As I prepare to head into a new year, I’ve been reflecting on all of the things that happened in 2014. It’s been a great year in so many ways, but there’s one tragic event that overshadows everything. The death of my father. This will be the first of many years that I will not have a chance to say “Happy New Year” to him when the clock strikes Midnight. I’m not sure I’ll ever get over that, or if I even want to. One thing is certain, I will never forget how much fun my family and I had with him when we celebrated New Year’s Eve together. My father was always the life of the party. This year, instead of going to a club or house party, I will be spending NYE right where I belong, with my family. I’m looking forward to hanging out with them and reminiscing about how awesome our father was. So what’s a girl to wear for a night with the fam? Well I plan on wearing the casual, yet sophisticated Anika Sweater Dress from J. Jill.
As I mentioned in a previous post, sweater dresses can be worn in a variety of different ways. Since I’ll be hanging out causally with my family, I’ve elected not to wear a belt. Events with my family always include amazing food so I want to make sure my dress doesn’t fit to close to my tummy. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to look sophisticated though…hence my reason for wearing tall heeled boots and the Inverness Paisley Scarf from J. Jill. I paired my boots with knee-high socks for a little fun and added a hat in dedication of my dad…he LOVED wearing his cowboy hat!
Here’s my look:
*Photos taken by Richard Glass
Wherever you decide to bring in your New Year’s Eve, always remember to be safe and please don’t drink and drive. Happy New Year!
I’ll be wearing J. Jill’s Anika Sweater Dress this New Year’s Eve, what will you guys be wearing to celebrate?
*All opinions in this post are 100% my own
Until next time…