To stay in or go out? I feel like this is the age old weekend question (as in literally, the one you ask yourself as you get older) & especially one we ask on New Years Eve. Sometimes, it can be more of a hassle than it’s worth to go out on New Years. By the time you get your surging Uber, go to dinner with likely a prix fix menu, & go to a party, then get an even higher surging Uber back home, you’re looking at a really pricey night. Plus, the big parties or different events an often be hyped up so much that they are a bit of let down or just a complete cluster. This has led us to asking the question of if we even want to go out or not & what our NYE plans should be. I figured many of you may be in the same boat as us, so today I wanted to share the ultimate New Years Eve Guide (NYE) & round up some clothes & accessories no matter what your plans.
NYE PAST & PRESENT
We’ve done it all on NYE. We’ve traveled, we’ve done the big parties, we’ve done friend’s houses, we’ve done ranches or cabins, & we’ve done a mix of going out and staying in. Two years we went to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Dallas, Town Hearth (I promise a Dallas restaurant series is coming soon), & then came home to drink good champagne, play Monopoly, & watch movies with Maddie. Last year, we went to a black tie party here in Dallas! No matter what we’ve done, there are always pros & cons, but ultimately I love any excuse to celebrate! My New Years Guide for going out & staying in is below with TONS of outfit inspo no matter what you decide.
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The Ultimate New Years Eve Guide
Below is my NYE guide whether you plan to have a night on the town or a night in. I’ve included options for every kind of party from a dinner date night to a cocktail party to a black tie event. If you’re staying in, I’ve got everything from pajamas to home decor & more casual looks for you in the ultimate New Years Eve guide.
FOR A NYE ON THE TOWN
The most common plan for NYE seems to be a night out on the town. This can include so many different things from a good dinner to a cocktail party to even a black tie event. I know it can be difficult to sort through the seemingly endless options of clothing and accessories out there, so I am breaking down my top picks by category for you all to shop.
I think a quick way to guess a girl’s age is on NYE to see whether she brings out a coat or not. This may not always be a fool-proof plan, but I swear my girlfriends and I always thought of a coat as a burden or like it would ruin our outfits, haha. I love wearing either a sequin bomber on NYE or planning a stylish coat that goes with my look so I am not freezing going in & out of places that night. You never know how long you’ll have to wait for an Uber or something outside, so may as well come prepared.
Below are my top picks for NYE if you’re having a night out on the town. I’ve broken them down by category and included items in all price ranges. I also tried to pick items that you can wear again whether it’s to a wedding or repurpose some how. Find my tips for how to dress down sequins for more ideas on repurposing them to wear again! Even if you opt for a classic LBD, it’s fun to get a new pair of dress shoes to make the look fun and festive. I think you should have at least something with some sparkle on such a big celebration night! To shop any of the items below, simply click on any of the photos & you’ll be taken to that product’s page.
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FOR A NEW YEAARS EVE NIGHT IN
A night in on NYE doesn’t have to be boring! Some of my most fun NYE in the past few years have either been at someone’s house or out at a ranch or something else a little more chill! It’s fun to decorate, wear fun glasses or hats, drink out of NYE cups or glasses, and still sport some festive sequins. For my New Years spent ‘in’ I like wearing festive PJs or loungewear & a sequin accessory or two. It can also be fun to get dressed up in sequins at a house party or home, too!
I’m a sucker for games that get everyone involved or make the night more interesting, so I’m including a few of those for you all below, too. If you’re hosting the ‘night in’ party on NYE, it can be a great reason to up your entertaining game with some fun new items. To shop any of the items below for a night in, simply click on any of the photos & you’ll be taken right to that product’s page.
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Whatever your plans are this NYE, I hope that that the ultimate New Years Eve guide helps you get what you need to be festive & ring in 2020! With Christmas looming it can be hard to think ahead to the next holiday, but it will be here so soon after that it’s best to go ahead & plan now. We are staying in Dallas for Christmas and then are going to Nashville for NYE. Mostly, I’m so excited for the holidays to catch up on sleep. I get two weeks off for Christmas & NYE and it’s amazing! XO