One of my most popular posts this time of year is my (mediocre) "How to wear a sequin skirt 4 ways" from last year. I had planned to do another one and revamp it for this year, but I ran out of time! New Year's crept up on us before we knew it this year.
This is probably one of my favorite outfits of the year. I took inspiration from Pinterest to pair casual plaid shirt with a sequin skirt and the combination is just lovely. I wore this outfit on Christmas Eve, but it's obviously NYE appropriate. :)
Lately I have been lusting over the plaid flannel shirts from J. Crew that EVERYONE in the blogging world seems to be wearing, but I didn't take advantage of it until the 30% off sale. This shirt was still a little pricey, but the print, fit, quality, and material are top notch. This piece will live in my closet forever.
Skirt: J. Crew Factory (old; Similar)
Shirt: J. Crew in Black Watch Plaid (Try in-store)
Jacket: H&M (Similar)
Boots: J. Crew Booker
Bag: Tory Burch (an early Christmas gift)
I completed this ensemble with a classic trench and my beloved Booker boots. I wear them as often as possible and I know I'll be sad when I have to put them away in the Spring time.
If you're looking for a way to wear your trench coats without the hassle of the tie-waist belt, try tying a bow in the back of your jacket-- it gives a flattering shape and allows you to wear your trench opened. All credit goes to Kelly of Alterations Needed for this idea she shared last year!
This skirt is the same one that Jean from Extra Petite has and wore last year. You can see how I wore it for last year's NYE here!
And as I wrap up my last post of 2012... I just want to thank all of you who read my blog and take the time to comment and interact. Here's to another great year of great style! Happy 2013, everyone. :) Enjoy!