Love Want Need // Lipstick & Headbands

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Now that we’re all (hopefully) getting a little summer color/glow on our faces, we usually feel the need to wear a little less make up – and doesn’t it feel good! But there are still days we want to add a little flair without going overboard, and the perfect way to do that is to get your hair out of your face & sass up those lips. Go easy on the eye make up and accessories, and you’ll feel fresh and ready to go. We’re loving these bright lip colors paired with headbands — go casual, hip, or glam.

Love // Twisted Headwrap // Pink Moisturizing Gloss

Want // Metallic & Suede Headband // Poppy Lip & Cheek Oil

Need // Eyelet Headband // Hibiscus Colour Balm 

Casual vs Glam // Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day can cover so many different scenarios…dating someone, sort of dating someone, not dating someone…but don’t let any of those stop you from dressing cute for whatever your situation. Whether it’s a date night, a night at home, drinks with girl friends, or a date with your couch, Valentine’s Day/Night is only as good as you make it! We’ve sort of stopped giving into the idea of what you’re “supposed” to do or wear on this holiday, and have embraced the idea of feeling comfortable and confident while you celebrate the love in your life (even if that love is yourself!).

{Casual Look} H&M blouse // H&M skinnies // Jcrew Factory Bracelet // H&M earrings // Essie nail color in Poor li’l Rich Girl // Old Navy flats

{Glam Look} Echo scarf // Forever 21 sweater // Asos clutch // Zara skirt // Bauble Bar bracelet // Target tights // Seychelles heels

Holiday Party Outfits // Casual & Glam

December is the month of holiday parties. Weekend after weekend there is something going on (not that we’re complaining)! With a mix of cocktail parties, work parties, pot lucks and everything in between we found 2 outfits that will cover them all.

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This casual look is sophisticated but still fun – perfect for a work gathering or potluck. The silk top pairs well with pretty much anything, so it’s worth the investment, and the color is perfect for fall and winter. The bright cords will make this outfit more playful, and flats keep it casual and easy to get around. Side note: I own these flats and they might be the most complimented item of footwear I own. And they’re comfy too! Anyway, since this outfit is very simple, play up the clutch and/or jewelery. We went with arm candy, but it could easily handle a chunky necklace instead.

The glam look uses this dress as the centerpiece. This is definitely more for the cocktail party or fancy dinner, but it’s still work appropriate and you’ll feel very classy in it. We’ve targeted this look more towards the icy blues and greys that are popular at the moment, but it could easily be toned down with more navy to go for something more monochromatic. And again since this dress speaks for itself, we kept it pretty bare with the jewelry, but if you skipped the belt you could add a really blingy necklace.

Get the looks here:

Casual: Blouse (30% off entire purchase with code TOYOU)// Bracelet // Clutch // Cords (50% off everything & free shipping on $50+)// Flats

Glam: Dress (40% off! with code GAPXMAS) // Earrings // Belt // Tights // Pumps (Already on sale with an additional 40% off with code GIFTNOW)

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Thanksgiving Outfits // Casual & Glam

My family celebrates Thanksgiving in a very old, very cold house. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining (I love it), but when it comes to outfits, I can’t go all out. I have learned how to dress cute and cozy, but when I see all of the posts and pictures of the holiday glam look, I get a little jealous. So today I present to you 2 outfits, my practical casual look and my wishful thinking glam look. I might have to steal that glam look for Christmas or a holiday party…

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My casual look is a jumble of textures, and that’s why I love it! The cozy sweater and half leather leggings will allow for over eating (my fav) while the hat and boots will make you feel like you’re not in your pjs when you get some fresh air and walk off a bit of food. And when you’re back, lounge around in those super chunky socks- no need for slippers!

My glam look makes me shiver thinking about wearing tights where I’m going, but nonetheless, I would love to wear it to a restaurant or modern (normal) house. The sparkle on top and bottom bring attention, but are still classy and family appropriate. The skirt- also stretchy and overeating ready- allow for a dressed up feel, while the opaque tights feel more like leggings so you don’t freeze in this chilly New England cold!

Get the looks here:

Casual: Sweater // Hat // Leggings // Socks // Boots

Glam: Top // Skirt // Belt // Tights // Flats (PS- JCrew Factory is having a 50% off everything sale, the top and skirt are from there!)

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