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BE MERRY, BE BRIGHT, BE BEAUTIFUL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

The holiday season is finally here with Christmas right around the corner! Before we know it, we will be attending all kinds of fun holiday parties which are some of the best opportunities to get dressed up! Check out one of the outfits I’ll be wearing this holiday season!

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Cold weather can’t stand between me and my love of dresses. This black, quarter-sleeve dress is absolutely perfect for a holiday party. As soon as I spotted it, I knew I had to buy it! I adore the simple black color and A-frame style. There’s just something so chic about the pop of white paired with the black.

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To top it off, these red shoes were a must! For a winter-like look, I went with these suede, high heel pumps. Although, I must warn you, these can be dangerous to wear in the winter so make sure you spray them with a shoe protector before heading out.

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The best part about this outfit is that if it’s too cold, I can throw on a pair of black tights and booties for some warmth!

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What will you be wearing this holiday season?

xo Krista

EIGHT THINGS “BEAUTY” I’M THANKFUL FOR

 

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Sister. I love having a sister and couldn’t be more grateful for the friendship we share. We’ve always been super close. Plus, having a second closet to choose from when deciding what to wear is the best feeling ever! Did I also mention I’m thankful for her sharing abilities?!

Curling Wand. Having naturally curly hair is both a blessing and a curse. You never quite know how your curls are going to look in the morning. I can’t tell you how many times my curling wand has saved the day!

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Coffee. When it comes to those unbearable 8 a.m classes, coffee is a god send. Not only does it make me appear more human, it acts as my most fashionable accessory on days when I’m rocking yoga pants and an over-sized sweatshirt.

Perfume. Silly I know, but smelling good just makes me happy. I love spraying on my own special scent in the morning or before heading out on that special date!

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Enza Products. I’m so grateful for ALL of my Enza Products and for the confidence they have given me to put my best face forward every day. Pimple free equals a happier me!

Shoes. I seriously can’t have enough shoes. Buying a new pair of shoes is like sampling Godiva Chocolates for the first time. Excitement takes over and nothing can stop you from indulging!

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Chapstick. I hate to admit it, but I’m a more-than-occasional lip licker. End result… dry, irritated lips. Thank you chapstick for bringing back my smile!

Parents. I’ve learned so much from them over the years. One of the most important life lessons they have taught me, that I believe to be true, is that beauty starts from the inside. A kind, compassionate heart is a beautiful heart!

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Happy Thanksgiving Beauties!

xo Krista

KICK BACK IN FALL’S HOTTEST TREND…THE VERSATILE BUT CHIC BOOT

Whatever your fashion style…classic, edgy or striking…boots are the perfect item to polish off that stylish outfit. Why are boots an absolute must-have this season? They can turn even the most plain outfit into a stunning success! On chillier days, they make dresses and skirts wearable. And, with so many options to choose from, they’re the perfect item to show off your own personal style.  

Be on your best boot game this season! Find your own unique look and you’ll cause heads to turn — in a good way!

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The Classic: Slim, high-heeled boots. Find a pair that is fitted around your leg, but not so tight that your skin bulges from the top. Tip: there shouldn’t be more than a half inch of space between your leg and your boot. These look beautiful when paired with a sweater dress and tights.

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The Casual: Flat, equestrian boots. Running errands? These cute boots are not only comfortable, they’re super easy to slip on with your favorite pair of jeans. Top it off with a cozy sweater, throw on a statement necklace and you’re set!

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The Chic: Ankle bootie. For an ultramodern look, dress up your favorite pair of jeans with these adorable booties. But, make sure you’re wearing them the right way! Instead of tucking your jeans into the booties, roll them up a couple times for a much more flattering look! 

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The Show Stopper: Thigh-high boots. Cause a sensation when you walk in a room with these high-fashion boots. Pair it with a mini-skirt and tights for an even more dramatic effect. A perfect cold weather date outfit!

What’s your go-to boot style? 

xo Krista 

WHY YOU SHOULD FREEZE YOUR TIGHTS

It’s getting to be that time of year again – tights season. If you’re like me, tights are your go-to when the temperature dips down near the freezing mark. They can transform a summer dress into a fall outfit in the blink of an eye. But as we know all too well, just as you arrive to your favorite restaurant on date night, you glance down to find a run the length of the Great Wall of China down the back of your calf. If you don’t want this disaster to happen again, you better make room in the freezer.

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Yes, that’s right – freezing your tights can protect them from getting runs. It sounds crazy, but hear me out: The next time you buy a new pair (and before you wear them), run them under water until they’re slightly damp (don’t completely soak them). Then place them in a plastic bag and freeze overnight. Take them out and give them a day to defrost and thaw out.

The best part? You only need to do this once – after that, you’re good to go. The cold temps firm and strengthen the individual fibers of your tights, making them less susceptible to runs later on.

Will you try this? -xo Kayla

 

BEST IN BEAUTY: MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS 2015

In case you missed it, last night aired the MTV Video Music Awards and it was definitely a night to remember! The Red Carpet was filled with beachy waves, cat eyes, and unforgettable attire. Here are my 5 favorite beauty looks of the night:

1. Lily Aldridge

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If there was a category for best beach waves at the award show, Lily would obviously take home the gold. Her effortless waves and natural makeup look amazing with this black plunging gown. I cannot get over how bright her skin is, too! She looks like a slightly sun-kissed goddess. To get a bronze glow like Lily’s without the damage, try Jane Iredale’s Tantasia ($36, janeiredale.com).

2. Taylor Swift

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Taylor, oh how I envy you. My girl was looking fierce as ever last night with this sleek ponytail and heavy winged liner. Although I love Tay’s classic red lip and loose waves look that she is known for, it was refreshing to see her edgier side on the Red Carpet. And her skin is ALWAYS spot on – so clear and even without a blemish in sight! I read that she applies SPF every single day to keep wrinkles and sun spots away.

3. Cara Delevingne

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The Paper Towns star is known for her unique style and fashion trends and she certainly didn’t disappoint in that category last night. Also, no one can rock a deep side part quite like Cara can – am I right? Her bold brows and smoky eyes looked stunning at the award show, and her skin was my favorite part of all – her skin is always so hydrated! Be sure to keep your skin moisturized for a flawless finish like Cara’s.

4. Karlie Kloss

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If summertime beauty was a person, it’d be Karlie. The model looked gorgeous in this tangerine embellished dress and tousled locks. I’m happy she kept her makeup to a minimum – she obviously was going for the radiantly natural look.

Can I be in Taylor’s #squad by the way?

5. Kylie Jenner

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I don’t know about you, but these blunt bangs are making me seriously consider getting a haircut soon. Kylie’s jet black ‘do and thick cat eye looked fab on the Red Carpet last night. Her dark lip and gorgeous skin helped to make this an unforgettable beauty look of the evening.

Who got your vote for best in beauty? -xo Kayla

A BIT OF PINK

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Happy Friday, Beauties! What an amazing summer it’s been so far – I couldn’t be happier! Today I’m extra excited to share with you all this super fun maxi dress that I’ve been obsessing over. Enjoy!

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This dress is so casual and comfortable – it honestly can be worn to any event!

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Seriously, how fun is this print?! It’s the perfect color combo for summer. And I love how open the back of this dress is – it really adds an edgy feel.

GET THE LOOK: Trixxi Crochet-Top Maxi Dress, $23.99, macys.com.

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GET THE LOOK: Fuchsia Pink Statement Necklace (similar), $29.00, etsy.com. Aztec Cut-Out Open Cuff Bracelet (similar), $16.90, express.com. Savina Thong Sandal, $14.99, famousfootwear.com.

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Have a wonderful weekend! -xo Kayla

WHITE AND BLUE PARADISE

The countdown is on – only 8 days until I leave for my Florida vacation! I cannot wait to be surrounded by palm trees, white sand, and warm sunshine. Although Wisconsin is nowhere near Florida weather, it has slowly been warming up here and I’m getting a SERIOUS case of spring fever. Today I decided to incorporate a slight beachy/boho/nautical theme in my outfit while still being practical in this chilly weather.

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I recently purchased this top from Francesca’s and I just love it! It’s super flowy and fun, making it easy to wear with just about anything. I really enjoy this cobalt blue color paired with white – it makes the pattern and detailing stand out.

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GET THE LOOK: Mandy Printed Blouse, $38, francescas.com. White Bubble Statement Necklace (similar), $22, pugster.com. PureMoist Lipstick in Renee, $25, janeiredale.com.

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Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen if you’re traveling someplace warm! I’ll be bringing my Advanced Protection SPF 30 to Florida with me – it’s so lightweight and doesn’t smell like a typical sunscreen.

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GET THE LOOK: AEO Denim X Jegging, $34.95, ae.com. Steve Madden Criss-Cross Wedge Heels (similar), $49.99, bhfo.com.

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I am SO ready for some fun in the sun! Are you going anywhere for Spring Break? -xo Kayla

LADY IN RED

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I’m a sucker for wearing red on Valentine’s Day. Red clothes, red lips, red nails – you name it! I just love how festive it is for the holiday. Here’s what I’ll be wearing out on date night!

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This top from Express is SO comfy! I actually have it in black too. It goes great with jeans, jeggings, or a skirt – I love how versatile it is. You can find a similar one at express.com for 40% off!

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The best part about this outfit is that if it’s too cold, I can simply throw on a pair of black tights for some warmth and added style points!

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I bought this High-Waisted Bodycon Pencil Skirt at Charlotte Russe a few months ago for SUPER cheap. It’s always a good idea to have a black skirt in your closet!

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Lovelies! -xo Kayla