T minus 5 days until New Years Eve, and as usual, I’m faced with the dilemma between going out or staying in. I love the idea of getting glittery and glam and giving 2018 a properly festive sendoff with a sequin skirt and bottle of champagne. On the other hand, stirring a big pot of truffled risotto and curling up by the fire with Adam to talk about our New Years resolutions sounds pretty dreamy too – and we can still pop that bottle of bubbly (obviously.)

shot on location at the always glam Mattie’s

At least I’m prepared with an outfit that I’ve set aside for either option, and everything I’m wearing in both of these looks is currently marked down as part of Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale (which is pretty darn unreal.) Plus, you can access the entire sale online and get free shipping and free returns on every order. Just know that if you order “extra” items with the intent to return the ones you don’t love, be prepared for the fact that you might end up keeping ALL OF THEM like I did (lol.)

Scroll on for all the outfit details with links to shop, plus my other favorite on-sale items that I’m currently stalking online. Okay, now I need to hear from you guys: are you going out or staying in this NYE? I’d love to hear your take, the pro’s, the con’s, and what you’ve done in the past. One other piece of the puzzle that’s making me lean towards the “stay in” scenario: we’ve made it an annual tradition to meet up with friends for an epic New Years Day brunch, so there’s a part of me that wants to save my energy and go to bed early the night before. And maybe I’ll bust out my sequin skirt for January 1st, ’cause why not?!

Shop my “Let’s Go Out” look:

Faux Fur Crop Jacket

Bishop + Young Sequin Miniskirt

Sam Edelman Yaro Sandal

Shop my “Let’s Stay In” look:

ASTR the Label Krista Sweater

Make + Model Cozy Up Jogger Pants (amazing price point)

Knit Beanie with Faux Fur Pompom 

All Saints Solid Brushed Wool Blanket Scarf

Here’s what else I’m shopping at Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale today:

shoes, always: 

Vince Warren Slip-On Sneakers (obsessed)

Alexander Wang Gabi Bootie

Sam Edelman Valda Knee High Boot

for the cozy feels:

Shimmer Velvet Duvet Cover

Soft Ribbed Plush Throw

Cable Knit Beanie (such a great price point)

*this post is in partnership with our friends at Nordstrom.

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Kristen Kilpatrick