New Year's Eve- OOTD







You know what I love the most about New Year's Eve? It's the perfect excuse to break free from your usual 'look' and try something different, something more adventurous.

Wearing a dress and heels may not seem adventurous to some but for me it's definitely not the usual, far from it actually. I've been itching to do more of a dressy outfit post for weeks now but my usual jeans and a shirt combo just wasn't cutting it, so when Boohoo kindly gifted me a dress of my choosing and challenged me to put together the perfect New Year's Eve look as part of their #WeAreFamily campaign, it felt like the perfect match.

Boohoo's campaign is all about celebrating family and what exactly it is that makes us feel especially sparkly and cheerful during the festive season. Spending time with my family and seeing other people happy makes me feel cheerful but (honesty time) a killer outfit and a bold lip never fails to make me feel all kinds of good; so naturally for this New Year's Eve look that's exactly what I've gone for.






This striped monochrome dress is pretty close to my idea of heaven and I think it would work perfectly for New Year's Eve. It borders on being an oversized shirt which ups the comfort factor by tenfold (woo!) and the fabric is lightweight enough that I'll be able to wear this even during the heat of the Australian summer. Throw on a pair of tights and a nice coat and I can whip this baby out in autumn and winter as well, so it's a double win.

The fact that it's monochromatic makes me feel like it's not so much of a departure from what I'd usually wear day to day, but it's crazy how throwing on a pair of heels changes the dynamic completely.

To dress everything up I went for MAC's Lady Danger lipstick which is a vivid orangey-red shade. I think the bold lip paired with wavy hair all pulled to one side gives this look kind of a 20s feel? Just me?



What I wore-
Dress: *Boohoo (kindly gifted)
Heels: Lipstik 





I ended up feeling really comfortable wearing this outfit and I found myself wanting to rock red lips much more often, so bring on New Year's Eve!

Hopefully this post has inspired a few of you to try and venture out of your style comfort zones; embrace this time of the year and just try something new because...why the hell not? If I can feel confident wearing a dress, you can do pretty much anything.

What are you planning to wear on New Year's Eve?

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119 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous, I love how casual this dress is. I am not much of a dress wearer either so I know what you mean and it is great you found one that you feel comfortable in.

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you so much Nicole :)

      I honestly never wear dresses so exactly as you said, it was a shock to find one I finally felt comfortable in!

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  2. This is so cute! It's super fun yet casual! I LOVE your shoes as well!!

    Shannon Sage

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    1. Thanks Shannon, I actually just bought the shoes a few weeks ago and I'm already looking for an occasion to wear them again!

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  3. Simple yet super chic, the length is perfect for you. Looking fab!

    ISA Professional

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  4. I love this shirt dress, it is simple and very chic. The pop of red on your lips is so glam and perfect for the holiday season.

    Keisha xo
    The Chrysalis Gal

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    1. Thank you Keisha, the red lip did feel really holiday appropriate :)

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  5. I'm in love with the versatility of this dress, Julia, how it can be so casual on one hand and so dressy on the other. You're looking so good!

    I've not thought of a NYE getup yet but perhaps my usual sweater and leggings; I'll be at home counting down, haha!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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    1. Such a lovely comment to read, thank you May!

      Nothing wrong with counting down at home, my idea of a perfect New Year's Eve would probably involve pyjamas and a whole lot of Netflix and sweets ;)

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  6. so chic! love the red lips! :D

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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  7. The heels and red lipstick really dress this up, great look!

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  8. What a beautiful look! I love how you styled the dress! And that lip color is just gorgeous on you. what a pretty pop of color!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

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    1. It's been so long since I've donned the red lip and I was actually a little nervous to wear it, so thank you Stephanie! :)

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  9. I love the beautiful photos, they look great, as do you in them. I really like your style.

    I will probably be wearing my favourite pj's for NYE - at home but with good company.

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  10. I love the beautiful photos, they look great, as do you in them. I really like your style.

    I will probably be wearing my favourite pj's for NYE - at home but with good company.

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    1. Thank you Phoebe, your comment has just made my night x

      Enjoy your New Year's Eve!

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  11. You look so pretty
    Love how simple yet so chic you look

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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    1. Thank you, I think even when I try to leave my comfort zone style wise I always end up still going for simpler looks!

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  12. So simple, but I love it!

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    1. Thank you Laura, happy you like the look!

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  14. Loving this outfit for NYE! You look stunning and adore that lipstick shade <3

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment Jenny :)

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  15. These photos are amazing! You look gorgeous and I am definitely loving that outfit, especially the shoes! (you know I'm a sucker for shoes!)

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    1. Thank you! Comments like that always mean a lot to me, especially coming from you :)
      x

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  16. This look is so much fun! I especially love the pop of red lip! I still haven't picked out my NYE look yet...oops!

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  17. This is such a gorgeous look! Lady Danger looks so beautiful on your skin tone. I'm pretty sure I've told you this before, but you have killer legs!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  18. I love this dress it so simple and just so pretty! The lipstick is such a lovely shade too:)

    http://anythingandeverything.weebly.com/blog/christmas-wishlist-2015

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  19. Instead of wearing colourful outfits, I prefer monochromes so this dress would be a perfect outfit for me. Lady Danger really brightens up the look.

    www.elabellaworld.com

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  20. Love this look, the red lipstick compliments it so well x

    Hannah | Oh January

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    1. Thanks Hannah, really happy you like the look :)

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  21. That dress is so beautiful, you look so stunning in it!

    lavishingg.net

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    1. Wow thanks so much Kierra, such a lovely comment to read!

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  22. You look super chic! I love anything stripes, so i am a fan! I love the pop of colour of lady danger. it's one of my fav red but not red lipsticks from mac.

    www.blushingkay.com

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    1. I'm so with you, I think half my wardrobe is just stripes!

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  23. This dress looks really good on you. It's a good piece to have because as well as wearing it dressy you can dress it down and wear it casual after NYE too. And yes, you certainly should rock the red lippie more often, it looks fabulous. =D

    Samio
    www.samio.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Samio, you're so right. I'll definitely whip this dress out after NYE as well :)

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  24. The lips really stand out too because of the monochromatic look. So well put together, you look gorgeous!

    http://viasora.blogspot.com/

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    1. What a lovely comment, thank you so much :)

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  25. What a lovely dress and I love those strappy heels. Really hope you have a lovely NYE!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. Thank you, hope you have a brilliant NYE as well :)

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  26. Gorgeous outfit! Love your red lips (:
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  27. You look so tall and beautiful. I love the pop of red lipstick.
    I'm just curious, what's your height?

    Have a beautiful day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  28. I really love your shirt dress! Great outfit!

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    1. Thanks so much Perla, happy you like the look :)

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  29. I love this outfit! You look great lovely xx
    www.undergroundfairytales.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. God, you look stunning! That shirt dress is so beautiful and works perfectly with the bold lip.

    Bethany | Curly and Wordy

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    1. Thank you! Such a lovely comment to read!

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  31. That lipstick is amazing! xx, adaatude.com

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  32. Ooh firstly, that lipstick looks amazeballs on you Julia! I wouldn't have thought it was a MAC lipstick for some reason but damn, really love that colour :) and the shirt is such a cute combo too - I love wearing something flowy but still looking somewhat put together, I think you nailed it. And those heels remind me of those Zara heels that *everyone* went crazy for about two years ago (in fact I've got it hahah) except with a chunkier heel! Hope the weather in Melbourne isn't insanely warm - I never liked going back to school in February when it was all warm... (I used to live in Melbourne!)

    Cherie x
    say hi at sinonym

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    1. I'm the exact same, I love wearing flowy and comfortable outfits but at the same time I still want to look like my outfit is fairly put together and neat. Ah you're totally right about the Zara shoes, everyone really did go nuts on them but I never found them so I guess these heels are like my version of those.

      It was 38 degrees in Melbourne today, so yep it was pretty warm!

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  33. You pretty girl! I love the dress, it looks super comfy! x

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN

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  34. You look so so gorgeous! I love this look and the red lip just makes it that little more glamorous.:D

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    1. Really happy you like the look, thanks for the lovely comment :)

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  35. I completely agree that New Year's Eve is a great opportunity to dress up in something a little more unusual to welcome in the new year! I love the bold lipstick you've paired with this striped dress and girl your legs go on forever! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. Thank you Gabrielle! You always leave some of my favourite comments :)

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  36. You look absolutely stunning! Lady Danger looks amazing on you and that dress - gorgeous :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah :)

      Still can't believe I wore a dress! So out of my comfort zone.

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  37. I totally agree about trying something different :) Gorgeous look!

    http://www.heelsandbeyond.com/

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    1. Thanks Tabitha, I can be a real sucker for comfort zones so it's nice when things like NYE come along where I feel like I have an excuse to try something new :)

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  38. anything stripes is always a good idea and loving your red lip!

    www.fionnac.com

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    1. Couldn't agree more, so much of my wardrobe consists of stripes!

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  39. Love the shirt dress!

    x Sophia

    Founder | Blog and The City
    Personal Blog | Tao of Sophia

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    1. Thanks Sophia, hybrid pieces like that are so easy to wear I find!

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  40. I really like this look!
    http://www.silkypearl.com/

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  41. You look absolutely gorgeous! I know how you feel about the "usual". I actually like being a bit more extra but it's not really in the culture here to do that everyday so a lot of times people will ask me why I'm dressed so nice for lol

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    1. haha don't worry that's happened to me a few times too. I usually like to lean toward the dressier side of things as well and a lot of the time I'll go to movies with my friends and they wonder why the hell I'm not dressed more casual. I can't help it I guess! It's just my nature.

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  42. Great stripes, you look lovely! Happy Holidays beautiful.

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  43. Such a cool outfit. Casual yet so stylish. It's amazing what a pair of heels and a red lip can do to a casual dress shirt.

    http://IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  44. Lovely casual but classy outfit. The sandals look perfect with the shirt dress.

    TFM BLOG

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  45. Dress is sooooo pretty, I want it. :)
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    1. Thanks Andjela, I'll be sure to check out your blog :)

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  46. love how simple yet elegant this shirt dress is! and I also like the pop of red! ;) xx

    https://fromsixteentotwentythree.wordpress.com/

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  47. so cute! perfect for new years eve
    xo
    http://thedemeler.com

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  48. I Love those shoes!!
    XO
    http://www.poshmodeave.com/

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  49. I have absolutely no idea what I'll be wearing New Years Eve... GAH!
    You look absolutely stunning and I love those heels!

    X

    Anjelique

    http://www.anjelique.com.au | snapchat: anjeliquetv

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    1. Aw thank you so much for the sweet comment Anjelique :)

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  50. I genuinely think this is a twist for a NYE look, and guess what? I LOVE IT! You did such a great job styling that dress! I'm definetely getting some major inspiration for my new year's look from you! Hope you're doing well.

    www.indiesuns.com

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    1. Your comment makes me so happy, I love that you enjoyed this look :)
      x

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  51. LOVE your lipstick, it really makes the outfit for me! x

    www.theshabbysuitcase.com

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  52. Gorgeous photography, outfit, everything! Lady Danger looks beautiful on you, too. You've made me want to pull out an orange-red next time I do my make up :) Hope you have a fab NYE! xx

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

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  53. These photos are gorgeous! I love your outfit.

    http://www.littlemisscamellia.blogspot.com

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  54. I really love this life style like yours and this is what I and my family is dreaming about. Please accept my love to you and your life activities. Best Regards: Brian Keo (Writer at Blogger Widget Tutorial)

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