Tonight we’re saying good bye to 2016 and Ringing in 2017 …. Are you having a party, Hosting friends , heading to a big shindig or staying at home watching the Ball drop? Any way you choose to celebrate I hope your New year brings you blessings, love, dreams achieved and a healthy 2017.
Here’s a little peek into our Space, My Hubby built our Bar for my Birthday last year and I really do need to do a post just about it! I love to entertain and it has brought us much enjoyment. This is where we spend or Sunday’s With family and friends❤️
For Tonight We are still deciding if we’re heading to our close Family friends for a party or staying home and chilling… We’ve had a crazy season in Retail and our Boys are not feeling so hot ( one has a concussion from a ski accident….. And the other caught my nephews cold over Christmas) so we’ll see what their wanting to do. We always spend New Years with our boys and lucky to have Friends that love to throw Family parties not just adults so tonight our plans our up to our boys….So your Thinking Why is our bar decorated? Well if you know me you know I love a chance to decorate & I found some cute New things this year & mixed with some old Things, I think I came up with a cute New Years Eve display to celebrate 2017 No matter what we decide to do🎉🍾
if I was ever in need of a cocktail dress.
With out knowing our plans for this evening I put together some outfit choice’s just in case… A girl needs opptions and I like to be ready 😘 I really do suggest having a couple of little black dresses and some fancy not practical shoes in your closet, you never know when you might need! As for the shoes this could be cute on a date night with Jeans and a tee with a leather jacket…. Or in the summer with shorts and a tank❤️ Always thinking ahead…. I consider this one of the basic’s Every girl should own. I post a couple days ago some cute top options that would be cute with leather pants and heels for a festive look with out being so dressy. So do your self a favor and be on the look out for both…. I hope you enjoyed a sneak peek into our Home & my closet.
No matter what your doing to ring in the New Year I hope you look smashing and Make it a Great and festive night! Be safe and responsible ❤️D’Arcy
2016 is coming to an end…. Later this week All post My 2016 resolutions and how it turned out
( It was the first year I made any Resolution’s) As we get closer to New Years Eve I thought I would share a couple things I did to get ready for the night. First thing was I had my cute nail girl do my nails In a fun champagne toast theme… I hadn’t decided what I was wearing so we went with a mix of things. Red on 3, 1 white with rose gold & silver glitter over white and a black nail with a hand painted silver flute….. Now I can pick any outfit and it will work knowing my festive clothes are All in those tones….
2nd was to create a DIY project with a bottle of Champagne ….. Everything looks better with glitter 💕 You’ll need a bottle, mod podge, a brush and glitter of your choice ( I did gold , rose gold and silver) spray sealer . cover bottle in mod podge roll or sprinkle fitter on and let dry… Repeat if layering color’s , let dry then spray with sealant or cover with mod podge again let dry… Voilà a pretty Bottle for your New Years festivities 🎉🍾
3rd. Finding a festive outfit in your closet…. Funny thing, I went into my closet and pulled all my sparkle or festive tops, any thing with beading, sequins or flash…. It all happened to be in the same blush, gold, white, cream family…. I am drawn to sparkles, beading and metallic so I had a few good choices to pick from out of my years of collecting. TIP it’s good to save classic dressy pieces. I was only pulling tops or vest to see what I could come up with. I found some cute items that would go perfectly with Black leather pants and heals…. Add some fun accessories and your set. Knowing we are probably going to a house party , Where you want to look festive but not over dressed. ( we were invited to a black tie cocktail party as well and will show that outfit tomorrow) hope you find inspiration in this post and can dig up some great treasures in your closet.
Re-thinking the Traditional Holiday red & green for This years Holiday Color💕 it’s ok not to do the traditional color’s and decorate & wear color’s that make you happy. Pale pink is my favorite color, I think it makes for a fun Holiday color , Soft, looks pretty with fresh greenery and perfect in Snow. Nothing like a big cozy sweater in your favorite color to help you enjoy the cooler weather and enjoy the Holiday festivities . Branch out and choose a color that makes you look and feel good😘
Sweater by Leith , jeans by Edyson, shoes Badgley Mischka, large pink ring Zenzii, eyeliner Teddy by Mac and Lipstick and liner Chanel 05 mordore nude liner / 54 boy lipstick
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Changing of the season….As the Days get shorter and Night’s get Colder , Our Master Bedroom gets cozier❤️ Do you change your Bedding seasonally? Add More Blankets or completely change your look? I love the opportunity for change, add layers and give our room a NEW look..
To get our look I change out the curtain’s from the light summer lace to the raw Lined Silk drape’s ( pottery barn ) The heavier Curtain also helps keep the heat in. I add Rug’s to each side of the Bed to add texture and warmth ( Tgmax) Our Bedding set I purchase a couple years ago I saw on Pintrest from Macy’s. The comforter is thicker then our (Summer bedding duvet from anthropology ) and reversible, for yet another option . The Set included a comforter , dust ruffle, 2 pillow shams . I added on the European Chevron Pillow….because I am pillow obsessed ( I am always buying pillows) I purchased the 2 fur pillows and the sequined deer from Homegoods at different times. I do find it easy to change out pillows when I get board or need a new look… Hence a reason I am alway purchasing NEW ones. I am lucky I have a great storage room to store all my props and interior Season decor items. I Am in love with the Over sized dust ruffle that flares out of t he sides of the bed. It just adds that special touch! Black and white is just a classic color scheme that works with our Grey walls ( Bengamin Moore) And easy to accent with any other pop of color if you wish. I love adding a pop of light pink around Valentine’s Day 💕 Another way I add a touch of warmth and luxury for the cooler months is a fur blanket our families favorite ( Minky couture) Looks beautiful thrown on the bed and cozy warm to snuggle up with. The last detail is I add a spruce Wreath around a glittered dear head above our headboard. ( growing up in California we had earthquakes, you don’t put Heavy object above your sleeping head!)
I often get asked about my choice for night stands…..I am not a fan of Matchy Matchy bedroom sets… Yes my dressers match our bed but to add a special touch I got two differnt desk and painted both of them in silver spray paint and topped with mirror to give them a chic look and I love having the space a desk has to offer over a small night stand. Thinking out of the Box to create a space that works for you:)
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My Sister and I after Our First Blow out & Style In NYC at the Parker Meridian Dry Bar ( no Make up😬)
Oh My… Have you been to a dry Bar? If you haven’t it’s a must do when your in a town that has one❤️
What is a dry Bar you ask? It’s a “Happy Place ” for woman, to Have Great hair at a affordable price in a fun and Chic Salon with Fabulous smelling products and serves a yummy drink! This is just a place for a Wash, blow out that gives you body and shine , finishing it off with great Styling! No other services are preformed here which means no yucky smells and is spotless from hair and dust from nails! It’s a pure delight!
Lets talk Hair… My Hair I am a natural blond with Silky straight thin hair but I have a decent amount for hair for it being fine….. My mom has been a hair dresser for over 40 years and has never felt hair like mine…. Yes it’s tricky hair! ( a huge reason I haven’t changed my hair since elementary school ) Really… This is the first Year without bangs!!! We did try a perm once my senior year in High school… I want BIG 90’s hair and well let’s just say the perm didn’t take… When I washed my hair 2 days later it when back to stick straight!!! No Big hair for this girl… But Boy I tried with Hot rollers , sponge rollers, teasing and tons of Aqua Net! My mom always cut my hair dry and I never got a hair wash in the Shampoo bowl…. Because it would be a nightmare of tangles!!!! I am very tender headed as well !
Years later I moved to Utah.. I found Nume Curling wands…. A curling Iron that actually curls my hair and stays for a whole day!! ( more on Numa wands in Next week’S post) Mom wasn’t close anymore but we see each other almost every other month, which she’ll give me a trim and about once a year gives me some highlights ( I didn’t need until my late 30’s and moving to Utah…the California Sun worked in my favor) So I realized I need to find someone I could trust My hair too that wouldn’t kill me or ruin my delicate hair! My cute nail girl Sheridan was just finishing hair school and works at an Aveda saloon. We talked about my hair at several nail appointments and I decided she listened to my concerns and really thought she could do a good job with my hair:). So Yes my First Hair appointment was in MY 40’s….. I booked for some highlights, a cut and a blow out….. I loved it and she helped me to Trust someone besides my mama with my hair! I needed to give you this little background to help you understand why Blow out’s are Special to Me….
The Dry Bar exsperience ….. My First time was with My Sister Tiana ( who has fab Hair, thick, curly and is not tender headed . She’s a natural brunette and can do anything to her hair) We were in NYC for Fashion Week and it was a Bucket list to go to a dry Bar…. I bought a Dry Bar blow dry a couple years ago and some of their product and I was in LOVE❤️ I started looking into what Is this Dry Bar…A place that Just Blows out your Hair swears they give you body to all types of hair and Style that last a couple of Days???( I am lucky if mine last the day!). So this was something I was intrigued by. Is this true could they give me a style that last even for 2 days… Not kill my head or rip out my hair from tangling it into a mess…. Why yes .. YES they could!!!!
Dry Bar NYC, We arrived to be treated with a mimosa and met our cute Stylist… Who asked us what we wanted…the Straight, Manhattan, Cosmo, Mai Tai, dirty Martini, southern comfort ,Etc I opted for The Southern Comfort Big Hair , lots of Volume with curls❤️❤️ It was such a great exsperience and our hair lasted 3days..( mine stayed curled 2 but still had body) We went again While in New York!! It was such a treat not to have to worry about hair on our Trip!
On My Birthday we were in Las Vegas, The Dry bar Opened here in July so of course it was a must do with my mom…..when we arrived Home from our Trip The New Book & bag was on my door step ( Can’t wait to read it ALL) I’ll keep you posted😘
This has become a favorite & something I will exsperience when I am in any City that has a Dry Bar ( I keep asking for them to put one at Farmington station in Utah) so please do your self a favor and make an appointment for a blow out at The Dry Bar….. wwwthedrybar.com. For cities near you….. Can’t get to one…. Order their products on their website or online at Nordstrom.com The smell of their Products are amazing and have changed my hair! Dry Bar lover❤️
My very Own Cocktail creation… The Blood Orange cocktail ( to make a mocktail leave out the Vodka) As many of you know I love to entertain …. One of my favorite things is to come up with NEW cocktail’s… Here’s one of my favorite’s The BLOOD orange cocktail perfect for Halloween Today! Hope you enjoy & let me know if you try it🎃 Happy Halloween my lovelies 😘 D’Arcy
3/4 cup oj
2 tbsp Earth & vine blood orange concentrate
Blood orange sparkling Soda ( target brand)
Shot of vodka ( grey goose is our pick)
Garnish with orange slice or candied orange wedge
Place Ice, oj & blood orange concentrate, vodka in martini shaker…
Give a good shake….
Pour into glass and top off with Blood orange soda and garnish with orange slice🍸
The Flared Trouser Jean….It’s not always about the Skinny Jean. All though the skinny is super versatile. The flared Trouser has a great place in your Jean pile. The flared Jean works great for a dressed up look Shown above & perfect for making your legs look longer. Typically sold with a longer heam works perfect with a heel and you want it to cover the top of your foot so your shoe peeps out, given you a longer leg💕 Now who doesn’t want that! 😘
Enjoy your week❤️ D’Arcy
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Birthday Lunch with My family at Maggiano’s @ fashion Show in Las Vegas
My long Time girlfriend Opened a Boutique ( a dream of hers for years) Rowan on Santa Claus lane in Carpinteria….so it was a Joy to go visit her, Shop her Boutique and go out to Lunch❤️
My Men❤️ Sunday Breakfest and a morning Beach walk!
Turning 45….. Wow I don’t feel 45… Where does the time go? I can honestly say age really doesn’t matter, It’s all in how you feel and act. I try to take care of myself, stay busy and love life…. Rocking in 45 is just another number BUT the Long weekend celebrating it was a blast! I couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate….Wonderful people, good food, some of my favorite Things & My loves all in the City & the Beach! One Happy Girl! Thanks to everybody who helped celebrate with me. ❤️D’Arcy
This outfit Black waxed Jeans ( jbrand) black crisis cross tee, and sequined jacket (j crew) black clutch Jimmy Choo and black open toe booties by Vince Camuto… Worn to 2 shows I had to rush from one too another without change…. Leanne Marshelle show & the Sherri Hill show
NYFW …. The clothes! What to wear when you attend NWFW In the Fall….With this being My First Time, not a lot of time to plan and unusually warm weather, I felt I did pretty good on the packing and choosing the right outfits for for shows, travel, sight seeing and Nightlife. I didn’t feel out of place or uncomfortable in any situation but I did learn pack only clothes that photograph well ( I wore a pretty dress that I love to the Social House event and It doesn’t photograph well…. It was perfect for Brunch which I knew It would be but I knew in my heart it wasn’t going to photograph well and it didn’t!) not having time to change to get to Social House…. I missed out on Having some great photograph opportunities….
I would make changes for sure….. Pack More skirts & dresses, only clothes that photograph well, I didn’t need as much jewelry as I packed…. ( narrow down Jewlery to go with each outfit!) being my first time I brought Casual and dressy for each outfit❤️ I also brought to Many shoes Way to Many Shoes Narrow down to My Favorite Black Heel’s, shoes to match My dressier dress, 1 pair of sandals , pair of Tennis shoes and 1 flip flop and 1 Bootie or wedge! Really Take the time to match. Shoes to multiple outfits…Shoes weigh a lot and you really need the spare weight!
Things I packed that I was so thankful for…. My black waxy leather jeans I wore 3 times and made 3 completely different outfits with differnt tops, jacket, shoes and accessories ( sorry we were rushing so much of the Time we forgot pictures of some outfits) my leather jacket… Not because it was cold ( it was unbearably hot a couple of the days) but to add a cool factor on your shoulders! My Hobo bag ❤️ goes cross body for sight seeing And travel day’s,(www.chicstyleutah.com) 1pair Of trendy jeans, shoe pads, gel for the heels, foot cream, Bandades, 2 portable charges, airborne and aspirin.
More Packing Tips in a feature Post!
Hope you find some inspiration in some of what We wore for New York Fashion Week ,