Handcuff: H&M//Lipstick: Maybelline
Welcome to the last couple of days of 2016! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas weekend with family/friends and managed to stock up on calories and good wishes to carry forward in the new year. As the anxiety of finishing one full year and walking into a new one hits us, lets not forget that we’ve done all that we could to make this year worthwhile. I can be cynical and judge myself for the things I could’ve done, but ending a year is about reflecting back on all the good things that happened in the past year including the imperfect moments. Even though this year did not bring along any major changes in my life, yet the biggest change of looking at life differently happened. 2016 will always remain a year of love and self realizations; I’ve learnt to forgive, to let go off my ego, to be less judgmental, to be positively hopeful and to just accept certain situations and people just the way they are. So, let’s take a moment this New year’s to really think about who and what we’ve gotten to see everyday this past year. Think about what has felt right and wrong about them because may be then we’ll be okay with the fact that this part of our lives, what we have right now, as another year passes, isn’t perfect because perfect doesn’t exist- but we do!
This time around New Year’s Eve will probably be a quiet casual one with some of our close friends. We’re getting together to cook a good meal, to do a few shots, dance in our PJ’s and laugh our guts out. Despite the fact that I’ll probably be wearing a pair of PJ’s or a onesie or something equally unexciting, I couldn’t resist getting jazzed up for an NYE look! Because as the night looms ever closer, it’s hard not to get into the party spirit. It’s infectious, the palpable excitement of dressing up, the shine of the sequins and the ball drop at the strike of 12 is a bit much to handle. Especially if you’ve already downed 2 drinks and dancing away holding your heels in one hand and your drink in the other!
Amidst all the angsty reflections on the past year, picking out an outfit for New Year’s Eve is an event in itself. This year I wanted to pick out an outfit that was casual and comfortably me in all spaces. The black and gold combination is a no-brainer, its the best way to make a bold statement and yet keep it subtle. This playsuit/romper was the perfect combo of comfort, style and all that I was looking for in a dress but was not a dress! I adore dresses for such events but this year, I was leaning towards something more fun and unique. My favorite part about the romper is the high waist which is totally forgiving post holiday dining. Also, the open back is unexpected and comes in as a fun surprise. I paired the romper with a pair of heels (which will come off once I start dancing), a handcuff for an accessory and a bold lip to make up for any missing elements that bring the whole look together.
New Year’s Eve- A time to celebrate the start of something new. A time make new promises, some to be broken, some to be kept. A time to look ahead, a time to start new friendships, it’s the best time because we feel like we get to start over!
Wishing you guys (with an extra wide smile) a very Happy New Year! Here’s to 2017!
Photography: Vaishali Gupta
Styling& Editing: Swati Dixit