pretty things no. 30

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Last week, we had the 50th edition of The Weekend List and today is the 30th edition of Pretty Things! Since it’s almost New Year’s Eve, the theme is all things gold and sparkling, reminiscent of champagne in a crystal flute and fiery sparklers.

I love the laid back silhouette of this Alice McCall shirt dress paired with the gold metallic fabric. For a dressy bohemian look, I’d pair this with flat sandals, messy hair, and a bronzed, beachy complexion.

Another gorgeous look for a New Year’s party would be to pair this gold Vanessa Seward off-the-shoulder top with a pair of wide leg, white trousers or skinny jeans and metallic pumps with your hair in soft waves or pulled back into a Meghan Markle messy chignon.

If you’re going for a more neutral look, you can dress it up with a pair of metallic pumps like these scalloped ones from Chloé. I love the idea of them paired with a beige knit sweater and simple skirt or even jeans.

If you really wanna steal the show with a super chic, very Serena van der Woodsen look, try a pair of wide-leg, metallic trousers with the perfect fitting white tee, beachy waves, and a bold red lip.

Another little pop of metallic to add to a simpler outfit is a clutch like this one from Roger Vivier, which would work really well with anything from a little black dress to a blouse and jeans.

A pair of sculptural earrings would look good with all of these outfits and many more. The fauvist shape adds artful interest and will draw attention up to your hair, face, and makeup look.