I will be hitting the slopes this year for NYE this year and there are a few essentials that I always bring when skiing.  Keeping warm is a must, and we had to bring a few goodies to ring in 2014.



J.Crew x Sperry Topsider BootsNanette Rabit Snood /Arctic ParkaOtte Cable SweaterVeuve Clicquot Thick Knit Headband‘Taylor’ Headphones / Ray Ban Mirrored Aviators / J Crew Camp Socks  / Sugar Paper LA CoastersCashmere ScarfDeborah Lippman “Boom Boom Pow”  Nail Polish / Deborah Lippman “Stronger” Nail Polish / BanDo Headband / Nars Larger than Life Lip Gloss


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Wear sequins, party all night or stay in your sweats and drink by the fire?  Are you the party girl or like to stay in with friends for New Years Eve? This year my plans involve the later. We will be spending the New Year up in the mountains.  After skiing all day the last thing I want to do is throw on a pretty party dress and heels.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good cocktail dress, but this year is all about starting the new year off Relaxed & Rested (okay, let’s be honest it will actually start on Jan. 2nd because this girl loves her bubbles and I am sure I will have at least a few glasses by the fire).

If you are headed to a friend’s house to ring in the New Year; instead of bringing a bottle of champagne try a thoughtful gift that everyone will enjoy. I have teamed up with the folks at Sesame to launch their new CELEBRATE gift set. This “Party in a Box” is the perfect gift to bring to a party or even to buy for yourself. The box is filled with all of the essentials you would need for any NYE party.

If you are not familiar with Sesame, it is a boutique gift shop in your pocket and makes thoughtful gifting effortless for anyone on the go.  Each gift set is expertly curated and themed to deliver a beautifully unique gifting experience.  You can download SESAME GIFTS for iPhone here or browse gifts online here.  Sesame is giving ADOD readers not one, but THREE lucky winners their very own CELEBRATE Gift Set just in time to ring in the new year. The iPod speaker is my personal favorite, see the rest of what is inside below. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter for your chance to win.  The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve (December 24th) to make sure the gift sets are delivered before December 31st!

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6 Champagne Coupes / Celebrate Table Topics To Go / A Set of Party Beads / Confetti and Blow Horns (for midnight) / iPhone Silicon Speaker / Advil and Altoids (for the next day)

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One of the best parts of the Holiday  is having an excuse to dress up. But  the catch 22 for me is figuring out what to wear. Before our friends annual Christmas party without fail my room looks like a tornado just hit. This year in order to eliminate the stress, and the fact that we will be packing a suitcase for 3 vacations, I really have to plan my outfits in advance. This means no changing my mind at the last second and only bringing one option for each event we will be going to. Did I mention we will be going on THREE different vacations? I know we may be a little crazy but we will have a guaranteed good time!

We will be attending a few parties in Arizona right before Christmas, so this jumpsuit will be the perfect piece to bring with me. I am planning on changing up the accessories and I might throw on a chunky knit to dress it down, and I will probably be wearing it again for NYE (but that is way too far away to think about right now!). What is your favorite go-to piece during the Holidays (are you a dress girl, or do you love a good sequin skirt)?


 Michelle Mason Jumper / BaubleBar Earrings / Alice and Olivia Swing Coat / Alice and Olivia Clutch / Sarah Chloe Bracelet / Monogram Bracelet / Joie Cutout Booties / NARS Velvet Matt Lipstick in Cruella / Otte Opal Ring / Catbird Diamond Baguette Ring / 18K Pronged Ring

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