Dazzle into 2017! Happy New Year !

Saturday, December 31, 2016 Simone - Your Style Architect 7 Comments

Goodbye 2016 and Hello 2017!

As the clock is ticking down to midnight, here is my final post for 2016 - my dazzling New Year's outfit to welcome 2017!

I found this lovely Sequin Top and metallic midi skirt from ZARA's Winter sale and I just had to have it. It matched perfectly with my newly found H&M Glitter Slingbacks... what a perfect New Year's Outfit to ring in 2017! I must say 2016 has not been a very pleasant year for many ( as I ask around and even feel it so for myself).

Let's be honest - I, for one, believe more is more ( more often than not!) so for my New Year's outfit I went out crazy with as much bling as possible from statement sequin top, to statement bling necklace, to statement bling pave bracelet and statement glitter heels! It was so bright and dazzling in the sunlight... the rays bouncing off my little mirrored sequins...felt like a Dreamgirl in the movies!

Statement sleeves are the IN trend at the moment ( as you may have noticed from my recent posts) and so its no wonder this sequin top had to have a va va voom effect for me with it's bell sleeves for me to pick it out from a pile of sale items and visualise that styled final product I wish to trend for this final post of 2016.

So what is your New Year's resolution? I have so many.. if you have been following me closely this last year, you would have shared my ups and downs with me through this year. Looking back, 2016 had me realised life is too short for hypocrites in my life. I particularly discovered the hypocrisy of certain friendships over summer 2016 and made a vow to slowly alienate myself from such people who only pull me down with their jealousy, hypocrisy and negative vibes. So 2017, here I come with a big bang filled with a positive new attitude and writing off friendships I deem superficial.

On a different note, 2016 also brought me new levels of friendships with fellow international bloggers which I got to know from social media and collaborations. These few but very supportive fellow bloggers ( like a needle in a haystack) was so willing and forthcoming to spend their precious time to guide me and advise me on how to better inspire my readers and followers and for that I am deeply grateful.

A very big shout out especially to Yen from Diva In Me and Elizabeth from Stylewich. Both gorgeous ladies inside out and I hope one day I can repay their kindness and support as much as they have extended out to me.

And so as I wrap up 2016, I wish for all of you my dear readers and followers only good and positive experiences in 2017. A year filled with ONLY happy surprises, good health ( most importantly!) and a year filled with love... Put all hatred behind you... all envy and jealousy away... know that life is always better filled with love ( and bling!). I will leave you with this quote which someone had said to me once and it stuck forever in my mind :

" It always takes more out of you to hate someone than to love someone!"

Happy 2017 !!

Top & Skirt : ZARA ( similar here & here)
Clutch : Chanel 
Shoes : H&M  ( similar here & here)
Bracelet : J.Crew ( similar here & here)
Necklace : old ( similar here & here)
Hairband : Lovisa ( similar here & here)
Simone xoxo

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  1. Such an amazing look! Love the sequins and shines!
    xo, Jane

    1. Thanks for the lovely comments and for visiting Jane. Checking out your blog now...
      Have a Fab New Year !!

      Simone xoxo

  2. I’m obsessed with your top and skirt. Great styling as always!
    Happy weekend!
    Much love, Len

    1. Thanks Len. Loving your inspirations too. Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment!

      Simone xoxo

  3. You are DAZZLING my dear girl! WOW! Every single piece fits together to create the most beautiful look for a special occasion. Keep up the amazing work love!

    Love, Liz

    1. My dear Liz, you are an awesome blogger mentor. If I recall right, you have a similar style skirt no? Looks like I am picking up many of your styling tips then from velvet suits to metallic skirts....Fashion Twins!

      Simone xoxo

  4. Looking glamorous and stunning in this sequin dress. Sequin dresses are truly eye catching and lovely party outfit.