Christmas (New Years Eve) Party Hop

Christmas (New Years Eve) Party Hop

I haven’t figured out my exact make-up look for Christmas just yet. Usually in the morning, I just pick up the first couple things that I see and whack that shit on my face. However, I think I’m going to actually try to pick out a lip color (obviously red), but the eyes, I still have no idea. My favorite blogger/vlogger that constantly inspires me is Emma Pickles, so it is her YouTube channel that I turn to for some looks. Below is one of my favorite Christmas inspired looks from Emma that I hope to recreate in some fashion for the day of family fighting, eating, and (sadly) no drinking.

As for New Years, my friend Caitlin and I have a tradition which includes Chinese and watching lots and lots of TV to ring in the New Year. It’s a holiday that I’ve never particularly understood the hype around. However, us girls like to dress up when we grab Chinese and I always like to do my make-up in a fun way, so below is another Emma Pickles video I hope to recreate.

As for outfits, I have a bit of an obsession with dresses. For family events, I like to make sure that I can still move around and it won’t get me made fun of tooooo much when I’m around the family. This year, I’m thinking of doing a mid length (for Grandma’s sake) white dress I bought from Target with fleece lined tights, black Steve Madden chunky heels, and my leather Topshop jacket. I want to keep it casual and have the bold lip be the focal point of the day.

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On New Years I’m thinking of going pretty, pretty casual. I love this Urban Outfitters “school girl” style dress that I have. The back of it has a nice open slit. The fleece lined tights are going to make a reappearance paired with my ASOS platform shoes and my Topshop maroon coat.

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My nails are very minimal with the beautiful Essie “Forever Yummy” and some OPI Katy Perry edition sparkly nail polish on my ring fingers.

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What are your plans for the holidays? And what type of outfit/make up looks are you going for? Leave them in the comments!

Two days to go! AHH!

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Topshop Unique: LFW

Topshop Unique: LFW

Last Fall, I happened to be in London during the London Fashion Week. At the school I attended, Topshop built their show space in the gardens of the school. It was amazing and I got to see a backstage look at the models, clothes, and attendees of the event all from my dorm window. I saw so many people including Anna Wintour, Tanya Burr, Daisy Lowe, Jordan Dunn, and Kate Moss.

Every year, Topshop always does it right for me. Whether it’s their make-up, socks, shoes, or clothes, they always bring something fresh and interesting to the fashion world. During London Fashion Week, Topshop Unique didn’t fail to impress this Midwestern girl.

The collection was “College-School-Sport-Girl-chic.” Is that a thing? I’m making it a thing. The A-line skirts were divine with colorful, frilly trim. There were beautiful nautical designs at the start of the show. The gorgeous striped tops! The leather accents! The patterns! The bags! I was drooling, okay? Drooling.

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At the close of the show were the “night out” pieces, which are always my favorite. I was obsessed with the sheer nude dress that Cara was wearing to close the show. It flowed behind her so beautifully, and from my laptop screen I could see how it sparkled. I can’t imagine what it looked like in person.

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My all time favorite piece from the collection, however, was look #34. The black lace with the peek-a-boo undies was divine. If I could have one dress that I had to wear forever, it would be that one.

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The audience brought it too. My favorite looks from the day are from two of my all time favorite models: Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung. Alexa adopted the Topshop theme of school girl, while Daisy’s look was more classic. What were some of your favorite looks?

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