Babes! I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday! 
We’re still in vacation mode around because we’re gearing up to head to Miami to watch the Tigers play but I couldn’t resist a reader request to share outfit ideas for New Year’s Eve. 
Let’s talk about New Years Eve – it’s typically not one of my faves, mostly because I can’t stay up that late anymore – but also because getting dressed for the occasion wears me out after a month of eating like a trucker. With my Spanx in hand, I managed to rustle up three different looks, all featuring one festive element (so, sequins) and using basics from my closet. As always, my real sizes are listed and I’m happy to answer any questions about fit – and my apologies that the outfits aren’t photographed on an actual Mom Body, it’s been raining here since Thanksgiving and I gave up waiting for the clouds to part.

 jeans size 30 | tee size L | Jacket size L similar | lace up flats | necklace c/o | bag old – new version

I’m obsessed with this outfit, mostly because all of the pieces are super comfy and I wear them often. Obviously, the glitter jacket is what makes this little ensemble NYE appropriate and it looks so amazing in photos. I’m wearing a size Large (it’s from Forever 21 so I never play around with smaller sizes there) and the length hits at my natural waistline. Sadly, my jacket is not available online but I linked a similar one that I’ve seen in person and love just as much. Throw it on with a grey (black or white!) tee, a statement necklace and your dark skinnies and you’re out the door with very, very little effort.


skirt size 12 similar and honestly cuter | top size 12 | shoes, old new version | bag | necklace 
Ok, I’m not sure what’s up with some of these pieces not being available online, but I snagged this skirt in store on the 26th and it is also not available online. I love the golden thread that is woven through and the price point gets a thumbs up from me. If I had laid eyes on the sequin version linked above, I would have grabbed that instead because of the length and stretch. The gold skirt hits mid thigh and if you carry weight in your belly or pouch, I might find a skirt in a different cut/material. I’m barely squeezing into a 12 which hurts my self esteem, and a little more stretch would have really helped this mama out. Heels with a big glitter bow and a statement bag (a gift from Meg!) add tons of sparkle and the slate colored blouse will get a workout after NYE as an office top.
tank size L | jeans size 30 | blazer sizer M | shoes similar |

You can never go wrong with all black. These jeggings have so much stretch and are so forgiving, they make the perfect post holiday pant. Paired with a blush sequined shell and a blazer to cover my winter arms and this may be the most flattering (read: no Spanx required) outfit of all. Everything but the shell was already in my closet and while I know the shell won’t see the light of day again until holiday 2016, it’s a fun top for celebrating/the fit is loose and will hide my tummy this year and next.

and, in case you’re wondering, this is what I’ll be wearing this year, thanks to a 6am flight on New Years Day. Fancy!