#WishlistWednesday: The Dress of the Party!

#WISHLISTWEDNESDAYWe are nearing the end of December, and you know what that means…New Year’s Eve! The night that you say good bye to another year of great accomplishments…whatever they may be. Whether you are staying home, or going out for a big night on the town…you need to look great to ring in the big 2-0-1-6. I have spent my past New Year’s Eve at parties, cozying up with the pup at home and of course, the good ole’ low key intimate gathering watching the ball drop…but this year, it is time to live it up in the city…and for that, I am pulling out all of the stops!

So I might as well blog about it right? This week for #WishlistWednesday, I am going to show you the razzle-dazzling looks that are out there, waiting and pleading to be your date for NYE (and mine, of course!).

Sequined Bodycon Dress, Dynamite, $39.95 $18.00

This is my first pick. What other occasion can you rock a completely gold sequined dress and get away with it? Well, I mean, there is always room for a little sparkle in your life…but this dress is a showstopper, and the cutout in the back makes it even better! What I love most about this dress though, is how it is sexy, but not sleazy. There is a fine line…and this passes my test!

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Sequined Bodycon Dress

Camilla Sequined Bodycon Dress, The Bay$155.00 $108.50

Like the last one, this is equally as perfect for NYE. Bodycon can be your best friend your worst enemy. The trick with finding a great bodycon dress is finding the one that you don’t have to continuously pull down all night long. I try and look for the bodycon dress that has a length that hits my mid thigh – that way it usually will stay down on it’s own. This dress is perfect because it is the right length, the neckline is gorgeous and there is still a little sexy cut out on the side.

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Camilla Sequined Bodycon Dress

Sequined Jumpsuit, H&M, $59.99 $39.99

Now, this is not a dress. But rompers and jumpsuits are completely in this season. There is so much you could do with this sparkly jumpsuit. You could dress it up with jewelry, and pair it with a blazer. You could wear it alone with a hot pair of heels to go with it. Or you could add a sequined belt and some crazy bangles…the possibilities are endless. But either way, you are stealing the show with this look.

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Sequined Jumpsuit

Three amazing looks. It’s going to be tough to decide just exactly what I am going to rock this NYE. However, I know one thing – there will be sequins…lots of sequins. Got to look jazzed up on the last night of the year, right?

What are your NYE plans? Have you picked out the winning outfit yet? Let me know in the comments below…

Lace + Leather

Happy Monday everyone! There aren’t too many Mondays that I am smiling ear to ear, but today I get to release this post, which makes me very happy!! Last month, I released my first collaboration with Diana from DPhotography and today I am releasing my second collaboration! We had so much fun taking these photos, bounding around town, on fire escapes and in back ally ways…enjoy!

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Lace and Leather - Pearls and PolkadotsLace and Leather - Pearls and PolkadotsLately I have had an obsession for leather. Leather is such an interesting material and when paired together, it really makes a bold statement. This season, there was a lot of leather seen on the runway, in the magazines, and pretty much everywhere…which is what inspired me to put this fab look together!!

Every girl should own one leather or faux leather jacket. Leather is such a great material to accessorize with and when worn in a jacket, it can look really sharp. Moto jackets are my absolute favourite, mainly because of all of the detail in the zippers and pockets. This particular jacket is from Dynamite Clothing. I have had it for a while and it is one of my very favourite go-to pieces in my closet.

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Crop tops are always a great thing to have – you can get them everywhere it seems and this one is one of my favourites. It is black, lace and perfect. I personally like to layer over a crop top, and use the crop as more of a backdrop to a look. With this particular outfit, the lace acted as a background to the leather, which is why I haven’t made it stand out too drastically!

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

This leather skirt was such an impulse buy…and one of many that I do not regret in the least! This skirt is so cute and the perfect trendy piece to jazz up your wardrobe. Pencil skirts are coming back, along with the midi-skirt trend, and I am stoked about it!! I love a good mini, but pencil and midi skirts really accentuate your curves! Which is never a bad thing!!

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

These shoes are great. I ordered them from the Avon catalogue last year from their “Comfort Plus” line…and they are. They are extremely comfortable! The peep toe is such a cute detail as well. What I love most about these shoes is how I can wear them in most seasons. I will wear them in the winter, but not if I know that I will be trekking through snow, that is. For obvious reasons!

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

With such a bold look, I wanted jewelry that was really simple. So I opted for a simple double-v patterned statement necklace that I got from the mark.Avon catalogue last year. The “v” pattern fits perfectly with the neck line, and the gold detail is perfect for the overall black look.

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

DETAILS

Jacket: Dynamite (similar here and here) / Crop Top: Garage (similar here) / Skirt: Winners (similar here and here)/ Shoes: Avon (similar here) / Necklace: mark. by Avon (unavailable)

This look was one of my favourites to style and shoot. I usually don’t go for a look this edgy, but when I saw this skirt, I could not resist!! Make sure you check out DPhotography for a look at more of Diana’s beautiful shots. Whenever I pick something out to wear, I make sure it reflects who I am, what I love and what I stand for. I mean, you have to dress the way you want, right? Thanks again to Diana, DPhotography!

Happy Monday!