The holidays is all about celebrating life, reconnecting with friends and making the most out of this glorious time of year. There’s no better time to create special moments with family and friends and I make it a point to get together with my special girlfriends as much as possible during this festive time of year. Preparing for a holiday girls night out is as easy as 1-2-3! Check out a few of my favorite ways I prepare for a holiday girls night out with Coca-Cola in the video below (… Huge pin curls? CHECK! Eyebrows on FLEEK? CHECK! iPad? CHECK!… I’m about that Girls Night Out life!)
Girls Night Out
How do you prepare for a glam night out with your girls? Share your favorite girls night out tips and tricks below…
Recently, I was asked by my good friend Ty of HelloBeautiful.com to spill the beans on my style and beauty secrets. Upon arrival we talked about the importance of beauty from head to toe as well as how to transform office chic looks into after work flyness. We laughed, danced to ratchet music and had a blast during the photo shoot for Iman Cosmetics.
Since I don’t have a typical office-wear wardrobe, (My real-life office wear consisted of a rainbow of Calvin Klein shift dresses and suits from The Limited.) I really enjoyed showing off my double-duty style and how I can take two very different office looks from daytime to night.
Office Wear – Day
Watch: Michael Kors
One of my favorite pieces found over the pond was this lace and pleated chiffon dress I found in London a few summers ago. I love how the feminine elements of lace and chiffon paired with the baby-doll cut exudes “girly-girl” to the tenth power. I added a jeweled cardigan and my favorite jeweled accessories to the mix to complete this office favorite.
Office Wear – Night
Necklace: J. Crew
Leather Moto Jacket: H&M
Leggings: 20 Legz
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
In true “diva” form, the quickest way to turn a “sweet” look into a “fierce” look is to add leather baby! I paired my favorite leather leggings, Moto jacket from H&M and studded Louboutins to transform into a rocker-chic look perfect for Happy Hour or late night/date night fun.
Another way I love creating day-to-night looks is by adding (then removing) layers to compose an entire day of style using key pieces. I used my latest (and greatest) find from the Altuzarra for Target designer collection as the base for my second daytime to night look.
Office Wear – Day
Shirt: Forever 21
Peplum Top: Forever 21
I layered a double POP of neon green with a sheer collared shirt and peplum top. (You can never wear too much neon! #NeonMakesMeHappy) I really wanted to liven up this monochromatic moment in living color and bring it to life. (I could’ve easily substituted this librarian-inspired look with a classic white blouse and black sweater – but if I’m going to be a librarian then I’m gonna be the jazziest librarian you ever did see!)
Office Wear – Night
Shoes: Forever 21
Night time, is the right time to shed the layers and take it all off! Once I removed the extras and added a red hot rouge lip, I’m left with this va-va-voom glam look, compliments of the Altuzarra for Target silky maxi dress.
These are just a few ways that I have fun with beauty and style from day to night. What about you? What are your must have pieces/accessories to create a polished look from day-to-night?
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“Work hard in silence, let the success make the noise…”
…is just one of the sound bytes from my interview that resonates with me on a daily basis, that’s right, yours truly made HelloBeautiful.com’s “25 Women You Need To Know” List.
I am truly honored to be included within a list of such grande women in the media space. For the third year in a row, HelloBeautiful presents it’s annual “25 Women To Know” list. This year they highlighted dynamic women who are influencing the world of media. On this list you’ll find women from every facet of the business: super publicists, digital divas, rising television stars and more. The women were selected based on rising star power, business momentum and industry buzz. This year’s ’25? are truly changing the industry with their innovative thinking, creative branding and fearless leadership. Congratulations to all of the 2013 “25 Women To Know” honorees!
For more and to see the complete list of honorees visit HelloBeautiful.com