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3 PICK-ME-UP LOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND

3 PICK-ME-UP LOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
I decided to feature three pick-me-up looks for the holiday weekend because this year, the two most anticipated holidays, Christmas and New Year fall on a Sunday. This means lots of hosting, entertaining and celebrating all weekend long -Perfect long holiday weekend to be with our loved ones, don't you think? The holidays will pass by so quickly, but never forget you only get one each year to make the most of it. So as selfless as it may be to plan and make sure we all give our families the best holidays ever, it is okay to take a breather and reflect on what is also good for you as well. Finding the energy and spirit to carry on a crazy fun weekend can become a little bit challenging considering all the energy that went into making it a success. I know this. Thing is, we all want to be present for every special moment while enjoying the holiday with loved ones. So as a rule to myself, I say, start from inside, and work your way out. Try looking after yourself then make sure you look your best each day and every day you wake up. They work hand in hand and it helps.

3 PICK-ME-UP LOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Look #1: Start With Flying Colours
This is going to be one of your most memorable weekends of the year, why not start it with distinction. How you wear an outfit is all about attitude. It is Friday before Christmas or New Year's Day, so you want to celebrate it any which way it seems fit. First and foremost be comfortable in whatever you wear. It just takes your mind off anything else other than having a great time. This is a look I find to be fun, comfortable, warm and welcoming. Putting on a chic and colourful outfit will lighten up your day and anybody's day too. I wore a sleeveless knit top and gingham pants by Khaki Krew on our Thanksgiving Day weekend here in Canada and it was just easy to wear while indoor and out. Throw on a nice winter coat if you want to step out for a coffee date or a casual dinner. And if you want to trade in the coat for a movie night at home, it is all good!
3 PICK-ME-UP LOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
sleeveless knit top + Gingham pants
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Look #2: Maximize 
This is the day before the D-day -Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve and there will be parties everywhere. While people like me often prefer to stay in on days like these, I still like to take it up a notch with what I wear. Rather than dress too casual, I make it dressy enough for just about any form of celebration from attending fun fireworks to house parties or random major events, a full maxi skirt works. Whatever the weather may be, a good maxi skirt is a must-have in my closet. It just adds elegance and class to any look. I paired it with a simple pink V-neck sweater from Old Navy just to reveal the right amount of skin and a pair of heels. I can easily swing this look to go in any direction the eve of the holiday takes me. It is cheery, it is quick, elegant and chic.

3 PICK- ME-UP LOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Old Navy Sweater + Printed Maxi Skirt
3 PICK-ME-UP LOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
3 PICK-ME-UP LOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
3 PICK-ME-UP LOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND

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Look #3: Cut Loose
Cut outs, lace, jumpsuits, and velvet are huge trends this season and I hope to get my hands on a few cute pieces myself soon. It is finally Sunday and it is Christmas Day or New Year's Day and you just want to celebrate in your own little way. It really doesn't matter how you celebrate it, whether big or small, with family & friends or alone, just make sure you don't wake up the next day having regrets. It has been a whole year and we ought to be thankful for just the little things. Dress up, jump on your feet and do a little dance in your living room, and if you are going out to celebrate, do the same. I am currently not wearing my holiday outfit for this third look because I plan to share the outfit I decide to wear on the day itself in a future post. That said, I have featured some pieces below.

The classic black dress is everyone's go-to, but don't shy away from being a little daring and try something different. Besides the traditional black, colors like midnight blue, navy blue, gray, burgundy are great colors that are dark if you must. Jumpsuits are super chic. I am eyeing a few myself.

Like I said, cut outs, lace, jumpsuits, and velvet are huge trends this season so do not be afraid to show some skin and celebrate life. Your style and outfits give you the freedom to express yourself so why let go whatever may be dragging you down this year to embrace the future in a big way.

My picks below scream fun, fun, fun and more fun.

Every New Year always gives us the opportunity to reflect and opens the door to a year of healing, progress and finding new ways to move forward. I hope you all have that. How to recover in the days after major holidays is just as relevant as the leftovers. No? The aftermath of any holiday itself is always a celebration on its own. Hope you all have a fantastic holiday!

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