Confession: I know it’s supposed to be over-rated and the like, but I’d like to just say that New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays! For one, it’s characterized by champagne, sequins, and just about anything sparkly, so what’s not to love about that? Not to mention, I have a real, inexplicable fondness for the song Auld Lang Syne.  I also love that it prompts you to make big hopes and plans for the year to come… have you made your new year’s resolutions yet? I have a pretty good idea of what this year’s word will be… but I’m still keeping it under wraps for another day!

As for our plans this year, they will probably be far less adventurous than last year’s lively times in San Francisco or what will be taking place at this gorgeous building — The Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA — but they will definitely still include sparkly things, sequins, and (non-alcoholic) champagne.

I love the idea of keeping your look simple and throwing in pops of gold and sparkle in your accessories.  I found this little leather a-line dress, and even though it’s not maternity, the silhouette is perfect over this growing bump.  I’ve been living in these Isabella Oliver leggings these days and honestly can’t imagine my pregnancy wardrobe without them! They’re nice and thick, which makes them more flattering, plus they have these equestrian type seam details that run down the front.

I’m a total minimalist when it comes to accessories. I like to pick one piece that I love and keep everything else subtle. I love the seventies feeling of this gold necklace and how it complements the gold hardware of my little evening bag. Oh! And when all else fails, a little red lipstick goes a very long way!

I hope you all have a wonderful new year celebration, filled with wonderful friends, good bubbly, and very chic style!

Get the look!

Dress, Target / Leggings, Isabella Oliver / Shoes, Similar / Necklace, Target / Bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Comments (11)
  1. 1
    wildeinthekitchen December 30, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    You look so amazing in this leather dress! I love the shot with the confetti. So fun 🙂

    <3 Vicki

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    Supal {chevrons and éclairs} December 30, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I’m not going to lie… I have my outfit all picked out and really don’t want additional inspiration to confuse me, but I came here because Jen is seriously the best and cutest little thing ever. Also, I think that necklace is just beautiful!

  3. 3
    Jennifer Rose Smith December 30, 2013 at 2:46 pm


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    kelsey December 30, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    this dress is darling!
    ladies in navy

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    Elinor December 30, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    You are actually glowing …. and looking gorgeous! I’m sure 2014 will be one of the most memorable years of your life. Cherish every moment.

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    fashionablecollections December 31, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Just bought that same dress! Love it on you.

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    Phyllis December 31, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    You look {as always} darling and the tips are such a great, “doable” guide. The red lipstick is great on you ~ so bright and cheery. Do you mind sharing the lipstick you used here?

    • Jen Pinkston January 2, 2014 at 9:41 am

      Hi Phyllis, thank you so much! The lipstick is L’oreal British Red– available at just about any drug store! I have really pink undertones in my skin, so I always look for a really blue based red 🙂

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    Stephanie Keung January 1, 2014 at 12:31 am

    The pictures are really beautiful and really great styles!

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    Katerina January 2, 2014 at 3:11 am

    You look great in these photos!!!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!



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