New Year's Looks with

Every year when the holiday season rolls around I find myself rationalizing the desire to add another pretty dress to my closet. I know special occasion dresses have pretty much the lowest cost-per-wear out of anything else I own, yet what is New Year's Eve without a festive dress?

As I'm a big fan of shopping secondhand, I was really excited when, an online consignment store, invited me to shop for some fabulous holiday looks, and the discounts off retail are so good I will never feel guilty about another special occasion dress again. The invetory at is simply massive, and even with making sure to use filters for my size and colors I was interested in, I still spent hours browsing the site and adding things to my cart.

I finally decided on putting together a couple of New Year's looks - first up is New Year's Eve. I completely fell for the fun and on trend bell sleeves of this lace overlay dress. There is a similar one up on the site and it's only $17, new with tags. I added in my gold sequined clutch for the obligatory NYE sparkle and I'm ready for my champagne toast.

For my New Year's Day look I wanted something a bit more cozy, so when I found this Target sweater dress for $8, I immediately added it to my cart. I had actually been eyeing a similar dress that was retailing for over $100, so my eyes lit up when I saw this! I thought the fur vest would add just the right amount of holiday glamour while still keeping me warm and comfortable.

I was impressed at how expansive's inventory was, and their search feature is pretty effective too. I do wish they would include a couple measurements for pieces, because if I wasn't familiar with a brand it's hard to know how the sizing runs, but they do allow for returns just in case a piece doesn't work out.

I'm really excited to do a little closet clean out and send a box into as well - they offer a higher commission than my local thrift store!

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The Rundown
Black Lace Dress c/o Swap
Studded Pumps c/o OASAP similar
Gold Sequined Clutch Halston similar
Tassel Earrings Banana Republic
Hammered Pendant Necklace Avon similar
Gold Herkimer Diamond Ring c/o Lumo
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Nail Color "No Place Like Chrome" Essie

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The Rundown
Sweater Dress Target c/o Swap
Fur Vest c/o Choies similar
Boots "Jabine" Adrienne Vittadini
Metallic Scalloped Clutch Matine
Tanner Toggle Lariat Necklace Gorjana similar
Stacked Rings Gorjana via TJMaxx similar
Ruby Crystal Talisman Ring c/o Uncommon Goods
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "No Place Like Chrome" Essie

Elegance & Mommyhood's Thursday Moda provided me with a credit to shop their site in exchange for this post. Thanks for supporting the brands who support Chic on the Cheap!


  1. Loving both of these looks! That party dress is gorgeous and looks stunning on you! Happy Holidays.

  2. Love these!! Gotta love getting deals so you don't feel guilty buying new things all the time ;)

  3. Both of these looks are do fun and festive, and the fact that they come in so under budget just makes them that much better. I've made an effort to shop my closet for New Year's this year, but it's hard to really say I'm shopping my closet when I actually chose a dress from a brand I work with and added in accessories I had at home - but I guess that just means I'm lucky!

  4. That party dress you picked up is just insane - I love it so much (seriously, I wish I had one!).

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. Swap sounds like such a great idea! I'm loving that black dress - great find!


  6. such cute outfits! your holiday style is just lovely for the new year :)

  7. Both of these looks are so cute! I love the sequin clutch!

    By Lauren M

  8. Love all of these options! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend and NYE too!


  9. I love online consignment shops! It's easier to see what all they have in my opinion. You look great in each look!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  10. You look amazing!
    Love that dress and the sequin purse

  11. That sounds like an amazing website! that dress is perfect for NYE!


  12. One of my favorite things about the holidays is how sequins, fur, and black lace all come up in shops and outfits. I absolutely love the gold sequins here! You look so fabulous. :D

  13. Loving that lace dress and the fun fur vest! What a great site and perfect for those occasions where you need something glam but don't want to overspend, thanks for sharing. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  14. Both looks are gorgeous, love the first one the most. Happy Holidays.


  15. Oh wow I love that lace dress, it's a marvellous - even better if second hand ;)
    I'm not sure if I told you but there are now at least 4 second hand shops here so I can actually buy second hand without having to travel !

  16. Perfect NYE looks! I love the faux fur vest and gold clutches. I've never tried Swap, but it sounds amazing!
    Merry Christmas!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  17. Wow if all the stuff they carried is as chic as what your wearing I am going to sign up!

    Allie of

  18. Great selections!! I love your dress!
    Adi xx

  19. Love the lace and that sparkly clutch is incredible!

  20. I've heard of Swap dot com. It's a wonderful service. Both outfits look very pretty on you Lydia.

  21. Ah that black lace overlay shift dress is my favorite favorite! I love that all your looks are affordable too! Merry Christmas!
    xo -L

  22. You look stunning in the black lace dress! Love your day look too!

    Doused In Pink

  23. These looks are gorgeous! i love that lace dress and glam clutch! Perfect for NYE!

  24. I love these clothes and their design.
    Happy new year!

  25. Loving these adorable New Years looks! Obsessed with that sequin clutch!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  26. Your dress is just so lovely! You are definitely ready for the New Year! :)


  27. OK, I need to check out Swap and send in some of my clothes, too. Two fantastic looks. I especially love the sublime lace LBD and how you styled it. Both clutches are gorgeous and perfect for the holiday season. Coincidentally, I am wearing a dark purple/maroon sweater dress from Target, on my post today, too.

    Come join the latest Thursday Moda Lydia, where you are featured today. =) I hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New Year 2017! <3 Ada.

  28. Digging both looks- that first dress is SO pretty and perfect to ring in 2017!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  29. Hi Lydia
    I love your outfits! You're the reason (inspiration) why I just bought me a new gold/bronze colored clutch! ;)