Monthly Archives: January 2014

Holiday Gryffindor

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Since it’s almost halfway through January already (crazy) it’s probably time that we finish up the Holiday Series. As always, we finish up with Gryffindor. With fancier outfits like this I like to use gold (one of Gryffindor’s official house colors) instead of the yellow that I use in more casual outfits. With a scarlet dress like this, the gold accents match perfectly. I’ve kept it fun with the sparkly and glittery nail polish and shoes to add some interest to the elegant and simple color/shape of the dress. The bow belt is a cute and definitely festive optional accessory that can also make the outfit pop, but can of course be forgone if it makes you feel too much like a Christmas present (which I actually think is half the fun!). Hope you like it!

Holiday Gryffindor

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Holiday Hufflepuff

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So we are moving right along with our Holiday series with Hufflepuff! As I was building this outfit I found it quite difficult to find yellow/gold dresses that would suffice. Everything I found seemed to be too summery and for some reason, very young and girly. Although yellow is a bright color, it doesn’t have to be over the top in your face “sunny.” This golden blouse is a nice way to do an understated yellow. Pairing it with only black pieces (and some subtle gold earrings) keeps it appropriate and toned down for a colder time of year. Any type of yellow in the middle of winter will be a nice refreshing pop of color, so keep it subtle. Hope you like it!

Holiday Hufflepuff

Topshop skater skirt
$48 – topshop.com

Timeless platform shoes
$49 – pret-a-beaute.com

NLY Accessories zipper purse
$29 – nelly.com

Stud earring set
maxandchloe.com

Black necklace
$24 – pilgrim.dk

Holiday Slytherin

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Happy 2014!! I hope everybody had a fun NYE and that the year has started off well. Unfortunately I started the year with a sprained wrist so this is actually quite difficult to type right now.

Anyway, moving on to Slytherin for our Holiday series. This outfit is all about sparkle, but subtle sparkle. Since the dress is so simple and elegant, the accessories can have a little extra shine to brighten everything up. I have a feeling that sparkle and glitter are two very important things in a Slytherin’s wardrobe. Of course I had to add in that special Slytherin ingredient in the serpent necklace. Hope you like it!

Holiday Slytherin