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Happy New Year!!! 🎉 I can't believe it's taken me 11 days into 2017 to say that.
I rang the year in with friends at a masquerade-themed party hosted by a friend. My friends are all incredible hostesses and I'm lucky to be able to just enjoy the festivities without wondering what platters to use, or managing the guest list!
I wore ELOQUII to ring in the new year last year, and they were the first place I looked for a dress for this year. Sparkle seems to have been the theme for me in 2016, and it will likely continue in 2017. The sequin obsession is real.
ELOQUII Long Sleeve Sequin Wrap Dress
(at the time of posting (1/11/16), get 40% off using code FRIENDS)
I eyed this dress before Thanksgiving, and it sold out. I signed up for email notifications if it came back, and bought it as soon as I got the email. Shortly after (as in, a matter of a couple of days) it was sold out again. But it's back in stock – if you need a sequin dress (because why not?!) this is a wonderful one. My only tip is that it's a true wrap dress, and it's a little difficult to tie the sequin fabric into a bow or knot to close. Getting it in a double knot is best for security.
I had a pretty snazzy date as well, and he was a great sport with the masks. We ended up purchasing them from Amazon, and spray painting them gold (they were black/silver before). I wanted one on a stick so it wasn't on all night. Steve just took his on and off, and then at one point started wearing it like a headband. Mine was pretty thin metal, so it bent super easily and a couple of the rhinestones popped off before the end of the night. It still looks good after-the-fact, as long as I'm careful not to bend it. Steve's mask was much sturdier and the laser cut metal was intricate and looked great.
This was a different mask that my friend had. It had feather detail that was fun. They blend in with my hair in this photo though.
I have beautiful friends, inside and out!
I'm also not the only one with the love for gold sequins! 😍
I sincerely hope that you're having a good 2017 so far. While 2017 hasn't started off on the most smooth or organized of note personally (no vaguebooking, just disorganized and busy), I keep reminding myself that every day is a new beginning. Let's not wait for another year to pass by to start becoming and doing whomever we dream of!