Holiday time is here + so is festive cheer :p Ok, enough for the rhymes…let’s get down to business…beauty business! The holiday season is the perfect time to go all out with your beauty routine because you can transform into a complete Glitz + Glam look for work parties, New Year’s Eve and more. My go-to brand to add a little sparkle, color or tint to any ensemble is Elizabeth Arden.
The products are all amazing quality + 9 times out of 10 when you purchase them from Macy’s they come in an awesome package and a gift with purchase! Even better? In addition to making great products to test out for your Holiday makeup looks, Elizabeth Arden picks make great gifts for the beauty lover in your life!
I’ve just about had it with all of this snow…at this point the only thing I am finding it to be good for is to cast a nice white backdrop for my outfit photos (and even then it’s not necessarily the best to shoot in…snow + suede do not mix #oops). Although I am not feeling these snowy vibes, I am feeling this all black outfit (with a slight pop of color of course) so to distract myself from the frigid weather outside, I am attempting to stay warm and cozy in oversized sweats while writing this (in case you didn’t know, I write my posts the night before they are published #themoreyouknow).For once I am dressed weather appropriate…I have my winter accessories + shoes in tow to keep me warm, toasty and stylish!
They don’t call it ‘Throwback Thursday‘ for nothing…in between watching ‘Best New Restaurant’ on Bravo and getting my camera cleared out for my weekend getaway I somehow ended up going through my entire iPhoto library and came upon this little ensemble…shot back in…drum roll please…July! Yes, July…see that’s my problem ladies and gents because I shoot new looks all of the time some outfits get left in the archives waiting to be discovered and finally this is my oldest outfit sitting in my photo library and it is seeing the light of day! This outfit is so old that my little sister shot this look (she retired from doing my photos shortly after…my brother has shot my photos ever since…keeping it the family ya know 😉 )This outfit is as simple as it gets…a simple LBD paired with bright and bold accessories…what else could a girl ask for? I am pretty sure I got this dress from Old Navy (I honestly can’t even find this dress in my closet…I looked for it while writing this post and I already lost it…hopefully to be seen again once the summer comes…maybe it’s just playing hide + seek haha!). I found similar options below from American Eagle + Athleta.
The right bling can truly dress up any outfit so this look included a few key pieces of statement jewelry…similar styles shoppable below <3
And we can’t forget…the shoes + bag…these shoes were a birthday gift to myself last year because come on try and tell me these aren’t ‘Carrie Bradshaw esq‘ 😉 LOVE these beauties…similar styles below along with my Michael Kors handbag. And this year’s birthday is bound to be the best yet…stay tuned for what I have planned by adding me on SnapChat ‘MissyOnMadison‘ <3
I seriously can’t wait to be in some warmer weather to rock a look like this again #SummerHurryUp #NoMoreSnow
So I think it’s about time I share a little ‘Shopping List‘ and by shopping list of course I mean a list of things I want to buy at the moment (hey if I can’t buy them I could at least post them right?) I haven’t done a ‘Weekend WishList’ in a little while because to be quite honest I kinda dread using Photoshop (shhh…don’t tell). It takes me forever to place the items and make my collages beautiful and I still have yet to make them as flawless as Sincerely Jules’s or Pink Peonies’s.
Anywho here are some pieces I am lusting after at the moment + The best part is they are on SALE!
P.S. Don’t forget to enter my newest Giveaway to Win A Pair Of Kameleonz SunniesHERE 🙂
But first…coffee (scratch that…to be quite honest I start each and every day with a Venti iced green tea from Starbucks…unsweetened of course…typical white girl…oops) but I mean coffee as in ‘Coffee Shop‘, the great brand who makes this stylish leopard coat I am wearing today! This past week has been the true beginning of winter weather. Snow on the ground, a chill in the air and wind that practically swept me right off my feet…this weather calls for a warm, cozy and fashionable coat…in comes Coffee Shop.
This brand reached out to me right before the Holiday Season and I couldn’t wait to work with them. They make everything from Moto Jackets, to Pea Coats, to Wool Coats and Bomber Jackets…they are now my one stop shop for unique and trendy coats that won’t break the bank (which is always in style in my book!)
P.S. Coffee Shop wants you guys to give them a shot and receive 20% off while doing it! Just use the code ‘MISSY20‘ at checkout!Naturally when they told me to pick my favorite I had to opt for a little lady like leopard 😉 I always want to be a little feisty and I added to this sassy look by adding even MOREleopard with this great Kelsi Dagger leopard leather bag. And call me crazy but when I think ‘leopard‘ I think sexy and with sexy in winter comes…over the knee boots…aka these black suede over the knee boots that I scored for under $30 (here)…yes ladies you heard me under $30 at Target…Seriously this was one of my most exciting buys within the past few weeks! So while I am not a fan of the cold temperatures I must admitt it was kinda fun to have a little white snow on the ground while shooting looks over the weekend. And yes…I was freezing while shooting each and every outfit…at one point my poor brother’s hands turned pink from holding the camera out in the cold…but nonetheless new outfits were shot, and Missy is still able to share her stylish journey…no matter what the weather outside may be!| Click To Shop My Look |