My New Year’s Eve Dress

Skirt The Rules / Velvet Floral Dress

Topshop velvet floral dress ($75) / Clare Vivier leopard flat clutch / Lace up pumps / Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in ‘Disobedient’

I’ve got one last OOTD of the year and it’s a good one.

Skirt The Rules / Velvet Floral Dress

The tricky part about ringing in the new year in NYC is that it’s usually cold AF outside. I have to fight my instinctive urge to wear sweatpants and call it a night and once I do, outfit planning for New Year’s Eve becomes all about strategy. How do you look festively fashionable without freezing your ass off before midnight?

There’s always the option to pair a puffer coat with your party dress, but I prefer to avoid the coat check at all cost, especially considering how crowded bars are on New Year’s Eve. Instead, I’m taking the long-sleeved route with this floral skater dress. Sleeves to keep me warm and velvet to keep me on trend – it’s the perfect dress to celebrate the new year. Just add pumps, a clutch and maybe one of those light-up 2017 sunglasses and I’m ready for the countdown to begin!

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Get the Look:

Topshop velvet floral dress ($75) / Clare Vivier leopard flat clutch / Lace up pumps

Leave a Comment


  1. Sam wrote:

    So pretty! Love the patterned velvet. I’m trying to strategically plan my outerwear for tomorrow night and it’s definitely a struggle! Happy New Year 🙂


    Posted 12.30.16 Reply
  2. I really love this dress! I also got a velvet dress from Topshop that I love but I want this one now too!

    Posted 12.30.16 Reply
  3. Mary wrote:

    This is so cute! I love this! Your post cracked me up– it’s cold AF always in IL for NYE! I am wearing tights with booties and a sequined dress… but I am certainly not going to be warm LOL!

    Happy new year, and again, congrats on your feature in Style Watch! I was on the train reading it, and I shrieked!! SO amazing.


    Posted 12.30.16 Reply
  4. I love the tie detail on the sleeves of this dress! You look so pretty. I’m ringing in the New Year in Hawaii (so in all likelihood it will be raining), but I feel for you in the cold winter temps of NY. This is such a great look.
    Happy new Year, Jen!
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

    Posted 12.31.16 Reply
  5. Kathryn wrote:

    Beautiful dress! It looks stunning on you.

    xx Kathryn

    Posted 12.31.16 Reply
  6. Lovely dress! Happy New Year, gorgeous!

    Posted 12.31.16 Reply
  7. Deborah wrote:

    GAH This dress is gorgeous! I managed to avoid the coat check at the bar I went to as well – didn’t wear a puffer coat, just hung my wool one on the hanger at the bar.
    I hope you had a fantastic NYE and best wishes in 2017!

    Posted 1.2.17 Reply
  8. Jessica wrote:

    Aw, so pretty!! This is so unexpected for NY and I totally love it even more for it!

    xo, jess

    Posted 1.2.17 Reply