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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

The Unconventional NYE Outfit | Tuxedo Styling

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

NYE Fashion Blog All Black Outfit Styling
All Black Outfit Studded Velvet Vest Top
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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NYE Dramatic All Black Outfit Styling
How to Layer Multiple Gold Necklaces Together
How to Style a Tuxedo Jacket for NYE Party
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



  1. Such a gorgeous and dramatic outfit! Have a happy NYE!

    Narhee | Made in Mauve

  2. Gorgeous dress and great feminine look on you! HYE!

  3. This is a great alternative to the standard party dress and it’s such a classic look. It looks great on you Gabrielle.
    Jaz xoxo

  4. Oh my gosh yes I am loving the tuxedo and maxi skirt combination! I never thought about putting them together before, but you look great. I've always wanted to wear a proper suit (trousers and all) but I've yet to gather the courage to do so... I'm halfway there, though, as I have a blazer sitting all nice and pretty in my wardrobe.

    Hope you have a wonderful NYE! (The holographic cone hats sound... Interesting).

    Lizzie Bee // Hello Lizzie Bee

  5. Absolutely love this NYE look Gabrielle!! The skirt with the black blazer looks very feminine and sophisticated!
    I'm planning on wearing a total white outfit!

    Hope you are enjoying these last days of the year and that you have a great start of 2018!


    Seize your Style

  6. I love this look! I'm always up for all black ;)


  7. Great NYE outfit!

  8. That dress looks so cute and formal. I love it.

  9. This is beautiful and I love the top part of it x


  10. you, gabrielle, are just a absolute dream. i swear you could make a damn bin bag look ethereal and classy! yep, im appreciating that little vest too, the perfect winter to summer number!

    katie. xx

  11. I haven´t planned my outfit yet, as I am not even sure what I am going to do. A sick kid makes planning a little risky right now. But I love the pairing of jacket and skirt.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

  12. Tuxedo with a full blown skirt in a all black outfit for the NYE party? A BIG FAT YES from my side! I loved the moody vibe to the outfit. I am not sure what I will be wearing for NYE, I am too busy being a blanket roll these days haha!
    Happy holidays!

  13. Beautiful, classy and super elegant look ;) Merry Christmas ;)

  14. you look absolutely stunning in this outfit - so full some kind of mystery.
    Happy New Year dear xx

  15. Oh you know I love a good maxi skirt so I really like this outfit! What a beautiful skirt! :) My new year's eve is sure to be a quiet one, I'll probably be asleep by the time midnight rolls around, after a day with the toddlers, haha!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are having a great week! I'm enjoying that quiet lazy period between Christmas and New Years and relaxing a bit.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  16. I love your monochromatic look, and that subtle add of pattern through those mini polka dots on your top :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  17. this dress very elegant and classy
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  18. obsessed with this look! You look so stunning, babe .

    xo | Cindy Elena

  19. Very elegant. The look is fantastic !!!
    Just passing by to wish a Great Year 2018.

  20. Oh wow this look is indeed dramatic kind of. It is gorgeous,I like it and I love this skirt. A big hug.

  21. Wow, you look beautiful Gabrielle! All black looks are amazing on you. This is a beautiful way of wearing the tuxedo style in a much more feminine way, and something I haven't seen before but I love it!

    Julia x
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  22. Wow, this took my breath away! It's such a strong and powerful look and you kick ass at pulling it off. You're such a classy young women.

    Corinne x

  23. You look incredible Gabrielle, ever so glam and what a show-stopping look in general. The Tuxedo style suits you very nicely and you look incredibly glam that's for sure in your black on black look. These photographs are just magical.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year for 2018 again, may the New Year be a wonderful one for you :)

    Laura xo

  24. That maxi skirt is absolutely amazing! I love how you styled it. It is an elegant look that manages to be glam and dramatic at the same time.

    I wish you all the best in 2018!

  25. Okay, I'm in love with this look on you, Gabrielle. You look so elegant and regal, it's a rather refreshing change from the NYE looks I normally see!

  26. Only you could make NYE this luxe and classy. I can definitely get on board with the all black.
    I can't wait to douse my eyelids in glitter haha


  27. You look stunning in black my dear!! Seriously!! -

  28. unconventional pairing indeed and you pull it off so well <3 Happy New Year in advance :)

  29. WOW what a stunning look! Perfect for NYE. All the best for 2018 Gabrielle.

    Love Gemma x

  30. This is a fabulous look, so elegant yet eye-catching!

  31. Wow!! It's really an elegant look dear :) You look beautiful ;)

  32. I love this! It's such a good mix of "feminine" and "masculine," and moody is always nice, of course. You look fantastic Gabrielle! I haven't picked a look yet, but this is serving as serious inspiration!

  33. Wow, the maxi skirt looks great on you! Top outfit! Happy new year.


  34. I love a Tuxedo outfit, it looks so classic and chic! I love how you've styled it with the skirt, genius!

  35. I really like your concept and it's something different from my point of view.
    I wish you all good and a Happy New Year!

    Hugs from Alexandra ~ Impavid Blog

  36. Gosh this is the perfect look for the festive days.
    I love this elegant and yet cool combination.
    Amazing ones.

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  37. That blazer though!! Love how you matched it with the skirt and the dots, dramatic but so fierce. And yes to an all black outfit, it's sometimes all we need! Especially when glitter and gold is required. Happy New Year Gabrielle, have a magical 2018! Xx

  38. This is a gorgeous outfit on you! I love the long length for New Years Eve.
    Hope you have a wonderful start to the New Year lovely! All the best for 2018.


  39. I am loving this outfit for nye! That skirt is amazing!!!!

  40. That's a beautiful outfit. Black on black.

  41. Beautiful outfit

  42. You look gorgeous with black outfit! Hope you'll have another best year in 2018 xx

    Dabin /

  43. wow i Love this, your aesthetic is so beautiful I always love the content you produce.
    Happy New Year!
    Isabelle x

  44. ooh girl i love this! so different and elegant.

  45. Very nice and interesting combination! Love the way how u edit ur photos ☃ ❄

    Blog de la Licorne

  46. I'm loving this combo and you wear it so wonderfully as always! The Taffeta skirt is definitely a statement piece but there's so much you can do with it! I've left things a bit late for my outfit for NYE so am definitely going to have to have a root through this evening! Have a wonderful New Year, Gabrielle!

    Musings & More

  47. What a beautiful outfit, I just love how you've put it all together! Amazing pictures too!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  48. You look so beautiful and your outfit is gorgeous!
    Happy new years!
    Xx Caroline

  49. As susual, your outfit is just stunning, Gabrielle!
    Original, elegant and very classy!
    Totally in love with the combo maxi skirt + tuxedo jacket!!!
    Wishing you a super happy & fun NYE and an amazing 2018, full of everything good for you!

  50. That looks so fabulous dear. Love the flowy maxi skirt.

    Jessica |

  51. Gabrielle, that outfit is so gorgeous! You look beautiful! I had to chuckle about your comment of black and bidding adieu to the old year. So TRUE! HaHaHa

  52. You look gorgeous, I love how this outfit makes a statement even though it's all black! Hope you had a wonderful new year,
    Amy xx

  53. I love how a tuxedo can be so chic. Most people wear dresses on occasion, but I tend to love a bolder statement piece and this look is killer :) Happy 2018 gorgeous x

  54. Very pretty! Wishing you the best of 2018, dear!

  55. I'm
    I'm in love with this style. The sexy & sublime look you gave to the black affair with your hair all down is just ethereal.


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