As we are approaching the third week of November, it’s hard to push off the holidays any longer. For most, this time of year is filled with love, joy, scrumptious foods, fabulous cocktails, divine decor, majestic garments, and exquisite parties. With all that said, lets talk holidays!
Holiday parties dos and don’ts. As we all know, this time of year, egg nog suddenly becomes the drink to drink, hot toddy’s replace hot coco and extra dirty martinis start flowing x’s 3 and your excuse to say “no” starts evaporating, because after all, “it is the holidays”. Stay polished dolls! Although friends and family may love that care free, funny, lighthearted, always say what’s on your mind you, unfortunately not all our fellow party goers are on the same page, whether they admit it or not. The reality is, holiday party or engagement party no one likes the blowsy, unkempt girl that starts slurring her words mid sentence and ends up getting carried home hours before the actual event is over. Let’s face it, it’s easy to get carried away, and happens to us all at one point or another, but this holiday season let’s kick it off right and stay on the right track. Stick to the two drink rule, but really stick to it! We may be feeling fine and fab after those first two, but the full effect hasn’t even come close to kicking in. Why risk the whispers and speculation when you can glow, dazzle, and be the talk of the night all while sticking with those 2 drinks (you’ll have plenty of time to let loose in whatever care free comportment you choose later on). Contain yourself, stay polished, have a look that is legendary, put yourself out there, stay on your “A” game, keep the conversations light, and you’re holiday party demeanor is bound to be a success.
Next on the list, the dress. Stay classic. Year, after year, after year it’s the same thing over and over again. Glitter, sparkles, short, cropped, tight, obnoxious, smoldering etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. Ladies, really? Just because we love the lights and glitter on our christmas tree and home decor, does not mean we should look like it. This holiday season it’s all about staying fresh, tailored, clean and crisp. Winter whites are beyond a phenomenal concept for this year. They portray and paint the idea of winter threw there corse textures, textile, and fabrics. They depict a fresh , royal, unique and classic holiday look that blows everyone off there feet (trust me). If you’re more of a traditional holiday color kind of gal, steer towards your deep and royal blues, maroons, and reds. AVOID black (and the girl wearing it). A girl wearing black this season is basically shrilling out to the world that she is boring, fearful, afraid of color, not a risk taker, definitely not fashion forward, and not willing to pencil out side of the box for one minute. Hell, it’s the happiest time of the year, if you’re wearing black now, I don’t even want to know what you’re wearing for every other occassion in your life. Don’t be that girl. Be different, bold, classic. Keep a dark lip, a red lip, or a bold lip. Keep the eye makeup light, and bring the cat eye out. Keep your hair conservative, and natural (loose curls, sleek straight, soft up do) . Don’t think for a second the overdone prom hairdo and tight curls is going to cut it this year (or any other year moving forward). Stick with nude tone shoes, they make your legs look stunning, long, and sculpted. Shine with a radiant, natural and healthy glow. It’s winter, so unless we’re living at the tanning/coffin bed and setting ourselves up for thousands of dollars of plastic surgery to come, we’re most likely a tad bit pasty and pale. Get yourself on a routine (if you haven’t already) with either jergens natural glow, the glorious l’oreal tan towels, or St. Tropez’s amazing tan line if you feel today’s your day to splurge. A healthy glow for the holiday turns any look into a finished, and luminous one.
Keep your heart filled with the love and joy of the holiday’s, enjoy the gift of giving, and don’t ever let yourself to get too frazzled with the little things. Stay fabulous, contained, and make this year, a year to remember.
XX and Happy Holidays!