Tomorrow night, like it or not, we will all be ringing in the year twenty fifteen. Some find the prospect of another year daunting, or exhausting, but I’m one of the ones who finds the prospect relieving. Fresh page, fresh start, new goals to set and eyes hopeful with the promise of spring. (At this point I’m officially OVER winter because without Christmas it’s just not a cute look.)
Last night, we had a bit of a New Year’s Eve Dry Run with great friends in Memphis, TN. My best friend suggested that we “suit up” and look our absolute best. I, of course, was more than game. Quick recommendation rundown if you ever find yourself in downtown Memphis: dinner at The Majestic Theatre where you can take in old black and white movies over steak and Prosecco, then wander to the famous Peabody Hotel for hot cocoa or what have you, and then hit BB Kings on Beale to take in honest-to-goodness soulful jazz and dancing. Then go home and stay up until 4am for no reason.*
*This part is optional, but very recommended.
With the encouragement of very good friends under my belt and a very new year looming ahead, I feel ready. I know what I need to do in 2015 and I’m ready to tackle it with relish. My secret to keeping motivation? Do everything in a fabulous pair of shoes. The only thing I’ll be worrying about at half past midnight is how much longer we’ll dance and if there are cabs to be had. I don’t care if you’re staying home on Wednesday night or ringing in 2015 with Ryan Seacrest himself – just do it in your favorite dress, red lipstick and a very open heart.
Happy New Beginnings to you, darlings. Auld Lang Syne and all that jazz. Keep your eyes up and your heart full and I promise, there’s no possible way to go wrong.
Haley Hoover, SMP Stylist
Wearing: Jacket – Ralph Lauren (sold out, similar), Dress – H&M (old, similar), Belt – Vintage (love this), Tights – Nordstrom Rack, Shoes – Brian Atwood (old, similar), Handbag – Longchamp x Bloomingdale’s