You may not have entered the party with a significant other to kiss when the clock strikes midnight, but show up in one of these babies and you just might find one! They're flirty, fun and sophisticated. They're 100% silk, which makes for a beautifully saturated color. In various gem tones, patterns and lengths, you'll want to get your hands on at least one of these in 2014.
Fun Fact: PARTYSKIRTS was created by sisters Lauren and Mariel Armstrong simply because they couldn't find the perfect party skirt and now they've turned it into an amazing company!
They are a little pricey, but a classic piece like this will never go out of style. Sometimes investments need to be made ladies! Once you see the styles below, you'll know why I've been drooling over all of them, + why they're worth the small dent in your Visa (or AmEx girl, go 'head) statement next month.
TIP: Check out the "After Party" section of their website, www.skotapparel.com, for the skirts on sale!
(Black and White)
Our favorite TV twins are at it again! If you didn't know, Elizabeth and James is one of the lines Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have created. This is their first fragrance since the tween line they had at Walmart back in the day. (Don't lie. You owned at least half of it. I literally still have my MK&A hair dryer that my mom and I use at home 10+ years later. Sad? Maybe. True? Absolutely.)
Ashley said they had been working on the project for two years and that "black took about a year and a half to finalize, and to get to a place where we were happy." Naturally, there are two scents. Nirvana Black is, literally, a darker scent that mixes violet, sandalwood and vanilla. Nirvana White is florally, musky and mixes lily and peony. They don't hit stores until January, but Sephora just had a two week preview and I was lucky enough to test them before they went back in hiding until the new year. Personally, I favored Nirvana Black. I can't really decide why, but that will definitely be the one I purchase next month. A new scent might be exactly what you need in 2014!
Step away from that Bath & Body Works Body Mist (seriously) and splurge a little!
That's what this year should be about: treating yourself.
When you look (or smell) good, you feel good!
I'm not saying you need to go on a spree and max out your credit cards, not that I would judge you at all if you did, but even one special item can put a little spring in your step, whether it's at work or at school, and your positive energy can lead to great things!
The latest Naked palette did not disappoint! All 12 rose-hued shades are never-before-seen and it is my favorite of the Naked trio. They'll make you want to never see another palette again! The shades range from shimmery pale pinks to a matte black with rosy flecks. I've found that the worst part about having this palette, is wanting to wear all 12 shades at once. Cliche, but so very true. If you're fair-skinned like I am, this palette was made for you! I also have the Naked2, but will now be reserving those shades for evening and night affairs and for when I get a little color in the summer (LOL JK I'm pale 365). If you have a darker skin tone, spring for the original Naked palette.
(of any kind!)
When I was 8 or 9, my best friend and I had matching fur jackets from The Gap. They were the color of my golden retriever Molly and absolutely huge. We were killin' it at a young age and now over a decade later I found myself searching for another fur jacket. I finally found the perfect one at H&M and at only $25! Don't worry: it's not nearly as big as my old one. If you don't think you can pull off fur, you're not trying hard enough. You can do it if you want to! Take a risk this year and jump into a pile of fur or, like I said earlier, start slow, and go with a vest.
They keep you feeling warm and looking great!