes I would request off so I could join my friends on NYE and we always had a crazy great time. But those were the young party days. Now, we make it a much lower key event, often skipping going out altogether for just staying in. Last year, we had an intimate dinner with two other couples out at a local restaurant and it was really fun to ring in the new year together.
As I write this post, I’m not necessarily sure of our plans yet, but my shiny, sequined party dress is ready for a night on the town! When I was looking for holiday dresses, I figured I should go ahead and try on NYE dresses while I was at it, since I knew there’s nothing already in my closet ready to go if we made plans. It’s not easy to find a party dress in your third trimester!
Size Ref: Small
This one isn’t maternity, but has a good bit of stretch to it, so it expands to fit my belly. I wasn’t sure about the scratchy-factor of a totally sequined dress, but this one is fully lined throughout – even the sleeves – in the softest fabric ever. You don’t even feel like you’re wearing sequins- until you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror all blinged out.
And I loved how the sequins are arranged on this dress, with more of the silver waterfall effect artfully placed at the top and bottom of the dress.
When opting for a pretty short dress in the winter, I like to wear it with opaque tights (non-maternity tights $5 on sale) so I feel more covered. Plus, these legs are pretty pasty right now. Use this self-tanner for a nice glow. It smells good too. I just spray it on after drying off, but step back into the shower to do so, so the spray doesn’t end up on the tile floor.
Cheesy fun accessories are a must for a night like New Year’s Eve. I picked up the mask, feathered tiara and party favors at Party City.
Baby on board means I get to be the designated driver! Woo hoo! But we would probably Uber if we end up going out anyway.
I’m wishing y’all the happiest New Year’s Eve and all the best that 2016 has in store for you! Make a wish!