Shimmering into 2018!

Here we are, about to close another interesting, exciting and fun year! So much has changed in my life since one year ago today, and I am happy to say all for the better. I can’t say that I accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish in 2017…but that is what a new year is for. Accomplishing your goals, and setting even bigger ones!

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Evening Dress: c/o Pink Blush / Shoes: Aldo

New Years Eve is such a magical…holiday? (I don’t know if I consider it an official holiday or not). It is a time to reflect and look back upon all of the amazing moments you had with friends, family and individually. It’s also a time to look your best, whether you’re going out on the town or staying in by the fire. I want to first say that this look is completely outside of my comfort zone. Sexy, sequin gowns aren’t my usual (even on NYE!), but when I saw this come out in their boutique…I just had to have it. It was love at first sight!

It is such a breath taking piece and looks exactly like it does on their online boutique! The sequins capture the light perfectly, so wherever you are, you are the star of the show. I like to throw third pieces on a lot of my looks to jazz them up a bit, but that is the great thing about this gown…you don’t need to!  In fact, I think it may be overkill if you did. I styled this independently because it really is just stunning on its own.

When I set out to find a look for NYE 2017, I thought of Pink Blush immediately. They always have showstopping picks that completely liven up your wardrobe. This dress is one of many, many sequin pieces they have right now in a variety of styles. Aren’t a fan of the jaw dropping, attention grabbing gown? You can go for a lightly accented sequin blouse or sweater. Those are always fun as well!

The possibilities are endless. Now, because this year is absolutely frigid cold (-30! Yikes!), I would opt for a faux fur wrap or some kind of shimmery wrap for my shoulders. You can’t ignore cold warnings and you don’t want to be shivering on a night you look so fabulous! Just keep in mind, with a dress like this, you don’t want to take any attention away from those shining sequins!

Bundle up and keep warm this NYE! See you in 2018!

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!

#WishlistWednesday: The Dress of the Party!

#WISHLISTWEDNESDAYWe are nearing the end of December, and you know what that means…New Year’s Eve! The night that you say good bye to another year of great accomplishments…whatever they may be. Whether you are staying home, or going out for a big night on the town…you need to look great to ring in the big 2-0-1-6. I have spent my past New Year’s Eve at parties, cozying up with the pup at home and of course, the good ole’ low key intimate gathering watching the ball drop…but this year, it is time to live it up in the city…and for that, I am pulling out all of the stops!

So I might as well blog about it right? This week for #WishlistWednesday, I am going to show you the razzle-dazzling looks that are out there, waiting and pleading to be your date for NYE (and mine, of course!).

Sequined Bodycon Dress, Dynamite, $39.95 $18.00

This is my first pick. What other occasion can you rock a completely gold sequined dress and get away with it? Well, I mean, there is always room for a little sparkle in your life…but this dress is a showstopper, and the cutout in the back makes it even better! What I love most about this dress though, is how it is sexy, but not sleazy. There is a fine line…and this passes my test!

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Sequined Bodycon Dress

Camilla Sequined Bodycon Dress, The Bay$155.00 $108.50

Like the last one, this is equally as perfect for NYE. Bodycon can be your best friend your worst enemy. The trick with finding a great bodycon dress is finding the one that you don’t have to continuously pull down all night long. I try and look for the bodycon dress that has a length that hits my mid thigh – that way it usually will stay down on it’s own. This dress is perfect because it is the right length, the neckline is gorgeous and there is still a little sexy cut out on the side.

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Camilla Sequined Bodycon Dress

Sequined Jumpsuit, H&M, $59.99 $39.99

Now, this is not a dress. But rompers and jumpsuits are completely in this season. There is so much you could do with this sparkly jumpsuit. You could dress it up with jewelry, and pair it with a blazer. You could wear it alone with a hot pair of heels to go with it. Or you could add a sequined belt and some crazy bangles…the possibilities are endless. But either way, you are stealing the show with this look.

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Sequined Jumpsuit

Three amazing looks. It’s going to be tough to decide just exactly what I am going to rock this NYE. However, I know one thing – there will be sequins…lots of sequins. Got to look jazzed up on the last night of the year, right?

What are your NYE plans? Have you picked out the winning outfit yet? Let me know in the comments below…