Happy Tuesday, everyone! I am so excited because I am flying to Seattle today for the holidays. I can’t wait to see my friends, family and of course, Barney! I packed this skirt with me and plan on wearing it on New Year’s Eve with Casey. Not sure what we are doing yet, but regardless, I always like to dress up a bit and this number is the perfect piece to work into my outfit. The tiny scallops, box pleats and silvery fabric add a festive touch and gives off a sweet and feminine vibe, which I really like. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to show you easy ways to style it up, simply by changing out the top and necklace, creating two different fun and festive looks!
Here is a festive and cheerful post for you guys because honestly, the weather here is proving to be a bit difficult at times. But knowing you guys are there along side me, makes it so much better! So, thanks for that. xo
I was asked to partner up with Rent the Runway and Pantene Pro-V to create a festive holiday post seeing that the party season is officially here. It was perfect timing because I had a very fancy soiree to go to at the Trump Soho with Casey and was really excited to get all dolled up.
When doing my hair for a dressy event, I like to keep it simple and straight forward by narrowing my products down three: a dry shampoo, a flexible hair spray and hair creme to smooth down flyaways.
Since growing out my hair, I have really been into wearing it down and wavy. To achieve the look I wanted, I needed to create tight curls and then be able to brush them but have them still stay semi intact. Since I started with clean hair, I needed to create the texture and hold I wanted, so I sprayed my hair with dry shampoo and hairspray before using my curling iron.
After my hair was all bouncy and tightly curled, I sprayed it one more time with hairspray, brushed it through with a flat brush, then used the cream to shape the waves and tame any loose flyaways. Then, one final spritz of hair spray and voila, all done!
I had plans to wear the dress out later in the evening, but I knew the lighting wouldn’t be as good, so Casey and I trekked outside during the day in our ginormous sleeping bag coats and took these photos. It was about 25 degrees outside, and as crazy as it sounds and as cold as I was, we laughed our way through it. Because what else can you do? I am pretty sure the situation looked pretty comical – me in a strapless dress taking photos in the middle of the afternoon, freezing with no coat on. But it was worth it!
Later that night, I got all dressed up again, touched up my hair with all three products and bundled up to head back outside. Once we arrived at the party, we couldn’t resist taking photos out on the terrace. I absolutely love the one below that Casey captured. I was standing there posing and trying to look cute, and bam, a huge gust of wind came under my dress and almost blew it up! It was definitely my Marilyn Monroe moment, minus the subway grate. :)
Thank you to Rent the Runway and Pantene for this great partnership and to Casey for braving the cold with me and taking these photos. xoxo
A couple weeks ago I spent an incredibly fun and girly afternoon at the De Beers on 5th ave, to take part in their holiday wish list campaign. I got to try on whatever glittery diamond that caught my eye, while drinking champagne and eating macaroons. Like I said, completely fun and girly, because let’s be honest, dreaming up wish lists and playing “dress up” with diamonds is pretty amazing. If you want to check out all my selects up close and personal, click here!
Sorry for the radio silence, but am taking a few days off to spend some time in London with my best friend and her husband. We will be eating lots of good food, admiring all the pretty holiday lights and even jetting off to Zurich for a quick weekend to indulge in spa baths and shopping! I can’t wait.
Will be back to regular programming on Monday but in the meantime enjoy your holiday weekend and eat lots of turkey! xo
Isn’t December wonderful? I spent most of today on multiple planes headed back to Manhattan from Seattle, so I wanted to take a minute to properly welcome in this festive month. I am so excited that it’s here, and these vintage-looking ice skates really get me in the holiday mood. I can’t wait to go round the ice this season at Bryant Park! Will you go skating this year?