B Y E, B Y E 2015 — Crazy to think that 2015 is coming to a close! It’s been a big year for me + the blog…and although it’s going to be bittersweet to say goodbye to 2015, 2016 is bound to be even more exciting, scary + one hell of a ride 😉 To prep for NYE + to look back on 2015, my blogger bestie Rachel Ross and I headed to the Hyatt Hotel in Times Square (right next to where the ball drops!) for a fun filled day of relaxation at the spa, sips of champagne in a nice suite + a cocktail and appetizers at the rooftop Bar 54!Rachel + I got invited by the Hyatt Times Square to explore all they have to offer…from their rooftop bar to their luxurious and totally glam Marilyn Monroe inspired spa…the day was absolutely A M A Z I N G and it was a great way to spend a little time in NYC when I was in town last week for Christmas 🙂 I haven’t seen Rachel since before I moved to LA + what better way to catch up than with some quality girl time in the spa…After hitting the spa for some nail + hair services, we headed to the most awesome suite (complete with a picture perfect view of Times Square of course)…naturally I had to be a ‘cliche’ blogger + snap a picture…complete with flowers 😉 #SorryNotSorry Anytime I travel, bringing my laptop is a M U S T + having a room with a view is a great way to get the juices flowing and inspire some creativity in my writing…especially if it is a new city, state or town! This is the first time I actually got to sit back + relax in Times Square (normally the hustle + bustle of all the tourists makes Times Square a tad exhausting + overwhelming, but the Hyatt makes it such an easy, breezy experience). It wouldn’t be a perfect girl’s day / night without a little cheers with some champagne…R O O M service! Rachel + I reminisced about all of the things that happened to us in 2015 + our blog / career goals for 2016…basically, keep having fun + take a sh*t ton of pictures 😉 One of the coolest parts of the day was actually spending the night at the rooftop bar and seeing the infamous ‘ball’ in Times Square for the NYE Ball Drop! Talk about an amazing view!! 🙂 Rachel + I couldn’t help but stare :pSo here is to 2016! Hopefully more fun times, girls days + exciting collaborations ahead! 🙂 P.S. My go to for NYE? A chic LBD! Shop my favorites below!
The time has come for the last blog post of 2014 and I can’t believe that it has now been a year and a half since I initially began blogging! 2014 has truly been a roller coaster ride for me from a new career path to stepping up my blogging game to meeting tons of new people…2014 has pushed me outside of my comfort zone and has truly been a stepping stone leading to my soon to be empire 😉 (wishful thinking :p)In true ‘cliche‘ blogger fashion as my brother would like to say haha (my brother is quite the spit fire by the way and also writes a blog of his own ‘Pop Culture Died In 2009‘) we did a fun glitter filled photo shoot to ring in the New Year in style! It took a good 40 shots to snap the perfect pic of me blowing sequins/glitter…I don’t know how all the other bloggers do it but hey the outtakes are always funny as well 😉 I love to make a statement especially on a holiday so today’s head to toe look is pure glamour…but first…the aftermath of my sequin frenzy…sequins EVERYWHERE!These Gucci Swavorski Crystal Heels are actually available in my Poshmark closet now and are absolutely stunning! I received them as a gift over a year ago and have yet to find somewhere to wear them…so why not rock them for New Year’s Eve (just the shoot that is…no way can I ruin these babies at a club lol!)My go to party and night out bag is the Rebecca Minkoff Affair Bag available here. It is simple, chic and fits all of your essentials (the perfect NYE bag to fit roll up flats, lip gloss + more)Now to break down the rest of my party girl look. This shaggy pink coat is a piece I fell in love with the second I spotted it. I may not of had somewhere to wear it to but I knew I simply HAD to have it 😉 (available on my Poshmark here)To match the pink shaggy coat I decided a chic beaded skirt was a must. While I couldn’t find a skirt identical to mine, I found two similar options from Saks Off Fifth and Urban Outfitters here + here.I also needed a slight pop of color…so this Kate Spade necklace did just the trick:
Kate Spade Green Necklace // Tear Drop Necklace // Initial NecklaceAs for New Year’s Resolutions? Well you will just have to wait and see what I have in store today and tomorrow…one of they may be to host more contests! I will be hosting an instagram contest today and another one tomorrow so be sure to follow me: @MissyOnMadison on instagram to enter to WIN big 🙂| Click To Shop My NYE Look |
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to holiday’s (like Christmas, Thanksgiving + New Year’s) I am occasionally a last minute planner and prepper. So if you missed it, I provided a few outfit suggestions: ‘LBD for NYE‘, ‘Top 10 Dressing Guide For NYE‘ + ‘Sparkle // Sparkle‘ but today’s post is all about all the little essentials needed for your New Year’s Eve night and morning after 😉 I got you girl! These shots are sneak peek’s of what’s to come on the blog tomorrow…let’s just say there was glitter and sequinsEVERYWHERE and I had a lot of fun shooting it 🙂 Plus I finally had an excuse to wear these Gucci Swavorski Crystal Heels…where better to wear them than to ring in the New Year!| Click To Shop My Party + Morning After Essentials Below |
Sparkle, Sparkle…it’s almost time for the biggest party of the year (and no I am not referring to NYFW or the Met Gala)…I’m talking about New Year’s Eve 2014! While I still have absolutely no clue about what I will be doing the night the ball drops, one thing I do have somewhat of an idea about is what I will be wearing…and it includes tons of SPARKLE!What I love about New Year’s Eve is the fact that it’s one of the few times you can wear as much glitter and sparkle as you want without anyone taking a second glance…it’s like I can be the bedazzled princess I dreamed of as a little girl without people staring stunned at what I am wearing…can you say dream come true? Well, any excuse to wear a dress and sparkly heels is fine by me 😉 I LOVE a sweetheart neckline (on a side not if and when I ever get married…mark my words, the dress will be a sweetheart design) and especially a fit and flare style like this glittery dress I found at Charlotte Russe! Nothing is better than glitz and glamour on a budget right?
If you are up for the splurge Saks, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales all carry this gorgeous Jill Stuart gold strapless dress (it is STUNNING) and can be ordered for express delivery with free shipping whenever you are ready! I don’t know about you but whenever I wear something without sleeves I always feel the need to pair it with a blazer. Whether it’s heading to dinner, the club or even just a house party, you never know when chilly air may strike and you don’t want to feel uncomfortable at a fun event. I think white is a great color for New Year’s so pair a white boyfriend blazer with a dress, a top and skirt or a top and pants is a great way to keep warm but also stay stylish.Now for the fun stuff…shoes and bag swag. My clutch is from Michael Kors…the hardware on the python clutch adds to the sparkle of the dress and the heels…plus the clutch comes with an attachable chain strap so you can wear the clutch as a shoulder bag to keep your hands free for drinks and h’orderves.My shoes make a statement all on their own. I got these Nine West glitter sandals two years ago and they have been my go to New Year’s Eve footwear ever since. They sparkle, shine and are actually comfortable! (they are currently for sale on my Poshmark here) I found similar options from Michael Antonio (here), Ivanka Trump (here) + Steve Madden (here) all on sale with quick shipping options just in time for NYE!You can’t truly shine on New Year’s without statement making bling like this Kendra Scott ring and this star necklace (simple yet chic).No stand out look is complete without a perfect red lip (my current favorite is this Elizabeth Arden lipstick…see more of my favorite Elizabeth Arden picks here). If you still need some more New Year’s Eve inspo don’t fret. I shared my ‘Top 10 Dressing Guide for NYE’ over the weekend here + a ‘LBD For NYE’ outfit idea here (PS You will LOVE the sparkletastic fun that hits the blog on New Year’s Eve…I shot it over the weekend and let’s just say glitter ended up EVERYWHERE…oops)| Click To Shop This NYE Look |
Sequins, glitter and tons of sparkle…sounds like one of my favorite Holiday’s is right around the corner…New Year’s Eve! I already began sharing some of my go to outfits for the big night (if you missed yesterday’s LBD For NYE post be sure to check it out!). The shot shown above was taken yesterday during a fun NYE shoot…and let’s just say I left my mark…sequins everywhere!
One of the reasons I love New Year’s Eve is because I get to stand out and wear fun and flirty pieces that can’t necessarily be rocked during family affairs for Christmas or Hanukkah…so I have a roundup of my top 10 favorite pieces to snag ASAP before the ball drops 😉 Hope you all have a fabulous weekend + Be sure to take advantage of all the ‘After Christmas’ Sales happening now (I definitely snagged some amazing deals yesterday…two blouses and one pair of OTK boots at Nordstrom Rack…Hell Yea!)| Click To Shop |