NYE 2017

New Years is a celebration of finally being done with the old and ringing in the new- for many it means a fresh start or maybe a new chapter in their life. Exciting!

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There are aspects of New Years Eve that can be stressful though- where to go, what to wear, etc. are all important aspects of how the night will turn out.

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But if we put aside the stress, we can see that NYE gives us the perfect excuse to dress up! There’s something about the sparkle, bubbly champagne, and promise of a new year that makes us want to look (and feel!) amazing. For some, this means silky off the shoulder tops, luxurious faux furs, and glitter eye shadow!

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For many others, it’s important for comfort and style to collide on a night that may very well be filled with dancing until dawn- this is one of the many reasons we love these stretchy velvet leggings!

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Another comfy and fun option is a silky bomber jacket with dramatic makeup and your favourite jeggings! We love this pale pink one, but we also have a classic black one for those who don’t stray far from their uniform colour.

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Above all, NYE is about having fun with your best friends- even if that means being cozy on the couch in your favourite hoodie and sweatpants, snacking on chocolate til the clock strikes 12!

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Happy New Year to you and yours!

 

Thanks to Insomniak Media for the photos

Style by Farminista 

Affogato Recipe

Try serving your guests this Christmas season something new for desert! This recipe for affofatos (Italian, meaning “drowned” is perfect for that. You’re going to want to find some really good vanilla ice cream or gelato, to really elevate your dessert to its full potential.

First, you need to find small glass cups that can handle hot liquid.

Then, make some espresso.

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Next, scoop a small amount of ice cream (about one scoop) and put it in your cups.

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Add your favorite liquor (optional, but I would recommend) to the cups (I recommend Amereto),

and pour your espresso over your ice cream and liquor.

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Next, sprinkle with shaved chocolate for garnish.

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Or, if you want to get festive with this recipe, replace the Amereto with a peppermint flavoured liquor and garnish with a candy cane!

Finally, you have an aesthetically pleasing desert that also tastes amazing to wow the crowd at any party!

A look that demands to be noticed: your look.

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“G.L.A.M…” Those of you who were also raised on the sweet sounds of the early 2000’s can likely already hear the Fergie. While I can say, albeit with a little nostalgia, that my taste in music has advanced somewhat since then, I have more or less stayed true to a certain inclination I’ve always felt towards richly detailed and luxurious looking fashion. This, for me, has long been a fitting means of externalizing my passions both dark and dream-like, sensual and ethereal. While dabbling, like all angsty teens, in a lot of the trends and moods portrayed by my friends, I eventually learned that finding your way to “do you” on the outside is loads more convincing, compelling, and gratifying than chasing a look that doesn’t feel your own.

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Glam in the home.

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Finding out what’s “you”:

One phrase that often pains me to here is “I love it…” or “it’s beautiful… but I could never pull that off”.

 

Girl.

 

You can pull off whatever the heck you DESIRE to pull off and that’s where it ends.

The best way to discover what works for you is to allow yourself to try things that attract you, even and especially, when you feel it’s something a little more eye catching than what you may be used to. It’s often through nudging ourselves outside of our usual that we are able to find our greatest loves. And hey, if the mini was beckoning you sweetly, but didn’t do it for you in the end – totally fine – there are plenty of pencil skirts to be found! Point is: attractiveness comes from a confidence in your person and in the way you’ve chosen to present yourself, not from how high or low your outfit ranks on the scale of fashion bravery or how well you conform to what someone else thinks is “hot”.

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Glam in the loo.

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Honing glam at the lodge.

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For me, glamorous onesies and bohemian… well actually all things bohemian.. are how I choose to express my inner mystery, but if the boyfriend jeans are more your thing, then just do you, and do it lots – the only way to truly look confident is to relentlessly love and express who you are.

 

So what makes you feel glamorous?

x

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