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Look Sweet All Season Long

With the holidays around the corner, your calendar is booking up—fast. To manage your social stresses, we’ve compiled a list of everything you need—from the clothing to the cocktail—so that all you need to do is kick back, relax and enjoy the season’s most anticipated rendezvouses.

Meeting The Parents
The Look: Simply Sophisticated
Perhaps the interview of all interviews, meeting a significant other’s parents can pack big pressure. Impress them by sporting a polished, sophisticated look that also showcases your personality.
Outfit: A simple combo, such as a knee-length skirt or wide-legged trousers with a solid top—can go a long way when matched with thoughtfully chosen accessories.
Hair & Makeup: Keep short hair neat and sleek, and throw long locks into a refined updo (i.e., a no-fuss sky-high bun). Maintain minimal and classic makeup, allowing your power players to be a light peach blush and long-lasting mascara.

Keep the alcohol low and class factor high with this sophisticated sipper.


Home for the Holidays
The Look: Fiercely Festive
You’ve been looking forward to it for months—the one time of the year to reunite with friends at home for your annual holiday soiree. This look is all about keeping things relaxed and fun, with a dash of glam for good seasonal measure.
Outfit: Make an entrance at this year’s fete with eye-catching shine. Stay casual chic in skinny jeans and a bejeweled cardigan, or go big with black booties and a gold sequin mini dress.
Hair & Makeup: For short hair, get effortlessly edgy with a wavy bob, and for long locks, create ready-for-anything volume with soft and bouncy waves. Go for one bold “wow” factor makeup move, such as garnet-hued lipstick or gunmetal sheen eye shadow.

This riff on a year-round favorite takes on a multitude of seasonal flavors, making it the perfect holiday party go-to.


The Office Party
The Look: Professional Panache
When bulletin board announcements make way for streamers and stereo speakers replace the corner plants, it could only mean one thing: the holiday office party is back. Given the professional environment but relaxed occasion, a balanced look is key to the “comes-but-once-a-year” happening.
Outfit: For a weekday-meets-weekend approach, opt for a shift dress, or pair a pencil skirt with a bright top and one bold accessory for extra charisma.
Hair & Makeup: Look perfectly undone with barely-there waves for short strands, and for effortless long tresses, blow dry hair straight before pinning up two mini-braids for a romantic twist. Soft makeup with a surprise or two (i.e., a touch of high intensity cheekbone shimmer) will serve as a reminder that tonight you’re drinking—not working—at the office.

Given its “gather ‘round” capabilities, this crowd-pleasing communal cocktail will take on a similar role to the water cooler in no time.


Skinnygirl Gift Guide


When it comes to the holidays, even the savviest shoppers can get stumped finding the perfect gift for everyone on their list. To help you stay sweet instead of stressed, we’ve compiled some of the best gifts for all of your girls and even a few for the man (or men) in your life.


The Green Thumb:
If you’re mom has flowerbeds that rival the Garden of Eden, a bonsai tree could be a gift that will really grow on her. Unlike the centerpieces at your favorite take out place, this tree produces real oranges, even if they stay the size of a golf ball. $90

Coffee Fanatic:
For the mom who doesn’t wake up until her third cup, a new coffee maker can give her day a delicious new start. The Keurig K10 Mini Plus Brewing System can whip up a mug of her favorite brew faster than she can say Keurig K10 Mini Plus Brewing system. To really sweeten up this gift, don’t forget to fill her stocking with a bottle of Skinnygirl Liquid Sweetener. $100

The Stylish Adventurer:
If your mom’s passport has seen more stamps that a kindergartener’s homework folder, a handy city guide is a great way to help plan her next getaway. We’re in love with these Louis Vuitton guides that pair great recommendations with very sweet style. $33


The Humanitarian:
Isn’t it about time your most selfless friend got a sweet reward for all her hard work? With this set of delicious designer Godiva chocolates, she can indulge her sweet tooth safe in the knowledge that every box provides 8 school meals for children in Africa. $25

Sassy Fashionista:
We all have that fashion forward friend who makes us really struggle to find a gift as trendy as her. No need to worry, with this adorable pair of glitter tights, you can prove she’s not the only fashionista in your friendship. $100

Starving Artist:
From quick sketches, to gorgeous oil paintings, some girls have a real eye for fine art. Try giving her a bucket of this awesome paint, which can turn any surface into a chalkboard so she can take advantage of creativity wherever it strikes. Pair it with a set of chalk pens and she’ll be able to whip up murals that will make even the coolest bars jealous. $10 & $55.


The Guy’s-Guy:
Whether he’s chopping wood or restoring a classic car, some guys love all things manly. Give him the perfect gift with this pair of a bearded, Viking knit cap and drink horn that will help him find his inner barbarian. $45 & $25

The Executive:
If your guy likes to eat, drink, and sleep work, he’ll love this suit made out of real silk pajamas. With a comfortable fit and sharp looks, he’s ready for even the latest night at the office. $100

The Man Child:
For the guy who never really grew up, a personalized action figure could bring him back to fond days of childhood. Just send in two pictures of his head and they’ll put his handsome face on top of his favorite action hero’s body. $130