All That Sparkles + Link Up

Parker Petra Dress
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Happy final weekend of 2017!  Does anyone else feel like this year passed with a blink of an eye?  Although I'm sad the holidays are coming to an end, I am excited for the new year and a fresh start.  I've had so many wonderful opportunities come my way this year, and I can't wait to see where they take me in 2018.  I'll be taking time this weekend to reflect on Threads for Thomas, and plan my goals for the blog this upcoming year.  What you can definitely expect in this new year is seeing more of my everyday style, along with videos! I recently started doing live videos in my FB beauty group, and it's given me the motivation to film videos and improve (or I should say restart) my YouTube channel.  Of course, your opinions mean everything to me, as they are what drive my motivation for this blog, so I would love to hear what you would like to see more of on Threads for Thomas.  Mom style, trends, family/lifestyle, beauty?  Please let me know in the comments below.

With the year coming to an end, also means finding the perfect New Years Eve look!  If you're anything like me, then you know that having some kind of sequins/sparkle in your outfit is a must, even if you're hanging on the couch!  Whether you're looking for an amazing dress, a cute top, or a fun pair of slippers, I've rounded up the perfect items that you'll want to wear while ringing in the new year.

This Parker Petra dress is by far one of my favorite NYE purchases.  I bought it three years ago, and it has become a staple in my closet for special occasions.  Not only do I love the beading and slight sparkle, but the shift style is perfect for all the appetizers I'll be over indulging on this Sunday night.  Not to mention that the long sleeves are ideal for this freezing weather that we are experiencing here in New England (hence the indoor photos)!  Because it's been so cold, I chose to pair this dress with booties, and love the slight mod feel that these blue velvet ones added to the dress.   For a dressier look, I would pair it with heeled sandals or a great pair of pumps.

If you're looking for a fun NYE dress, then I highly suggest checking out Parker.  The brand is my go-to when it comes to dresses, especially ones that are sequined or beaded.  They are always well made, and most of the styles are classic, so you'll be wearing them for years to come.  Parker is currently offering 30% off site wide with the code RINGIN2018, so it's the perfect time to add that perfect dress to your wardrobe, even if it's for a future occasion!

I wish everyone a very, very happy 2018, and lets cheers to the best year yet!

NYE Dress

Blue Velvet Booties

Beaded Shift Dress
Dress: Parker| Booties: Steve Madden| Bracelets: David Yurman (here and here)| Lips: LipSense in Kiss for a Cause

New Year Eve Picks

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The feature blogger is Katherine of One Swainky Couple.  I love the detailing on her dress, which also makes the perfect NYE option.  Make sure to check out her blog for more NYE looks, to get some style inspiration for those men in your life, and to say hello!


  1. That it is such a perfect NYE dress, just the right amount of sparkle, and I love the blue ankle boots with it for a touch of colour :)

    With two toddlers I probably won't even be awake at midnight, haha! Most fireworks even the family ones are on too late fo the little ones so we will have another quiet night in.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are having a great week! I'm enjoying that quiet lazy period between Christmas and New Years and relaxing a bit.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. A beautiful and super elegant dress and those booties are perfect as well ;) Enjoy the last days of 2017 :)

  3. That dress is just gorgeous and I love all your picks! I think I need those booties in my life now!

  4. What a gorgeous sequin dress! I adore the velvet boots with it too. Thanks so much for the link up!

  5. You look beautiful. I love the dress paired with those fabulous velvet boots. Just lovely.

  6. I am excited to see what you have planned for this year! I love this dress on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  7. This dress is divine and everything one needs in a NYE outfit. Looking forward to seeing your goals come to life in 2018. Best wishes.

  8. This dress is perfect for NYE! I just got a pair of very similar blue velvet boots that I shared yesterday on the blog! I had to click to see if they were the same ones! lol! I would love to do more videos. I did a few this year, but I'd like to learn more and build up my YouTube channel, too. I think thats a great goal!


  9. I truly love all things sparkly! This dress is phenomenal, Parker is the best!
    Beautiful look! Wishing you a wonderful 2018!

    xx, Elise

  10. Love the shiny and glitzy for the new year parties. Yours is super stylish and love it paired with those boots. Thanks for hosting. Jacqui

  11. This dress is gorgeous! I love how it sparkles. Perfect NYE dress! Happy New Year!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  12. I am glad you had a great Christmas with the boys, Rachael. Your indoor photos lately have been lovely. I cannot believe the year is over either. This sparkly silver dress is stunning on you and I love it with the blue velvet booties.

    Cheers to a Happy and Healthy New Year 2018 my friend. Enjoy the big night.

  13. I love your sparkly dress! It's perfect for NYE and those blue velvet boots look fab with it! Happy New Year!

    Emma xxx

  14. Perfect dress for New Years Eve! Happy New Year Rachael!

  15. Rachael, I love this fun sparkly dress and those blue velvet booties are perfect with it! I look forward to seeing what the new year will bring to your blog! Thank you so much for all of your support this past year. Wishing you many blessings in 2018, my friend.


    1. I am making my rounds now as Ada's co-host! Thanks so much for joining the Thursday Moda Link Up!

  16. Oh my goodness! THAT BLUE SUEDE!! I am obsessed with those! Also that sequin dress looks absolutely incredible on you!

  17. This dress is stunning! You look amazing babe :) Happy New Year!

    -xo, Azanique |

  18. This year went by SO quickly! I'm absolutely loving your NYE dress and how sparkly it is. I plan on going full glam tonight haha. I rarely get the chance so I'm looking forward to it. Here's to a great 2018!

  19. I really love this glittering and shinning dresses trend right now. Yours is really lovely dear, and your hair looks stunning! Happy New Year!

    Jessica |

  20. That dress is beautiful, love how it sparkles. The booties are so pretty too and the perfect pop of color to your look.

  21. This year was actually pretty rough for me, so I can't say I'm not glad that it's over, but even more reason to making sure 2018 is amazing!!