I Procrastinated My NYE Outfit—30 Under-$150 Things That Will Ship Fast


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Looking at the calendar and realizing that we’re just over a week away from New Year’s Eve totally shook me to my core. Everyone I’ve spoken to agrees that this year went by faster than ever. That’s a good thing, by the way, but somehow on my long list of to-dos, finding a New Year’s Eve outfit totally slipped my mind. This time of year, I’m on a bit of a budget given that I’m traveling home for the holidays and treating all of my loved ones to a nice gift. I’ve set a budget of $150, and I plan to shop for items that I can style with what I already have. Of course, I’m insistent on bringing you along with me on this shopping journey.

I’m mainly looking for statement dresses, feathers, and sequins. I’m not afraid of a little cliché. I’ve romanticized New Year’s Eve in my head for weeks, and I’m planning to make the most of it. If you’re in the same boat, shop the items I’ve found that will actually arrive on time for the special day.

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Associate Editor

Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to Bazaar.com, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.