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Fashion: Holiday Party Looks

Holiday party season has arrived which means it’s time to put a bit of glitz into your wardrobe! If you’re going to invest in one special piece to spice up your party look this season, a dress is your best option! You can easily change the look up by just adding different tights, a jacket or blazer and statement jewellery and a clutch bag.

Party Dress Trends

Popular trends for party dresses this year are the tried and true metallics, luxe brocade fabrics, polka dots, animal prints and pastel colors like baby pink and blue. Embellished details are always a hit during the holidays but sometimes less can be more - just a bit of detailing around the neckline or collar is all you need! Luxe fabrics like velvet and brocade are big this season - try a one shoulder velvetnumber or a rich purple brocade shift dress!


Holiday Party Accessories

Statement accessories are the key to rocking a unique look this holiday season. The little black dress will never go out of style and a fabulous bib necklace, chandelier earrings and bangles adds personality to your look. Pick an accessory that is bold and stands out - you’re bound to get loads of compliments if you dare to take some risks with your accessories so don’t be afraid to go big! Simply changing your shoes from some heeled Mary Janes to studded black boots instantly makes a huge difference - you suddenly go from glam to rocker in just a simple shoe change! Swap your plain black tights for some sheer polka dot or patterned ones or add a lacy jacket or boyfriend blazer for some easy ways to change your look up!


Chunky chain multirow necklace, $30, at Topshop.comChunky chain multirow necklace, $30, at Topshop.com
Ornate gold bangle stack, $14, at NewLook.comOrnate gold bangle stack, $14, at NewLook.com
Printed romper, $28, at MissSelfridge.comPrinted romper, $28, at MissSelfridge.com

Alternatives to the Dress

Wearing a dress might not be your cup of tea! You can easily look just as dressed up by pairing a sparkly tunic with some leggings and high heeled ankle boots or pairing a cool printed romper with some black tights and loads of gold accessories! Or pair some black sequin shorts with a tshirt and blazer - the possibilities are endless! Just pick one special item and dress around it to make it holiday party perfect!


Sparkling Shelley tank, $50, at FredFlare.comSparkling Shelley tank, $50, at FredFlare.com
Chic suedette boots, $27.80, at Forever21.comChic suedette boots, $27.80, at Forever21.com
Stylish metallic leggings, $11.80, at Forever21.comStylish metallic leggings, $11.80, at Forever21.com
Gemstone cracker clutch, $18, at NewLook.comGemstone cracker clutch, $18, at NewLook.com
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labimba posted in Style:
Neko girl I have to get back in shape for September if u want we can be training buddies!  :)  
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animallover468
animallover468 posted in Style:
EndlessDream is right. Skipping breakfast and lunch can result in stomach ulcers and sudden weight gain (had personal experience...), ESPECIALLY skipping breakfast! You have to incorporate exercise in your daily routine. Stomach and body fat is mostly caused by lack of exercise, and maybe that means you need to do toning exercises. Try doing simple exercise videos like the 3-mile powerwalk on YouTube (trust me, I sweat like crazy when I do those workouts). Anything that gets you sweating, is the kind of exercise you need to do.  I hated working out when I first started my weight loss journey too. I would always start wheezing every time I started working out. But after pushing through everyday, I think working out is one of the best stress busters I've ever had!  If you want to lower your appetite though, I suggest eating a full lunch and breakfast and skipping your dinner. If you can't skip dinner, then at least try aiming for an early dinner, around 5:30 or 6:00. Your body needs time to digest at least 4 hours before you sleep. I started gaining weight around puberty when I was 12, it could be the same for you too.  But honestly, there's nothing wrong with having consciousness about your weight. Now starving yourself and dieting is BAD, but there's nothing wrong with changing your lifestyle in order to be fit. It's a good thing that kids start caring about their health, and the earlier you start, the better off you are. 
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EndlessDream posted in Style:
You need breakfast and lunch. Starving yourself, even if you aren't hungry, makes you loose energy to the point you could pass out from not eating. Keep your diet healthy. For breakfast, at least have yogurt, fruit, and juice. Drink at least 4 full glasses of water a day. Trim down on the snacks. Everyone has different bodies and build. You may just be large-boned. And that's not bad! That makes you stronger and higher ability to gain muscle. Loosing weight doesn't happen over night. It can take months. 
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Nekogirl101
Nekogirl101 posted in Style:
For years my parents would tell me I'm skinny but compared to other people, my waist was bigger and I would always hide it. Though it was obvious I weighed more, I've only been doing this for a week and I didn't ever tell anyone what I was doing until my parents found out. I would skip lunch and breakfast and say I was full. I only ate a big dinner every night. Once my parents found out, they said it was unhealthy and if I didn't  stop, I would develop an eating disorder. I obviously listened to them, but I've tried as best as I can so far. I have barely lost any weight from exercise and my parents won't let me go on a diet because I already 'eat healthy enough'. I want to lose weight without exercising being 3/4s of my lifestyle. I know, I'm a lazy idiot for saying all this.
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rainbowpoptart
Yes, purely for the fact that you should not "hate" your sister (or anyone, for that matter).  I'm guessing by "get in trouble for her", you mean she does something wrong and the blame is all put on you? Yeah, little siblings tend to do that a lot. My brother did for the longest time, until my parents found out how much a liar he is. She, hopefully, will grow out of this eventually. Either that, or your parent[s]/guardian[s] will eventually see through her. You lose your friends to her? By this do you mean your friends want to hang out with her and they want you to tag along and you don't? Or do you mean your friends chose your sister over you? If it's the latter, then perhaps you shouldn't have ever referred to those people as friends. You'll find friends who'll prefer you over your sister, I'm sure of it. The only thing I can tell you to do is try to get along with your sister. Every group of siblings has their cats and dogs moment in life, but they grow out of it (most of the time; there are, of course, circumstances where it doesn't work out that way). Please be grateful for your sister, even if you two fight a lot. You never know how much you need something until it's gone.
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