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25 Festive Dresses You Will Love For The Holidays

25 Festive Dresses You Will Love For The Holidays


You all probably know by now how much I love dresses. They're so pretty and feminine, and my big secret? Super easy to throw on and look semi-put together because it's just one piece haha!

I especially love a new dress or two for the holidays when we have so many parties, dinners and get togethers! So today I'm sharing 25 perfectly festive holiday dresses with you. I organized them by price, so you can find the dress of your Christmas dreams!


Ok so actually there are 26 dresses in here, if you count the one I'm wearing. Consider it a freebie ;) My navy dress falls into the $100 and under category, FYI!

You might remember this dress from our trip to Paris this past summer, and one of the things I love about all the dresses listed is that they are totally not specific to the holidays. You can easily wear them for date nights, weddings, drinks with friends, a few of these would even work for the office!


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 $100 And Under





 $150 And Under




$200 And Under



$250 And Under






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3 Perfect Lipstick Shades For Winter

3 Perfect Lipstick Shades For Winter


As much as I love fall, I'm feeling pretty ready for winter! This weekend I pulled out my puffy coats, snow boots and winter make up!

I think it's really fun to switch up my make up every season, and the biggest change I make is to my lipstick. I tend to rotate between a few different lipsticks every season, opting for lighter colors in the summer and deeper, richer shades in the winter. I'm pretty picky with my lipsticks - I always choose ones that go on smoothly and also wear off nicely (since sometimes I forget to reapply haha!). Keep reading to see my top three colors for the season!

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Lipstick #1: Lancome in Jezebel (191)

This is the pictured lip color. It's much darker than any shades I've worn before, and I'm totally obsessed! I love how it makes the whole look pop, and it looks good with pretty much anything I'm wearing!



Lipstick #2 Fresh in Spice

I love this choice for a more neutral, rosy everyday tint. I keep this in my purse at all times, and it's my go-to lip treatment (I use the petal color during the summer). I love that it's buildable, so I can do one quick swipe if I want a little hydration and color, and can also add a few more layers for a stronger color.




Lipstick #3 Guerlain in No. 214

I've talked before about my love for Guerlain lipsticks here, and they are still a favorite! Guerlain lipsticks are actually what convinced me to start wearing lip color in the first place! They go on so evenly, and the color is really long-lasting. I really like that you can customize the case, so it's super easy to tell which color I'm reaching for. This is a classic red that can honestly be worn year-round, but I'm really looking forward to applying it for Christmas parties!


I hope this helps you find the perfect winter shades to get you through this season with an extra touch of festive glamour!

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5 Cold Weather Skincare Mistakes To Avoid

5 Cold Weather Skincare Mistakes To Avoid


It's November, and cold-weather months are just around the corner! If you're from a part of the world that experiences freezing cold temperatures, you know that the change in climate can wreck havoc on otherwise happy skin. Today I'm sharing the biggest skincare mistakes to avoid this winter, and hope it helps prepare you and your skin for the frigid temps ahead!


Mistake Number 1: Skipping Your Humidifier

The biggest complaint people have about their skin in the colder months is dry, itchy and sometimes even cracking skin, which is caused from the lack of moisture in the air. Adding a humidifier to your winter routine is a great way to combat the dryness. You can even just keep it running in your bedroom at night - that's enough to make a world of difference.

Mistake Number 2: Continuing With Your Usual Skincare Routine

Since your skin is begging for extra moisture this time of year, your normal skincare routine just isn't going to cut it! Adding a moisture-rich face wash, like this Luminous Cleanser Balm, will help keep your face clean and clear, and will also replenish moisture to your skin. By the way, as someone with combination skin I always used to confuse moisture with oil. This face wash won't add oil to your skin, if you're worried about that like me. It's just gentle and doesn't strip your skin like other cleansers. Every evening before bed, I also add this Hydralift Moisturizer. It feels super light going on, but true to its name, this cream packs a much-needed moisture punch. This cream is powered with hyaluronic acid, which draws moisture from the air and seals it into the skin. It doesn't get better than that!


Mistake Number 3: Taking Hot Showers and Baths

Oh man, this one is so hard for me! I love soaking in a hot bath with a nice glass of wine after a long day. How do you know it's too hot? If you start to sweat at all, it's too warm. Another trick is to use a body oil like coconut oil on your skin before stepping into the warm water. This helps to create a protective barrier for your skin.


Mistake Number 4: Forgetting To Drink Water

This is the skincare mistake that I'm most guilty of! In the summer months when it's hot, it's a lot easier for me to remember that I need to hydrate myself. But in the winter I'm way more likely to forget. If you're dehydrated, your skin will pay a high price. If you're noticing that your lips are chapped, for example, that's a key sign that you need to up your water game. I like to sip on hot cups of herbal tea while I work, and also keep a water bottle with me in the car. If your lips are already chapped, try this Smooth Beauty Balm to remedy the situation fast. I keep this on my bedside table and rub a little in at night, waking up to happy lips every morning! Also if you or anyone in your family gets dry skin around their nose from those pesky winter sniffles, I've heard this balm works wonders! 



Mistake Number Five: Neglecting Your Body Cream

I actually don't use any body creams or lotions most of the year, unless I notice that my skin is feeling a little dry or right after I shave my legs. But in the winter months, added moisture to all of my skin is a major must. I can actually tell when it's time to make the switch, because my hands will start to get dry and flaky. No good! I love this Lavish Body Cream because a little goes a long way, and I know it will last me the whole season. Also it smells like a lemon cupcake. I'm all for any added bonuses!


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The Biggest Secret To Wearing Dresses All Year Long

The Biggest Secret To Wearing Dresses All Year Long


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We're over halfway through October now, and there's no doubt that we're full into fall, and full into cooler temps! Often the change of season inspires people to switch out their dresses for sweaters and pants, but you certainly don't have to! So don't hang up our dresses quite yet - today I'm sharing how I wear my dresses through all four seasons.


The biggest secret to wearing dresses year-round without freezing, is tights! If you've never tried this trick before, you might be rolling your eyes. But not only do tights allow you dress up your outfit with new colors and textures (like these fun burgundy ones!), they also provide an astonishing layer of warmth!



There are of course about a million different pairs of tights out there, all of which vary in thickness and therefore warmth. I love these tights for fall, because they're thin enough to wear under practically any dress, but thick enough to keep my legs toasty warm! The Goldilocks of tights!


If you're ready to hold on to your dresses and style them up for fall, I've rounded up some of my favorites below! 

These classic black tights are designed specifically for cold weather, and keeping warmth in! 


How beautiful are these lace tights? I love how feminine they are! They probably wouldn't keep you warm in sub-zero temps, but I might be willing to risk it for Christmas Eve!

The total winter tight winner? These fleece lined tights! They're sure to keep you super warm and cozy all winter long!


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