|LOFT dress and belt, ALDO pumps, Urban Outfitters watch|
|Ann Taylor coat, Aerie scarf|
I kept my hair and makeup simple and pretty. I used a pretty glossy coral NARS pencil on my lips and I used Benefit creaseless cream shadow/liner in a shimmery champagne color on my eyes. For eyeliner I used some black sparkly eyeshadow. To use it as a liner I took an angled liner brush, wet it, and applied it right at the lash line in smooth strokes. Using an eyeshadow instead of a cream liner created a less harsh, slightly softer, more diffused look. Then I applied Mally mascara (incredibly smooth application, no clumps, and beautiful end results!) to top off the look. I just blow-dryed my hair and put on a sparkly headband.
My main advice for dressing for the holidays and special occasions is to find silhouettes above all that suit you and find something that makes you feel a little special. This dress was calling my name the second I saw it. It's my preferred silhouette and I don't get washed out by such a light color miraculously. The silver and the skinny belt made it a done deal! Accentuate your body with the right silhouettes and then add a little sparkle. You don't need to go so over the top, but adding certain pieces like my scarf gives an outfit a little extra drama with practically no effort! Being glam is in the attitude as much as what you're actually wearing. If you feel comfortable and confident, you'll pull if off effortlessly! Go for what makes you feel amazing, not necessarily what's the hottest trend.
Song of the Moment: What Christmas Means to Me by Stevie Wonder