A Touch of Gold

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Whew! It’s officially the holiday season and things are starting to get busy, busy, busy! Tis the season for lots of holiday parties, holiday outfits and holiday shopping! I always love getting a little extra dressed up for things during the holidays so sweaters with a little gold detailing, sparkly pumps or a little touch of fur are must haves for the perfect holiday outfit. The subtle gold details in the sweater makes this skirt & OTK boot outfit perfect for a low key festive outfit but I also love that it can be worn with some black distressed denim for a casual, festive outfit for everyday. The perfect wardrobe piece for girls on the go, dressed down for day, dressed up for night!

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Another one of my holiday season must haves? Easy beauty routines & secrets! I know I don’t always have time to make sure the hair and makeup are perfect for all those holiday happenings and not to mention it can get exhausting & expensive making sure you’re looking perfect for every holiday event you go to. Luckily I’ve found a new Knoxville secret that I’m quite obsessed with. The Douglas J Aveda Institute. $16 blowouts, $24 makeup applications and $49 90 minute facials! Talk about a game changer. I’m always wishing I could justify a weekend facial after a few busy weeks (and maybe one too many nights of falling asleep with my makeup on) and even more so a blowout before an event, holiday party or heck, even a date! And at these prices there’s not too much justifying you have to do! All services at the Aveda Institute are performed by students yet all supervised by a professional. They all make sure you’re taken care of and you hardly feel like you’re in a learning setting.

For this holiday look, I was treated to a 90 minute facial, an amazing blowout and a full makeup application. While it’s definitely not a quick experience, it is a great way to have a little bit of time to relax, and not have to worry about getting yourself ready. So if any of you Knoxville ladies have a weekend event and need a little downtown “me” time before hand I highly suggest checking out the Douglas J Aveda Institute. I absolutely loved my experience and will definitely be going back!

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My Kind of Lovely sweater | J.Crew skirt | Steve Madden boots (old, but these are similar) | gifted Vera Bradley clutch