A Grand NYE

A few weeks ago, Fairmont Hotels reached out & asked me for my take on a fabulous outfit for their upcoming Grand NYE party at their San Diego Grand Del Mar resort. This little getaway is constantly voted in the Top 25 most luxurious resorts in the country each year! After browsing the photos of this gorgeous location, I was immediately inspired by the mix of Southern California cool + luxurious style. Since every gal opts for sequins on this holiday, I knew I wanted to go against the grain and do something a little out of the box. I loved the look of the striped umbrellas by the pool and the sultry vibes of the lounge area, so when I was looking for my outfit, I kept these two images in mind. 

I found this darling little striped dress with a high neck, low back and full, flirty skirt. To me, this dress really embraced a juxtaposition of structured, chic, NYE-appropriate cocktail style with a playful, laid-back cool west coast vibe. Had it been all black or red, this would have been your typical chic frock, but I think the stripes give it something unexpected and fun for the holiday occasion. I love the way the black and white really pops against the muted colors of the resort and its desert surroundings. 

I definitely went subtle on accessories, since the bold print really was the statement maker. I knew I wanted to show off the cut-out back, so I did a simple retro style curl and pulled my hair to one side. Then, I added this suuuuuuper fun sparkly ear climber ($5 at Forever 21!) to my exposed left ear for that extra pop of playful glam. I kept it simple with some patent leather shoes from Zara and added a slight pop of color with some plum purple lipstick.

Voila! A fun striped little number that keeps me festive, comfortable and ultra chic for a So-Cal NYE soiree. Don't be afraid to add a little faux-fur shawl or even an edgy leather jacket to cover your shoulders if your event is outside. 'Tis the holiday to embrace fashion, glam & fun!

What are you planning on wearing this NYE? Also, don't you want to be admiring the sprawling desert mountains while sipping on a glass of champagne on the balcony of this fabulous resort this season? Me too.

(Big thanks to Connor Wade Photography for partnering on this post!)

Dress: Lion + Witch (Dallas) Visit their Instagram here: @lionandwitch; Shoes: Zara; Jewelry: Forever 21

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