Wednesday, December 28, 2011

guest post: karissa from the autumn issue

Today I'm delighted to have Karissa of The Autumn Issue over for a guest post to share her New Year's Eve favorites!
Can you believe 2012 is just around the corner? For me, ringing in the New Year with great friends is of the utmost importance. Aside from spending the night with friends (and boyfriend), looking (and feeling) fabulous is a must. Here are some of my favorite things for a glamorous and fun New Year’s Eve:
1. A pretty, sophisticated hairstyle, like this low-slung braid, instantly adds glamour to any look. A topknot bun is another easy and equally chic option. Image:
2. A statement necklace dresses up any outfit. I love this one (and I’m not just saying this because I’m here).  The fun colors and glitz makes it the perfect NYE accessory. Spike the Punch $38.
3.  No NYE is complete without a glass of bubbly. If you are hosting a party, add a festive garnish like rock sugar sticks or edible glitter stars to cocktails. If you are going to someone else’s home, bring a bottle of bubbly and a jar of pretty garnish. Image: inspired-design.tumblr, edible glitter: Michaels $6.
4. This soft, oversized, leather clutch adds a pop of color to holiday attire without looking overdone. American Apparel $68.
5. Sparklers are a must for NYE. Create cute, little sparkler packs to bring along to your NYE event or put some in a vase and label it for guests of your own. Image:, sparklers: $10 for 72.
6. Opt to wear an ultra-feminine, full skirt in a fun color and luxe fabric to start the New Year in style. Topshop $140.
7.  This blouse is an ideal compliment to the skirt as it looks expensive and offers just the right amount of shine, without being too over the top. Zara $60.
What’s on your NYE agenda? Are you attending a large-scale event? Or, are you hoping to stay home, popcorn in hand, watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rocking Eve?

Thank you so much Karissa for that gorgeous guest post! I'm swooning over all your picks- especially those sparkler packs, what a fun DIY! Be sure to head over and check out Karissa's blog The Autumn Issue, for some lovely fashion content.

I'm so excited to announce the winner of the giveaway, entry #15, Tina! Congratulations! 


  1. I would love to get my hands on a neckless of yours if they weren't always sold out! Could I order privately over email by any chance? x

  2. I think this outfit is perfect for NYE! Not over the top but just glamorous & it!

  3. love this post! i love everything about new years eve and this post sums it all up perfectly. and yay!!! i won! thank you!! :D