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I’m backkkkkkkk. Please accept my apologies for falling off the face of the planet for a solid month. To say that my recent happenings have been crazy lately is basically the understatement of the year. However, I’m here & HAVE to break down one of my favorite holidays [as far as styling goes]…NEW YEARS EVE!

This is the one time of year that you can rock costume jewelry, six inch stilettos, sequins, leather & a boa without any judgement, so tell me again why you wouldn’t? #youwouldandyouwill. Today, I’m showcasing my favorite NYE outfits of 2015 so you can stop buying mistletoe & stocking stuffers, && invest in a great pair of leather leggings instead.

Spoiler alert: prepare for major sequins.

seqin shortsA bright blazer & a great pair of sequined short-shorts are the perfect show stoppers for any night out. Keep your mid-section neutral [a simple, fitted cami is ideal] & pop on a great bracelet or watch & you’re NYE ready.
sequin blazerWant to spice it up a bit? Take your blazer to the next level with some fun sequins. Let that be the focal point & keep the rest of your fit minimal; black on black being the best color combo, some understated jewelry & a fun clutch. Add a playful pair of pumps [the higher the better] & you’ll receive free drinks all night long.
plunging jumpsuitFeeling your wild side? Embrace it with a plunging neckline [chest permitting]. A romper, jumper or top with an outrageous neckline is the simplest & sexiest way to own the night. Keep your makeup light, but throw on a major pop of lip stain [my favorites here & here]  to draw [some] attention away from your chest & towards your pucker. Keep your footwear appropriate & you’ll be killing the competition all night long. sequin pantFeeling understated & like it that way? No harm there. Rock a pair of sequin leggings & your favorite blazer && call it good. NYE isn’t about all the fuss of an outfit, but rather the fun you can [& plan to] have in it. Add a few pieces of jewelry [focus on the wrists & neckline here] & a muted pair of heels or flats [pointed-toe always, I say] & you’ll be dancing all night sans the gross blisters.
sequin pant and peplumLike the idea of pants without the casual feel of a blazer? Play it up a bit with a fitted peplum top [be cautious, as this look is difficult on some body types] instead. Swap out the pumps for a heeled sandal & stack some serious bracelets on your wrist. Keep your makeup simple, but your lashes BIG & you’ll be the belle of the bar ball.
sequin romper

If you have the body for it [which I certainly do not], NYE is the perfect time to break out that outrageous romper you’ve been holding on to for the Vegas trip you’ll never actually make happen. Throw on my favorite Fall styling addition a neutral cape or fitted-coat & a few simple pieces of matching jewelry. Keep your locks simple, as well as your footwear–your romper is loud enough, & you’ll feel like you’re at the Bellagio no matter where you end up. casual NYEDon’t have any wild plans for NYE? No worries. Throw on a comfy pair of leggings [sequined, leather or cotton], your favorite oversized pullover & a bright pair of heels. The chic-nature of your footwear will offset any lazy cozy vibes you put off through your upper half. Feeling a little edgier? Add an oversized blazer, then prepare to watch the shit out of some Carson Daly NYE Live.

New Years Eve is one of the wildest & most celebrated days of the year && with good reason–it’s the kickoff to a new year & a new you. Take this opportunity to play up one last 2015 outfit & go out with a freaking bang. Why? Because you can. Period.

Happy Styling, beautiful babes.

Xx.

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New Do. New You.

Fresh year. Fresh resolutions [do we still do this to ourselves?] Fresh locks. Wait, what? Yes. It’s time. A new hairstyle is a resolution you can actually conquer. So let’s talk on it for a second.

As a woman who has serious anxiety about chopping her locks, I am more than empathetic towards this topic. However, it’s a new year & it’s time to continue that whole becoming a bigger, better, more well-rounded human thing that we’re placed on this earth to do. [Did I just compare a haircut to evolution? Yes. Yes, I did.] So, in hopes to get you warmed up to the entire concept, I’ve broken down my favorite styles making headway [ha]. Let’s decipher how you can change your look this 2015.

Here goes.

1. Parted: don’t want to chop your hair off just yet? Fine. Then keep it fresh by switching up the direction, style, or shape of your part. A simple trick that adds major change with little effort.

Screen Shot 2015-01-12 at 2.48.45 PMCenter Part

soft side partSoft Side Part

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deep side partDeep Side Part

zig zagZig Zag Part

2. The New Pixie: a pixie cut has always seemed heart-stopping to me, but this new, modern take on a classic [& once terrifying] cut could be just what the doctor ordered. Think Sienna Miller circa 2006, but with a little more styling ability. This cut is undoubtedly ballsy, but so chic & will be everywhere this 2015. The key to owning it: a good texture spray//gel//cream.

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burnette pixie

blonde pixie

bobbed pixie

3. The Pony: no not the one you used to throw into place before gym class, but the new, intentional pony. Olivia Palermo is the queen of this look [see below]. It can be worn to events, coffee//lunch dates, running errands, picking up the kids…& is so easy to style. It likely won’t change your entire world this 2015, but it will make you feel like the chicest chick in the room. The key: finding minimalist hair ties to keep the look in place without taking away from it’s clean approach [Scrunchies anyone].

op ponyLoose Pony

OP ponytailMessy Pony

ponyCurled Pony

tight ponyTight Pony

4. The Soft Ombré: a softer version of the ever-overstated ombré look that’s been holding on for about four years now [it was time to finally change this up], this look takes a more delicate approach to a once severe do. Switching up the color of your hair can change everything, given you have an amazing hairstylist that you know & trust. I recommend this look for nearly any hair type, & I promise, it will make you feel like an entirely new person, without all the effort. #whycantistoptouchingmyhair

soft ombre

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blonde ombre

 

5. Shoulder Length Everything: 2015 is going to be all about shoulder-length hair. Period. It just is. & to you babes who feel the need for mega change, this is the time to take the plunge & chop it off. Truth be told, this is probably my favorite style of the year & if I had the huevos to do it, I so would. This look screams I’m a mom, but I’m sexy as fuck, so deal with it [no, you don’t have to actually have children…it’s just at thing]. & did I mention it sheds serious minutes off your morning routine.

 

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shoulder blonde

shoulder brunette

shoulder length

So when should you make all these changes you ask? Don’t worry, there’s an app for that, too. Oh wait, more like an entire study & article: Lunar Hair Chart. Seriously.

As a woman who is ridiculously attached to her hair, I vow to switch it up this year, so long as you’ll do it with me. Deal?

See you babes on the other side…ya know, the new you, new do, 2015 side.

Xx.