hourglass primer (the best!) | laura mercier liquid lip color and gloss (last year’s Christmas collection) | hourglass ambient lighting palette (individual palettes here) | l’oreal infallible eyeshadows in iced latte & bronzed taupe | shu uemura eyelash curler (also the best!) | ysl shocking mascara | nars eyeliner in most wanted (from the nars x guy bourdin voyeur set) | kevyn aucoin sensual skin tinted balm in 05 | fresh sugar lip polish (sample size) | stila convertible color in peony (sample size) | dolce & gabbana the one rollerball
happy New Year’s Eve, everybody! our plans are pretty laid back – a byob dinner of sushi & bubbly at a restaurant near our apartment, followed by more bubbly at home – so my outfit is decidedly low-key. grey & black is a color combo I love, so I started off with the j. crew shirt I specifically bought for this evening in mind and built on from there, adding in some new faux-leather trim leggings, and an old & much-loved knit blazer. while all three pieces are pretty streamlined and monochromatic, they’re all knit, which is key to accommodating the food baby I’m going to have by the end of the night. who says fashion can’t be stylish & comfortable?
to liven things up with a little bit of sparkle (it is NYE, after all), I’m throwing on my new watch that I’ve used nonstop since getting it for Christmas, my favorite baublebar necklace ever with its ornate, vintage feel, & a metallic clutch to round things out. and to top it off at the toes, a pair of silver pumps. don’t worry. I haven’t lost my mind. there is snow & ice & winter in Chicago – these babies are carrying me from the curb to the table and back again.
now on to the cherry on top: the makeup. I’m going for a glowing base, lightly flushed cheeks, defined eyes, shimmering lids, voluminous lashes, and a sparkling red lip. all the big guns came out for this one. the final touch? a spritz of the perfume I only wear on special occasions.
whether you have big plans out or cozy plans in, have a fantastic New Year’s Eve and here’s to a happy and healthy New Year!
p.s. thank you so much for reading and following along this past year. it’s been such a rewarding space to talk about the things I love, and I hope it’s been a rewarding space for you to visit. I have some big and small changes planned for the blog in the new year, so stay tuned. :).