Super Fancy.

I teamed up with Nordstrom to create a fun party dress for ringing in the New Year….
but truth be told, I have no fancy plans for NYE.
Actually, I never really do.
One New Year’s I decided to fulfill all of my teenage dreams and go to Vegas to celebrate (I live about an 2 hours away) and it was a gigantic disaster.
I don’t know if any of you have ever had the pleasure of being in Sin City on such a night but it is not for the faint of heart.
Everywhere you go it’s so jam packed sardine-style you think you should be married to half those people by the time you squeeze through em!
These days I usually just hang out at the house, play games and eat treats until midnight…but if I was going to go somewhere for a NYE party this is totally what I’d wear:)

When I saw this dress I was thrilled! It’s such a pretty beige color and I love anything with sparkles and/or fringe so I was sold.
I was looking for something to go over it (it’s strappy and I needed more coverage) the girl at Nordstrom pointed this jacket out. She said it’s her very favorite because it’s soooo flattering and comfy and they usually sell out of it as soon as it comes in. OH MAN! I’ve never put on a jacket that I’ve loved more. True story. It has a little bit of padding in the shoulders and the cut hugs your waist perfectly!


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Photography by Ashley Flowers

Dress: J.O.A
Jacket: BlankNYC
Earrings: Tasha
Shoes: Steve Madden
Lipstick: Dolce & Gabbana Bon Bon


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    December 19, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Hot! Hot! Hot! I love it!

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    December 19, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Super cute!

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    December 19, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Love love love the shoes!

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    December 19, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    The dress is a dream and I love it that you wear it with the leather jacket!
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
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    December 19, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Love that jacket!

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    Molly Gardner
    December 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    You look absolutely stunning in these pics!! That jacket is amazing. Also, glad to hear I’m not the only one who stays in on NYE! I love family time and champagne and my PJs.


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    Molly Gardner
    December 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Ok, I expected this jacket to be around $400 and felt like, Le Sigh, but just clicked through and it’s $98. You are a goddess.

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      December 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Molly, you’re so pretty! I saw your picture and had to tell you how stunning you look! And that jacket IS gorgeous 🙂

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    sharron h
    December 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Wow! You look amazing!

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    Summer Ann
    December 19, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    You look so amazing!! Such a hot mama!

    Summer Ann

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    December 19, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Have a dress up party at home with the kids and husband….wear that outfit! you look stunning…:-0

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    December 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    You look beautiful! I hope you have an occasion to wear the outfit soon. x

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    R Liz
    December 19, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    What are you doing to your hair to get that straight but still some oopmh look?

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    December 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    It’s the truth. I live in Las Vegas, & there are always high chances of claustrophobia when it comes to nightlife. I always hope to do something for New Year’s, but I’m satisfied with at least seeing fireworks. (:

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    December 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Oh yeah! You are rocking this outfit!

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    Hope Howland (@HHDesigns)
    December 19, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Oh this dress just screams fun!

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    Liz Tea Bee (@LizzTeaBee)
    December 19, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    How did having baby make you look ten years younger? It’s not fair. I might need that dress to watch tv and eat junk food in.

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    December 19, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    okay, perfect. that is all. 🙂

    xo, k
    pocket of blossoms

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    Mocha And Moccasins
    December 19, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    New Years Eve never turns out that well for me either.. but you do have a gorgeous outfit put together! Loving those heels, too! 🙂

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    December 19, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    You’re gorgeous and after only months after giving birth…wow.

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    December 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Though I am not one to use words like “adorbs” like ever, I can’t help myself in this situation. Loving the jacket combo. Gah! Cute as heck. Makes me want to have NYE plans myself.

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    December 19, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Bought that jacket last season and it has been one of the best finds ever! Dressed up, dressed down – it goes with everything and is so comfy + bad-a** all at the same time. 🙂

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    Wishes & Reality
    December 19, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    NYE is so overrated but you look spectacular!

    Heidi D.

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    December 19, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Such a cute dress! I’ve gotta say, I just had my baby in September (I think you did too??) and in need of a little sprucing up. So, I followed your contouring tutorial and LOVED IT!!! Thanks, I look so much better.

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    Lana Shvartzman
    December 20, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Perfect outfit!

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    December 20, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Love your honesty!

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    December 20, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    This outfit is so beautiful and elegant but not too fancy


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    Nicole Walker
    December 20, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    You look gorgeous Cara! I am loving anything with fringe right now as well.


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    December 21, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    What a beautiful dress, I love this look!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    International Yoga Festival
    December 22, 2014 at 4:57 am

    You looking pretty and your style excellent.

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    JennySueMakeup (@JennySueMakeup)
    December 22, 2014 at 6:41 am

    i literally laughed out loud about needing to be married to everyone else in vegas on nye! ha!! i can only imagine – been there over 10 times for various reasons and it’s already crowded and crazy enough, i can’t imagine what ringing in the new year does to those people!! your outfit choice is perfect – i’d wear it at home with the kids just because you can!

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    Emerald Earrings
    December 22, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Love everything about this look! Such a dream! Merry Christmas, Cara!

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    Heather Hammel
    December 22, 2014 at 8:15 am

    GORGEOUS and such a great outfit! I can’t even remember the last time I went out on NYE but I actually have plans this year. It is going to be really cold where I’m at, plus I’m just not feeling a dress right now. So I opted for a skinny black dress pant and jade colored sequined V neck cami.


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    December 22, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    You look STUNNING! I love everything about this look

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    December 22, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    How tall are you? I love this dress, but I’m around 5’9” and don’t want it to be too short on me. Thanks! 🙂

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    December 22, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I LOVE your hair! Have you done a tutorial on styling it that way?

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    December 22, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Love everything about this!

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    December 23, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I love the jacket in particular! I saw it comes in 4 colors. I want one in black and one in white. Very chic ! The dress is beautiful and fun also. Gotta get the jacket especially! You look beautiful in it. 😉

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    December 24, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Love the dress, love the jacket, but most of all love you. You look stunning! Thank you for all you do to help others look beautiful too.

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    December 25, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Merry Christmas!!!! XOXO 🙂

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    December 27, 2014 at 10:50 am

    You look stunning! 🙂


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    arnella kajtezovic
    December 29, 2014 at 6:48 am

    That dress is gorgeous and I’m just swooning over those shoes!


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    Kayla Adams
    December 29, 2014 at 8:50 am

    You look gorgeous!! I really want that jacket. The website says it runs small, do you feel that way? I’m very small but my shoulders are slightly broad. Can’t decide between xs or small. Help please!!! 🙂

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    Kim Phifer
    January 1, 2015 at 3:31 am

    I live in the same town you do and so it’s nice to know that I was not the only one who had the same Vegas trip on New Years! It’s also so nice to know that I can get this dress cuz I know we have it and you didn’t get it at some store in a big town that I have never heard of and I cant find. Also I love seeing little things I. The back ground of your pictures that I see around town all the time. Down town is the best for pictures some times.

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    Sari איפור ערב
    April 4, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    You look amazing darling, as always 🙂

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