Friday, December 9, 2011

5 fashiony things reserved for the Winter Holidays

1. Ugly Sweaters. Everyone knows this! They are considered truly awful in any other part of the year, but Christmas-themed sweaters are considered cute, fun and even kind of stylish (well, some of them) during the festive season. Bridget Jones made them pop-culture, but these things have been around for ages!


Frankly, I think they're quite cute, on Christmas Eve, you know, when you're being ironic.


2. Festive headwear. From hats with decorative snowflakes to earmuffs and reindeer headbands, this stuff is fun to wear... for a few particular days at the end of December.



3. Whimsical manicure/make-up. This make come off as obvious, I haven't really seen people wear snowflake manicures in April, but it really is one of those little things that are too adorable to pass up in this the-best-part-of-the-year. You heard me!




4. That hat/scarf/pair of gloves your grandma/aunt/someone knit you. Maybe it's the softest thing in the world, or maybe it kind of stings. Maybe the colour isn't even near what's "in" or maybe it's simply kind of embarrassing. But for Christmas, if you see them, and especially if you really miss them, you're gonna wear the hell out of those. Sniff. No, really. I wish I still had something from my grandma. Maybe I'll find a pair of knitted socks or something...



5. Glitter everything. As a very un-glittery sort of person, there is one season in the year when I want things that are shiny and colourful and metallic and all that. For some reason, it's not only acceptable but desirable to me, and you can bet this New Year's Eve I'm wearing something gold.





P.S. I just spent about 10 minutes trying to remember the word for whimsical. It's not that I didn't know the English word for it (it doesn't really even exist in Romanian), it was simply on the tip of my tongue and refusing to come out. Must be getting old. Sigh.

19 comments:

  1. jo, i love that sweater!!!!! and those nails! and headband!! :) i am so happy for you! that you get to go home for 4 months!!! so exciting!!! please enjoy lots and take pictures! do you have twitter??

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  2. i love those pics nand nails is so pretty!:)

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  3. Eye make-up looks fantastic and I loooove the first pic!

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  4. omg i want to try my eyeshadow like that!!!!


    come visit my blog for a diy video!

    x0
    annette
    www.theversastyle.com

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  5. The photo with the brush and the glitter is AMAZING!

    -meesch
    http://www.aperfectkindofday.com

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  6. I love your blog girl! I'm with you, ugly sweaters are actually really cute! I wear them all the time, not just to ugly sweater parties!

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  8. Ohh, love this post so much!I can't wait for Christmas even more now!!!!!!

    ♥ A.N
    http://onedaytoliveinvogue.blogspot.com/

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  9. the eye makeup is amazing!!
    happy holidays!!

    fashionableroad.blogspot.com

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  10. Great post! I love ugly sweaters in the winter, they are so comfortable!

    http://pursuingpoise.blogspot.com
    Ann

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  11. Ha, yes to gold glittery everything come New Years! Something about it is so perfect for the event every single time :) xx

    http://modernlegacy.blogspot.com

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  12. Love the list. I am all for the 'glitter everything' Happy New Year!!

    http://thetinycloset.blogspot.com/

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  13. Ce dragut e pulovarasul cu reni! La multi ani! Xo

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  14. Love christmas jumpers too!

    www.chroniclesofthefashioncupboard.blogspot.com

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  15. I couldn't agree more! Love your list!

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  16. hehe so true ! But I love little traditions like that

    www.tripsandtreasures.blogspot.com
    new outfit post

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  17. hey homie! :) how were your holidays?!?! hope you're new year started off with a bang !!xoxox

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