Casual NYE Outfit

Happy New Year, pretties!

I could have done a resolutions post today but I thought nah, there’s always next week, right? (No, I don’t have a procrastinating problem!)

But I will share with you three of my 2013 resolutions (or goals, as I like to call them).

1.  Be more present with my family, make quality time count.

2.  Commit to better self-care (yoga, massage, eating healthy).

3.  Get rid of all clutter in my house, clean out every closet and drawer.

Next week’s theme will be Get Your New You On featuring posts including Get Your Workout On and Get Your Goal Setting On with a VERY special guest poster that will help you achieve all of your 2013 goals.  I can’t wait!

But for today I promised you an outfit post from my casual NYE party and that’s just what you’ll get.

On Monday, I showed you this set that I created using items in my closet.

But before I show you what I ended up wearing, let me tell you a little story about my new leggings.  My niece, Lauren, keeps me in the loop on fashion trends in the 20-something crowd. This is Lauren, she’s always super cute and fashionable.

When she told me about Spanx leggings last week, I knew I had to have a pair.  What?  Spanx makes leggings???  That was my reaction too.  Followed closely by “I NEED some”.   But I wasn’t sure I wanted to drop $62 on a pair of leggings.

Spanx Leggings – $62

So I did a quick search online at Target to see what they had and found these.

Suddenly Skinny Leggings – $17.99

About five minutes later, I ran down to my local Target store and they had one pair left!  Now they’re mine, ALL MINE.  I can’t tell you how they compare to the Spanx pair, I haven’t been able to try them out.  But I can tell you that they do a mighty fine job of smoothing out bulges and making my holiday weight gain a little less noticeable.  They also seem sturdier and more substantial than my other leggings.  At a savings of $44 over the Spanx pair, I’m a pretty happy girl.

Here’s the outfit that I wore for our casual New Year’s Eve, featuring my new favorite leggings.  Originally I planned to wear my fur vest but it just didn’t fit right over my sweater.  So I substituted my new orange scarf that I got for Christmas.  Cozy!

[Leggings:  Target/Sweater:  Forever 21 (similar)/Tank:  Forever 21/Necklace:  Forever 21/Scarf:  Gift (similar)/Earrings:  Rue 21 (Similar)/Boots:  Frye/Ring:  Target/Bracelets:  Rue 21]

It’s Your Turn:  Do you make resolutions?  If so, what are your top goals for the new year?  Tell me in the comments!

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