NYE All Black Dramatic Styling Tuxedo Maxi Skirt
It's that time again!  Time for glitter eyeshadow, the clinking sounds of champagne glasses and of course, never forgetting the holographic cone hats (which I'm confident won't be making any Insta appearances anytime soon).  When it comes to styling, NYE is one of my fave annual events; both to browse and shop.  At this point, I've got my eye on enough embellished party dresses to fill an entire wardrobe, and yet I keep coming back to an unconventional alternative.  The jacket-and-skirt combo.  Maxi skirt, in particular.  Tuxedo jacket, essential.  There's something both moody and romantic about the combination.  Oh, and black.  All black.  Because if you're going to welcome in a New Year and consequently bid adieu to the past year (and uh, its death), it's got to be done with a flair for the dramatic, right?!
Layering Many Gold Dainty Necklaces
NYE Styling Black Taffeta Maxi Skirt

Vest - Miss Selfridge (on sale - under £10!)

Tuxedo - French Connection

Skirt - Raishma (online exclusive)

Shoes - Lost Ink  |  Necklaces - Isonia Jewellery

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Like I said, moody.  I've had this tuxedo jacket for quite a while now, although the taffeta maxi skirt is a welcome new addition to my wardrobe - it moves beautifully and is a total dream to wear!  Such a show stopping, dramatic piece that let's face it, kind of demands attention.  I suppose therein lies the beauty of all-black outfits; you can go as 'big' as you like and the look still remains understated - to some extent.  Oh, and can we just take a moment to appreciate this perfect little velvet vest?!  It's currently on sale at Miss Selfridge and is a piece to carry through your wardrobe all the way to Summer, for sure.


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You'll probably be seeing me again before the New Year, as I've planned for a slightly more reflective post to go live in a couple of days from now!  So until then, I hope you continue to soak up this beautiful time of year, live slowly and appreciate the art of doing very little at all - until NYE!  Have you planned an outfit yet for the final night of this year?  Let me know in the comments below!

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With love,

Gabrielle x