Glitz and Glamour w/ ILYMIX

Don’t you just love it when you find the perfect accessories? I am extremely picky when it comes to jewelry, sunglasses, or any other accessory. I love to examine pieces, match them with looks before I even make the purchase, and most of all, I like them to fit in with my style exactly as how I picture it.

I know…sounds a little crazy, right? It really isn’t though. When you find that perfect statement necklace that you’ve been looking for, it’s the greatest feeling.

Glitz and Glamour w/ ILYMIX - Pearls and Polkadots

For this upcoming season, I have been focusing on getting pretty, detailed pieces. That’s where ILYMIX comes in…

ILYMIX is an online women’s boutique that sells accessories. They have a wide variety of styles in jewelry, scarves, sunglasses, totes and much, much more! They are just what you need to add a little sparkle to your closet. One of the best features is the free global shipping!

Glitz and Glamour w/ ILYMIX - Pearls and Polkadots

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Rocking a good pair of sunnies and a stunning statement necklace is important in the hot season. Why, you ask? Because it is the season of strutting your stuff. Fall and winter are the times to cover up and sport the layers, but with summer, it is all about cute accessories.

ILYMIX fills all my accessory needs, and I think it’s safe to say that I am a huge supporter of their boutique!

You can shop ILYMIX yourself by heading over here.

Cheers to the Weekend!

**Although this post was sponsored by ILYMIX,  my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

Winter Wonderland Style Board

Although we haven’t had too much snow lately (little to none actually), I haven’t had to wear any heavy duty Winter accessories…but what is great about this mild Winter we have been having is it has allowed me to break out the more fashion friendly accessories (as opposed to the heavy duty, built for warmth accessories). This always makes me happy because there is nothing I love more in the Winter time than dressing up in cute headbands, bow gloves and the coziest of scarves.

Today I have compiled some of my favourite Winter accessories into a style board that I am bringing to you from this little shop I found based out of New York called Spring.

Winter Wonderland Style Board - Pearls and Polkadots

All of these brand name accessories were taken from Spring‘s accessory collection (see here). Winter accessories are great and when it’s mild out, you can put fashion above necessity! I consider there to be four main accessories for Winter and I am going to tell you about those now:

Hats

In the freezing cold, wearing a hat is essential, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t look cute doing it! These hats that I picked out are warm, cute and stylish! Not to mention the cool monochrome scheme is perfect for the season!

Winter Wonderland Style Board - Pearls and Polkadots

Maree / A Little Bit Etc. 

Gloves

Winter gloves are not my go-to accessory, but when I do wear them, I like to make sure they are good quality. Leather is my first pick when it comes to gloves since they are so warm and comfortable.

Scarves 

Warm knits are the best. Whether it is infinity, or a wrap around scarf, scarves are the perfect accessory to pair with your winter coat or a cozy cable knit sweater! My personal favourite is the blanket scarf – they keep you so warm and they are SO in style!

Sunnies 

Fortunately the sun does not go away in the Winter season, which is why it is always great to have a casual pair of sunnies in your bag, for when the sun becomes just too much! I love to stick to more neutral frames for the cold season, sticking with that monochrome scheme!

Winter Wonderland Style Board - Pearls and Polkadots

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Style boards are so fun to make and I had a great time making this board from Spring’s collection! I suggest you head over and check their Winter accessory collection out. There are tons of brands that you will recognize and they have great deals.

Happy Monday!

NYE Clutch Essentials!

New Year’s Eve is TONIGHT everyone – can you believe it? It’s amazing how fast each year goes by! Tonight, I will be celebrating with friends out on the town and for going out, I have assembled the perfect NYE clutch! You need to make sure that you are prepared for that fun night out with friends and today, I am going to show you exactly what you should pack in your bag for the big night!

NYE Clutch Essentials

1 Clutch2 Portable Phone Charger3 PhoneBlinged out Bobby PinsSetting PowderMake up Brush7 Matte Lipstick

For a night out, you don’t need to bring a lot – but there are a few things that you may want while out past midnight! Some are optional, others are completely necessary!

NYE Clutch Essentials - Pearls and Polkadots

My NYE clutch for 2015!

iPhone (or your phone) – I know, I know – the iPhone 5S is an older model…but the main point is: Make sure you have your phone on NYE! Plain and simple it’s safe, and fun because you will want to take tons of pictures!

Blinged out Bobby Pins – Whether they are blinged out or not, I always make sure I have a couple of pins in my bag. You never know when your hair may need to be pinned back. These pins are the perfect bobby pins for a great NYE night because they add sparkle instantly!

Setting Powder – Rimmel‘s translucent setting powder has been a saving grace for me on many occasions! It minimizes the shine on your face, and is quick to apply, meaning you only need a smidge! When you are amongst a lot of people, sweat may become a problem – but this powder takes that sweaty glow right off your face, so you are looking perfect all night long!

Make up Brush – You need something to apply the setting powder with! This is really the only reason that you would pack a make up brush in your clutch! This is my favourite brush right now by e.l.f. cosmetics. It’s light, fresh looking and cleans really easily!

Matte Lipstick – I have a lipstick obsession right now which falls into two categories: nudes and mattes. This creamy matte, nude lipstick that I am loving right now is by Mabelline and is in the shade “Daringly Nude”. This has been my go-to, daily shade this past month! For the big NYE, you will need to pack your lipstick for touch ups throughout the night!

Magic Wallet – Unfortunately, this is not in stores anymore (which is why I didn’t feature it up above), however this is what I carry my necessary cards in when I go out. It’s simple, small and fits in pretty much any clutch. You will want something to carry your cards in so you don’t lose them!!

BONUS: Portable Phone Charger – This is something that I have been meaning to purchase (but always forget to). There is a great, compact, gold-coloured portable phone charger at Lord & Taylor – perfect for NYE! There is nothing worse than a dead phone (plus it’s not too safe on NYE!) Charge up with this cute gold portable charger!

My clutch is not being sold online, but the one linked up above is very similar and equally as cute!

NYE Clutch Essentials - Pearls and Polkadots

NYE Clutch Essentials - Pearls and Polkadots

HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR AND I WILL SEE YOU IN 2016!

(new post in the new year!)

Last Minute Guide for your NYE style!

Wait a moment…is it December 30th already? You betcha! The month has flown by, Christmas has ended (ugh!) and the magical night that is New Year’s Eve is right around the corner – a.k.a. tomorrow. You may be totally prepared (like I am for onceor you may be freaking out on your way to the mall to find that perfect look for your big bash!

Well fear no more – I am here to give you some quick style tips so that you can look (and feel!) dazzling as you enter the big 2-0-1-6! I am going to show you how to put a look together with just five simple steps. 

STEP ONE

When I am assembling a look, I begin with the statement piece and style every other item around that. The statement piece could be a necklace, a pair of cute shoes, or a chic dress. On NYE, you will want to make your statement the outfit (dress, skirt/top, etc.)! These lovely ladies below put the focus on their NYE dress…

Get this dress on @Emilio Foster or see more #dress #short_black_dress:

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gold and nude sparkly loose fitting sleeveless dress + nude strappy heels. 'Champagne Kisses' Dress:

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Burgundy | Fall 2015 Trends | Formal Attire | Formal Dresses | Eiseman Style:

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STEP TWO

Tights or no tights?  I always wear tights when I go out this time of year because it is usually freezing. Tights can be anywhere from nylons (nude colour) to cute fashion tights in navy or black!

party dresses - http://www.mysexystyles.com/collections/dresses:

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I like the unexpected sequins. Would be cute dressed down too.:

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Tip: Wearing tights will lengthen the life of your shoes

(less friction from your heel against the material of the skin).

STEP THREE

Shoes, shoes, shoes! Open toe – go for it. Closed toe – go for it. All bets are off! I definitely recommend matching your shoes to your dress. However, if the dress is a crazy colour, in many cases black goes perfectly. The fancier, the better!

Golden Plain Sequin Elastic Waist Long Leggings - Leggings - Bottoms:

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nude + rainbow glitter heels. business in the front, party in the back?:

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STEP FOUR

Add a little bling! I love jewelry as much as the next girl, and I definitely recommend it for NYE! However, it is not a must. Keep in mind, if you have a super sparkly (sequined) dress, you will want to make sure the jewelry doesn’t get lost! I recommend piling on some arm candy, and a snazzy pair of earrings!

Glamour and Brilliance in your New Year`s Eve Outfit http://pinmakeuptips.com/glamour-and-brilliance-in-your-new-years-eve-outfit/:

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Holiday Sparkle:

Annabelle / Viva Luxury

Party on the arm. #whbm #celebratebeautifully:

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STEP FIVE

Keeping it clutch with a matching clutch is the final step of putting your look together! Matching is definitely not necessary, but pulling out like colours in your outfit’s scheme is a great idea! Got gold sequins? Try a bronze toned clutch to soften the sparkle! If you can’t find a suitable colour…just like the shoes…turn to black!

Gold sequin clutches and a navy clutch for Natalie:

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It had been drizzling on and off for a few days in Paris during PFW but thankfully it cleared up (for a bit) during the day of the …:

Aimee / Song of Style

Sparkling sequined skirt with black sweater and gold clutch & Stella & Dot Gold Renegade Bracelet $59 http://www.stelladot.com/denikaclay:

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VOILA! OUTFIT COMPLETE!

Coming up with a look can be hard, but on New Year’s Eve, all you have to do is stay in your comfort zone! Remember these five simple steps (with the second, of course, being optional) and you will be set to go!

Ready, set, shop!

42 Party Looks to Try this Season…

42December is the month to try the greatest of party looks out. There are Christmas parties, work parties, NYE parties…which means style needs to come out! I see this time of the year as a time to be daring, beautiful and rock whatever you want to! Tulle, sequins, glitter…the works are brought for this season and it is awesome! As Pinterest is my favourite procrastination tool when studying for finals, today I am bringing you a whopping 50 party looks YOU need to try this season! 

TULLE

@jilliandillon THIS is what I want to wear to the wedding...in periwinkle or navy with silver shoes. ;):

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NEW YEAR EVE OUTFIT grown up tutu #style:

Sara / Collage Vintage

Holiday outfit idea: new years perhaps?:

Delmy / Fashion Bananas

Wendy / Wendy’s Lookbook 

Tulle is such a great fashion risk for a party look! Not only can you dress it up, you can also dress it down and make it look less ballerina and more chic! Who says you can’t rock a tutu in public? If I can get my hands on one of these…then I would rock it hard!

SHORTS (WITH/WITHOUT TIGHTS)

Black jacket white blosue sequin silver shorts black tights heels street fashion new years eve fashion:

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Dinner Date... by A spoonful of Style => Click to see what she wears:

Jade / A Spoonful of Style

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Shorts and tights are a great way to keep it casual, while dressing it up. I love this trend because it gives you the best of both worlds! Plus, sometimes, you just don’t want to put your cute pair of shorts away for the Winter! Why not rock em’ out for the end of the year?

SEQUINS

<plaid + sequins for work christmas party> tie a ribbon bow around your collar to dress up a shirt for a holiday outfit:

Jean / Extra Petite

Sequins are a holiday staple, and this season we love them on billowing midi skirts. #sequins #party #outfits:

Ashley / Side Smile Style

11 cool girl new year's eve outfit ideas - leather biker jacket, black heels + gold sequin pants:

Ester / Mi Armario En Ruinas

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Emily / The Sweetest Thing

Sequin blazer going to get one i have a ugly black dress that i need to spice up:

Alexandra / Lovely Pepa 

sequins and plaid. clothes from Lulus:

The Girls with Glasses / Babble 

Barefoot Blonde - Sequin Skirt:

Amber / Barefoot Blonde

Sequins and glitter are great to liven up the party outfit! I also love to accent my outfit with sequin pieces…they certainly make a statement and for the holidays…it is the number one choice in my eyes! You aren’t going to wear a gold sequin mini skirt to work, right?

LEATHER ON THE BOTTOM

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Jessica / Hapa Time

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Alana / Alana Marie Style

Peplum top + Skinny leather pants + neutral pump... I love it!:

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Jessica / Hapa Time

Leather on the bottom makes for a great look and I love how casual and dressy they can look! If you want to rock the full leather pants, then leather leggings are a great option – especially for a holiday party!

LITTLE BLACK DRESS

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Grace / A Southern Drawl 

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Helena / Brooklyn Blonde

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asos black dress

Jean / Extra Petite

Everybody knows that the LBD is an absolute essential in a lady’s closet. When the holiday season comes around, it’s always good to have your trusty LBD hanging there ready to be wined and dined. You really can never go wrong with a look like this – why? It’s cute, simple and effortless all in one neat little package!

COZY

NYE Ready in black, sequin track pants + blush pink sweater w/ black bowtie on www.forallthingslovely.com:

Megan / For All Things Lovely

Southern Curls & Pearls: Holiday Party Outfit...:

Caitlin / Southern Curls & Pearls 

30 + Fun and Flirty Holiday Party Outfits - This Silly Girl's Life:

Rach / Pink Peonies

Winter:

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Holiday parties come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes they call for a cozy blanket scarf over a five inch pair of glittery heels! These cozy looks are perfect if you are staying in with friends or going to an intimate gathering. Still dripping with style, but style in comfort!

RED, RED, RED!

Tibi Silk Faille Skirt from Pink Peonies:

Rach / Pink Peonies

Bethany / B Soup

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What to wear to a holiday party:

Caitlin / Southern Curls & Pearls 

Red is probably one of the best holiday colours out there. There is nothing shy about the colour red and how it is used in the looks above is exactly how you should rock it this holiday season! Whether you are sporting the LRD (Little Red Dress) or using it as a complimentary colour…all is well in the colour red!

 VELVET

Slip into this velvet dress for any holiday occasion and look absolutely stunning!:

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sparkly + velvet:

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Red Velvet Xmas <3 (by Imogen De Souza) http://lookbook.nu/look/4385239-Red-Velvet-Xmas-3:

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Velvet is such a great fabric – the texture is a real statement and you can do so much to compliment your look with it. Pair it with tights, put a tunic underneath for a more business casual look, or dress it up with some jewels and sparkle and you have a dazzling New Year’s Eve look!

PLAID

Office party? Meet the parents? Christmas Eve service? Here's your perfect outfit.:

Sarah Lynn / Love by Lynn

thigh high socks, knee high socks, topshop skirt, holiday outfits, holiday party outfit, holiday outfit ideas // grace wainwright from a southern drawl

Grace / A Southern Drawl

Courtney / What Courtney Wore

Lots of good choices for teens adn moms too! 55+ Fall Outfit Ideas, super cute clothing inspiration for fall!:

Rach / Pink Peonies

Wonderland Skirt:

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Plaid is always a great option. Patterns are fun and fun to try and mix – especially for a fun night out with friends! I love tartan shirts, shorts, skirts and dresses…they are a great option and I love how they look in the holiday season.


Hopefully you were able to get a few ideas from this post. I’d like to thank all of the lovely ladies who make these outfits happen! I love all of these lady bloggers so much and their style – which needs to be shared! All links are available underneath each picture so head over to their platforms and check them out!

What do you have coming up this season? Any crazy party plans? Let me know in the comments below…