Happy New Year, Beauties! It’s officially 2015 and I hope you celebrated in style with the ones you love. Here at Sleepless in Sequins, we threw a New Year’s Eve bash at our home. It was a spontaneous party, that we decided upon just two days before NYE! I’ll admit that I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I wanted a themed party with a color scheme, an abundance of flowers, crystal cocktail glasses, the perfect hors d’ouvres, plated on lovely serving pieces and…well, you get the point. I want everything perfect. Always. I spend hours on Pinterest (check out my inspiration boards here) at 2am searching for party planning inspiration. This is the exact reason that entertaining people always overwhelmed me. I love being creative, but the entire production of a party always seemed to be too much for me to handle. If you know me personally, you know that I am by no means a domestic diva. My cooking skills aren’t quite up to par. I’m not kidding…I can burn toast. Therefore, I leave the culinary creations up to the superstar chef of the house, and Sleepless in Sequins photog, Grant. On a side note, I’m great at chopping vegetables and I can make a mean salad.
I recently had the pleasure of attending accessories designer, Elaine Turner’s Store Opening Celebration on Madison Avenue, which is her first New York boutique. The party was hosted by Purses and Pursenalities, and 10% of the proceeds from the party went to the Madison Square Boys’ & Girls’ Club. The Texas based designer creates gorgeous handbags, shoes, and jewelry. Her collection showcases beautiful styles, full of color and textured fabrics. The moment I walked in the store, I understood the direction of the brand. The brilliant color and fun, flirty accessories targets the adventurous woman who expresses her zest for life through her personal style.