Casual Yet Chic: Black and Gold

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My desire to look extra fancy for Christmas usually hits a roadblock every year.  I don’t shop early enough or the outfit idea doesn’t come to me until the last minute.  Discouragement creeps in and I have to keep pushing towards my goal = look decent and stylish.  In addition to photo ops, I sing at my church’s Christmas Eve/Morning service. I stand in front of everyone so I can’t look busted. (Yowza!) The combination of looking nice and comfortable is important to me.

I wore black and burgundy last year, so I wanted to try a different color scheme.  A few years back, I wore a sleeveless black dress with a gold scarf.  It was reasonable and easy enough to duplicate this look.

Here’s what I came up with:

Black blouse, chino pants, gold glitter heels (Charlotte Russe), champagne patterned scarf (from my sister).

I found these years ago – this is my third or fourth time wearing them out. Great pop of color, especially with a neutral.

My makeup was simple, I used the regular products for my face.  I only wear dark lipstick for special occasions –  (Hutch) from ColourPop twice in two days.  This is incredible progress (I stick with my nudes!).  For my eyes, I combined a few shades from my Morphe 35K palette and So Quiche by ColourPop.

(Face and eye photos – credit to my sister Maia)

Did you dress up this holiday season? Or are you saving you special outfit for NYE? Let me know – I want to see!


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  • Reply Pep

    Your outfits Mel! This make up! It’s all inspiring me for 2017!!!

    January 1, 2017 at 11:33 am
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