5 ITEMS THAT GET ME THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

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Holiday mania has already begun (I feel like it starts around Black Friday/Cyber Monday) and I, for one, am feeling the pressure. I don’t have gifts for anyone yet (sorry fam), and have yet to pack up my life to travel back to Vancouver for the holidays. Needless to say, I don’t really want to be thinking about what to wear to a holiday party. I actually picked up this dress on Black Friday (please don’t ask me why I thought it would be a good idea to go to the mall… ); I have always had a thing for boho printed dresses and I love that this one can be worn past NYE.

But back to the problem at hand – these are the 5 items that get me through the holidays:

1. VERSATILE DRESS
As I mentioned above, I’ve always loved long sleeve, 70’s-inspired dresses. This one is comfortable + stylish and isn’t so tight that you can’t eat + drink all that your heart desires.

2. PEACOAT
A coat is a must and you might as well get one that looks good while you’re at it. The peacoat is a classic that never goes out of style.

3. CROSSBODY BAG
Black is my go-to colour (as I’m sure you know), but pick your favourite colour! Neutrals are my favourite because they go with everything. I also like one that can double as a clutch if needed.

4. BOOTS
With the colder temperatures, heels may not always be a viable party option. I actually prefer boots for comfort and their effortless style.

5. RED LIPSTICK 
The quickest way to make an outfit look festive is with red lipstick. My current favourite is a mix of Smashbox Matte liquid lipstick + Bite Beauty. I will be posting the makeup tutorial for this look (along with another giveaway) on Monday!

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13 Comments

    • August Diaries
      12.08.2016 / 9:31 am

      Happy Holidays Liv!

      xx Jill

  1. Lynette
    12.07.2016 / 11:48 am

    Love the dress and so versatile. Can be worn with boots or heels.

    I agree, a red lip just elevates your outfit and at the same time so elegant and sensual. Even mysterious.

    Happy Holidays Jill! Last minute shopping can be a thrill.

    Lynette 🙂

    • August Diaries
      12.08.2016 / 9:31 am

      Thanks Lynette!

      xx Jill

  2. 12.07.2016 / 9:19 pm

    Recently came across your blog through Instagram and absolutely love it! Your writing is so authentic and truly a go-to resource for fashion & beauty. What kind of camera do you use to capture your makeup tutorials? Love them!

    xo,
    Camille

    • August Diaries
      12.08.2016 / 9:31 am

      Thanks so much Camille! So glad to have you. I use my Canon 6D with Sigma 50 mm lens for filming 🙂

      xx Jill

  3. yasmin
    12.08.2016 / 7:41 pm

    can you post more pics of the outfits you wear when its freezing every day like it is now? i need real winter outfit inspo!

    • August Diaries
      12.09.2016 / 5:16 pm

      Yes definitely! I won’t be able to do it until January as I’m leaving for Vancouver for the holidays, but to give you an idea: on super cold days, I wear either my big Mackage coat (seen here: http://bit.ly/2dpcW2n) or I layer up with a long sleeve tee, cashmere sweater, and my camel coat. I wear a big scarf that I can wrap around my neck and/or face or use as a blanket around my shoulders if I’m very cold. I also usually bring a toque and cashmere gloves! In the snow, right now I’m wearing my combat boots (seen here: http://bit.ly/2g89h6o) because they’re comfy and have good grip. Hope that’s helpful in the meantime!

      Happy Holidays!
      xx Jill

  4. 12.08.2016 / 11:14 pm

    Your dress is gorgeous! I love how timeless and chic this whole look is. Your lipstick looks so amazing on you! Happy holidays!

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    • August Diaries
      12.09.2016 / 5:17 pm

      Thanks Jo! Happy Holidays to you and your family 🙂

      xx Jill

  5. Andrea
    12.12.2016 / 10:08 pm

    Seriously been looking for a bag like your black one for years!! Where can I get it?

    Seriously,

    Pickiest bag gal

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