1 Piece 3 Ways: NYE Dress

So despite the inevitable let-down of New Years Eve, you went ahead and purchased the metallic, sequined, over-the-top dress anyway… But, noisemakers have been popped, champagne has been consumed, and the ball has dropped so now what? Will this illustrious purchase gather dust until next year… or realistically 2016, when it is safe to (I can’t believe I’m even saying this) repeat again? The horror…

Forget that plan! Instead, why not wear that bedazzled NYE dress now, tomorrow, the next day? Here are three different ways to style that New Years Eve number for other occasions in 2013:

1 Piece 3 Ways: NYE Dress
1. Cocktail party – Another cocktail party on the horizon? This time, mix your textures – This velvet blazer with a NYE sequined dress adds interest to the outfit. A statement necklace won’t compete with the golden shimmers, but keep the rest of the outfit clean – sheer tights and sleek pumps are the perfect complements.
Burberry Dress, Ted Baker Blazer, Meredith Wendell Necklace, Louboutin Pumps, Hive & Honey Ring, and Kotur clutch
2. Night out with the girls – Still haven’t tried the dress over pants look? Well now’s your chance… Leather leggings are a chic and warmer alternative to tights. Top it off with a military-inspired parka to help dress-down the sparkle, and add a roomy purse, booties, and a wide-belt to complete this alternative, night-out look.
Burberry Dress, Topshop Leggings, Elizabeth & James Parka, Jerome C. Rousseau Booties, Marni belt (black version), Fossil bag, Banana Republic Earrings, and Guess Watch
3. Weekend warrior – My personal favorite. Layering a sweater and scarf over a dress (even one with sequins) is a comfortable but cute winter-weekend look. Pair burgundy stockings with your flat, lace-up booties to take your girly sparkles into boho territory. Funky jewelry completes this chic look.
Burberry Dress, Malene Birger Sweater (similar), Orchid Floral scarf (similar), Pull & Bear socks (similar), Madison Harding booties, Versace bag, Pamela Love earrings, Meredith Wendell dot ring 
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Splurge vs. Steal

These claw bracelets have slightly different gold tones, but the major difference between them is a price of about $900! Pause for a moment to take that in, because my mind is still reeling… The unbelievably gorgeous piece on the left, which is a cuff I have been lusting over for years now since I first saw it in her showroom, is a Pamela Love creation which carries the price tag of a mere $920.00! On the right is a version made by ASOS, which retails for just over $20.00. Seems like an obvious choice, no?

P.S. I’d like to wish the most amazing Mom in the world a wonderful Mother’s Day! I miss you and love you very much. XO