I shared a recap of the event I attended for New Year’s Eve yesterday. If you are ever visiting Napa Valley, I definitely recommend checking out the Castello di Amorosa, especially if there is an event/party going on. The castle throws the best parties! Today I’m back with the full details of my look including wardrobe and makeup.
I ordered my dress from Rent the Runway and all I can say is that I was OBSESSED. Emerald green, body hugging lace, with a peek of shoulder…I wish I could wear that dress every day for a month. If you want to buy rather than rent a gorgeous green cocktail dress I found a few beautiful options here and here. If you are interested in trying Rent the Runway for your next big event, girls’ night, birthday party, etc. be sure to use my link and we’ll both get $30 off our next order.
My Manolo Blahnik green satin pumps were on my #ShoeGoals wish list for years. This year Jordan bought them for me for Christmas because we both knew they would look stunning with my NYE dress. Every girl needs a pair of Hangisi pumps (or flats if you prefer). The Hangisi style comes in an array of colors like the blue satin seen on Carrie Bradshaw and a gorgeous turquoise that would make my toes feel like they were wrapped in a Tiffany’s box. I opted for the shorter heel because I knew I would be on the dance floor all night long. I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable the heels really are, there wasn’t a single moment that I worried about my feet and I was walking up and down stairs, dancing and standing on stone all night long. I can’t wait to pair my green satin pumps with a pair of rolled up jeans and a white button up for a day to day look.
My rose gold snake ring was a Christmas gift from the Taylor Swift website. Snakes are so trendy right now so you can find similar rings all over the place- I love this one, this one and this one too!
For special occasions I almost always choose to get my makeup done by a professional. I can apply mascara properly but otherwise I fail at makeup! A full custom makeover at Sephora is free with a $50 minimum purchase, so I just wait until I need a new product or two before scheduling a makeover. I suggest booking your appointment ahead of time especially when there is a big event going on in town! To prep my skin my makeup artist used a handful of Sunday Riley products like this face oil and this brightening moisturizer. You guys know I am obsessed with skincare but I hadn’t tried Sunday Riley before my makeover. I hope to pick up a serum from Sunday Riley in the future. Makeup wise there were quite a few products used. We contoured, we did up my brows, we transformed my eyes, etc, etc. I loved the red lipstick from Too Faced, gold glitter used on my eyes and the foundation that gave me a bit of coverage without hiding my freckles. I probably wouldn’t buy the contouring kit for day-to-day use personally, but for someone who likes to be a bit more glam on the daily it would be a great product to have in your arsenal.
New Year’s Eve was a really wonderful night! I love planning my outfit and getting ready for a big event. I always swear that getting ready is half the fun! I have a bit of a cough and a sore throat today but I am doing my best to curb any illness because I am headed to the Bahamas tonight! I will spend a couple days in tropical paradise before I start classes again on Monday. If you have any tips for getting over a cold quickly please send me your recommendations, potions and elixirs (;