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Tuesday, November 27

Daily Buzz Style 9x9: Holiday Mini Makeover


Everybody knows the Holidays are the one time a year it is appropriate to wear your glitter, sequins, and velvet all in one place! I often find myself looking to add a little something extra to an otherwise ordinary outfit, or finding easy and quick ways of transitioning a daytime outfit into a nighttime look worthy of eggnog and fruitcakes. 

The original look was perfectly suited for a weekend or casual event, all outfitted around a new favorite plaid button up. I knew I wanted that to be the anchoring piece, and that I had a few little tricks up my sleeve to turn it into the perfect holiday mini makeover.


THE LOOK: I kept the shirt casual with the sleeves rolled up but ditched the jeans and added a fun tulle skirt! This black skirt is the perfect addition to add instant dressy-ness to any shirt or sweater! I am a big fan of the bootie this year, so black booties finished off the look and kept that effortless, more casual-glam look. I also love to add some unexpected details, so I added a big, glittery statement necklace that played off the colors in the top and a small, complimentary clutch. Had I worn a small necklace or carried an oversized bag, I don't think the look would have been as festive! The little details can make all the difference!

THE HAIR: I think the holidays are the time to pull off more dressed up or classic styles then you can wear during the year. To achieve this look, I took my hair and curled the ends away from my face around my entire head. Next I just ran my fingers through to break up the curl, then just twisted a low bun away from my face and held it in place with about 8-10 bobby pins. Then I took a small comb and combed over the hair on the crown and hair sprayed, and pulled out some pieces in front. I like that it looks a bit messy and undone, but still more fancy then my usual hair down!

THE EXTRAS: I normally have a daily makeup routine that I don't stray from so adding an unexpected piece to my makeup made the look feel more special. In this case I added a sheer red lip and used a liquid liner to make those special details pop a bit more.

Outfit Details: Button Up- Old Navy, Necklace- Anthropologie, Denim- Old Navy, Skirt- Anthropologie, Scarf- Forever 21, Flats- Anthropologie, Boots- Target, Clutch- Nordstrom, Sunglasses- Anthropologie

21 comments:

  1. i love this remix! i've been looking for similar pieces because i think this is such a unique holiday outfit in a sea of LBD and sequin skirts.

    writeslikeagirlblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Totally!! And sweaters and tulle skirts look so cute together too!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this - what a gorgeous day to night look! xo

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  3. Such great outfit Hayley! I LOVE that black tulle skirt - It's too pretty on you! x

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    1. Thank you so much! Its kinda too big but I love it! It was the only one we ever got and I had to buy it!

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  4. Such a great transition outfit! Here in Texas it is still in the upper 70's, so a skirt in November (almost December!) is what this girl needs!

    -Sarah {tuckerup.blogspot.com}

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    1. Yes here too, you could always add a tight or something for more coverage, but it is hot here too in CA!

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  5. I love the plaid shirt with the tulle skirt. Such an unexpected combo!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
    Enter My November Giveaway!

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  6. love the day to night look, and you hair looks amazing like that!!
    Jess
    JESS CAUSE BLOG

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  7. Super cute!

    New follower from Life Lately.

    Falen
    www.upwardnotinward.com

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  8. I love this post! You have such a fantastic blog!

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

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  9. Gorgeous! I love dressing up plaid, and you totally rock this look, pretty lady!
    xx

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  10. I love both looks, but I especially love the idea of dressing up a plaid shirt!

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    1. Yes it is so easy and fun! Plus you can make it look so fancy but its so comfortable!

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  11. I love the dressing up of the outfit! This is definitely the time to add sparkle and glitter, and your look is great!

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Thanks for taking time out to leave a comment! I love and read every single one! XO! -Hayley