Monday, December 30, 2013

New Years Eve Outfit Inspiration!

I can't believe that 2014 is almost here... just the other day I accidently wrote 2012 on something... whoops!
but with a new year brings new resolutions and good fortunes. each year is promised to be better than the last and gives us new hope for happiness.
but bringing in the new year means that you're in need of a kick ass outfit, so I put together three looks great for any occasion!
so here we go!
Outfit 1. a night with friends
so for a casual evening keep it dressed up with coated leggings, and a silk cami, you're sure to still look cute, but with comfort. an oversized cardigan will make the look a bit more cozy and biker boots help finish it up. a red lip will help you bring in the new year with style.
Outfit 2. Out on the Town

a night out on the town is fun! make it extra fun with lots of sparkle, like a sequin tank and glitter heels! pair them with black skinnies so its not so over board, but finish off with a bold statement necklace to show off your confidence for the new year!
Outfit 3. A Hot Date
get out your favorite party dress, because its time to celebrate. pair your favorite black dress with the same gold heels and a graphic statement necklace for a trendy and bold look. red nails keep it festive, but keep it on the darker side for a chic mani. and keep all your valuables in a black and gold clutch to finish off this new years look!
Have a wonderful, safe and happy New Year! and thank you to all my readers who have stuck with me. I can't believe I've had my blog for over a year!
Buona Fortuna!
Tanti Abbracci!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Holiday Party Outfit Inspiration

The holidays are here, and parties are happening everywhere. Sometimes its hard to know what to wear. Do you keep it casual? Elegant? Or is it an ugly Christmas sweater party? Well never fear because I have three awesome outfit ideas that will help for any occasion.
Outfit 1. Fancy Occasion
For a fancy party keep it festive with a burgundy dress. add neutral accessories like nude pumps and gold bracelets, but get fun with a blinged out statement necklace. a charcoal sparkle will look great on your nails, and has the same tones as the necklace so the look stays cohesive. finish off with a burgundy quilted cross-body to hide all the candy you took!
2. Casually Chic
for this outfit, keep it simple but still get dressed up for the holiday season. a pair of black skinnies and a white chiffon blouse is timeless and chic, and a pair of black flats keep you comfy but still nice. a faux fur vest is an unexpected pop of fun, but keeps you warm as well. finish off with a pendant necklace, and navy polish too add a touch of color!
3. Ugly Sweater Contest
for an ugly sweater contest, keep it cute! an ugly oversized sweater is actually on trend, so just find a Christmas themed one and pair it with black leggings and biker boots for a more casual laid back vibe. finish off the look with a scarf and a Santa hat for good measure.
So there you go! I hope you enjoyed
Tanti Abbracci!

Sunday, December 8, 2013


So Christmas is upon us, and the gifting season has begun, so I've put together a list of things I think are awesome gifts, and hopefully will give you and idea of what to get someone!
so in no particular order, here's 12 awesome gift ideas! so... here we go!
1. The Stocking Stuffer
eos lip balms are so popular today, and what a cute little gift idea is this? it makes the perfect stocking stuffer, or split it up into three different gifts!
2. Portable Phone Charger

thoughtful and practical, with the smart phone craze, people are constantly running low on battery and these things are so handy. they hold up to about a full phone charge and only require a usb chord when carrying it around.
3. Homemade Goodies
a homemade trail mix in a jar is a cute gift idea. you can share with someone your favorite treat and they can reuse the jar when they're done!
4. Hand Cream, or Body Lotion

during the holidays, beauty brands usually come out with tester sets of they lotions, so this makes a great gift for someone who loves different scents, or again distribute them into separate gifts.
5. Vintage Tea Cup

this is a cute idea for the coffee or tea drinker, its a bit more personalized than the coffee mugs sold at big name stores, and they're super cute and dainty!
6. Make-Up Sets

personally I hope Santa brings me the naked 3 palette this year, but make-up palettes are perfect for beauty lovers, they have multiple shades so there is bound to be something they like!
7. Perfume

Perfume is also a more personal gift, it means the person buying for you took their time to find you something they think you'd like.

8. Moccasins 
perfect for the person with super cold feet! moccasins are a perfect Christmas gifts! they're seasonally appropriate and I would say pretty universally loved!

9. Nail Polish Sets
again, you can divide this up, or give it to a nail polish junkie so they can try out new shades, I mean you can never have to many red polishes!
10. Quirky Sweaters

Novelty sweaters are super popular, and there's bound to be graphic just perfect for your friend!
11. Phone Cases

phone cases are always fun! and a great accessory for the fasionista who's closet is already huge!
12. Hand Crafted Gift

taking the time to learn a craft and then making it into presents is are sweet gesture and really comes from the heart. a hand-knit scarf is not only practical, but a huge trend that's really cute!
I hope you got some ideas! these are perfect gifts for almost any friend, so there's bound to be something they'd love!
Happy Gifting!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

November Favorites!!

I honestly can't believe that November has already come and gone...
time flies rather too quickly,
but never-the-less it is time, for my November favorites!!
 1. Mac's Blackberry
I've been using this color on my outer corner for a smoke-y eye look that just reads fall! its a hint of purple that blends beautifully with matte brown shades.
2. Revlon's Black Cherry Lipstick

I love this dark vampy plum red color during the fall time. it feels festive with a bit of edge.
3. Revlon's Rich Nail Polish

 I've been wearing this polish repeatedly. its just so sparkly, and has a golden olive green tint that I absolutely adore!
 4. Coach Poppy Perfume
this perfume smells so sweet and girly! I love it, it still has sophisticated notes in it so I don't feel immature while wearing it.
5. Michael Todd's Charcoal Scrub

this may look off putting at first... its dark grey like charcoal, but it scrubs down into your pours for a clean feel, and blemishes seem to disappear with consistent use.
6. Naked Palette I
I've been loving my naked 1 palette this month, the colors are warmer which are perfect for a fall/winter smoke-y eye.
7. Loreal's Butterfly Mascara

this pulls my lashes out for long full lashes that last all day. I don't notice any flakiness at the end of the day. so far so good!
1. Sequin Tops
I was never one for sequins, but I've found myself more drawn to them, if they are done in a classy way. with a blazer, and skinny jeans, it looks tre chic!
2. Knit Orange Scarf

my knit orange scarf has not only kept me warm, but looks super cute with almost any outfit!!
3. Geometric Pendants.

during the sweater weather season, i'm more drawn to geometric like pendants, because I can still wear them with scarves, and it adds a bit of metallic glam.
4. Oversized t-shirts

I'll admit, I've been getting lazy with creating trendy outfits, I tend to gravitate to oversized t-shirts because I can dress them up or down, they're just easy.
1. Trader Joes Peppermint Hot Chocolate
omg this stuff is so good. its great for an evening treat, it keeps you warm and feeling super festive! plus when your done you have a reusable tin.
2. Cupcakes

I've been baking like crazy this month, but its so relaxing for me, I really enjoy the stress relief of the whole process.
3. Aladdin To-go Mug

this keeps my coffee hot for a while. so I don't have to drink it cold... gross. I've been loving making my own coffee in the am before work or school.
4. Ellie Goulding

I've been listening to her music non-stop. its feel good music, that's calming, and her voice is amazing!
5. Harry Potter

I've been reading all the books again, I didn't realize how much I missed being in Harry's wizarding world. my absolute favorite books!
well there ya go!!
Much Love
Tanti Abbracci!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Trend Spotting: Embellishments

A huge trend I've been seeing for this fall and winter season is embellishment.
Sparkly and bejeweled clothing from sweaters to shoes, its a great way to add a pop of brilliance to any outfit, and with the holidays coming up its a great chance to dress up for parties.
I admit, it took me a while to warm up to this trend, i wasn't so sure about sparkle in a day to day outfit, but I've been loving what I've been seeing in stores and I think its a definitely a trend worth noting.
so without further ago here are three overly embellished outfits.
Outfit 1. Sweater Weather

for this outfit, its all about casually embellishing. a simple silhouette such as a white button down and black skinnies add a sleek sophisticated look. layer an embellished sweater over for a trendy and stylish look. this sweater is delicate and simple enough to keep the look classic and tasteful.
Outfit 2. Party Sparkle
be the life of the party with this sparkly ensemble. A embellished t-shirt dress is simple in silhouette but unique and visually appealing in concept. pair this dress with plain black tights and a pair of classy sparkly heels for a sophisticated look. finish off with a simple pave bracelet for an accessory.

Outfit 3. Casual Embellishment

this look is all about comfy casual, with a pop of unexpected at your feet. keep this look down to earth and comfy with cranberry skinnies and an oversized white t-shirt. throw on an oversized neutral cardigan to stay warm, and add a touch of sparkle with a simple gold pendant. The real excitement is the embellished shoes. the studding adds edge and sparkle to your outfit making it unique.
I hope you enjoyed, and let me know what you think of the new way of styling each look in the comments below!!
Tanti Abbracci!


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Outfits!

Thanksgiving is upon us, and picking out what to wear should be the least of your worries, so im putting together different outfits for a variety of thanksgiving events, so that way you have more time to prepare the turkey!
Outfit 1. Casual Thanksgiving

For a casual thanksgiving, take it easy with a pair of leggings, and oversized t-shirt and cardigan, choose festive colors like cranberry so it looks like you put thought into your outfit... but really you just want to eat as much as you can!
Outfit 2. In the Spirit of..

bring out your holiday spirit with a colorful outfit. mustard and cranberry don't just have to be condiments on the table, but tone them down a bit with neutral accessories, like a polka dot white top, and a tortoise printed necklace. fringe boots give this thanksgiving look a bit of edge.
Outfit 3. Hostess with the Most-est

to impress your guests, with something other than a perfectly carved turkey go all out with a little black dress. add an embellished cardigan and a blinged out statement necklace. add cute black flats or heels to finish off this glam look.
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Tanti Abbracci!