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Holiday Styling Tips: New Years Eve

Holiday Styling Tips:  New Year's Eve

Holiday Styling Tips: New Year’s Eve

If Christmas is only 9 days away that mean’s that New Years Eve is only in 17 days!  Time to start making plans and more importantly, what are you going to wear!?!  I feel New Year’s is one of those events that seem to always disappoint, but I also figured out there’s a few things to plan for that make it work out.  First is who you’re with, plan to spend it with good friends and/or family.  That way, doesn’t matter what you do, you’ll for sure have a fun night.  Secondly, is plan a special outfit.  You know if you at least dress up a little, then the night automatically feels special!  Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have few tips to help with that last part, styling a New Years Eve outfit that will have you covered no matter if it’s for a night in or a night out!

What To Wear For New Years Eve

What To Wear For New Years Eve

1.  Pick A Party Dress!

mark. Grand Entrance Lace Dress

mark. Grand Entrance Lace Dress

This is THE opportunity to wear a party dress.  Even if you’re not a dress wearer, on New Years, you can be.   Most of us in real life don’t have too many occasions to dress up, so take the chance.  Even if your event isn’t something crazy, this is the night that being overdressed is completely acceptable.  My party dress pick is the mark. Grand Entrance Dress ($44).  With it’s fitted lace bodice and satin tulip skirt it’s a party perfect pick!

Lace Bodice on the mark. Grand Entrance Dress

Lace Bodice on the mark. Grand Entrance Dress

2.  Keep It Comfortable.

Comfortable in the mark. Grand Entrance Dress

Comfortable in the mark. Grand Entrance Dress

You’re in for a long night and being super uncomfortable in an outfit you can’t move in and heels you can’t walk in just makes for a miserable NYE.  Pick a dress you can move, and dance, and sit in… and maybe one that hides the few pounds of Christmas cookies I’ve been eating.  That’s what I love about this mark. Grand Entrance Dress, it’s cut to flatter and be functional.  The waist is a litter higher hitting that sweet spot that’s the small part of our torso.  The tulip skirt allows you to move and prance, so you’ll be good with whatever comes your way… chasing kids to dance floor moves.

 

3.  Pile on the sparkle.

Sequin Clutch and mark. Opulent Charm Heels

Sequin Clutch and mark. Opulent Charm Heels

 Last week’s tips on how to wear sparkles weren’t for a one time thing, you’ll definitely need them for NYE.  Again if there’s ever a time to go all out it’s NYE, and no one will judge you for it, believe me.  So bust out the sequin clutch (or again for me, last seen here.)  Pull out some statement earrings like these mark. Noir Essence Earrings, and stack on an arm party (kate spade bracelets).  Don’t forget the shoes!  I love the mark. Opulent Charm Heels so much from last week I had to bring them back.  They’re PERFECT for a party dress and NYE with their embellished detailing.  Plus they’re very comfortable and walkable, so the fit style tip #2 above.

 

4.  Amp Up Your Makeup.

Smokey Eye and Bold Lip for NYE

Smokey Eye and Bold Lip for NYE

NYE is the BEST time for a smokey eye and bold lip!  Spend a little extra time getting ready and pull out some of the best tricks like a smokey eye.  Key is sticking with formulas that will last all night.  mark. On The Dot Smokey ($18) and mark. On The Edge Eyeliner ($10) are top notch formulas.  Try a bold pink lip for a different look then that bold red you’ve been wearing.  Try Avon Extra Lasting Lipstick in Fearless Fuchsia.

Smokey Eye and Bold Lip

Smokey Eye and Bold Lip

 

5.  Have Fun!

Fun With The Pups!

Fun With The Pups!

The biggest tip for NYE is to have fun!  Pick something fun to wear, pair it with fun accessories and make the most of your night.  It’s all about stepping out of your norm and being a little extra-special just for one night.  It’s the last night of the year, go out with a bang!  You can shop my dress, earrings, shoes and makeup at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

NYE Party Look

NYE Party Look

Jill’s Styling Tip: Make your New Year’s Eve look casual and sparkly!

Holiday Style: New Years

Holiday Style: New Years

“Keep your look casual in the oversized Desert Dream Camo Sweatshirt by mark and a pair of snake print flats. Dress up the sweatshirt with a champagne sparkly sequin pencil skirt. Who doesn’t want to be sparkly to bring in the New Year? Balance out the sequin skirt with simple accessories.” – Jill from My Sweet Obsessions

mark. Desert Dream Camo Sweatshirt

mark. Desert Dream Camo Sweatshirt

See all of Jill’s tips and more of her casual glam look for NYE over at My Sweet Obsessions.

What are you planning for New Years Eve this year?  Are you going more casual like Jill or more party like me?  Either way, add in some sparkle and make it a little special.  You’ll be surprised how this little thing can actually add to the night!

 

BONUS:  Starting tomorrow (Tuesday 16th) offering FREE 2-day ship AND 25% off a $75 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger!  So shop Jill’s sweatshirt, my dress, heels, makeup and earrings for your NYE look at a discount!

Holiday Styling Tips: Sparkle

Holiday Styling Tips:  Sparkle

Holiday Styling Tips: Sparkle

Twinkling lights, shiny packages, glowing fires and glimmering ornaments, this time of year does nothing but sparkle!  So let’s match the season and sparkle a little more, and I’ll take any reason to sparkle a little bit more!  Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have a few tips on how to add some sparkle to your holiday looks.

1.  Pick A Statement Sparkle Piece.

Holiday Sparkle with mark.

Holiday Sparkle with mark.

This is the time of year where you can get away with going mega on the sparkle so why not go big or go home!   Bust out a sequin dress, sequin leggings or pick a statement sparkle piece like the mark. Chain Reaction Necklace ($50) which is nothing but major! (said like RZ).  With four rows of rhinestones outlined in a gunmetal chain in a deep Y design, this necklace has that IT factor.

mark. Chain Reaction Necklace

mark. Chain Reaction Necklace

 

2.  Showcase your sparkle piece with your outfit.

Showcase with the right neckline

Showcase with the right neckline

You’ll want to showcase that sparkle so pick an outfit that highlights.  With my sparkle piece, the mark. Chain Reaction Necklace, a wrap style LBD showcases the necklace.  With the Y shape a deep V or a wrap neckline is best.  Keeping my outfit simple in all black the major focus is on the necklace.  My dress is an old closet favorite but match it with the mark. Cross My Mind Dress ($42) for a similar effect.

Showcase Your Sparkle

Showcase Your Sparkle

 

3.  Choose some compatible sparkle.

mark. Opulent Charm Heels

mark. Opulent Charm Heels

Don’t stop at just the mark. Chain Reaction Necklace (even though by itself it would be killer!).  Pick a compatible piece like a sparkly cocktail ring and/or bracelet.  Try the mark. Dark Edge Ring ($20).  Don’t let your sparkle be top heavy, spread the love from the bottom to the top!  Add some sparkly shoes like these embellished pumps from mark., the Opulent Charm Heels ($65).  They’re the perfect holiday party shoe that will go with pretty much everything you put on this holiday season.  The black velvet and classic pump shape will make them go-to’s for holiday season’s to come.

mark. Attention To Detail Tights and Opulent Charm Heels

mark. Attention To Detail Tights and Opulent Charm Heels

 

4.  Balance it out with an all-over solid color

LBD and Black Tights for a Black Base

LBD and Black Tights for a Black Base

Will all the sparkle going on you’ll want to keep a solid base going.  I’m obviously a fan of black for the obvious reasons, but you could do the same with pretty much any solid color like with a winter white or a festive red.  I kept the look sleek with adding some black tights to my black dress.  Since it’s all about the sparkle lets go with the an opaque tight with a little sparkle graphic print down the leg for a little more holiday sparkle.  The mark. Attention To Detail Tights ($22) is a two pack including the one’s shown.  (a perfect stocking stuffer btw!)

Sparkle Detail Along The Tights

Sparkle Detail Along The Tights

 

5.  Add more sparkle.

mark. Sparkles On Top Headband

mark. Sparkles On Top Headband

Just when you think you’ve got your look ready, add more sparkle!  This is the time of year not to shy away.  This is really the season where wearing a sparkle headband, with the a majorly sparkly statement necklace, with a blinged out cocktail ring, with a subtle shimmery tight and embellished pumps is perfectly acceptable.  This mark. Sparkles On Top Headband is the perfect balance for any extra sparkle.

Shimmery Beauty Look For A Sparkling Look

Shimmery Beauty Look For A Sparkling Look

 

Jill’s Styling Tip:  Create Holiday Sparkle with an Icy Holiday look

 

Jill's Holiday Sparkle Tips

Jill’s Holiday Sparkle Tips

“Start with the sparkle by pairing a light wash chambray button up with silver-tone jewelry pieces that have clear and sapphire colored stones. The Ice Cold Collar Necklace and Icy Gaze Bracelet by mark are perfect for this! Then continue with the icy feel by adding a pair of white denim jeans. Add a pair of brown riding boots to protect the white denim from the slushy, snowy ground.”  Jill from My Sweet Obsessions

Holiday Style Sparkle Holiday Sparkle

Even with a casual day you can still sparkle.  Jill has mastered the casual sparkle with her icy look.  Head over to My Sweet Obsessions for more tips from Jill and more looks at her outfit!  You can shop both our sparkle at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  And just in time to get 20% off your order and have it in time for the holidays!