Half the fun of going out is getting dressed for it, especially on New Year’s Eve. Is it just me, or is that night really hyped up?! Every year I feel like my plans aren’t exciting enough, and inevitably I’m disappointed when I do something that would probably be sufficient any other weekend. This year I almost gave up. I was ready to stay at home with a rented movie and call it a night. But I didn’t.

A friend convinced me to go to a party with him, and I’m so glad I did. I had the best New Year’s Eve ever. EVER.

It was the perfect combination of great friends and new faces. I spent as much time in silly conversations as I did on the dance floor.

Outfit breakdown:

Dress: Banana Republic
Belt: Anthropologie
Tights: Banana Republic
All jewelry: Banana Republic
Ballet flats: Michael Kors
Oversize clutch: Banana Republic

Photos by Anne Deggelman, and whoever else had the camera.

What do you think of my party outfit?

Guest blog submitted by The Fashionista Lab