Personality Style Challenge

I hope that everyone had a very merry Christmas, and got the chance to spend it with friends and loved ones! Now that this week's festivities are over, we're on to the next, New Year's Eve! I bet you've already begin to ponder over the perfect outfit to ring in the new year. Fear not, I've put together the perfect outfit as per my minimalistic style! Last week I received an invitation to participate in Brilliant Earth's Personality Style Challenge where I had to put together a mood board in congruency with a specific persona. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you can guess that I went with the minimalist, no-nonsense, elegant style! I love putting together the perfect outfit that looks like you literally threw it on in a couple of minutes, but still looks polished and extremely well put together.
1. Naked3 - Urban Decay (Sephora) | $62.00
I recently purchased this as a Christmas gift for one of my friends and now regret not picking up one for myself as well. It's currently sold out on both the Sephora and Urban Decay website, but I've seen quite a few palettes floating around Sephora in-store. This season's palette is riddled with rose gold hues which suits perfectly for the simple and feminine vibe I've chosen for my New Year's Eve party look.

2. Leather High Heel Sandal - Zara | $79.90 $69.99
With the dress' beautiful paisley print, you don't want to detract attention to its intricate detail. This heel is perfect to complete the outfit by complementing the color palette while not distracting from the simplicity of the dress itself. If you are more comfortable with a black shoe, there is that option at your disposal as well. I however felt that the nude color would better suit the dress and jewelry.

3. 18k White Gold Fairmined Bar Pendant - Brilliant Earth | $615.00
This simple limited edition piece is perfect for spicing up any outfit be it a New Year's Eve party or a casual night of lounging around. All jewelry from Brilliant Earth is ethically sourced and this necklace is no different. The white gold is fairmined to promote fair wages and improving the work conditions of miners. I'm a big supporter of fair trade, so coupled with the simplicity of this piece, I'm sold.

4. Veuve Clicquot Rose - Veuve Clicquot | $80.70
You're going to have to toast the New Year with something so might as well toast in style. I've always preferred a rose over a simple champagne and I love the taste of Veuve Clicquot.

5. Allure - Essie | $8.50
I've worn this nail polish on countless occasions and have recieved compliments everytime on how healthy and thick my nails look. This jelly polish can be deceiving as it masks any staining or ridges in the nail bed. Did you know that Kate Middleton also wore this share on her wedding day?

6. Paisley Lace Dress - Nicholas (ShopBop) | $657.19
I think that winter is the best time to rock white as it exudes a freshness that matches the snow. Everyone typically saves their sequined dresses for this season's festivities and then dons their whites for the summer. But my question is why melt into the masses? Set a trend and wear the white now instead of 6 months down the road. I really like the simplicity and modern lines on the skirt of the dress, it makes it perfect for you to dress it up with pieces of jewelry.

7. Rose Gold Mini MAC Bag - Rebecca Minkoff (ShopBop) | $215.37
Instead of sequins and sparkles, I like to don something metallic to remain festive with my outfit. This metallic rose gold crossbody is just the right size to store some makeup for touching up, your phone, wallet essentials and some advil to combat any pre-emptive hangovers for the next morning.

8. Creme de Rose Soothing Plumping Lip Balm - Dior (Sephora) | $29.00
This rose scented lip balm is extremely hydrating and one application will last you through the night as you party and socialize the year away. I wouldn't add a lip color to this look as I wanted everything to remain neutral, but a color can easily be layered on top since the lip balm will create the perfect base.

9. Peaches Blush - MAC | $21.00
This is a great shade of blush since it gives a little more color to your cheeks without turning them into a Barbie Pink or overly tanned shade. It also works well with the outfit as the natural tone really lets the bright white shine.

10. Bromley Wool Coat - Babaton (Aritzia) | $350 $325
You'll never have to sacrifice style for comfort with this Italian melton wool and cashmere blend coat. The length of the coat will keep your legs warm while the belt cinches in your waist to show off your beautiful figure. I've always been a huge fan of the military style double breasted buttons and this jacket has just the perfect amount of hardware without looking like a woolen trench coat.

11. Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils - Yves Saint Laurent (Sephora) | $36.00
If you want naturally thick and voluminous lashes without the spider-legs look, this mascara is great for achieving that. It also holds a curl really well, which is great as you don't want your lashes to start drooping throughout the night.

12. 18K White Gold Luna Ring - Brilliant Earth | $905.00
As the saying goes, diamonds are a girl's best friend. I can attest to this, as I've gotten older, I've grown fonder and fonder of diamonds. Although Brillian Earth is known for producing beautiful ethically sourced engagement rings, they can realistically be worn on any finger of your pleasing. I love how delicate this diamond is cut and the simple band that its mounted onto.

13. 14K Rose Gold Moon Stud Earrings - Brilliant Earth | $210.00
I am absolutely in love with anything celestial, and this pair of earrings is no different to me. Rose gold compliments almost every skin tone and matches any outfit as it's such a neutral color. I was once told by my mother that the best outfit is one that doesn't go beyond 3 main colors. And that it's best to tie in what's worn on the top of your body with what's worn the bottom. These earrings perfectly match the strappy heels and is perfectly for pulling together the entire outfit from head-to-toe.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Personality Style Challenge

I hope that everyone had a very merry Christmas, and got the chance to spend it with friends and loved ones! Now that this week's festivities are over, we're on to the next, New Year's Eve! I bet you've already begin to ponder over the perfect outfit to ring in the new year. Fear not, I've put together the perfect outfit as per my minimalistic style! Last week I received an invitation to participate in Brilliant Earth's Personality Style Challenge where I had to put together a mood board in congruency with a specific persona. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you can guess that I went with the minimalist, no-nonsense, elegant style! I love putting together the perfect outfit that looks like you literally threw it on in a couple of minutes, but still looks polished and extremely well put together.
1. Naked3 - Urban Decay (Sephora) | $62.00
I recently purchased this as a Christmas gift for one of my friends and now regret not picking up one for myself as well. It's currently sold out on both the Sephora and Urban Decay website, but I've seen quite a few palettes floating around Sephora in-store. This season's palette is riddled with rose gold hues which suits perfectly for the simple and feminine vibe I've chosen for my New Year's Eve party look.

2. Leather High Heel Sandal - Zara | $79.90 $69.99
With the dress' beautiful paisley print, you don't want to detract attention to its intricate detail. This heel is perfect to complete the outfit by complementing the color palette while not distracting from the simplicity of the dress itself. If you are more comfortable with a black shoe, there is that option at your disposal as well. I however felt that the nude color would better suit the dress and jewelry.

3. 18k White Gold Fairmined Bar Pendant - Brilliant Earth | $615.00
This simple limited edition piece is perfect for spicing up any outfit be it a New Year's Eve party or a casual night of lounging around. All jewelry from Brilliant Earth is ethically sourced and this necklace is no different. The white gold is fairmined to promote fair wages and improving the work conditions of miners. I'm a big supporter of fair trade, so coupled with the simplicity of this piece, I'm sold.

4. Veuve Clicquot Rose - Veuve Clicquot | $80.70
You're going to have to toast the New Year with something so might as well toast in style. I've always preferred a rose over a simple champagne and I love the taste of Veuve Clicquot.

5. Allure - Essie | $8.50
I've worn this nail polish on countless occasions and have recieved compliments everytime on how healthy and thick my nails look. This jelly polish can be deceiving as it masks any staining or ridges in the nail bed. Did you know that Kate Middleton also wore this share on her wedding day?

6. Paisley Lace Dress - Nicholas (ShopBop) | $657.19
I think that winter is the best time to rock white as it exudes a freshness that matches the snow. Everyone typically saves their sequined dresses for this season's festivities and then dons their whites for the summer. But my question is why melt into the masses? Set a trend and wear the white now instead of 6 months down the road. I really like the simplicity and modern lines on the skirt of the dress, it makes it perfect for you to dress it up with pieces of jewelry.

7. Rose Gold Mini MAC Bag - Rebecca Minkoff (ShopBop) | $215.37
Instead of sequins and sparkles, I like to don something metallic to remain festive with my outfit. This metallic rose gold crossbody is just the right size to store some makeup for touching up, your phone, wallet essentials and some advil to combat any pre-emptive hangovers for the next morning.

8. Creme de Rose Soothing Plumping Lip Balm - Dior (Sephora) | $29.00
This rose scented lip balm is extremely hydrating and one application will last you through the night as you party and socialize the year away. I wouldn't add a lip color to this look as I wanted everything to remain neutral, but a color can easily be layered on top since the lip balm will create the perfect base.

9. Peaches Blush - MAC | $21.00
This is a great shade of blush since it gives a little more color to your cheeks without turning them into a Barbie Pink or overly tanned shade. It also works well with the outfit as the natural tone really lets the bright white shine.

10. Bromley Wool Coat - Babaton (Aritzia) | $350 $325
You'll never have to sacrifice style for comfort with this Italian melton wool and cashmere blend coat. The length of the coat will keep your legs warm while the belt cinches in your waist to show off your beautiful figure. I've always been a huge fan of the military style double breasted buttons and this jacket has just the perfect amount of hardware without looking like a woolen trench coat.

11. Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils - Yves Saint Laurent (Sephora) | $36.00
If you want naturally thick and voluminous lashes without the spider-legs look, this mascara is great for achieving that. It also holds a curl really well, which is great as you don't want your lashes to start drooping throughout the night.

12. 18K White Gold Luna Ring - Brilliant Earth | $905.00
As the saying goes, diamonds are a girl's best friend. I can attest to this, as I've gotten older, I've grown fonder and fonder of diamonds. Although Brillian Earth is known for producing beautiful ethically sourced engagement rings, they can realistically be worn on any finger of your pleasing. I love how delicate this diamond is cut and the simple band that its mounted onto.

13. 14K Rose Gold Moon Stud Earrings - Brilliant Earth | $210.00
I am absolutely in love with anything celestial, and this pair of earrings is no different to me. Rose gold compliments almost every skin tone and matches any outfit as it's such a neutral color. I was once told by my mother that the best outfit is one that doesn't go beyond 3 main colors. And that it's best to tie in what's worn on the top of your body with what's worn the bottom. These earrings perfectly match the strappy heels and is perfectly for pulling together the entire outfit from head-to-toe.

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2 Comments:

At January 22, 2014 at 5:43 PM , Blogger Lena Barclay said...

I love that you added champagne :) Super cute outfit

 
At January 24, 2014 at 10:15 PM , Blogger Vickii said...

Thanks hun! New Years Eve definitely calls for champagne, so might as well have it compliment your outfit as well! ;)

 

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