Is anyone else waking up today realizing that a) it’s New Years Eve, b) they have no plans, and c) they’ve nothing to wear?! I don’t know how exactly this year has come and gone so quickly but I’ve come to terms with the fact that I don’t do well at planning ahead and am attempting to embrace the last minute struggle. Luckily enough, I’m one step ahead and already have plans to spend the evening with some close friends to ring in the new year. But when you’re a procrastinator and are told to ‘dress to impress’, you’re still left scrambling for an outfit on the day of or if you’re on your game, the night before.
In true last minute fashion, and in my own attempt to figure out some fabulous NYE appropriate outfit for myself, I quickly threw together a few of my favourite party dresses that I came across late (and I mean laaaate) last night, while online shopping for NYE inspo. Shopping online before you’re in the actual store makes it easy to be in and out when you’re in a time crunch, just make sure you’re checking out shops that have locations local to you. Also, I decided this year to avoid black. A black dress on New Years is safe and generally what I would lean towards, but my plan this year is to ring in 2017 in sparkle and/or colour!
Without further ado, my top (last minute) party dresses to wear into 2017:
Olive green crushed velvet long sleeve mini
(note: I’ve been loving up on the crushed velvet lately and think that it would be a lovely and more subtle alternate to the sparkle and sequins that typically screams New Years. Maybe looking at the long sleeves is a bit ambitious but if all else fails, 3/4 length sleeves are totally a thing still right?)
Floral pencil skirt
(note: unfortunately, this shop doesn’t have much aside from Instagram posts when it comes to garment information on their website. Will have to inquire in store. The length of this skirt looks promising for us longer limbed ladies, and if this skirt were a silk/satin finish, it would be a badass statement piece for any NYE outfit. A nice change from your typical cocktail type dress)
Pink/purple sequin spaghetti strap mini
The Store On Queen
(I feel like this girly number would be totally badass with a leather jacket and some combat boots)
Antique pink sequin mini dress with flutter sleeves and plunging neckline
(note: would look beautiful with tights or worn as a tunic vs dress)
Nude mesh dress covered with with multicoloured gems
(note: I’ve been walking by this gorgeous dress in this store’s window for a few weeks now and am absolutely in love. I was a little bit sad, though not surprised, that it was WAYY out of my price range, and am unsure if the strategically placed gems would cover the necessary areas on a taller frame, but a girl can dream right?)
Anyways, there you have it dolls! Some of my potential NYE finds on a major time crunch. Take note, all prices listed are in Canadian dollars. Also keep in mind, since I’m looking with time constraints (the outfit is for a certain countdown THIS EVENING), I only kept my search to shops within the downtown Toronto core! Good luck to anyone who’s in the same boat as me, and frantically planning fabulous in no time. Who knows, maybe after all that, I’ll end up in something that’s already in my closet. Typical.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Years, with love and well wishes,
Stefanie – The Tallest Mermaid
….see you in 2017 ❤