New Years Eve is just two days away – do you know what you’re wearing yet? Mary Jo was right on when she said every woman needs a little black dress. As part of my new years resolution to go for investment purchases instead of impulse buys, I should be going with one of the gorgeous options she talks about. They will go everywhere! I could no doubt wear them again.

But maybe this is what I need…one last “for this night only” party dress to get it all out of my system and start the new year with a clean slate – ready to built a wardrobe instead of a pile of clothes.


Betsy Johnson’s Evening Royalton Strapless Flare Dress is a lovely deep violet with black lace overlay. The bodice has boning for added structure and support and the sparkles….oh, the sparkles. There was never a more appropriate time for sparkles than New Years Eve. Well, besides your birthday, of course. ($395)





An unexpected color and shape for a chilly winter, Diane Von Furstenburg’s Pitti dress has a peachy pink tone that will be a bright light in an inevitable sea of darker dress hues. Perfect for showing off the rosy tanned glow you achieved during your two week Caribbean vacation…right? ($345)



For ladies on a strict budget – well done. Get a headstart on your new years budget goals by going with a sexy little number like Forever 21’s Strapless Satin Dress. With the right accessories, you’ll achieve fashionista status without putting a strain on your bank account. ($17.80)





Bebe’s Beaded Ruffle Rumba Dress was made for champagne and dancing. It’s hard to go wrong with a daring little red number – and though this dress may not make it out of your closet very often, it’s sure to be a hit when you’re bringing in the new year with friends and loved ones. ($179)





And finally, we have French Connection’s sultry Alix Abacus dress. A multi colored striped sequined shift that only serves one purpose – to steal the show. Go with a pair of towering but simple high heels and don’t be surprised when people stop for a second look. ($99)




Shop: Betsy Johnson, Diani Boutique, Forever 21, Bebe, French Connection