All that Glitters is Gold

So 2013 is almost upon us…how many of you have made your New Year’s resolutions already? I’m sticking to last year’s mantra of them being a little bit pointless and instead am going to write out a “2013 Bucket-List,” (coming soon) of all of the things I’d love to do and accomplish. If by the end of the year (which is a frightening notion) one or two are unchecked, then I am not going to lose sleep over it or feel bad about it. Resolutions hold too much pressure and like I’ve said before, January can always feel like a tough month after the festive/new year hype, so save yourself from the expectations.

Anyways, I digress…where are you all going for and most importantly, what are you all wearing for New Year’s Eve this year?

I think it’s fair to say that along with sequins, studs and sparkles, Gold is definitely the colour for bringing in the new year with. So as promised, here are my picks of the best little beauties on the high street to shimmer in tomorrow night.

Lipsy Brocade Gold Lace Shorts- now £22.50

Lipsy Brocade Gold Lace Shorts- now £22.50

These gorgeous little shorts from Lipsy are on trend with the brocade theme and would look perfect teamed with a black body vest or a three-quarter length off the shoulder top, over tights. If you’re wearing something embellished or sparkly this NYE, then keep the rest of your outfit simple. The 80s look was only cool at the time…I mean, unless you’re heading to Reflex!

ASOS Sequin Skater Dress- now £24.00

ASOS Sequin Skater Dress- now £24.00

While I am admittedly not a massive fan of sequins, this little ASOS number is quite cute and not as OTT as some of the mermaid type creations out there. If you’ve been topping up with the Johnsons Holiday Sun moisturiser over the past couple of months, then you’re good to go, if you’re daring to bare your pins. If you want to rough the look up a bit, add a leather biker jacket and black shoe boots.

Dorothy Perkins Gold Peplum Dress- now £20.00

Dorothy Perkins Gold Peplum Dress- now £20.00

If you’re going somewhere a little more suave and sophisticated on NYE, then this gold lace peplum dress is perfect. Incorporating three of this year’s trends in one, it’s a good piece to keep as part of your Classics in your wardrobe. Add a unique and sparkly clutch bag (McQueen anyone? A girl can dream!) to finish the outfit off. Don’t forget the lipstick post-dining!

Warehouse Glitter Clutch- now £20.00

Warehouse Glitter Clutch- now £20.00

While we can all dream of designer clutch bags, here’s one that won’t harm your bank balance too much. If you’re not going for the all-over gold Bond Girl look, then this little sparkly number can jazz up a neutral outfit. If you’re channelling the leather leggings this NYE, then the two textures work well together… très Rock Chic.

Miss KG Gold Platforms- £80.00

Miss KG Gold Platforms- £80.00

And of course…zee shoes! Metallics, Sequins, Studs and the higher the better of course! Obviously not a good idea if you’re planning on bar-crawling your way around the City but if you’re heading out to one of Essex’s finest establishments, then ditch your white stilettos for these pretty peeptoes. Like I said, keep the rest of your outfit simple, leave the bling-on-bling for Kanye West. A pair of metallic heels always look great with a LBD and if you’re going for the peeptoes, make sure you’re primed your pedicure!

ASOS Statement Collar- £12.00

ASOS Statement Collar- £12.00

And finally, your NYE outfit would not be complete without a bit of statement jewellery and seeing as collars have been all the rage this season, you get two in one with this necklace. Wear over a high necked, plain top to create the illusion. If statement necklaces aren’t your thing, a simple gold bangle works just as well.

After much indecisiveness about my own outfit (all will be revealed on NY day) I’m all set to go and like the OCD person that I am, everything is neatly laid out in preparation right down to the clutch bag and eyeshadow. We’re off to the Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch for Mat Horne’s Session event (photos to follow!) and I am so excited to be doing something a little different this year. 2012 has been just as crazy as the rest of them and I’m looking forward to seeing what 2013 will bring.

Thank you to anyone who has stumbled across my blog by accident, my friends who have helped to share it over social networking and word of mouth and to the followers on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Thank you for taking an interest in my writing and I will keep plugging away to improve it even more in the new year.

Whatever you get up to on NYE, have an awesome time; reminisce on all of the year’s best moments, clink your wine glasses together several times, grab someone for that Midnight kiss, sing Auld Lang Syne with strangers on the tube at 3am, sleep until 2 in the afternoon, pour yourself a Bloody Mary and eat the remaining sweets from the Roses tin until you fall into another food coma.

I leave you with a quote from the British Poet, Edith Lovejoy Pierce:

“We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”

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