Have you ever had a really extravagant New Year’s Eve? I remember one year – many years back now – getting all dolled up for a black-tie party and having it be a total flop. Since then, I’ve stayed away from balls and glitz, and opted for small groups and house parties.

I must admit, however, that this partied-out editorial is giving me second thoughts on my judgement of a big, glamorous night on the town…

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Only the most fabulous evening out could result in such beautiful exhaustion! I was thinking about having a huge pajama party next year, but after seeing these… maybe we’ll combine the best of both worlds and have an extravagant evening… in. Red carpet worthy gowns required.

Have a very Happy New Year all! Wishing you oodles of champagne and midnight kisses!

images :: mario ardi photography

7 responses on “A GLAMOROUS GOODBYE

  1. Ryan

    I am overjoyed to be celebrating “East Coast NYE” in our hood with a great group of neighbors. Bubbly and sparklers at 9pm and then it’s lights out for me! However, if you’re planning a Red Carpet worthy bash next year I will begin resting up for it now!

  2. Ivy Lane

    Ahhhhhhh…. I miss dressing up on NYE…. this post is perfect! Tonight it is going to be an early dinner out with my hubby and then back home cozy by the fire…bubbly and watching the ball drop on Times Square….

    Thanks Cassandra for a great year of inspiration! on to 2014!

    Happy New Year to you and yours!




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About Cassandra LaValle

Cassandra LaValle is the founder and editor-in-chief of coco+kelley where she explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, she consults clients across the globe on styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle.