Sunglasses and Statement Necklace: Simply Vera Vera Wang; Earrings: Nicole by Nicole Miller; Sweater, Bangles, Rhinestone Rings and Midi Rings: Forever 21; Rose ring and Skirt: LC Lauren Conrad; Boots: Jennifer Lopez; Oversize clutch: Liz Claiborne

Happy New Year everyone! I love that word: New.

New experiences. New people to meet. New places to visit. New items in my closet….okay, maybe I’m going too far.

My New Year started with a trip out of state with the love of my life. So I’ve already checked off the new experiences, new people to meet and new places to visit right off the bat! Now, all I have to do is shop for new items for my closet…oh wait, am I off track again?

The New Year is exciting. I am open to new opportunities and where they lead me. I’m open to trying new things and push myself even more in life and business. I want this year to bring me loads and loads of happiness and well being. I would like to be more carefree and daring. I want to have fun. Plenty of fun.

This LC Lauren Conrad skirt is fun. I have been eyeing this at Kohl’s for months now. It came in navy as well, but this shade of pink is to die for. So, I finally bought it (on sale – I love a new sale). The hi-low hem and the beautiful satin fabric are playful and feminine. The flow of this skirt is amazing. I didn’t want to wait till Spring or Summer to wear it. So I opened up my closet and thought “Just throw on a warm black sweater and over the knee boots and you’re good!”

And so I did. I love this new outfit. Though the boots could have toughened up the skirt, they played off the simple black sweater nicely. Add some new accessories like these great Forever 21 rings and bangles and this GORGEOUS Simply Vera multi-chain statement necklace and what you have is a new outfit that is eye catching, beautiful and absolutely carefree.

What better way to start off the New Year!