holiday guest post {by Jillian}

well my  friends, christmas is over (boo) and it's now time to start prepping ourselves to ring in the new year! i already have my new years goals down and ready to share with you all, but what about the big night when we are getting ourselves dolled up for that fantasized kiss and picture perfect night. well, i have jillian here to help you with all things good and new years-y!!
make sure to check out her blog, she's a doll ,)


Hey ladies & gents,


I'm Jillian over from Boyish Chic & I'm psyched to do a guest post for the lovely & adorable TJ (doesn't her blog rule?)!

NYE in Paris // via
Since I write a style blog, I wanted to have some fashion incorporated into this post. New Year's Eve is a time to go all out. That's right. Bust out the velvet, sequins, lace, bows, glitter, statement pieces! 'Cause NYE is all about bringing the new year in right & celebrating the good times to come. Why not go out in with a bang?!
I was going to post some dresses you could buy, but then realized that it's a little late to buy online for NYE. So instead, I suggest finding those pieces in your closet you never know when to wear - and ROCK 'EM. Add some red or hot pink lipstick and/or a glitter headband, belt or nail polish. Find a sequin clutch at TJMaxx if you don't have one/are on a budget. You don't want to go overboard, but you can certainly push the envelope for NYE on what's over the top versus what's just right. Plus, it's always better to be overdressed than underdressed.

via Free People
Now that we talked a little NYE fashion, you should know I'm not only a style blogger! I'm an entrepreneur, a photographer, a foodie, a daughter, a friend... you get the gist. That being said, I'd also like to share some of my resolutions with you for 2012 (man, it's weird to write that):
  • This past year has been a rollercoaster for me in my personal & business life. It has been non stop! Most of that is good, but some not so great. I tend to be a workaholic & when I get stressed, I take it out on myself. One of my resolutions is to not be so hard on myself & to take some me time. Everyone will benefit from keeping myself sane & heart-happy. 
  • Going along with the above is: learning to say no! Boy, do I strongly dislike saying no. I looooove to say yes. I love to do everything, all at once & help as many people as I can. It's my nature. But, I really need to learn that I can't possibly do everything - no one can. So I need to learn when it's okay to say no in order to keep myself from getting overwhelmed.
  • Letting go of clothes: okay, okay, this is a style one. I hold on to clothes for waaayy too long & they just sit in my closet. I still have clothes from early high school. I'm 23. Ha! I can't let go of the nostalgia! I need to work on that..
  • Exercising more. This will not only make me feel better about myself, but will physically make me less tired & more able to do what I need to. I need to make a plan for daily work outs & stick to it.
There's plenty more, but I'll leave it at that for today. Do you have any resolutions of the new year? Any plans for what you'll wear on New Year's Eve? Post some photos & share! I'd love to see.

Thanks so much for having me! You rock.
And have an incredibly HAPPY NEW YEAR!

xx. Jillian of Boyish Chic


  1. Love this post. It's so true that you can go all out for New Years with things that you might normally not wear. I love all the sparkle.

    Your resolutions are so similar to mind! I have trouble saying "no" too, and that inlcudes saying no to hanging on to clothes from high school that have "sentimental" value, if you can even call it that! haha

  2. oh my god! how cool
    i've seen her store before
    she is gorgeous!
    one of my new years resolutions is
    to work out more too! and to focus
    on ME ME ME :)

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  3. Those are great resolutions :)

    I have a hard time letting go of clothes too. I'm such a hoarder when it comes to clothes (that and my old school work) even if I haven't touched it in a year or two haha.


  4. Wonderful post my friend hope you had a great Christmas look forward to enjoying 2012 with you have a awesome day.

    Always Wendy

  5. Love this! :) I am actually going to do something this New Years I am on the hunt for something fun to wear! :) I want sequins!

  6. Such a great post...still don't know what I'm doing for New Year's Eve!

  7. great post! i am now following her.

  8. love this post...i am still scavenging for my perfect outfit!!! i have one statement piece i am working sequin cropped jacket! i'm feeling inspired now ;) xoxoxo brynn

  9. Cute post! Thanks for sharing!

    sherri from SHERRI AMOUR

  10. thanks for the comment :)your blog is really cool, i hope that you are interesting to following my blog :)

  11. Thanks for all the comments ladies! So happy to hear that you've been inspired. Can't wait to see photos of what you rock on the big night!
    xx. Jillian

  12. Jillian is gorgeous! Can't wait to go over to her blog and check it out! And I am a big fan of sparkles so I think I'm going to need to pull out all my fabulous vintage sparkling jewelry for NYE. Even if I am going to be staying home.

  13. this was such a fun guest post! it was great getting to know jillian! :)

    p.s. i also live by the philosophy that it's always better to be overdressed than to be underdressed. ;)

    <3, Mimi

  14. Great guest post; thanks for sharing!

    xo Jennifer


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