Ringing in The New Year with The Thrifty Six



It was my turn to pick a theme for this month’s Thrifty Six collaboration, and it seemed only natural to do New Year’s Eve outfits! (I picked holiday red as last year’s December theme.) While I knew right away that I wanted to come up with a glitzy thrifted look to ring in the new year, I didn’t have a specific outfit in mind when I declared the theme. I ultimately landed on this blue velvet dress again!


There were three outfits I was toying around with for today’s post. The first look was basically what I wore line dancing last Saturday night, seen in this post: a thrifted velvet slip dress with a black pleather jacket and the same bedazzled fishnet tights from today’s outfit. That was the mildest NYE look of the three but probably also the most practical, as I usually don’t have any big plans for the night that require an over-the-top sequin dress.

The second look was a classier NYE outfit, consisting of the thrifted black fringe dress from this post layered underneath my red sequin moto jacket. I liked this outfit because it seemed unique and out-there, yet still very classy. A contender for future New Year’s Eve looks, for sure.

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Lastly, I was contemplating styling this blue dress again. Last time I wore it on the blog was also for a Thrifty Six collaboration where the theme was velvet (although the ombre velvet slip dress mentioned earlier that I just purchased a few weeks ago would have been way better for that theme). I wondered if it was frowned upon to recycle a piece I had already worn for the Thrifty Six, but then I remembered that is the whole point of this group! To showcase secondhand style and how to re-wear pieces.

I mentioned back in that post how I thought this dress would be perfect for New Year’s Eve, mostly because it is long-sleeved. I have plenty of pretty dresses that I would love to dance the night away in, but they are too impractical for the dead of winter! At least this blue dress covers my arms and provides a little bit of warmth on its own, without having to cover it up with a bulky coat.

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To switch up the styling, I knew right away I would have to wear my hair down instead of in the sleek low bun from before. I also decided to add these bedazzled fishnet tights that I purchased for my showgirl Halloween costume. I think they are such a fun addition to the outfit! I borrowed these big dangly hoops from my mom, although the drama of them unfortunately got lost in all my hair. I should’ve swapped the earrings between these two looks—the big hoops would’ve looked better with the low bun from the last time I wore this dress.

When playing dress-up in my closet to put these outfits together, I quickly realized I am lacking in the winter shoe department. I love my silver block heel sandals and wear them all the time for fancy events in the spring/summer, but I need a good closed-toe alternative for my fancy winter outfits. I have added it to my list for the next time I go shoe shopping (perhaps I should get some of those fun glittery booties?!).

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To spice up these boring black heels, I decided to add black pom pom shoe clips to match my feathery thrifted purse. I love how this outfit came together, and I always feel so spicy in this dress! Which styling do you prefer—the way I wore the dress today or the way I wore it in this post? Either way, I hope I get to break out this baby at a cool bar in Las Vegas when I’m there for New Year’s. We shall see.

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Now, onto my fabulous blogger friends! Be sure to check out all of their New Year’s Eve looks as well.


Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style:

“I have been searching for years for the perfect golden top and I found it in a vintage shop nearby. It’s by Cilo and really old. I will definitely wear this top, probably with a black tulle skirt, I am not sure yet. However I love the combination with the green!”

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge:

“I found these sequined leggings and velvet tunic at the consignment shop where I used to work. The top I have had for a few years but have never worn it. I bought the leggings in the spring and haven’t had an opportunity yet to wear them. NYE was the perfect reason to style them. I styled this outfit with two different coats… a long plaid duster jacket and a white boucle coat. I would love to hear your thoughts on which is better but you have to hop on over to my page to see them! Happy Holidays!”

Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade:

“Desdemona Duchess of Deco… On New Year’s Eve, I’m going to an Art Deco themed Murder Mystery Evening… I’m Desdemona, Duchess of Daggerford (and all things Art Deco). I have an inkling I might be guilty as sin… Light was against me when taking these pictures but this 80’s vintage dress is black with sparkling silver sequins… and tiger stripes for the dangerous tiger I am! (Desdemona that is; not me, I’m a pussycat.)”

Emma of Style Splash:

“The parties may be canceled again but that won’t stop me wearing sequins! For a more comfortable New Year’s Eve outfit I’ve layered a multi-coloured sequin jacket that I bought on eBay over a sparkly jumper (also secondhand) and velvet trousers. It’s cozy and warm but has plenty of sparkle and shine to see in the New Year!”

Lucy of Lucy Bertoldi:

“Holiday dressing up is my favourite! Loving this quilted, handmade, vintage maxi skirt – especially worn with this sparkly thrifted top and necklace. I snatched this skirt from Karalyne of Best Dressed Wallflower. Her vintage selection is superb, don’t you agree? Perfect for kicking off the holidays!”

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I hope you enjoyed our NYE looks! Do you have a glitzy outfit planned for the holiday?? As always, thanks for reading and have a great Monday.


Miles of smiles,


Blue Velvet Dress: Thrifted from the Assistance League of Las Vegas, $24, last worn here |  Sparkly Fishnets: Amazon, $9, buy here | Black Heels: DSW, $40, last worn here | Feathery Purse: Thrifted, $6, last worn here

13 comments on “Ringing in The New Year with The Thrifty Six”

  1. What a fun and festive look. This outfit is perfect for NYE. Heck, it would even work for Valentine’s since I am not really all about red and pink! Also, I am glad you restyled this dress. I think it’s so great to have pieces in our closet that we only truly love and can rewear on multiple occasions. You look beautiful Grace!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  2. Grace, first of all, this dress is so freaking magnificent on you! It hugs you in all the right places and you are a complete knock out in it! Second of all, we would never frown upon you recycling a dress…especially for our thrifty series…like you said…that’s the whole point! I actually love that you showcased this dress again styled a little differently. Statement dresses like this are sometimes difficult to find a variety ways to style them so I think it’s so great that you were able to do that! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year, my friend!


  3. That dress is beautiful on you and I like how you accessorised it! Such a nice party outfit for new years! 🙂 I’ll be spending NYE in bed in my pyjamas as usual, haha! I can’t stay up too late I’m always tired after playing with the kids all day, ha!

    Thanks for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope that you have a wonderful Christmas 🙂

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