December 26, 2008

Life of the Party: New Year's Eve Must Haves

This New Years Eve, take a moment to look around the room. Chances are that if you are at a swanky cocktail party, you'll see a lot of black and silver dresses. I've never quite understood why people gravitate towards black and silver for New Years Eve attire (myself included). While the little black dress is a classic, seeing so many at one party would lead one to believe that the guests had gathered to mourn the passing of the previous year, not to celebrate a new one.

This year, I set out to find attire that would really pop, that could easily add some life to the party-- after all, isn't the new year all about rebirth? When I stumbled across this stunning little number by ultra-talented designer Pamella Roland, I knew I had to build an inspiration board around it. While it's bright and bold, it also maintains a high-level of sophistication and class -- just what all of us stylish socialites need to celebrate a new year full of promise and positive possibilities.

New Years Even Party Must Haves

Clockwise from top left:
  • Exchange phone numbers in style with this elegant calling card --
  • Classy cream coat for trips to and from the cab -- Jcrew
  • Perfect your pout with this shimmering vanilla cake scented lip gloss by Philosophy -- Sephora
  • Simple yet dazzling, these sparkling studs won't steal the show but will certainly help you shine -- Ralph Lauren
  • A clutch with character by Yves Saint Laurent -- Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Show-stopping style is stitched into every square inch of this stunning cocktail dress -- Pamella Roland