Holiday Party Lookbook with Farfetch

Holiday Party Lookbook

With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve around the corner, it’s time to kick the holiday outfits research into high gear. Shopping for holiday outfits is always a little stressful because you want to purchase something that is beautiful and unique yet practical so you can wear it again and again (especially the higher priced items). Today I’m sharing 2 different style holiday looks I’ve created from items I found on Farfetch, a lot of these items like booties, wrap coat and leather jacket you probably already have in your closet, but with a little twist they can help complete your holiday party look and save your bank account at the same time!

Look 1: Comfort with an Edge
I’m all for being comfortable when it comes to dressing myself, so when I was creating this look, I made sure that comfort is the focus (and with this being the more casual look of the two, I can get away with some of the items I choose). I pair this pretty lace shift dress with a drape-y wrapped skirt underneath, since the shape of the dress is more boxy and doesn’t show off your curves as well, you want to add something more fluid and feminine to balance it out the look. For the coat I opt for a wrap coat so I have the option to let it drape beautifully, belt it, or possibly even show some shoulder if weather permits. I went with a pair of black booties for this look because I prefer boots over any other type of shoes, and I think a nice pair of boots is just as good as a pair of heels when you want to dress up, on top of that they are usually more comfortable, give a little more edge and are also better at keeping your feet warm in the winter! Last but not least, I went with a shoulder/cross body style bag because when you’re at a party the last thing you want to do is have something restricting your movement, a cross body bag allows you to move around freely and dance all night without worrying about holding your purse.

Look 2: Vintage Rock and Roll
For the second look, I want to create something more elegant and fancy for a black tie event, even though it’s more formal, I still want to keep some fun elements in the look. This beautiful Armani dress is very simple but has some very eye catching beading on the body, and since the dress is already so fancy, I decided to pair it with a black leather jacket and a guitar scarf to make it more playful and fun, the scarf also can act as a cover up, in case you want to check your jacket at coat check but still want something light with you in case it gets a little chilly. Since this is look is created for a black tie event, I went with a pair of pumps to tie the look together. With the bottom of the dress being more plain, I picked out this pair with crystals on them so when you walk, they peek out to create some interest and also echo the body of the dress. The whole look is very monochrome, but it means it’s perfect for any occasion, if you want to make it more festive, you can utilize accessories to add a pop of colors to it like I did with this simple red clutch.

I kept the colors of both looks very basic and mostly black because I want them to be something you can wear both now and later, with a simple switch of accessories, jacket or shoes you can easily transform these looks for any future events you go to. On top of that, most of the items mentioned are basics that will be great additions to any wardrobe and can be worn over and over again which is perfect for someone who wants to start a capsule wardrobe. I hope you enjoy these looks, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Holiday Party Lookbook with Farfetch

Seeing paradise

This Christmas, I was incredibly lucky to be able to go on a vacation with Brian’s family to the islands of Hawaii.  During my time there I got to go on a helicopter which was so darn cool, ride a bike down from a volcano, do some sunning and beaching, get down low in a submarine and of course drinking mai tai on the beach!  The views are breathtaking, mountains are vibrant green, beach is crystal clear and the ocean is a gorgeous blue.  It is truly a paradise on earth.  Cruise was such a cool way to see all the islands. it’s pretty much like a moving hotel and everyday you get to discover a different part of an island.  These past 10 days flew by and everything seems like a dream, I can’t be thankful enough for this opportunity, and hope that one day I will be able to go back to visit again.


Seeing paradise

Holiday gift guide

With the holiday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday around the corner, I’m sure most of you are already prepping your shopping list for the holiday.  I know personally I like browsing way in advance and pick out what I want to get before all the holiday sales start, so as soon as the promotion deals hit the stores I can snatch the items I want right away without hesitation (quick, ruthless, and precise).

For those of you that are still looking for ideas and inspiration on what to get, here is a gift guide/wish list I’ve made with things I think would be great to get for others but also great to add to your own wish list!

gift guide

  1. NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette – Perfect for any makeup lover or beginner in your life.  This beautifully packaged palette contains 3 blush, 1 highlight and 1 bronzer.  Great quality and great bank for your buck, a one stop shop for a perfect cheek look for the holiday!
  2. Jo Malone Fragrance – Fragrance is a very personal item to purchase for someone, as everyone has a different taste when it comes to scent.  If you’re afraid the scent you picked out might not be the perfect fit for him/her (since the body chemistry is different for every person and the fragrance reacts to your chemistry differently), you can always ask for some samples and have them test it out first (though it won’t be a surprise anymore).
  3. Diptyque Candle – Another one of my favorites and is perfect for everyone and anyone.  Diptyque candles are gorgeous and they have a variety of scent you can pick from, if you can’t decide which one will fit best for them you can always pick up the minis for your loved ones.  The empty candle holder also can serve as a brush holder or mini vase for flowers!
  4. Fresh Sugar Cravings Kissing Trio – Cold weather usually means heater and chapped lips, pick up a set of these Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment as a gift set or stocking stuffers, you know they will thank you later.
  5. An oversize, super comfortable cardigan (like this one from Lou & Grey or this one from Madewell) – In the winter time what else is better than sitting by the fireplace drinking hot cocoa in your most comfortable cardigan?  A nice oversize cardigan is not only a great lounge piece but can also be a very stylish layer to add to their everyday outfit.
  6. Crabtree & Evelyn hand cream – Again with the heat and dryness everyone has to endure in the winter time, a nice hand cream can cure it all.  Like the lip treatment, these babies help keep your hands soft and smelling amazing.
  7. Buffalo check scarf – Another cozy item on the list, a nice scarf can make an outfit.  Having a scarf that  can both acts as a statement piece or a cozy layer is a must in the winter time.  There are so many options out there but my favorites are the buffalo check ones because they reminds me of the cabin and vacation.
Holiday gift guide