New Year State Of Mind :: glitter top + black suit

Monday, January 4, 2016

A new year calls for a fresh perspective, a different way of doing things, and of course an advanced version of yourself. It's a time for reevaluating, rearranging, and reinventing. The best place to start? Your closet. There's no better way to make yourself feel equipped to take on 2016 than having confidence, on the outside and on the inside. 
I'm ushering in 2016 with sparkles, layers of jewelry, a chic statement suit, and the fiercest heels around. 
A fitted black suit means business. But with subtle sparkle layered underneath, this look instantly transports you from boardroom meeting to rooftop soiree. I love this top alone or layered - the glitter affect is noticeable yet elegantly understated for a beautifully sophisticated result. 
The modern suit isn't about perfectly matching or being super formal. Today's suit is styled with you in mind. It's sleek and refined and, to some extent, can be left to your own interpretation. Example: I bought my pants and blazer separately, from two different brands, years apart. Lesson: this year make fashion your own, forget the rules, and live in pieces that make you shine. 
No matter your shoe preference - heels, flats, sneakers, etc. - one thing always remains true. Shoes elevate your outfit and bring it to new heights (literally). A sweet pair of kicks can give you all the confidence in the world. Just ask my favorite pair of heels ;) 
While I've been rocking power suits lately, my 17 year-old sister prefers a more classic, sweet look. Fit-and-flare dresses are her favorite; they're flattering and feminine, but most importantly, comfortable. For a pop of color add a vibrant cardigan, it's a no-fail way to add polish to any outfit. 
I don't discriminate when it comes to metals. I love layering gold, silver, rose gold, and even pearls on my neck or on my wrists. For an impact-worthy result, combine all sorts of styles and textures. 
To match the rose gold tones in my shirt, I incorporated rosy-hued jewelry and even nails into my outfit. These dainty Alexis Bittar earrings are the perfect compliment to such an extraordinary top. 
Photos by Dan Harper 
[top: Ann Taylor (old but I also like this one) // blazer: Lauren Conrad for Kohl's // ankle pants: Ann Taylor // heels: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // necklace: Ann Taylor (similar here) // earrings: Alexis Bittar // watch: Fossil // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // gold link bracelet: Stella & Dot // silver bangle: Alex & Ani // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // lipstick: Urban Decay's 'Shame' // eyeshadow: Urban Decay's Naked Smoky palette]

Happy 2016 everyone! I spent my first NYE in NYC at a friend's apartment in Hell's Kitchen. I met new friends and shared laughs with old ones while surrounded by food and an endless supply of champagne. We had a rooftop view of the ball drop in Times Square but had the benefit of avoiding the insane crowds on the street. It was nothing short of spectacular.

Here's to a shiny new year and living every moment to its fullest! 


  1. You look lovely, as always.
    Loved your make up!
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  2. Wow~ Nice Outfit ^^ Love your photos~ Follow back you now. Keep in touch~

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  3. You looks so perfect!! Gorgeous look!! Love your heels!!
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  4. A very nice combination you have wear really looking fabulous in this. Just a great post with lots of beautiful pictures.Thanks for sharing such a nice and fashionable blog here with us.

  5. Great combo! Love your photos. ♥☺

  6. Of course I follow you back darling!! ^-^
    You're so gorgeous and classy!! *-* I love how you styled that glittery top and your shoes are amazing!!! *-*
    kisses :**

  7. nice blazer

  8. amazing outfit!! I love your shoes!! <3

  9. Gorgeous! Love that sparkle top and the pop of color from your shoes! Hope you have a great week babe!


  10. I love the subtle glitter top underneath the all black outfit! Great heels too.

  11. What a wonderful outfit :)
    Happy New Year!
    xx Katha

  12. Gorgeous festive outfits! Loving you lip color so much! You are shining! May this year be the best for you! Kisses,


  13. Happy New Year!! I love all of the fun sparkle...and the pink!

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  14. Your closet must be pretty darn confident because they outfit is amazing! Those heels are to die for and that lipstick is totally your color! P.S. Your sister is too cute and pretty! When's she going to start a blog? :)

  15. Such a gorgeous outfit! Love your shoes!
    xoxo, Gloria
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  16. I love how both simple and classy this outfit is! The picture with the car in the background is m favorite! Stunning! <3

    Have a great day! :)

    SHAIRA //

  17. I love the sparkle of your top and the shoe color you chose to pair it with, so pretty!

  18. So chic, I love the sparkling blouse and your shoes are TDF!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  19. Beautiful and so chic. Love your cute heels.

  20. Aw, you and your sister look so cute together! I love the two outfits, but I would definitely pick the dress over the suit. Suits look nice but I never feel comfortable when wearing one - maybe it's because I'm only 15 and I feel like I look too grown up :/ You look so classy in the suit!

    Happy New Year!

    Hugs from Denmark x
    Mathilde | MATHILDE JULIE

  21. A black tank and a sequin tee will always look chic! And I bet you are excited to have your sister in town. I hope you show her a good time : )

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  22. This look is perfect for you!!! Love your t-shirt!

  23. great post! happy new year! :)

  24. Super look. I like this fashion and accessories!♥

  25. You look absolutely fabulous! xo

  26. Really chic ensemble. I'm loving the burgundy/merlot heels. The color is beautiful and really grounds the look without taking away from the other pieces.

  27. Happy 2016 Kathleen! You're looking so sleek and sophisticated.. love the clean look, classy but still super chic :) Stunning heels!

    -- new blogpost in my blog :)
    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx

  28. Beautiful ensemble for a dinner! Sparkle all the way!

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