Andrea: November 2008 Archives
Where, did all the time go? I swear we were just ringing in 2008 and now 2009 is nipping at our toes. But tis' the season dahhlings, to be effortlessly fabulous, bold and adventurous with your holiday fashion wardrobe! And I know you girls, being the fabulous ones you are, have a ton of invites, to some pretty cool holiday gatherings. So between buying gifts and making snow angels, you must figure out what you're going to wear to all your holiday parties No need to pout my little sugar plums, how many times must I tell you, you don't have to break the bank, to look like a million bucks. So grab your pen, notepad and a glass of egg nog and repeat after me, "I will look ravishing and glowing at all my holiday parties and I will be the best wrapped gift under the tree". So let's run down the list of how to bring in the holidays in style and I guarantee these style suggestions will definitely keep you off of Santa's naughty list!
Since the holidays are upon us, there will be an overload of red and green everywhere you look, which is totally fine if you want to look like a walking wreath, but I know you wouldn't dare!! Just because it's the holidays doesn't mean you have to dress in dark colors or the typical red and green. Try pretty pastels in heavier winter fabrics. Try a pastel colored scarf or yummy sweater, to give your outfit a more feminine touch. Popular colors this season are champagne, soft gold, silver, mauve, icy blue or lavender.
Another option for holiday party attire is sequins. I am not talking the Miss America pageant here, think more along the lines of sequins in neutral colors and contemporary silhouettes and not so many that you would be mistaken for an ornament. Another easy way to add a little sparkle to your wardrobe is putting a jeweled accessory in your hair; it is a very simple fashion add on, yet it can totally glam up your holiday look.
Retro glam is another look that would be absolutely perfect for an evening holiday party. Pull your hair back and throw a fur cape or stole over your shoulders, both big trends for the holiday season. Top it off with a sexy red lip and remember to keep the eyes simple.
When all else fails, think black, you can't go wrong. It is timeless and classic. When making your selection look for different textures, like lace, velvet or satin. When trying to pull off this look, go with dramatic statement accessories or a clutch purse, jeweled belt, fur stole or cape, which are all big holiday trends, to take your look to the next level. You can also recycle last year's cocktail dress by following these same wardrobe guidelines. Remember, don't' try to incorporate all the trends at once, pick one or two and really focus on those.
Ladies, ladies, ladies, the holidays offer the perfect opportunity to step away from your normal make up routine and go for a more festive appearance. Changing your makeup can totally brighten and update your look. Gold nail polish is definitely a big trend this season; it is the perfect touch to give your fingers a little sparkle. If you are attending a holiday cocktail party, try a smoky eye using burgundy shadow or lilac and grey shadow, this will give the eyes more of a sultry look and definitely turn a few heads. For the lips it is all about rich and deep purple and plum colored shades topped off with a little clear gloss for extra shine or if you feel more daring you can opt for a muted red gloss, to seal the deal. Ladies the key to pulling off a flawless face is to focus on one thing at a time. If you are going to do a dramatic eye, go for a softer nude lip and if you want to make your lips the main attraction go for soft, less dramatic eyes. But most importantly, remember to keep your makeup fresh, it should never take away from you are wearing, it should only compliment it.
My fabulous ones, I think you are ready to return all those holidays R.S.V.P's you weren't so sure about! So go and spread a little holiday cheer and look good while doing it! But remember the most important must have holiday accessory of the season, that you do not, I repeat, you do not want to be caught without, is being surrounded by the love of family and friends. So daahlings until we meet again, as always, stay fashionable, fierce and have a fabulous holiday season!