Happiest Of Holidays :: two styles

Thursday, December 18, 2014

With the Christmas spirit in full swing, my dear friend Lianna and I are showing off two modern holiday looks that work double duty (think Christmas and New Year's Eve). In these shiny ensembles, you're sure to steal the spotlight after dark. 
This New Year's Eve-inspired getup is both trendy and eye-catching. However, the added accessories complete the look and make it totally wearable even before the 31st. I've been so attracted to metallics lately and I love how this dress incorporates both silver and gold.   
Remove the blazer for a nightlife vibe. 
Lianna is taking a fresh approach to the holiday scene by opting for an elegant evening dress in navy as opposed to sticking with the classic red, white, or black palette. The silver detailing on her shoulders give off a totally glam feel that catches the light with every move.  
Red is holiday's favorite hue. Incorporate the shade into any look with a coat of fierce polish. I tied in these nails to my metallic look by adding a gold statement nail. 
Lianna's silver heels add pizazz to her sophisticated dress and are much more festive than just a simple black pump. They really tie her entire look together. 
A dress with an atypical back like this is always a pleasant (and stylish) surprise. It truly makes Lianna's dress unique. 
I paired black tube socks with these open-toed heels to make them wintertime appropriate. I also love the unconventional yet surprisingly stylish effect that socks worn with sandals has on an outfit. 
We had so much fun shooting these holiday-inspired photos! 
Photos by Brooke Faison 
[KATHLEEN- dress: Madewell, blazer: Lauren Conrad for Kohls, hat: Urban Outfitters, heels: Zara, socks: Nordstrom, bow bracelet: BCBGLIANNA- dress: Maurices, necklace: Brighton, earrings: Francesca's, heels: ZooShoo]

Party season is all about wearing festive statement pieces that make you feel as glamorous as you look. Lately I've been drawn to items with some sparkle and a touch of shine. It's looks like these that really get me in the holiday mood!   

Happy holidays from us to you!
SHOP :: 


48 comments:

  1. I'm in love with your black heels..so cute!

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  2. Tienes bueno blog, me encanta.

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  3. You look so pretty, like your dress and your hat, also like your friend styling!
    The pictures inspire happiness and good moments! Great post doll!

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  4. Both of these dresses are beautiful! Perfect for the holidays.

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  5. Sweet pics!! U look amazing. Love ur shoes!
    xxx Marina,

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  7. You are both so chic!!!! I love your dress Kat!!!
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  8. Super cute! I love the metallica in both looks.

    Amy Ann
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  9. Girls you look so amazing. Both outfits are perfect for the holidays. Beautiful photos. Have a happy Friday Kat :D

    xx

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  10. Such a cute post, I really like your dress. *__*
    Wish you a nice weekend...

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  11. Both of your looks are so fabulous for NYE! I love the touches of sparkle and how you paired socks with your sandals!

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  12. Love both of these looks! That Madewell dress is seriously amaze. Gotta love everything in that store...
    The socks with your shoes really gives the look an NYC fashion vibe - I love it!

    xoLiz
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  13. These looks are definitely Christmas & New Year's Eve appropriate! Your madewell dress with the black blazer is so fabulous Kat! And your friend's blue dress with the silver metallic heels is so pretty! Both looks will be stand outs at any party! :)

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  14. Love both of the looks! So cute!

    - Deniz
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  15. so festive and lovely! xx

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  16. both outfits are so feminine and beautiful!
    you look great girls!

    xoxo


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  17. Lovely festive pictures ladies!
    Yummy shoes!

    xx
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  18. Hello Kathleen! I'm I’m now following you on GFC! Please follow back so that we can keep in touch :) I’m now following you on GFC! Please follow back so that we can keep in touch :) Your blog has really very good pics and very inspirational looks, hope we can keep in touch! Congrats for your work!!!
    Happy weekend!
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  19. you both look lovely and perfect outfits for the season. I agree, it is not all red/all glitter and black. sometimes a little glam here and there is chic.

    xo
    Sam
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  20. Happy holidays to you too.The both of you looks great

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  21. great post, both looks are very gorgeous. amazing pictures. love it :)
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  22. Such cute looks both of you! Happy holidays!

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  23. Love what both of you are wearing especially your friend's shoes are to die for!
    Thanks for stopping by!



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  24. You Inspire me! love the holiday vibes!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  25. So adorable and what an absolutely beautiful dress.

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  26. oh the photos are so cute!♥ I love your dress!:)

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  27. You guys are so cute! The photos are amazing! Happy holidays!!

    xx,

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  28. You both look gorgeous & I can definitley see these outfits as perfect outfits for the holiday season!
    I know what you mean about the metallics, I have been drawn to them recently as well, I even have a NYE dress in a silver metallic color! :)
    I really like how you accessorized your outfit- the hat adds a special touch! :)

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  29. You both look very gorgeous, love the festive outfit! :) Love your dress Kathleen, especially those shoes =D

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  30. at first I thought you're wearing a socks :p you both look adorable!


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  31. Love the holiday style, absolutely looks adorable. x

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  32. Both looks are awesome, love them ! Perfect looks for the holidays

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  33. 2 pretty ladies! Equally stylish :) Want to take this opportunity to wish you Merry X'mas and Happy New Year, Kat!

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  34. <3333 stunning post babe!
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  35. Two fabulously stylish festive looks, elegant and unique. The pictures are super!
    Baci,
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  36. adorable!
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  37. Both looks are so precious, great ideas!

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  38. Love your outfits, you two look amazing :)

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  39. Both of you are really beautiful, we like very much both styles for different ocassions.
    Best wishes

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  40. guyssss... you both look all cute and lovely!!!! Happy holidays....
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  41. you both look beautiful! Love that color on your friend Lianna & I absolutely love your shoes <3 so stylish! :)

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  42. I'm loving this post!! Both of your dresses are too cute & perfect for the holidays!!

    XO Color Me Courtney
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