Happy Holidays everyone! It’s the season to start busting out cozy sweaters and comfy boots! Something great about sweaters is that they are completely versatile! You can wear them with sweat pants, jeans, or skirts! To dress up my winter green sweater from BP at Nordstroms, I paired it with a mini jean skirt to girl it up a little. For a hard rock edge, I pulled on my brand new combat boots (thank you Santa!) and left the laces untied so the tongue can flare out. Accessory wise, a long gold necklace adorned with a feather and rhinestones elongated my neck and broke up my silhouette. To contrast with my green sweater, I decided on a petite plum Henri Bendel bag and lined my eyes in Make Up Forever eyeliner in Black Purple. This holiday season, don’t be afraid to mix and match crazy colors of eyeliners, bags, and basic pieces. Just make sure you stick to a maximum of three colors or less per outfit!
I hope all of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break! I know I definitely did! I only wish I didn’t eat as much as I did and have to experience that overly stuffed feeling… Anyway, for my Thanksgiving, my family went out to a nice restaurant and, being me, I HAD to look like a superstar for all of the pictures that my mom makes me pose for! So, I chose something that would be slimming even when I felt anything but! I decided on a bandaged black dress with thick straps and a sweetheart style neckline. To jazz it up, I wore a pair of silver sparkly heels and a matching clutch. I always like to bring a jacket with me (just in case!), so I brought along a metallic leather jacket. As for jewelry, I threw on a Tiffany’s necklace for a pop of color and was good to go!
So I decided to be a punk rocker for Halloween this year and, I have say, I look good! From the pink streak in my hair to the black sparkly nail polish, I can say I nailed it! Just from raiding my closet, I put together a loose fitting sparkly top, high waisted flowy skirt, chained belt, fishnets, booties, and heavy metal jewelry and came up with a totally trendy rocker! I also think that my makeup made the outfit. At Sephora, they have great kits filled with eyeshadows, blushes, and lipsticks. I dug out my older one and applied a light shimmery white to my brow bone, and lilac purple to my crease, and a deep mauve to my eyelids for a gothy-smokey eye. I then applied a black stick eyeliner from Mac to my upper and lower lash line and threw on some mascara. My favorite part, the lip color, was apart of that Sephora kit and completely transformed the look. Below is a picture of my creative writing class, all in costume! I love you guys!
So, there’s a Halloween Bash at my school this Friday night and I am totally torn on what to be! I’ve been toying around with being an angel (wings, white jeans, flowy shirt, etc…), but I think that the wings will get in the way of the dance floor and it won’t be the most figure flattering outfit either. Another idea I have is being a punk rocker kind of chick (mini skirt, ripped tights, colored hair streaks, etc…), but the down side to that is I may come across as trying too hard to show off my curves. Who knew Halloween could be this difficult!! Glancing a few of this months magazines, I’ve seen a lot of Dorothy’s, Minnie Mouses, and flat out strange costumes. I want to be a little more flirty than the basic ensembles, though, considering this is the first time for half of the student body to see me in something other than a school uniform! Any suggestions, comment on my instagram (kba4evr) or somewhere on this page!
School’s back in session (boo!) and it’s time for the dances to begin! For your first dance, make a statement! Thanks to Seventeen Magazine, there are a ton of awesome styles that will be sure to make you the center of attention! The first, sparkles! Shine brighter than the disco ball in a strapless number in a bold color! If you would rather have this accent be subtle, try to break up the shimmer by keeping it in the accessories (shoes, jewelry, purse, etc). The next, vintage! Go with an old fashioned lace in neutral colors. To keep it from looking too grandma, add some cuffs and modern shoes. Anything embellished goes a long way! It’s super adorable on a dress and will have everyone asking “Where’d you get that?!” They’re a great conversation starter, too, just keep other accessories simple. Who said pleats are just for skirts? Go for a knife pleated skirt that ties at the waist to emphasize curves! Keep the color flirty and add pearls! The last trend is a one-shoulder number! Make life easier on yourself by having one strap so you don’t have to keep pulling your dress up on the dance floor! You can’t go wrong with a fun color and silver jewelry!picture fromhttp://tesbuy.com/Cut-Out-Back-Rhineston-Short-One-Shoulder-Pleated-Asymmetric-Red-Red-Prom-Dresses-2012-pid-1632.html
All you girls who are approaching their 16th birthdays (including myself! Sept. 25! Go Libra’s!), this for you! Seventeen magazine has created a page dedicated to the super celebrations! These ideas are totally fab and will let you stand out at your party! My personal favorite, the sequins, is a great look for this occasion! Get something that is unique to you and add with a little heel! All my aqua lovers, wear it! The movement of a dress made of chiffon in this color makes you look completely relaxed and allows you to dance. More of the ballerina type? No problem! Tulle skirts with a pink bodice are super cute. The bigger the better for this one! Bows! Either up front across your chest or tied in the back with a sash, this looks really classy for a dressy dinner. Finally, jewels! Pick a jewel tone or get a dress with the jewels put into an awesome pattern! picture from http://www.squidoo.com/short-prom-dress?utm_source=google&utm_medium=imgres&utm_campaign=framebuster
It’s homecoming time! Ready to buy the perfect dress? Seventeen is here to help! If you’re more of the “go with the flow” type, then watercolors are the best print for you! Try a high-low style in blues in greens. Are you a little more “flirty” and want a nice glow for your skin tone? Reach for the peach! Something on the shorter side with a defined waist emphasizes curves and shows just enough without revealing too much. If you’re going to go bold, go ruffles all the way! A deep purple hue with a ruffled skirt is super eye catching. If edgy is more your thing, lace is awesome with a few heavy metal accessories! Try not to overdo the lace. Instead, try a mini with a leather skirt and laced bodice. picture from http://www.chicagonow.com/school-zone/2012/08/free-homecoming-dresses-for-chicago-area-high-school-students/