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Couture Buys for the College Budget: New Year’s Eve Ensemble

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(Axparis Dress $64, Nelly Heels $24, Nordstrom Clutch $41, Dorothy Perkins Earrings $14)

Time for music, dancing, and popping bottles! The event that every Fashionista has been awaiting is just days away. This year, stand out from the crowd in an ensemble worth remembering; Dolce and Gabbana showcased a sequin frock for their 2011 runway, making it the must-have New Year’s Eve piece. Choose a sequined dress as the showcase of your outfit. Add accessories accordingly; if you go with a flashy dress, choose simpler shoes, earrings, and a bag or clutch. If you go for a solid colored dress, then pick spotlight stealing shoes and a drastic clutch. If you’re looking for a more innovative outfit, then you can play up a basic blouse and high waist pants. Choose a chunky belt and layered necklaces to play up the minimalist look. If you want a wide variety of “classy” to choose from, check out Nordstrom’s huge collection of dresses, high waist skirts and pants, and blouses. For louder patterned dresses, check out BCBGMAXAZRIA at Macy’s, budget friendly and elegant. For the perfect accessories, you can’t go wrong at Charming Charlie. Charming Charlie sets up their store by color, so when you’re looking for a specific  item you can easily tie it into your outfit. Toast to the upcoming year of new styles and new possibilities, but before you hit the town, snap a pic of your fabulous outfit and post in on Carbon’s facebook page to enter the best New Year’s Eve Outfit contest! Cheers!