Outfit + Giveaway: New Year’s Eve

PARTY_6Parker Dress (also here) // Karl Donaghue Shearling Scarf (similar)

Oia Jules Clutch // Jennifer Fisher Bracelet // YSL Heels

Dressing up for New Year’s Eve when it is not actually New Year’s Eve has it’s downfalls.  Cat calls, stares, and even a very concerned “are you alright!?”  I typically take my photos before work with Lydia, as it is easiest + the best way to capture what I actually wore that day.  I had the genius (not really) idea to get up even earlier to take these photos before the real outfit and completely looked like I was doing the walk of shame.  Alas, it made for a pretty good story.  Anyway, this is what I’m planning to wear for NYE.  The dress is my favorite, like ever.

I’m excited to be able to give one lucky reader this beautiful Oia Jules Clutch.  To enter, just like Stripes & Sequins + Oia Jules on Facebook, then leave a comment below teling me what you plan to wear on NYE!





Photos by Lydia Hudgens

The Fine Print:  Ends Friday 1/4/13 at 12:00am EST.  If you do not have a Facebook account, you may still enter by leaving a comment below.

No purchase necessary; void where prohibited.  While I do not announce the winner on my blog, it will be available by Monday 1/7/13 by request.  By entering into this sweepstakes, the entrant acknowledges that they are eligible for this sweepstakes according to all laws set forth by their state of residency.  Sorry, US residents only.

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  1. Samira says 12.28.12

    I love your heels!!!

  2. alyson says 12.28.12

    Great story! And, like both of you… plan to wear jeans and sequins for a casual night at home with a few friends.

  3. Oh my! Haha that definitely made me laugh. Lovin’ the dress & all the sequins make me smile 🙂

  4. Jenn says 12.28.12

    I will be wearing a sparkly studded peach top and my best jeans.

  5. JennySue Makeup says 12.28.12

    that dress is the absolute most fabulous and festive thing i’ve seen in a long time!!!

  6. JennySue Makeup says 12.28.12

    that dress is the most festive and fabulous frock i’ve seen in a long time!! you’re sure to have a ball NYE dressed in something like that!

  7. Courtney W says 12.28.12

    Love that clutch! I plan on wearing a red dress with multi strand pearl necklace and black patent wedges and black sheer tights!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

  8. michelle says 12.28.12

    Thats too funny! Ill be going to a house party so leggings and a sweater dress will do!

  9. Elizabeth M says 12.28.12

    I absolutely love your dress!
    I would like both pages on facebook if I had one. Hopefully I’ll get to Express for this sequin mini I have had my eye on but if not I’ll probably wear my black wool skirt from J Crew and a sparkly top for a nice dinner with my family.
    I hope you have an amazing New Years Eve!

  10. Rachel says 12.28.12

    I plan on wearing a leopard H&M dress for NYE! Liked both on FB 🙂

  11. Vandy says 12.28.12

    You look great, G… a little cold, but terrific, nonetheless!

  12. Christina P says 12.28.12

    I’m wearing a black dress that has lilac “dots/spots/splotches” on the top half of the dress. It is sophisticated yet fun. With black tights and knee high boots, unless I find sparkly flats to match! Silver purses would make this perfect!

  13. Swetha Akella says 12.28.12

    I love your dress! I’m planning to wear a nude+gold bandage skirt with an orange peplum top for my first NYE being 21!

  14. Sarah says 12.28.12

    In love with that dress! I’ll be wearing these gold glitter bow heels: http://instagram.com/p/TGyzUNOZrT/ and a black cocktail dress with a fun necklace. Happy New Year!

  15. devon says 12.28.12

    I’ll be wearing my Christmas PJs and a pair of these unless I get a hot date.


    How could any man resist such hotness?

  16. Elizabeth Kirk says 12.28.12

    I plan to wear an embellished top and black skinny jeans! Love this blog!!

  17. amazing dress. hilarious story. but more importantly… what is that diamond ring on your left hand?! xo!

  18. Berty Morales says 12.28.12

    You look stunning and that is a gorgeous dress. Also what a nice Giveaway! That Clutch is amazing. Happy New Year!

  19. Chelsea says 12.28.12

    Grace! You are killing it. I finally took the plunge and bought the shearling scarf. I adore it! That dress is phenom. I think I am wearing a bejeweled romper with tights and glitter heels… xo

  20. Maya says 12.28.12

    Love the look Grace – that dress is amazingly gorgous {and the story is fabulous too!}


  21. ashley says 12.28.12

    I have no idea! In a dream world wear a sequin dress and pumps but I don’t think I’m doing anything fancy enough for that!

  22. That’s the best walk of shame I’ve ever seen! 😉 I always wonder how you guys do it – I’m always so self conscious to take pictures in public when PEOPLE could SEE ME! haha.

    Have the happiest of New Year’s Eves!

  23. Laura says 12.28.12

    Hmm haven’t decided yet- I probably something sparkly!

  24. OMG…your dress is GORGEOUS! And I am seriously crushing on the clutch! We haven’t decided what we are doing for NYE yet but I have a new sequin mini that I have been saving for a special night out! 😉 I liked you both on FB, but I’m not sure if it is under my blog name or real name jenn r. I am entering on my iPhone while traveling! I’m not driving of course…ha ha. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife
    [email protected]

  25. Taima says 12.28.12

    Liked both on facebook. I am hoping to wear my pjs on NYE but if I do venture out I have a couple of outfits on standby (1) black sequins dress, and pumps or (2) Leather pants and sequins blouse.

  26. Whitney Moberg says 12.28.12

    I will be wearing a long sleeved flowy mint colored dress with a thin black belt and black sparkly pumps. Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. Keri says 12.28.12

    I liked you on FB & statred following you on IG…umm, I sound like a stalker! 😉 Loving your outfit! For NYE, I’m wearing a sequin black Karen Kane skirt, black fitted turtleneck with a gorge statement necklace from Stella & Dot….opaque black tights & jcrew suede booties. Happy New Year!!!

  28. Katie says 12.28.12

    I am completely in love with that dress and laughed out loud at the story. The clutch is great too! My NYE outfit is going to be sparkly tights and a mint colored dress, can’t wait!

  29. Holly L says 12.28.12

    I’m wearing a feathered skirt, chambray top and a statement necklace from baublebar. Love your NYE outfit!

  30. danielle m. says 12.28.12

    something bold jeweled colored and gold!!!

  31. Elizabeth says 12.28.12

    Your whole ensemble strikes me as very Carrie Bradshaw-like, which in my opinion, is a great thing. Try to stay warm, though!

    Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

  32. M. (Faded M Style) says 12.28.12

    You look stunning and that dress is gorg! Such a great story too! xo
    Best, M.

  33. Bettina says 12.28.12

    A few things.

    1) This dress is gorgeous
    2) You have amazing morning face because I would’ve never in a million years thought that you take your outfit photos in the AM before work.
    3) You know I love your YSL shoes, still on my save up for list 🙂

    Hope you have a lovely NYE weekend!

  34. Jess @ homevolution says 12.28.12

    Ooooh, I LOVE everything about that outfit! So fun!! (although I can see how it wouldn’t work quite so well on a random morning, haha) I’m just doing a casual get together at a friend’s house, so won’t be so dressed up – but there will definitely be some sparkliness involved.

  35. That dress is to die for ! You look amazing !
    My Blog – A Pretty Nest

  36. Padi says 12.28.12

    For NYE I am going to wear a golden color dress that is sparkly with some nude plumps. Also, I will have a red flower in my hair 🙂

  37. Cathleen says 12.28.12

    I plan on wearing a matte gold sequin top, black short skirt, and plenty of other sparkly jewelry!

  38. Ashley says 12.28.12

    That dress is so fun!!

    xo Ashley

  39. Jessica says 12.28.12

    I’m planning on wearing skinny jeans, a sparkly shirt, statement necklace and cute heels!

  40. Cory says 12.28.12

    Already like you both on FB. You look gorgeous. I will be in pjs and slippers with my hubby, our 7 year old and almost 1 year old. So glamorous, right?!?!?

  41. Denise Konkel says 12.28.12

    I love that outfit and clutch!! So pretty. I am wearing a sequin J.Crew shirt with some skinny jeans and black smoking flats 🙂

  42. Susan DeVaux says 12.28.12

    Fabulous outfit..

    I liked on fb 🙂

    I will be wearing a nude colored dress with some black heels!

  43. Alex says 12.28.12

    That dress is beyond gorgeous!
    For New Year’s Eve, I’m planning to snuggle up in my gray leopard print pajamas and black tank with horrendous looking hair.

  44. rebecca says 12.28.12

    for new years this year i think we are just going to stay home and watch the ball drop!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

  45. Chelsea says 12.28.12

    Parker makes such a stunning dress! You look fantastic and this is the perfect new years look!!

    Haute Child in the City

  46. Dianne Hall says 12.28.12

    I am in love with your blog! Seriously. Amazing style. I liked on facebook as well &&follow you.

  47. Amanda says 12.28.12

    Definately something shiny! sequins are calling my name!

  48. Jacqueline says 12.29.12

    Not sure what my plans are yet since I will probably be exhausted from working all day, so for the time being I plan on just wearing lounge clothes. But if I go out, I have a fun LBD to pair with some sparkly stilettos!

  49. Beatrix says 12.29.12

    haaha, who asked if you are all right? xD I saw the diamond ring too!!! :O

  50. Maureen McCroskey says 12.29.12

    I get so many great ideas from your blog…Plan on wearing something sparkly on top and a pair of Vanessa Bruno skinny jeans with a pair of strappy heels!

  51. Kira says 12.29.12

    Such a pretty clutch! For NYE, ill be wearing my favorite black sequin skirt with a gold top!

  52. Kristin @ ChicAllWeek says 12.29.12

    Liked both of you on facebook! While I love dresses, this year I’m opting for a sequin tank + fancy satin flower print ankle pants and heels 🙂

    ~Kristin (ChicAllWeek)

  53. becky says 12.29.12

    so cute! for new years we are doing the typical bar crawl…..always fun!

  54. Samantha says 12.29.12

    LOVE everything about that dress! Can see why it’s your favorite.

  55. A Girl, A Style says 12.29.12

    Haha, I love this story!

    And this look is SO gorgeous on you Grace! (you look like an extra from The Great Gatsby; which I mean as a compliment of course!)

    P.S. I’ve just realised I didn’t have you on my blog roll so have rectified this and just added you

    Briony xx

  56. Kenny Hall says 12.29.12

    Love love love! And I like on facebook. (:

  57. Karrie Harper says 12.29.12

    A silver sequined dress with my strappy late spade snakeskin shoes. I’m sure ill add some color with jewelry and clutch!

  58. meero says 12.29.12

    i plan on wearing sweatpants at home playing games with the fam.

  59. Cynthia says 12.30.12

    Love your dress! 🙂 So festive…sequins can do no wrong in my book!

    I will be wearing a little black dress and sparkly champagne colored heels to toast the new year.

  60. Erin says 12.30.12

    I’m wearing a little black dress with sparkly heels!

  61. Nikki Rappaport says 12.30.12

    You look fabulous and not a bit cold at all! Hope you have a fun new years Grace and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for you in 2013! xo

  62. Airess says 12.30.12

    I plan on wearing a comfortable pair of sweats and a tshirt because I am currently deployed! yay!

  63. Dana says 12.30.12

    I plan on wearing striped pyjamas…I’m staying close to home this NYE, unfortunately!

  64. Sara B says 12.30.12

    Grace I am DYING over that dress!!! You look amazing!! I already like you on facebook and since I don’t have big plans for NYE this year I don’t know how exciting my outfit will be, but I do have a new pair of sparkly shoes I might just have to wear 🙂 Happy New Years to you!!! xoxo

  65. Nicole says 12.31.12

    I am hoping to finish making some jewelry to wear tonight, from layers of chain and metallic leather!

  66. Cassie says 12.31.12

    I love this outfit! Haha, sometimes the stories behind the outfit pictures are so entertaining. You look gorgeous though! I still don’t know exactly what I’m doing (tonight!) but I have a really fun sequin peplum top that I love.
    Thanks for another giveaway!

  67. Mysha says 12.31.12

    Looks like its a night for sequins! Wearing silver sequined leggings with a low cut peplum top and high heels, of course 🙂 Happy New Year!!!

  68. Linda says 12.31.12

    I just liked on FB (linda R)

    I’m wearing a cute red and silver number

  69. Donna says 1.1.13

    I wore jeans and a sparkly gold and silver top

  70. Julie says 1.1.13

    I had leggings, gold shimmery boots and a white silky top

  71. Linda says 1.2.13

    I love wearing glitter and jeans

  72. Ann says 1.2.13

    I wore black jeans and a white top

  73. Celeste says 1.2.13

    Pajamas! Ha! I didn’t go out — so a cozy night watching the ball drop was my “exciting” NYE. 🙂 (I do not have a FB account)

  74. Prasert says 1.2.13

    I wore black pants and white top

  75. Mary says 1.2.13

    I loved wearing my brown MK jacket and my dark jeans

  76. Cerrisse Wood says 1.3.13

    Liked both on facebook!
    I wore black and white with lots of gold sparkles 🙂

  77. Lisa M. says 1.3.13

    It was snowing here in Kansas so we decided to stay safe at home. I wore pj’s and enjoyed a amaretto laced nespresso and watched the ball drop with my sweetie! Perfect night! Thanks for the great giveaway. I love this clutch!

  78. Kay says 1.3.13

    I wore a cute sweaterdress with leggings

  79. Mary Beth says 1.3.13

    Since the new year has already come and gone I’ll share what I wore… I attended a themed party this year, so a country girl was what I donned. Hopefully next year I’ll be able to dress up! PS.. liked you both on Facebook.