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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

NEW YEAR, NEW ESSENTIALS!

Hey guys! I bet you're wondering what happened to me over the past month and a half. Well, I've been traveling, catching up on schoolwork, and just getting back into the daily grind this semester. But let me reassure you - I'm back, and I'm not going anywhere.

Anyways, I wanted to start off the year by sharing my style essentials for this new year!

1. NUDE LIPSTICK
I am obsessed with nude lipstick right now, which is kind of a change for me because I used to be in love with bold lips. Don't get me wrong, I still do, but the thing is, in the cold of winter, nude lipstick makes you look like some kind of cool winter princess queen à la Elsa from Frozen. Which, by the way, is still a very cool thing, and if you sing Frozen songs aloud - especially in public - I salute you.

2. BLACK CARRY-ALL PURSE
I carry this type of purse every semester. A variation on a theme. I would love to be one of those girls with the delicate, adorable, whimsical mini-purses that hang off their shoulders so nicely, but I have a laptop. And textbooks. So I need a giant kind of carry-all that I can just toss stuff into without worrying too much about the aesthetic value. Also, black matches everything. Do not buy a giant purse in any non-black color because you will not get as much use out of it as you could. Trust me - I bought a red one once.

3. WARM WINTER BOOTS
It may not be super snowy here, but it's still really freaking cold, so if you're looking for something practical, do NOT buy Uggs. Or fake Uggs. Yes, I know they're warm, but they're almost too warm. And another thing - they have no traction. If you actually try and go out in slippery conditions in Uggs, it's quite possible that you're shortening your lifespan. Seriously, I have fallen on my butt so many times wearing them. Instead, opt for a lighter option with a better grip. You'll be more stylish and more comfortable.

4. SCHOOLGIRL SKIRTS
The impracticality of skirts during winter has definitely dawned on me, but despite this, I keep collecting cute pleated skirts like it's my business. Which it should be. Anyways, I think that they are cute for the Great Thaw I'm expecting in the next month or two as we get further and further from the low temperatures we have now. Plus, you can wear them with tall socks and keep your legs warm. Or you can just wear the thigh-high socks at home. They are so comfortable. 11/10 would recommend wearing them under leggings if you're cold.

5. COAT WITH COOL ACCENTS
During the winter months, it's 100% necessary to have a go-to coat that you can throw on over every outfit as you're leaving the house. I would recommend one in black or gray, as they're pretty easy to coordinate with. But what's really necessary in a winter coat is that it be a little fun. After all, if you're going to wear the thing every day, you better really like it. My winter coats - I have two, a black one and a gray one - are kinda fun, but still really warm. The black one has a big hood and is raincoat fabric, but has little sweater-y sleeves inside that stick out on the end. The gray one has this cool pop-up collar so it looks a little more stylish than just a regular old coat.

Anyways, apologies again for neglecting this blog, and PLEASE feel free to leave a comment with what you'd like to see in the next post. Outfits? A video? Cute puppies? Let me know!

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