Black Holiday dress + gold accents & bold red lip


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Welcome December! The countdown to Christmas has officially begun. There is nothing I love more than adding sparkle to my look during the holidays. The black sparkle dress I am wearing is by Calvin Klein (that comes in petites and plus sizing) that I got at Macy’s. The dress has sparkle to it without the worry of having glitter transferred off.

Black is chic color. That is why I love to pair black with gold accents. The clutch featured in these images is by INC (this brand is exclusive to Macy’s). It is the perfect size to take to a holiday party as it has enough room to carry your phone and keys.

When comes to dressing up for the holidays, I am a firm believer of makeup that stands out. You truly can never go wrong with a bold red lip color (mine is Beso by Stila). I used liquid eyeliner to draw out my dramatic eyeliner (mine is by LORAC which is available at Kohls and Ulta. I also love a liner by Kat Von D that is available at Sephora).


Dress: Macys; similar here// Clutch: Macy’s // Lipstick: Stila

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  1. 12.11.17
    Taylor Aube said:

    Bold lips are perfect for the holidays! Love this look

  2. 12.11.17
    Kachet Jackson-Henderson said:

    You are holiday party ready. Love the wrap style dress! xo

    • 12.12.17
      Cristina said:

      Thank you love! It was a big hit last year. I am so glad Macy’s re-stocked it for this year. xx

  3. 12.11.17
    Cathy said:

    Pretty dress, I love how you accessorized it!


  4. 12.11.17
    megan said:

    gorgeous!! love this dress and that lip color!!

    xo megan

  5. 12.11.17

    That dress is so flattering. Looks amazing on you!

  6. 12.12.17
    Ashley DTKAustin said:

    What a gorgeous look for the holidays! I am in love with that pretty red lip!

    • 12.12.17
      Cristina said:

      Thank you love! Red is simply the best color for the holiday season. xx

  7. 12.12.17
    Rita said:

    Such a lovely look, perfect for holiday. Love your lipstick color.
    Rita |

    • 12.12.17
      Cristina said:

      Thank you Rita! You can never go wrong with red if you ask me. xx

  8. 12.12.17
    Melissa said:

    Perfect day and night dress! You look gorgeous in it!

    • 12.12.17
      Cristina said:

      Thank you love! The dress is so pretty and I think will look great on anyone. xx

  9. 12.12.17
    hannahcstark said:

    How gorgeous are you in that dress! Seriously so stunning:)

    xoxo, Hannah

  10. 12.13.17
    Sara said:

    You look fabulous in this black dress girlfriend!

  11. 12.18.17
    Lindsay said:

    this is the perfect holiday look! you look beautiful!