Hubby & I were invited to a house party at a friend’s home on Saturday night, and the attire was cocktail so I was excited to get dressed up a bit. To start, I knew I wanted to wear this polka dot party dress that I’ve just recently been able to fit. I love this dress because its not super short, and its super comfy – and I love the ruffle bottom! But wasn’t quite sure what to do next? So I turned to YouTube since I knew lots of my favority video makers were posting NYE look ideas. The one that inspired me was ShirleyBEniang’s look book. Click here to see the video that inspired my look for the evening. Here’s a photo of the look that I based my look on.
Since the top she had featured polka dots, I thought this would be a perfect look to inspire me with my polka dot dress.
I also loved the idea of wearing a white blazer – and since I had one, I had no choice!
She also wore black tights with this look, and that was also something I wanted to do. Though it is not terribly cold, I didn’t want to wear my bare legs.
I was also inspired by her Raven Simone inspired smokey eye makeup look. Click here for her tutorial.
So here’s the look I came up with. I decided to wear my earrings as my statement piece instead of a necklace like she did. And I had to carry a red clutch instead of the black for a pop of color (and because hubby was supposed to be wearing a red shirt – but he didn’t LOL).
Dress: Thrifted Belt: Thrifted Jacket: Thrifted Earrings: Alodeuri Jewerly & Accessories Cocktail Ring: The $1 Dollar Jewerly Store Online Makeup (eyes): e.l.f. Smokey Eye beauty book palette Nails: e.l.f. Red Velvet & Twinkle (tips) Bangles: Forever 21 Clutch: Clothing Swap Shoes: Thrifted (by Aldo)
Thanks for the invite Kelly aka Cinderella aka My Favorite YouTube Stalker! We had a great time – can’t wait for the Super Bowl Party! Smooches XOXO