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Velvety New Year | OOTD

A new year is upon us and we know a fabulous outfit won’t just plan itself. Ha ha! I’m so happy to bring you some New Year Eve inspiration this year! Although what we wear on NYE is important, the focus of this NYE look in how you want to feel.  

While I’m out enjoying my loved ones and bringing in the new year I want to feel carefree and fearless. For me being carefree often equates to being braless. Lol You may be a bit self conscience at first but at least you wont have to spend the hold night readjusting a strapless bra. This greenish black velvet dress is sexy with out showing too much and even a bit mysterious. It has a criss cross strappy back that adds interest to an otherwise simple dress. The dress is one piece so no need to worry about multiple items. All you have left is to add shoes and some simple accessories. Knowing Texas it will either be absolutely freezing or sweltering hot so be prepared to have a jacket of some kind. I actually thrifted the faux fur you see here for about $10. Needless to say I felt so lucky finding a practically new faux fur in black! I couldn’t pass it up.

Lastly, I know it’s tempting to break out a new pair of shoes but for your comfort, choose a tried and true shoe that you’ve broken in already. You won’t want to dance all night if your feet hurt.

Leave me a comment about your favorite New Year Eve Look. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.  Enjoy!


Black Faux Fur Jacket-Similar


Earrings-Rocksbox (Perry Street)

Holiday Sequins | OOTD

In my mind, November 1st officially kicks off the holiday season. Besides, I’m already hearing Christmas music so I might as well offer some fashion advice for the many holiday parties that are to come. This is the perfect time to break out something bright, exciting, and unexpected. It’s fun to stand out,be festive, and have your outfit be a conversation piece at holiday gatherings.

Besides your traditional red, green, and white try SEQUINS! This sequins jumper sponsored by Dresslily.com has beautiful geometric shapes and patterns to really make a statement. I love the idea of a one piece outfit. It just simplifies getting ready  and offers you an alternative to a regular top and bottom.

When it comes to accessories, I added a statement necklace that fit the neckline of the jumper beautifully. I went more conservative with my earrings, shoes, and jacket. Who knows, if it never warms up this season you could even go with out a cover up. Add in a rosy red lip and you are all set! Leave me a comment about your fun fashion ideas for holiday parties. Enjoy!

Sequins Jumper- DressLily.com

Enjoy Special Savings on DressLily.com on 11/11/16

Necklace- Rocks Box ( Get your first mont free by using promo code authenticallybxoxo)


AB's 1st year Blogaversary! 

This first year of blogging flew by! On many occasions I wanted to quit purely because I wanted more sleep. Lol I could not have predicted how amazing this first year would be and I am more than thankful and grateful to every person that has supported me along this journey. Thankfully there is much more to come and the story is not over. There are many words of gratitude that I must extend but first I must that the Lord for giving me strength as well as my heart’s desires. Following that, I must thank my husband Michael because with out him, not of this would be possible. He is my support and partner in all of my endeavors.

 Please enjoy the photos from the AB 1st year anniversary party and stay tuned for more amazing content on AB. Enjoy!