"Bow Ties & Sequins"

Tuesday, November 26, 2013



 Holiday festivities are near so you know what that means…time to start getting your sequins & black tie outfits in order. This is one time a year we can pull out our sequins and look super festive. Anyone who knows me knows that Free people has my heart. I look at their online website almost every single day to either browse ooo & awe or to create a list of wishes & wants. The other day they had a look book called the "Tuxedo Girl". I fell in love. Like really in LOVE. I wanted everything on that look book but my wallet on the other hand was not feeling the same way. I don't know about you but every year I stress on finding the perfect holiday outfit so my mind was instantly running wild with ideas. I was wondering how I could create this look with things I already had. I was on a hunt and in my own closet! After piles of clothes and hangers on the floor my outfit resulted in this. My very own little black tie affair. Makes you realize you have more in your closet than you may think you actually do. Get a look you like, could be from a magazine or Pintrest & see what you can come up with by mixing pieces that you already own. Shop your own closet! Not only does it save you money but time as well. Things may not be identical & thats ok, thats what makes it unique..it makes it you! I had the bow tie from a totally different shirt and just added it to the tux style button up. I did this look with two different blazers. The Black blazer to give it more of a Tuxedo girl look & the gold blazer to add more of a holiday girly festive look. Boyfriend Jeans took me awhile to adjust to. They are quite different from the snug fit  jeans that we are all used to but I have learned more & more outfit by outfit to simply adore them. Just because they are made to look like our brothers/boyfriends old jeans doesn't mean we women can't pull them off. I had a huge fear that I would look masculine in these but by learning how to add feminine blouses/blazers or statement jewelry it was quite the opposite.

 When adding a colored lip I always try to wear minimal make up to allow all the focus to be on the lip. Thats right ladies, this means no eye shadows! If you must, try using a skin tone color and just line your eyes top& bottom with eye liner & smudge it out. My go to eye liner is Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner.  Perfect for you who have eyeliner that want to runway & disappear  throughout the day. Where you apply it is where it stays. Cat eye look with eyeliner looks bomb while pairing it with a colored lip. Bobbi Brown did no wrong with the shade Cosmic Raspberry go its not too pink and not too red!  I have heard of party's themed "Bow ties & Sequins" where the boys where the bow ties & girls rock the sequins well this just goes to show you us gals can rock both! Boo ya! This outfit is perfect for the holidays. Stand out by wearing it at your work Christmas party or family dinner. Regardless where you decided to wear it I am certain you will be turning heads. Own it! Muah! Hope you all are having a great week, it's almost thanksgiving & I'm feeling super blessed hope you all are too ;) 

Black Blazer : H&M (similar one here)
Gold blazer : H&M(similar one here)
Bow tie: (similar one here )
Boyfriend Jeans: Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply
Top: (similar one here or here)
Shoes: Zara (similar here)
Stud Earrings: Kate Spade
Watch: Fossil
Bracelet's : Stella & Dot
Eyeliner: Maybelline

 A huge thank you to Jennifer Browning for shooting these photos for me! You will continue to always be someone I look up to, respect & love. Thank you abundantly ;) your friendship will always be cherished.  - XOXO


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1 comment:

  1. i love the bow tie and blazer look on you!
    What a doll!
    Happy Thanksgiving week!