Simply Be Style Guide!

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The holidays are here and guess what I noticed! Most of us ladies are marbling to find the perfect style for the holidays! I teamed up with Simply Be to bring you four looks sure to make you sparkle & shine during during the holidays! From Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,Boxing Day and New Years Eve, you will be stylish and fly! 

Christmas Eve

T'was the night before Christmas & all through the house ---was a worried woman fretting what Style to go for a Christmas gathering! 

Simply Be (ands me!) Think it’s a great idea to go smart and sophisticated. After all, Christmas Eve deserves a sense of occasion, but there’ll be plenty of time to descend into the slightly dubious depths of Christmas jumper territory tomorrow! Mid-length dresses in neutral colors are perfect, but neutral doesn’t mean you can’t have the glam factor! Look out for cream or champagne pieces with subtle sparkle, lace or fringing detail – all will have you on the fast track to elegance.

With a look this gorgeous, it’d be a shame to do anything other than full-on glamour when it comes to hair. Opt for a Bardot-inspired top knot and add a sparkly clip for party perfection!

Keep your make-up light and neutral (may as well make the most of that fresh face before Christmas’s excesses kick in!) but feel free to add red lippie if you want to get really glam.


Its here! And we all wake up to find presents under the tree and share our gifts, before we know it, its time to head to Christmas Dinner and loved ones houses! I house hop during Christmas Day and I need to look jazzy!  You want to look fabulous but all that Christmas dinner needs to go somewhere! The answer is to opt for a classic outfit in a clever cut which skims your tummy and leaves you room to really get cozy with that glass of Bucks Fizz. An empire or A-line dress is ideal; look out for one with beaded detail to the neck to add the wow factor. Otherwise you can glam your dress up beautifully with glitzy accessories – chandelier earrings are perfect for the day’s festive spirit.

We can’t pretend it doesn’t exist: your Christmas jumper is dying for an outing, and why the hell not? Embrace its embarrassing snowman, revel in its ridiculous reindeer, just balance out the pensioner-chic with a flattering pair of jeans and the fashion world will forgive you.

You’ll likely be pushed for time in the morning (read: you won’t be able to stay away from your presents for long) so a hairstyle that is simple yet gorge is just what you need. Wash your hair the night before to save hassle, then use a festive headband to bring the glitz! Either tie you hair in a low bun and pull out some pretty face-framing whisps, or let your locks flow free in a tousled style. Just use a flexible hairspray and if your hair decides to misbehave during the day it won’t matter, in fact, it’ll just add to your look!     
When choosing your makeup look, bear in mind that there’ll be cameras present! Cheat your mum’s photo album out of a few cringe-inducing snaps by opting for a timeless style – perhaps best to sidestep this season’s penchant for mulberry-coloured lips and jewel-encrusted brows then, yes? A pink glossy lip is always a winner, and by avoiding dark colours you won’t get any lipstick disasters as you wolf down your fair share of mince pies.


For all my Non-USA'ers, relax! we have you too! Boxing day is all about lazing around, not doing a lot except perhaps dragging yourself out of the house for a walk, and generally enjoying a day off that frankly no one knows what to do with.  Since you’ll be spending the majority of the day in front of the TV - who could resist a cheesy film about that jolly neighbor who turns out to be Santa? – you’ll need to go for comfort, but there’s no need to let style fall by the wayside.  

Set the tone for your cozy day by pulling on chunky knits. Faux fur trims, elbow patches and over-sized jumpers and cardies are big news this season, and for even more fashion points wear your comfy pick with a pair of leather jeans. Baroque prints are in, and their regal colors and opulent embellishments are perfect for the occasion, so why not look out for jumpers with foil prints or jacquard patterns?

A knit looks best with laid-back hair and natural makeup, so create some loose waves in your hair with a large barrel tong, treat your skin to a light tinted moisturizer, dust on a tiny bit of blusher and you’re good to go – all the way to the sofa! (I dunno, but me being American, thinks we need boxing day too! lol)


NYE is my favorite night to shine with glam!! Whether you’re gracing several bars with your presence, or sticking to one party till the wee hours, we’ve got you covered. And we’ll show you how to avoid some likely mishaps on the way.
Get ready for the night ahead with sexy shapewear to give you a figure to die for, then show off those gorgeous curves with an elegant but suitably dazzling dress. The 1920s are a big influence on party fashion at the moment, so let the glamour and fun of the era guide you towards beautiful beading, shimmering sequins and feathery fringing. This look provides you with the perfect opportunity to wear a statement headpiece – how about a sequined headband? – or go for ultra-glossy waves with a deep side parting to channel Hollywood glamour.

Makeup should be seriously smouldering on New Year’s Eve. Smokey eyes and nude or red lips are perfect, but to make sure your look will last way past midnight, you’ll need a few tips: Go for waterproof mascara, a 24-hour base with primer to help it go the distance, and long-lasting non-smudge lipstick – remember there’ll be 12 o’clock kisses aplenty!

Bring along a few handbag essentials to stay glam and comfortable all night:  clear nail varnish is essential for stopping any nicks in your tights turning into full-on ladders, and a pack of blister plasters is perfect for when your new shoes – which you will have inevitably forgotten to wear in beforehand – start to rub.

Finally, you can expect the paparazzi (a.k.a: your friend and their snazzy cameras) to be out in full force tonight, so keep a compact mirror in your bag for touch ups. This way, you won’t spend half the night queuing for the loos just to make sure they don’t snap you with a first class hair don’t!

Make sure you check out Simply Be and get some amazing dresses and hot outfits that will complete you wardrobe! 

Are you ready for the holidays? I know this style guide gave me helpful hints to look my best and get ready for the hustle and bustle of the holidays all while looking amazing! 

Shine on my beautiful Diamonds!



1 comment:

Unknown said...

Great tips doll and love all the outfit inspirations you put together. LOVE LOVE LOVE

<3 Marina