What if, this New Year’s Eve you forgo the little black dress and celebrate Rio de Janeiro style — where everyone wears white. I can’t think of a more apropos way to ring in this NYE than wearing a color that symbolizes peace and renewal and a hope that the New Year will be better than the one that has just passed. The perfect fresh, modern look for a new beginning!
Make your new year the best it can be with these other fun Brazilian NYE traditions: Eat lentils for good health in the coming year * Eat pork and fish for moving forward * If by the ocean, after midnight run to where the sea meets the sand and skip seven waves so that Iemanjá, the goddess of the sea, will open up paths in your life. With each skip, one wish must be made. * If you want to increase your luck in love, make sure that the first person you greet when the New Year comes is someone of the opposite sex. (I’m paying especially close attention to this one.) * Another tradition on the beach is to light candles by the water and throw flowers in the ocean to bring good luck and an enlightened New Year.
To complete your look:
Self-Portrait Structured Teardrop Peplum Dress // Nina Ricci Pieced Dentelle Lace Dress (sale) // Celine Knit Dress (sale) // Carmen Marc Valvo Fringed Toga Cocktail Dress / Nasty Gal Carousel Embroidered Dress // Stella McCartney Marcy Stretch Wool-Blend Crepe Mini Dress (sale)
Mural Slouchy Boyfriend Blazer // DVF Powerstone Crystal Minaudiere // Zimmermann Tassel Hybrid Leather Heels // Arabella Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Swarovski Zirconia Swirl Earrings in Sterling Silver // Yves Salomon Chaux Mink Fur High Collar Jacket // Miu Miu Glitter Mary Jane Pumps
What if this new year we drown out all the hate and ignorance in the world with love, starting with ourselves. Love yourself and then let that love spill over on to others!