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Welcome to the latest beauty edit and the very first beauty awards here on the blog! I’ve tried so many wonderful beauty products this year and wanted to let you guys know which were my top must-have products of the year. I’ve picked from new and small businesses only, as I love to work with indie brands. And like most of the beauty brands I review; most of these are organic, natural, and cruelty-free.

These are the items that long after the required testing and promotion period, I find myself still using and preferring above any others. The're the products which despite a never ending stream of free PR samples, I would still spend my own money (and in some cases have) in order to get more of. And whether affordable or more costly, these are the beauty products that I truly think are worth the price. So if you’re thinking about adding more beauty or selfcare products into your 2019 routine, I highly recommend each of these brands.

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What to Wear to the Ballet


One of the most often-asked style questions I get this time of year is "what is appropriate attire for the ballet?" The quick answer is that proper attire for the ballet is "black-tie optional," which means a few things to be specific - you can wear a long dress but don't have to; a knee-length dress is perfectly fine, but you should stick with something nicer than a day dress, like one of these cocktail dresses. Pictured: Maggy London Women's Cap-Sleeve Crepe Dress

You could say black-tie optional is a time to go ahead and look fancy and gorgeous, but you don't have to go out and buy a gown. This is where the little black dress comes to the rescue. Pair a black cocktail dress with pumps and a beautiful necklace for an instant black tie optional outfit.

And while black-tie optional at an event like an evening wedding would suggest you avoid dress pants altogether, for something like the ballet, a dressy jumpsuit or slacks with pumps and a nice blouse are perfectly acceptable.



If you already have a little black dress, simply add on some jewelry and dressy shoes to make it more black-tie appropriate. I find that a sleeveless scoop-neck above-the-knee black dress is the most versatile in that it looks great with a statement necklace if you need to dress it up, and looks casual enough if you need to dress it down. It's also more likely to be appropriate dress if you need to look a tad bit more conservative.

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  1. That first dress is so pretty! I think a black cocktail dress and some accessories is the perfect outfit for the ballet.

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  2. Omg, this post caught my eye. I'm a ballet enthusiasts to say the least. I studied classical ballet starting at the age of 3yrs and minored in classic ballet at Dartmouth. I've been to the ballet (including opening night) on many occasions. These pieces your showcasing are perfect. That is unless you're going to a cocktail reception there, then a long dress is in order.
    Great post!!!

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    1. Thanks, Shoshana.:) And thanks so much for that extra tip!

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  3. I guess this time of year it's people thinking of the Nutcracker performances.

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  4. That necklace is so pretty and I grew up going to the Nutcracker every year at Lincoln Center, it was the best!

    xx Kelly
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