December 18, 2014

Guest Blog Post - Co-Founder of 9th & Elm, Elly,

9th & Elm is a site dedicated to bringing "it’s members fabulous fashion from the best handmade and independent designers." I love this site because you can buy great stocking stuffers for anyone this Christmas. They have a variety of jewelry and accessories to choose from so I know you will find something for everyone on your Christmas list. 
So with that being said let's check out our guest Elly Co-Founder of 9th & Elm!



Your Holiday Guide:  What to Wear this NYE

Article written by Elly Bethune, Co-Founder of 9th & Elm


It’s that time of year again – New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! You know what that means… you start to panic, and think, "I have nothing to wear!" Don’t fret ladies, we’re here to help you put some trendy, yet classic, outfits together!


Even if sequins aren’t usually your thing, step outside of the box this season, and try it! You'll shine at the party, and look very on-trend for the season. Not only are sequins hot, hot, hot, but the chevron pattern is extremely popular too. It makes this dress the perfect dress for any holiday party! Put that LBD on hold this year, because let's face it, it has had its turn many times in the past, and this season you’re going to shine!
Plus, forgo the jacket, because this dress has sleeves! Pair it with some subtle bling, like the Iceberg Rose Cuff or earrings by Tiffany Rose Designs. Break out some amazing black pumps with this little number - and don't forget about those toes and nails. I would recommend Big Apple Red by OPI. After all, you are stepping outside the box, why not go all the way!


This is the perfect dress if you just want to add a little sparkle this season. The dress is form fitting in all the right places. The material is very stretchy, so it makes it easy to move and, most importantly, dance the night away. The sleeves are full-length, so no worries on a jacket here either! Plus, a jacket would cover up the best part of the dress: the baby sequins that detail the sleeve. Rock this dress with a large cocktail ring, some glitter or sequin heels, and an over sized stud set. I would recommend a metallic gold nail here to compliment the sleeve. All around, if you were invited to only one, or ten, holiday parties this year, this is a must-have for this season.


Loving the leather trend this season!? Me too! This dress is for the very girly girl, with its poplin collar, tight waist bodice, and a-line bottom frame. But the leather gives it a more cool-feel and accents the dress in all the right places. I would wear black opaque tights with this little number, with an over sized cocktail ring and some killer shoes or booties. This dress would be awesome with a black leather bomber jacket, to give it that little leather extra touch, or a classic black blazer with a roll-up sleeve to add some bangles.
And let's not forget the color of the dress: red! Hello! What are you waiting for? You have found the perfect dress, now let's get some black nail polish and call it a day. But not before you do an over sized Carrie Bradshaw bun and smoky-eye to complete the ensemble. Ahhhh...the outfit is now complete. Now go find that prince to keep you company while watching the ball drop. And most importantly, don't forget to seal him with a kiss.











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But Wait There's More

9th & Elm will also be hosting a giveaway (below)  from December 18 to December 31 at 11am CST where ONE lucky winner will receive a $100 site credit to shop 9th & Elm!! 

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