By Jesse L. Brooks


With Christmas behind us, it's time to focus on a new year. That of course means a new dress to match! New Year's parties are all about going glam, and this week's look embodies that party spirit.

Finding the perfect little cocktail dress to watch the ball drop can be harder than one would think.

You always have to take in to consideration the weather, and of course, if you can actually be somewhat comfortable in it for many hours on end. We have chosen a dress that is equal parts fun and fabulous. Trimmed with a layer of soft ostrich feathers around the hem, the Elle dress from Milly adds a dose of shimmering decadence to your evening portfolio. Cut to a form fitting mini length, the sleeveless design is adorned with hundreds of gold-tone sequins to effortlessly catch the light with every step. Since our dress is a little more on the 'cha-cha' side, we wanted the shoes to be classic and understated. Expertly crafted in Italy from luxurious black leather, satin and velvet, these striking Casadei heels are the perfect balance between elegance and eccentricity. The pair also features an open toe, crossover straps to the front, an ankle strap with a side buckle fastening, a branded insole and a high heel. Injecting a little more dimension into our ensemble is the Jimmy Choo candy clutch. The variation of glitter and golden stripes are accented by the removable pearl shoulder strap. No New Year's look would be complete without a splash of jewelry. These gold-tone metal Alexander McQueen butterfly drop earrings were inspired by metamorphosis in nature. They are handmade with crystals and a delicate faux pearl set into the namesake motif, and finished with a pavé crystal frame. Polishing things off is an item from the beauty department. NYE is the perfect time to go a little bolder with your makeup. Christian Louboutin's highly pigmented ink offers a glossy sheen for eyes that are lined with intensity. Its soft and flexible texture ensures that the formula applies with integrity (no smudging, no smearing), for dancing the night away. Whether you are headed out for a big bash or simply hosting a party at home, you are guaranteed to strike gold with this winning holiday look.