Ring in the New Year in Brights!

Can you believe we’re almost at the end of 2013?  I hope you’ve had an amazing year and that you’re ready to embrace all that 2014 has in store for you.

On New Year’s Eve this year, my plan is to ditch black and sport brights.  I found a punchy pink, ponte knit dress in Banana Republic that’ll be perfect for Old Year’s Night.  The dress was a steal, too, at only $29 (orig. $98) during the ongoing post-holiday sale at the store.  In today’s look, the dress is worn with cobalt blue pumps and a multicolor stone necklace.

Banana Republic Ponte Zip-Back Dress, New Year's Eve Style 3c
Location: Tower Grove Park, St. Louis

Banana Republic Ponte Zip-Back Dress, New Year's Eve Style 1c
Sizing?  Sizing down may secure the best fit for you.
I’m wearing a size 4 in the dress, my usual size in a dress with a straight cut like this one.
The size 2 had a sleeker fit though (it wasn’t available when I was ready to purchase in-store)

Dress—Banana Republic

Shoes—Joe’s | similaroption

Earrings—Kate Spade | similarsimilar 

Necklace—Kate Spade | option

Bracelet—J.Crew Factory

Watch—Michael Kors | similar
Lip—Mac “Punk Couture” lipstick, Mac “Vino” lip pencil


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  1. December 31, 2013 / 2:29 pm

    What a beautiful outfit! The bright dress just pops on you! Happy New Year. 🙂

  2. Darlene
    December 31, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    I love the color of the dress, but I was more interested in your hair! Could you please share how you achieved such a beautiful hairstyle?
    Happy New Year!

    • January 1, 2014 / 4:10 pm

      Aww thanks, Darlene! My hair is the result of wet-set twist-out using my usual Darcy's Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Creme. I also wore the 2-stand twists for 2 days before loosing them out.

  3. Anonymous
    January 1, 2014 / 3:17 am

    love the hair, too. you do a great job in creating hair styles. my hair is fine and thin and straight so I could not even try to copy. 🙂 happy new year.

  4. January 1, 2014 / 4:04 pm

    Your hair always looks so good. Seriously, what is your secret?
    Love the outfit too. The pink and blue make such a nice combo. Gorgeous!!

    • January 1, 2014 / 4:14 pm

      Thank you, Kahleel! I have a few posts detailing my hair regimen. Check out the "hair" tab if you'd like to know about my favorite products, tools, and techniques. I usually have to moisturize and twist (flat twists when my hair is blown out and two-strand twists when it's shrunken) my hair every night before bed to maintain a style like the one in this picture.

      Happy New Year!