Hello my loves!
As the holidays come to an end, I would like to recap with you all the outfit choices I made this holiday season. It must’ve been by coincidence but black was IT. From my newsfeed, to my cousins, to my emails, everyone was in black. This year I chose to go for basic and simple for Christmas. As some of you may know based on Instagram, my cousin was in a really bad accident Dec 21st, 2014 and it has taken a big toll on me and my family. The holidays were a little different but the unity of my family could not be stronger. I’ll post some pictures and descriptions down below.
Although me and my family were undergoing a very difficult time, the presents must always make an appearance at our holiday gathering/dinner. It is tradition that we do a Secret Santa (something I totally LOVE!) and that we open gifts one by one at 12AM. This year was no different and although Robert was missing, he was in all of our prayers and we know he is in safe hands at the Hospital. For my attire, I chose to go preppy and comfortable. My favorite go-to shoe are my H&M leather booties ($34.95). I also have become overly obsessed with tights and skirts for the winter. I used to hate doing that as a child but now I’m starting to realize that my style must not be hidden in the winter. It should be altered and embraced differently – something I’ve been abiding to the entire break. So for this fit I am wearing:
1. Brandy Melville Black Knitted Back Slit Sweater
2. Brandy Melville Pleated Ruffle Skirt
3. H&M 40 Den Tights
4. H&M Black Booties – Similar Here
Now, Ill talk about some outfit choices I made in between the Holidays. The only days where I actually had to wear anything that took effort was for my two close friends’ surprise birthday party. Unfortunately, I didn’t take a full outfit picture for Kayleena’s birthday surprise but I posted a mirror pic of the top and my hair choice. I am no obsessed with wearing my hair in a mid pony tail. I decided to wear a graphic tee from Zara (which I got for $13 with their amazing sale!!), wear my silver chain (thank you babe!) with light wash skinny jeans from Pacsun and my H&M booties. I paired it all with my olive green military jacket from Banana Republic (below) and the navy blue and green Tory Burch bag. I kept accessories simple and did more with my makeup by accentuating my eyebrows and working with my contour kit and highlighter. It was a simple girls’ night outfit!
The next birthday was Tahis’ and it was a surprise at her boyfriends house…which she ruined. LOL. But beyond that. The Zara Sale has truly been a blessing and I have been obsessed with all the items I scored. In the picture, although you might not be able to tell – I am wearing:
1. Zara Oversized Soft Knit Sweater
2. Liquid Faux Leather Leggings – Necessary Clothing (similar here)
3. Black Booties – H&M
4. J.Cat Wonder Lip Paint – Red Potion (here)
P.S. my little blue quilted patent leather clutch is actually my ipsy bag from October! (amazing isn’t it!?) I got so many compliments and just laughed inside!
Once again, my hair is in a half up-do but this time while it is curly. I’m learning to embrace the beauty of the texture of my hair and the trial period has actually been fun. YIKES!
NEW YEARS DAY
With everything still going on with my cousin, this new years was not a huge party. But that didn’t mean I was going to take out all of the fun out by not dressing up. I’ll be completely honest, I had no clue what I would be wearing when I woke up that morning. I didn’t sleep at home Tuesday night so I ran home (well Uber’ed my ass home!) on New Years Eve. I had to make the lasagna for our dinner and help my mom around the house and do my hair. By then it was 6pm and I still had zero clue what I’d be wearing. I got extremely lucky and was able to receive my ASOS package on time that same morning (which contained a full midi skirt, a black turban head wrap, and a textured black knit). I tried everything with the skirt but wasn’t feeling it until I tried on a mesh collar black crop top I bought from Forever21 months ago. And the final result was:
I’ll start with explaining my make up.
1. Milani Easy Brow Mechanical Pencil – $7.49 (at any drugstore)
2. Maybelline FIT Me Foundation – I love it! I’ve used it for over 2.5 years and it is really more of a natural look than anything.
3. Wet N Wild Lipstick – in Plum (here)
4. Anastasia Contour Kit – Sephora or Ulta (I used Java to thin out my cheeks and then a mixture of Banana and Sand to highlight.
5. NYX Bronzer/Blush Combo
6. tarte – Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara (here)
Here is the complete look of the night. I straightened my hair and parted it down the middle and kept it slicked back for a dramatic look. I wore a black Guess Clutch and kept it simple by wearing ankle-strapped black pumps I bought at Charlotte Russe (similar here)!
I’ll admit that this look was difficult for me to try but I’m trying to embrace my personal style and this is just the beginning.
Nonetheless, HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MINE TO YOURS!