Holiday Style Two Ways

‘Tis the season to sparkle and shine! And here to help us do just that are super stylish bloggers and Poshers, Melissa of Melissa San Vicente and Julianna of The Wink.

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Wondering how to re-wear a holiday dress into the new year? Or how to pick out something other than sequins for New Year’s Eve? Read on as we chat about all this festive with these two fashionable ladies.

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Melissa | @msanv

What’s one thing aside from sequins that you just LOVE for the holidays? I always lean toward lace every holiday season. I love that lace adds a bit of romanticism to any outfit. You can roughen it up by adding a leather jacket or soften it up by adding a beautiful cashmere sweater (points for the pun)!

Red lips or smokey eyes? I love that either can add oomph to any outfit, but I’m a lip girl all the way. Lately I’m digging every liquid lipstick on the market. Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid lipstick in Beso is a staple for me and pairs perfect with a matte smoky eye (try the Naked Basics palette).

What’s your go-to piece of jewelry for the holidays and why? Gold, gold and gold. Between dainty necklaces, studs and midi rings, I love that I can go away for the holidays and carry just a few pieces of jewelry that go with everything in my weekend bag.

How can you repurpose a dress even after the holidays are over? I love adding a blazer to holiday dresses but recently I repurposed a beautiful printed dress by adding an oversized sweater to it. It’s totally out of the box and unexpected but having the dress peek out from under that chunky sweater made me want to wear it just one more night out!

Holiday listings I’m loving: Metallic Silver Sandals, Leifsdottir Black Lace Dress, Zara Midi Skirt

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Julianne | @juliannecronin

What’s one thing aside from sequins that you just LOVE for the holidays? I’m a big fan of anything cozy and warm, and my favorite cozy garment is flannel! I’m part big-city gal and part true blue Mainah, so for the holidays last year I wore a flannel shirt with my gold sequined mini skirt! It was the perfect amount of juxtaposition, and I like to think that it worked! 😉

Red lips or smokey eye? RED LIPS, baby. You can’t go wrong with a classic like Ruby Woo by MAC, but this year I will be rocking a slightly vampy-er red lip with Revlon’s Black Cherry. One thing about red lips that you can’t forget – they must be matte! Shiny red lips will end up smeared across your face by the end of the night. Not cute!

What’s your go-to piece of jewelry for the holidays and why? I love a retro statement earring, like some sort of clustered jewel stud. I like to wear my hair up in an enormous, Carrie Bradshaw-inspired beehive updo, and earrings draw attention to my neck and décolletage.

How can you repurpose a dress even after the holidays are over? I am in love with the Alyssa Nicole dress I am wearing in my photos. I had a hard time deciding between red or black for this dress, and ultimately decided on the black because it is more versatile. Now I can wear it for date night with my boyfriend after the holidays are over!

Holiday listings I’m loving: ASOS Peplum Sequin Top, Nasty Gal Brocade Skater Dress, Black Velvet Dress

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