NEWLY ACQUIRED: Potential New Year’s Eve Outfit

So…here’s something you may not know about me. I don’t do New Year’s Eve. I don’t have anything AGAINST New Year’s celebrations. But as someone that hates crowds, doesn’t drink at all and gets annoyed with drunk people REALLY easily it’s about the worst night possible for me to be out LOL!
However, I like getting dressed up on occasion and I was really excited to win this dress from via Anum of Summer Skin and when it arrived I KNEW it would be the perfect potential NYE outfit!

Dress: c/o via Summer Skin (size s) (here)

Shoes: Nine West size 7 (in black patent here)
Earrings: Avon (old)
Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff Beau clutch (here)
(Ahem, let’s pretend my hair was done for the occasion…LOL)
The dress is actually a lovely teal colour – it looks navy in my pictures. See it on Anum here. I’m also returning the Rebecca Minkoff bag. I love it but I just think it’s too big for me. So my search for the perfect black clutch continues. 
Here is a look at the dress after I put the clutch down.
I was pleasantly surprised at the fit of this dress. When I checked online “small” was the smallest size. Usually smalls don’t work for me. There is definitely some room and I *think* this dress is actually mean to be really fitted and body conscious but since that’s not my style this dress was perfect for me! Curvier ladies should just note that there is a gap at the bust between the body of the dress and the embellished top part that will show some cleavage (the amount probably depends on the size of your bust!). On me it’s quite modest ;)

This dress is also the perfect length. Short enough to be fun and sexy but not too exposed. Ladies who are taller than me (I’m just under 5’2″) may want to keep the length in mind. 

It’s also REALLY comfortable. According to the website it’s polyester, rayon and spandex. I do love style and fashion however I need to be comfortable too. This dress definitely fits the bill!
Here is a close up of the dress + my lovely new bracelet.
Bracelet: Stella and Dot (gifted from a friend)
Thank you to Anum for holding the amazing giveaway and to!
So again if I WERE to go for New Year’s Eve this year this is what I would be wearing. 
But likely I will be in my PJ’s cuddling up with the husband and Baxter :) 
What are your NYE plans this year? 
Have a very Happy New Year and see you in 2013!!!
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  • meredith

    I love the dress and am going to check this out. I think your hair looks amazing the way it is and if you want to sell me that clutch I will buy it from you!

    I don’t do NYE either

  • Arianne

    Gorgeous! Love the outfit. Happy New Year Elaine!

    BTW, yes, I do plan to return your grey pumps sometime in 2013. Haha.

  • Cee

    Aww, as I was reading your post, I thought for sure you’d venture out to NYE this year given that you have a fab dress to wear! I get your reasons though as I feel pretty much the same. Cheers to ringing in the new year at home. Happy 2013, Elaine!

  • TOBeautyReviews

    Hahah no rush Arianne – I obviously have no place to wear them :P Happy New Year!

  • TOBeautyReviews

    LOL – nope :P It’s funny P love getting all dressed and done up but don’t actually like to go anywhere, weird right? Have a great 2013 Cee!

  • steph lau

    Loving the detailing on the dress. Happy New Years! :)

  • phiphi

    happy new year to you and your family, E!! i am so happy we met this year and can’t wait to see what wonderful things 2013 brings you!

    we don’t do anything special on NYE. tonight we are going to my sister’s for a big fat dinner. will likely be in bed by 10. i’m old. :) xox P

  • SueSueper

    Very nice dress!

    Happy New Years! :-)

  • New Petite

    Thats a gorgeous dress Elaine! Wishing you a very happy new year!

  • Aleeza

    Great dress! You look terrific! Hope you had a fab night & happy new year! x

  • witheachpassingday

    The dress is gorgeous on you! We rarely do anything for new year eve but last night we received a last minute invitation for dinner with family and friends. There is nothing better than ending and starting the new year with family and friends. Happy New Year !

  • Eliz

    You can never go wrong with a little black dress! This one fits you very well!

  • Petite Adventures

    Love love love your dress!! The colour is stunning and it fits you like a glove!

    Kate xo