Saturday, December 31, 2011

Party Rock Frocks

If you're going out on the town tonight to celebrate New Years Eve, and are still undecided on what to wear, here are some ideas that may help. I've selected a few party frocks to inspire you to ring in 2012 with savoir faire. We all have something in our closets that are either printed, colourful, simple or sparkly; this is a good opportunity to take it off the hanger and wear it with your best pair of heels.

There is a saying that goes "what you're doing at exactly midnight on New Years Eve is a reflection of how the rest of your year will go". If that's anything to go by, then what you're wearing on New Years Eve should also set the tone for the year ahead. So make it sassy, sweet and stylish and hopefully that will signify a fashionable year to follow!

What is your New Years style going to be like? 
Wishing you a terrific 2012! Going out or staying in, whatever your plans are, I hope that you have a great one! 


Danielle @ VintageDanielle said...

Oh I want them all. Such a great collection, I'm really drooling over the something sunny and the something sparkly! I'll be having a low key New Year's eve so no real need to go glam. Have a happy New Year's!

M said...

I truly hope to get to SA SOON!
Will be in touch if I do!
Did I till you my best friend from college is from Zimbabwe (did i spell that right?!)



Dominika said...

I definitely like your picks, if I had to choose, I would probably go for the frilly one by All Saints :)

Happy New Year to you!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

Hi Sam! It's so great to be back and catching up on all my favorite blogs! I love the "something printed" - we're not going out for new years eve, but having a big brunch on new years day and I think I'm wearing "something sparkly" Happy New Year!

Anna said...

I'm going to wear a sparkly H&M top and an undetermined bottom (red pants, maybe?) Happy New Year! I love the D&G and Jenny Packham dresses.

jamie said...

that girly pink dress is so cute!! i hope you have a great new years celebration!!

love, jamie

a, said...

love your picks on the nye dresses. however i dont think i will be wearing a dress because it's just too cold where i live!

Paolita@BerryHaute said...

I've never heard of Oasis, that pink "girly" dress is so pretty,
that's one I would wear to welcome 2012.

Charlotte's House said...

Amazing party dresses!!! I've decided on what to wear :-)
Thank you very much for sweet comments on my blog!!!
I'd be more than happy if we'll keep in touch next year!!! I like your blog!!! It's really very nice and interesting!!!
Have a wonderful and magic New Year Eve!!!
Hello from Charlotte's House!!!

Kassi said...

All beautiful and unique choices. Unfortunately I am saddled with going to a CASUAL Wedding on NYE. Are you kidding me a casual wedding on NYE? Who does that? haha

Leslie Quiros said...

that Marchesa dress is spectacular.. I need!!! :)

Happy new year girl! Hope this is your year to shine!


Anonymous said...

These dresses are fabulous! I want the Something Blue by Forever Unique. I hope you have a wonderful 2012 filled with happiness and fun things! <3

P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lots of love, B
Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!! We hope you a wonderful new year too!
Nice dresses! I love the black one! I used it to create a look days ago, hehe.

Have a nice start to 2012!!

nitika said...

OMG... all d dresses are sooo beautiful !!!!!!!!!
Wishing u a very happy new year !! : )

THE HF BLOG said...

amazing dresses!!
hope all your dreams come true in 2012!
lots of kisses

Sandra Leiva said...

Nice dresses, I love the one from Topshop!
Happy 2012!! <3

Zoe said...

hEY! What a nice post! love the gold one!!!!!
Thank youuu for your warm words...I apreciate them a lot.
HAPPY NEW YEAR for you too!!!!!Hope you enjoy it!!!!!!!!:)

Carmen said...

thanks for your lovely comments sweety! I wish you all the best for 2012! keep on blogging <3

XO, Carmen

Miu said...

Soo many beautiful dresses! It's hard to decide which one I'd wear :)

Maria :) said...

Encontre tu blog sin saber como ni porque , pero las mejores cosas son realizadas asi , asi que te sigo y decirte que feliz 2012 un besito

Aminta Paiz said...

Sam thanks so much for your lovely comment!!! I wish you all the best of the world for this new year... muuwa

Dominika said...

Thank you so much for your lovely wishes! Once more, Happy New Year to you. May this upcoming year be filled with lots of joy & love. I also hope it will bring a lot of successful moments, both personal and in blogging world. Speaking of which, I will definitely keep on visiting your blog and I hope you will do the same. Therefore, it would mean A LOT to me if you could follow me back, if you're not following me already :)

Lots of love,
xoxo D.

Audrey Allure said...

Loving that Forever Unique dress! Hope you have a spectacular NYE & New Year's! :)

Elvira said...

The "forever Unique" blue is the most stunning!!


Wow darlinh, perfect new years eve dresses!

I wish you all the best for 2012¡ HAPPY NEW YEAR! XX

Marianna said...

Ow, beautiful dresses! I like the something sparkly from topshop!!

Thanks for the comment!
Wanna follow each other??

Nee said...

thank you so much for your sweet wishes. of course i wish you the same. may all your wishes come true, have a beautiful new years evening xx


Violets and Cardamom said...

I love love that yellow dress by Jenny Packham! Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in the new year!

Antonella Leone said...

beautiful dress I can't choose the best of :D

Helen* said...

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, really appreciate it! :)

Lovely post, i love all these dresses! :)


Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Oooh! I LOVE the black feathered number. I will be seeing in the New Year in Madrid which will be lots of fun but quite chilly. I know it will be lovely and warm where you as as I have family in both Cape Town and Durban and have spent many Christmases there ;-)
TYSM for your friendship and lovely comments this year Sweets. I hope 2012 brings all your dreams to fruition, and here's to another year of unadulterated glamour xx

Under the Fluorescents said...

i love the Jenny Packman yellow cocktail dress! thanks for all the support and a happy new years!

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Gorgeous dresses Sam, especially the sequined ones!!! I'll be wearing LBD tonight!:)
Happy New 2012 Year hun, I wish u all the best from the heart!!!
Jelena (

Anonymous said...

Hey Sam ,

I always like your lovely comments. Thanks a lot for be my friend in this spectacular blog world.

Happy New Year, full of love, magic and lots of imagination :)

Big Kiss, Alexandra

DaphYin said...

Gorgeous dresses! I always stay at home with my usual family group and thus we don't usually dress up or anything. Spending time together is the most important thing :)
Wish you a happy new year 2012!!

Rakhshan said...

love that gold dress by topshop and the blue one from forever unique is stunning stunning stunning!!!
Sam thank you for the most beautiful comment I've ever had on my blog!<3 wish you have a marvellous year ahead with lots of happy times to look back at! love and value your words of appreciation so much, they mean a lot to me!xx
your blog is at the top of my regular reads and that is saying something for i have only a select few in that category! Keep up the great work! :) xox

Anonymous said...

These are the most perfect little party frocks! LOVE the coral and blue ones...the shape of the blue one is exquisite and that particular shade of coral is just so lovely!

<3 Cambria

Bree said...

Love the yellow, blue, black and gold one!
Love your Friday Frills too!

Happy New Year!


Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

Im staying in so i wont be too fancy but I LOVE the something sunny and something girly! So pretty!

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Ani said...

love the first one........... happy new year sam

The white cabbage said...

Great selection .
I wish you a wondeful 2012 !


Elle Sees said...

i like bc you mix traditional faves with some bolder choices...happy nye!

Sabina said...

Uh oh--I was thinking of staying home tonight. (I hate how rowdy New Year's Eve crowds can get!) but that's a good point you make. If I'm not going to party I should still do something exciting.

Anyway gorgeous dress choices and here's to a happy and healthy New Year! :-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely :)

DXiredDiamond said...

I LOVE "the something colour", "the something blue", and "the something sparkly" dresses!!! They are gorgeous!!! I hope you have a New Year's Day as amazing and lovely as you are beautiful one!!! :)
Love always,

Daniella said...

Super gorgeous dresses my dear!!! I love the Marchesa one,its stunning!!!
My dear i love your blog and i'm very glad to of met you through blogging :)

I hope you have a wonderful New Year and that you may have good health and Happiness :) Daniella xox

Rahul Bhatia said...

A delightful choice of selections ! Lots of love !

just tututiny said...

Amazing dresses. I am staying in today with the kids and hubby but if I were to go out my dress of choice would be the sparkly one from topshop ;) Thanks for sharing.

Hope you have a great New Year!

Joyce said...

These dresses are all so pretty, I especially love the feathered black one and the pink dress from Oasis :)Happy New Year!

Rosie Anna said...

amazing dresses! love love love:)
Happy new years!

Rosie Anna

Jo Bao said...

That leopard dress is AMAZING <3 I would love to wear that for any parties! I hope you have an amazing happy new years before 2012 starts!!

Jo Bao ♥

Paula said...

Love the blue one with the sparkly bit!!! Happy New Year sweetie! xx

prettymeggy said...

oh my gosh these dresses are gorgeous!!! i'm in love!!!!!
i wish you a very happy new year!!!! wish you all the best for this 2012.
take care. greetings from italy.
xoxo, Haus of Gala

Anonymous said...

thanks so much Sam for your lovely wishes!
as well wishing you the best yet to come for your New Years 2012! xoxo

Eva said...

lovely wishes and a happy new year!


Kiki Janku said...

Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment, it means a lot to me! I will sure continue with my blog :D
Happy New Year! Wish you had a great time last night!
Great post, love the dresses! Actually I dressed myself with comfy clothing pieces because I danced and shaked my butty all night long :P

Hope you're having a great day!

My cooking blog, support me:

xoxo Kiki

Aimee Victoria Long said...

Happy new year!! May it bring you all you wish.

Anonymous said...

Happy new year dear, wish you all the best! ♥ XOXO

Pandora`s Box said...

Love your picks. Hope you have a wonderful new year.

Nuar said...

Dear Sam, thank you for your commnts on my blog and your delightful wishes for the New Year. Hopefully, 2012 will be a better one for all of us, but I feel blessed already for the amazing friends like you I found globally thanks to Nuar.
BTW, I love your party frocks choices. You have very good taste! Jenny Packham is one of my favorite designers, and the Marchesa girls create stunning pieces, too.
Wish you the very, very best for 2012! XOXO, Maria Jose

AndréiaFSalim said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog:)
You are very kind!;)

Your blog is always so wonderful!
Happy New Year!

A big kiss from Brazil!;)

Deepika said...

happy new year hun! wishing you loads of luck and success this year in everything you do! <3

Tank you for te lovely comment on my blog! :-*

Anonymous said...

lovee the gold dress :) happyy new year <3

Alina said...

Happy New Year, sweetie!I wish you all the best in 2012!

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Mine was along the lines of "something sunny." I love all of these looks!! Wonderful finds!

Sam said...

Thanks to all my lovely and thoughtful friends here in the blogosphere for all your wonderful wishes and kind comments. I appreciate every single one! Looking forward to reading more of your blogs this year.

ylenia said...

Happy new year to you!
i like them all, I think my fav is the Forever unique one!
New outfit post on my blog, tell me if you like it!

Emmanuella said...

OMG thoses dresses are just perfection!!! I wish I could have them all lol
I wish you a very happy new year Sam :)
And thank you for dropping by on my blog

Judith said...

Love these dresses!
Have great 2012 :)
I follow you on my new blog :)

Anonymous said...

Erg mooi allemaal!
HAPPY 2012

Lipgloss Kisses said...

Love that black dress! Stunning. :)

Style Servings said...

Love these! Hope you had a great new years eve lovely!!! Looking forward to seeing more from your blog in 2012!!

Lizzie said...

Thanks so very much for the super sweet comment :)

I am lovin the Something Girly pretty!

happy New Year!


Marianne M. said...

Unfortunately the style of dress i decided to wear on N.Y eve is not featured here, it was a bit of sexyness and rock edgyness combined in a black printed dress with leather details and black boots. although i can't seem to stop looking at the fab collection of dresses you feature here.
i especially like the something coral dress, with the line of embellisment.

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

I'll take them all..LOVE THEM.

<3 Marina

Style Servings said...

Really great selection!

Elle said...

Wonderful selection! I am crazy about Sass and Bide, lovely lines and color blocking . The printed D&G is also quite fetching.
XX, Elle