One of my most favorite holidays of the year is New Year’s Eve! It is one of the few holidays that you can wear gobs of sparkles and it be completely ok! ha. After styling a super cute look for New Year’s Eve and planning a fancy smancy soiree, Jason and I came down with the stomach flu (along with everyone else in the Mid-Ohio Valley) and had to cancel the party. As you could imagine, I was pretty bummed. Mainly because I could not wear my new sequined skirt…but then I remembered my lovely blog readers. I figured I could at least share the look with you guys! So here it is….Hollywood Glamour aka Candace’s New Year’s 2014 outfit.
Sooooo just in case you guys have not noticed, my most favorite fall pieces are the Live a Little military jacket and my Express cheetah print infinity scarf that I have featured a couple of times on Get The Look Thursdays! Not a week goes by were I DO NOT wear these two pieces at least twice…I just love them! But because I wear these pieces pretty often, I am always looking for new ways to style them…that way they look completely different than the last time, which can be tricky. Especially when I am going on day #67 of “NO PERSONAL SHOPPING!” Anywho, I have given myself a new challenge….learning how to make the most of my closet with what I have! Sounds a lot easier said than done, right? However, in actuality, it really is quite easy. It simply takes a bit more creativity on my end.
Bold Lips & the Drew Berrymore Sweater
I’m that girl who happens to have a “love hate relationship” with graphic tees. They are fun and cute, but there is ALWAYS a BIG FAT BUT for me…LOL. I always buy them and end up giving them away during my annual closet purge. However, there is one that I just cannot seem to part with…I purchased it maybe 5 years ago while at a major blowout sale at Burlington Coat Factory with my mom during the Christmas holiday. Well, this $7 Breakfast at Tiffany’s graphic tee has seen the light of day maybe 4 or 5 times since I purchased it. So, just the other day while attempting to organize my t-shirt drawer (which is a never ending process), I decided it was time to challenge myself and make this stinking graphic tee a wardrobe staple! And I just think I may have succeeded…
When I wake up in the morning I normally ask myself this question, “Do I want to look ordinary or out of the box today?” Most days I answer with OUT OF THE BOX. What I love most about fashion is that daily it provides you with an opportunity to express yourself and as we all know self expression is extremely important. With those thoughts in mind, I have decided to feature an additional segment on the blog entitled “Get The Look Thursdays!” The purpose of this addition is to share how I style some of my most favorite wardrobe pieces and make them OUT OF THE BOX. Oh yes, and to also share where I purchased them from. In the words of my grandmother…”sharing is caring!” Since you now know the purpose of this new segment, let’s get this party started! After all it is Thursday.
Cool, Calm and Neutral
I really enjoy wearing lots of loud, bold colors, however there is something so calming about neutrals. My closet is full of tan, beige, taupe, light brown, dark brown, grey and black things! The greatest benefit to having these types of colors in your closet is that they easily transition from one season to the next, but they are especially awesome when Fall time comes!