Monday Mingle: New Years Eve Style

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Since having children, our New Years Eve celebration consists of the “big night” spent in our home and usually in bed before the bells. But this year, I am happy to report we are hitting the town! New Years weather can be pretty frigid temps, so I wanted something that would be not only be stylish but keep me covered and comfortable. Free People, one of my fav go-to brands was my first stop for my New Years look.

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I immediately fell in love with this Free People Sequin Blazer featuring a stretch-lace lining and hem in a raw zigzag pattern. The festive jacket comes in gold (shown) and silver. I kept it simple with a black cami underneath. And check out these super comfy Vegan Leather Pants, also Free People. The leather skinnies are detailed with a three front zipper pockets and two back pockets, and side zips on the ankle. They also come in a beautiful cranberry color as well.


For jewelry, I wanted to keep it simple since the gold sequins on the jacket already make a statement, I chose a gift my husband bought me for our anniversary this past summer, an initial Maya Brenner necklace. This necklace showcases my children’s three initials. It’s such a special and timeless piece of jewelry and I always try to incorporate it in my wardrobe.

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To finish off my New Years look, I chose my Jessica Simpson suede heels. I purchased these last year, but you can find a similar pair here. A great thing about all these fashion pieces is that you can continue to wear these staples throughout the year and pair them separately to dress up or down! Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

Do you have a party outfit to share? What are you wearing over the holidays? Share what you’ve been wearing on Monday Mingle. Monday Mingle is a fashionable collaboration between me, Jill from Glamamom and Kristin from BonBonRoseGirls. Each week we post about our personal style and then invite our friends to join in the fun. This week we’ve got a RAVPower® Lipstick Charger for your phone (value $50). The charger is the Luster 3000mAh External Battery Pack Portable Charger -Sized (Ultra Bright Flashlight with High/Low/Strobe Modes) for iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, iPod; Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note3, Note2; Nexus 5, Nexus 4; Motorola Razr Maxx, HTC ONE, most Smartphones and other USB-charged devices.

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All photos by Bellamy Blue our favorite NYC studio

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Momtrends was not paid for this post. As always, we get a lot of free clothing to style. But no one paid me to put any of this together. 


  • Pam@over50feeling40

    Love this top!! It is always so much fun when you can first get out and enjoy the town. This year is also a first for me…I will be babysitting my first grandchild so my daughter and SIL can go party!! Happy New Year!

    • Brianne Manz

      That is so wonderful! I am so looking forward to getting out and dressing up! Happy New Year to you!

  • April

    Cool outfit! I can totally see wearing something like this for NYE!

    xo April

    • Brianne Manz

      Thank you! Happy New Year!

  • Tiffany

    I LOVE the sequins! You look simply gorgeous!

    • Brianne Manz

      Thank you! This was such a fun shoot! Have a Happy New Year!

  • Whitney ‘Nic’ James

    Happy New Year to you and I LOVE the sequins! 🙂


    • Brianne Manz

      Thank you and Happy New Year to you as well!

  • I love this look – the sequin jacket is seriously covetable! Happy New Year!

    • Brianne Manz

      Happy New Year to you as well!

  • Love the blazer! Sequins are so much fun to wear. I have a silver cropped sequin jacket I have yet to wear and you look so amazing in these pictures you’ve inspired me to style it in a similar manner 😉


    • Brianne Manz

      Thank you! Have a wonderful New Year!

  • Glamamom®

    Bri, that outfit is bangin! You look SO cool! Have a wonderful New Year.

    • Brianne Manz

      Thank you Jill!!! You too! xx

  • B looks gorg in all that sparkle!

    • Brianne Manz

      Thanks Kristin!! Have a Happy New Year!

  • Happinessatmidlife

    What a stunning blazer!! I love how unique and festive it is. Have a great time at your NYE’s festivities!


  • monica

    Brianne – you look fantastic!!!

  • Love your outfit…those leggings are whoa!!

  • That blazer! That necklace! The zipper! Enter heart eyed emoji and drooling here.

  • This is a really great NYE outfit! I’m in love with unique sequins on the blazer!

  • I will always be hopelessly in love with free people. this jacket is stunning!

  • Alison Lumbatis

    That jacket and those pants…AMAZING! That’s one fierce NYE look.

  • I love all things Free People! Darling look!