New Year's Eve Classic

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dress/HM (similar), shoes/TjMaxx (similar), clutch/ASOS (similar), watch/F21

Guys, I had an epiphany the other day as I was in the dressing room, trying on a full fledged gold sequin dress. I don't look that good in sequins. They make me look weighty. And in fact, I'm willing to bet that most women who are over the age of...hmm, say 14 - and weigh more than 90 pounds would agree that they aren't exactly the most flattering thing.

Now, while I can FULLY appreciate some sequined glam in my life, I'm just deciding to play it cool this year for New Year's Eve. Instead of going all out for a piece that I can really only wear a few times at most, I decided to keep it classic. I found this simple sheath dress from H&M and knew that it would look great paired with a few metallic details. Timeless, sophisticated, and sexy, this look is one that I'll be repeating all throughout the year.

How about you guys? Going all out in sparkles this year, or keeping it classic for New Year's Eve? I'd love to hear!

xo, grace - @thegracemattei


  1. This location looks so pretty, and it goes with your New Year's outfit perfectly. I love how you've kept it simple with metallic details- all over sequins are so difficult to pull off! My prom dress was black with a swirl design of sequins all over, but I paired it with simple accessories to tone it down a little bit!

    Hope you have a wonderful year ahead,
    Emma xo // Wallflower Wardrobe

  2. I never find stuff this pretty at Tjmaxx. Cute outfit! xoxo

  3. I think you look great in this dress. I love the detail in the back and the black and gold color combo for NYE. Wonderful location for photos as well. Happy New Year!


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