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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  1. H&K Style Journey

    I love the orange scarf! That ended up being a great substitute for the fur vest. I must remember about these leggings. That’s my biggest beef about leggings, they show all the bumps and lumps, lol 🙂 My goal for 2013 is to get my house organized and get rid of all the stuff that has been accumulating. It’s amazing how things quickly take over! Happy New Year! Heather

  2. Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan

    I wish you a ☆ :: * Happy-New-Year * :: ☆ From Japan.!! God bless you during 2013!
    Ryoma Sakamoto.

  3. Sheaffer

    Alison. Your boots. OH, your boots. GORGEOUS.

  4. Sarah @ Tucker Up

    Love those leggings…I guess I will have to wait until next year to buy them 🙂 Good luck with your goals! You can do it!

  5. Rachel

    I had no idea about the leggings either! Thanks for the info! Your outfit is so cute! Love it!

  6. shanna schneider

    I don’t make resolutions….just one HUGE goal! here goes nothing! Love your NYE outfit…simple, classic and trendy!! High five! And thanks for sharing about the leggings at Target. I am putting them on my list! Thanks a million for linking up!!

  7. Ginny

    Great boots and scarf! You look comfy and perfect 🙂

    • PrettyOn

      They really are comfy! Actually not too constricting at all. They just magically make everything a little smoother.

  8. Martha

    I love love love the elephant necklace! Cute!
    Thanks for sharing the leggings. I love them, my figure does NOT right now! I’m going to hit up Target tomorrow!

    Happy New Year!

  9. Silvergirl

    Great comfy casual look
    My resolution is to get back to a consistent yoga practice, ever since I had elbow surgery it has been nothing but sporadic
    Can’t wait to see what motivation you have prepared for us.

  10. CC

    You look fabulous, Alison! I think I like the bright scarf even better than fur. 😉 And your boots are gorgeous!

  11. Miriam

    Love the scarf and as always you have accessorised perfectly!! Happy New Year and thanks for being a part of Wardrobe Wednesday this week. :o)

  12. Jeannie

    Okay, LOVE those boots! What an adorable & youthful outfit!
    You’re just too cute!

    Happy New Year!

  13. Michael Z

    You are just adorable! I love the color of the scarf-so vibrant! And for 17.99 I NEED a pair as well!

  14. Tina @ Like Ordinary Life

    Nice Melissa Buttons. 🙂 (right? God I love my Frye’s).

    I haven’t ever tried those leggings but if you want to splurge on workout/everyday leggings… Lululemon WunderUnder’s are sooooo amazing. super comfy and super flattering. They are like $80, though. So I justify them for both working out and resting. Makes sense to me at least!

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  15. Sara

    Oh, Alison! You give me the best information! I “have” to get some of those leggings! I guess I will be making a trip to Target tomorrow. Your look may have been comfortable, but you look so stylish! I think the scarf was a great choice and I love how the necklace has that color too!

  16. Sara

    Just had to come back to let you know…I got them! I went on the Target website and searched my nearby stores right after I commented on your post. I was pretty sure I would find some easily since I have 3 within a 10 minute drive from my house and another right by where I work. Well, I ended up finding one store in my area that had them in stock – in limited quantities! I was in my car and driving (about a 20 minute drive) as soon as I could! Well, I ended up getting the leggings, a camisole (just thought I might as well try it too!) and some underthings (hey, I had to, they were 2 for $12.99!). You will be seeing them soon in a post (well, not the underthings!). Thanks again for the heads up on them!



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