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Photography by Anna Sandul

New Year’s Eve is one of those nights where you’re either having the time of your life in the most fabulous outfit at THE party of the year, or you’re left questioning – did I really put on a bra for this?

With so much at stake, your New Year’s Eve requires a little organisation or at least a contingency plan, which in this case is: whatever happens, at least you can love your look!


There’s no better way to celebrate NYE than wearing a standout dress. I love to play with textures: sequins, velvet, silks and lace and I’m not afraid to wear all at once – because if not on New Year’s when else? For me, I’ll either take the plunge with a deep-v neckline or go bold with a thigh high split dress. Choose something that fits your personality and your body type, my hot tip? Don’t wear anything, just because it’s trending. Confidence is key!


If you thought your shoes should play second fiddle to a standout dress – you’re wrong. On the biggest night of the year, anything less than copious amounts of glitter and sequins is slumming it. Whatever it is, boots, stilettos, platforms, sandals, pumps or sneakers pick a pair with that WOW factor. I know what you’r thinking – will I ever wear these again? I think you can. Pair them with a basic sweater and jeans for a fun new spin on an everyday outfit.


December 31st is not the night for a sub-par mani, in fact New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to go all out and try that latest nail trend you’ve been obsessing over! Iridescent foils, anyone? If the night goes to pot at least you’ll have nails to die for and that’s worth an Instagram pic right there – #blessed #nailedit)

We’ve been obsessed with glitter throughout 2016, so what better way to see off the year than adding a little to our tresses? It’s been THE hair trend of the year, worn by everyone from Rita Ora to Miley Cyrus. If glitter isn’t your thing try an effortless style such as this one. NYE is about having fun so lay off a little on the hairspray and create a relaxed look that you won’t have to worry about!


So you’ve got your look down, the outfit, the hair, the nails and the shoes but wait, something’s missing? You feel a little naked. The final touches are often the most important and for me this couldn’t be more true. I’m quite particular when it comes to perfume – I don’t like anything too strong or too sweet.

For me, the Gucci Bamboo fragrance is the one scent I can wear at any time. It has a unique mixture of Sandalwood and Vanilla notes, which give depth to the lighter, floral top notes of Bergamot, Lily and Ylang-Ylang. The texture of the scent evokes elegance, strength and femininity – characteristics I think we all hope to see more of in 2017!

What I particularly love about this scent is its versatility. From experience, NYE celebrations start early and finish late (or should I say early – the next day) and I need a fragrance that lasts. Thankfully, this perfume actually transforms from a lighter, floral scent to a deeper, woody fragrance throughout the day – making it the perfect accessory to take you from day to night.

A sponsored post in collaboration with Gucci

  • Beth

    Emma this is a fantastic blog post, its so well written I very much like your writing style! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it – perfect post to end 2016 with. You are so right, confidence is key – I am going to make this one of my focus points for 2017! Also to invest in a thigh high split dress, I have always wanted one and this has just confirmed I need to purchase one. Great photographs – I adore how you have styled your outfit.
    This post has inspired me to dress up and enjoy tonight! 🙂 I was not really looking forward to it until now.
    Thank you for continuing to be amazing and such an aspirational blogger, you have such a wonderful flair for fashion and are effortlessly stylish.
    I would like to try this perfume as I agree with you, I don’t favour perfume which is too sweet or strong, its great it lasts a long time too.
    Can’t wait to see your next vlog!
    Happy New Year! May it bring health, happiness, prosperity, joy and make lots of happy memories.
    Best wishes,

    • Emma Miller

      Hey Beth! Thanks so much for reading my post and writing such a lovely comment! I’m so happy you found it helpful :)) Hope you have a wonderful time tonight and wishing you all the health, success and happiness for 2017!
      Emma xo

  • Realist Soul

    Happy New Year Emma! Stay blessed! ✌🏽

    • Emma Miller

      Thank you!! Happy New Year! Hope have a great time celebrating tonight! Thanks for all the love and support! xoxo

  • Fateme

    Happy New year Emma😉
    Thanks for all your video YouTube.. So motiveted me.. For sport…
    ..sorry for my english.. I ‘m french girl.. And I learn english more now..
    Good day for you

    • Emma Miller

      Hi Fateme! Thank you so much for watching and commenting here 🙂 SO happy you enjoyed it and feel motivated!
      Hope to help motivate with many more videos – if there’s anything specific you’d like me to film let me know! xx

  • Amanda Rae

    Absolutely love this look. You are stunning!!!

    Xoxo Amanda

    • Emma Miller

      Thanks SO much Amanda! Really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment :))
      Glad you left me your blog name to check out! I will have a read now! xx