12.29.2012

Style Guide: Belle de Noir for New Year's Eve...

"That's what we do in New York. We wear black T-shirts, black jeans, and we put on black sunglasses. You can be yourself and be creative in the color. And you can't see any of your imperfections - not that there's anything wrong with being imperfect."
Lady Gaga

When the Ball Drops...
Armani Beauty Rouge D'Armani Lipstick - Rouge 401 + Elizabeth and James Jillian Top + Kiki McDonough Citrine & Diamond Stud Earrings + Balenciaga Giant Premier Clutch + Melanie Georgacopoulos White Pearl & Yellow Gold Arlequin Ring + Charlotte Olympia The Dolly Suede Slingbacks

Blame it upon the celebratory ball drop in Times Square at the Stroke of Midnight; but when it comes to New Year's Eve, I always find myself in a New York State of Mind. As such, I can't help but to embrace Lady Gaga's reasoning of New York style {black, black, and more black} for the hours that bridge the present {2012} to the future {2013}. Which is precisely why, out of all of the current trends featured on Matches, I found myself most enamored with the Belle de Noir set; a selection of glamour that juxtaposes the dark-as-night vampiness of blackest black with the bubbling sophistication of gold.

While I love sequins as much as the next girl, there is something incredibly disarming about a drapey top that hangs just so, concealing and revealing in the same breath; especially when coupled with a pair of rebellious, rock & roll-approved leather skinny trousers, and styled alongside teetering suede slingbacks. Toss a pair of twinkling oversized studs, an eye-catching bauble with two-faced capabilities, and a fierce biker babe-esque clutch into the mix; finish off with an essential red lip...et voila! You're ready for anything the New Year may have in mind for you - including a kiss from a handsome stranger as the clock strikes twelve.

What will you be wearing for New Year's Eve, dolls?





FTC Disclosure: This post was written in partnership with Matches. All opinions expressed herein are my own.
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26 comments

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing look, darling!
Looooooooove those shoes!

xoxox,
CC

Ivana Džidić said...

so many nice things:)

ellie said...

Oh..what a night! Such great inspiration. Loved the commentary too.

ivy's closet said...

This is so amazing. Love the look and style.

lucy and sarah said...

I love this for NYE! Such a great selection!

caitlin and megan said...

Really, a great look for a night on the town. Such amazing shoes!

mazzy may said...

I love the way you put this together! Such a splendid look for a great NYE!

Kashaya said...

Love the lipstick color!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I can't believe you posted this because this is exactly what I plan to wear, black jeans, black jacket and I can't decide if I will wear a black or white blouse. Wishing you the happiest of new year's Erika! What are you going to wear?
xo Mary Jo

knockingonfashionsdoor said...

I can´t add anything because is perfect: chic, but a little casual at the same time, elegant but without exgerating,, gorgeous but comfy... By the way, forgive but yesterday I forgot to mention your pet: it looked adorable!!

knockingonfashionsdoor said...

I can´t add anything because is perfect: chic, but a little casual at the same time, elegant but without exgerating,, gorgeous but comfy... By the way, forgive but yesterday I forgot to mention your pet: it looked adorable!!

thepinkmateproject said...

Definitely i will be wearing a nice red lip colour! Love the balenciaga clutch!

Vanessa

http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

Paulina said...

Great stuffs !:)

Johanna V said...

Lovely outfit idea! I'm clueless on what to wear on NYE, but this could definitely one of my choices, so thank you for the inspiration :) xoxo ♥

Sherin said...

This whole look is so amazing! I love those heels.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I have a total black, red and gold ensemble for NYE!

Icesis Amira J said...

This is so cute. I would definetely wear that. - amirajsfashiondiaries.blogspot.com

miha.ela said...

I think I'll wear a dress, black and gold one :)

newest follower,
xo
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Midnight Cowgirl said...

I'm loving this look!

karla camille foronda said...

That's an amazing look!! :))

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ooh love the clutch! And fun quote from Lady Gaga! I do like some nice black accents.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ooh love the clutch! And fun quote from Lady Gaga! I do like some nice black accents.

Sara Gerard said...

Very cute! I love this look!

london's beauty said...

I'm loving this look. I adore the black bottoms :)

janettaylor said...

Those shoes are perfect!

MOSAMUSE said...

LLOVVEE this outfit!
xo
MOSAMUSE

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