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We’re in the home stretch leading up to the holidays, and if you’re feeling the effects of end-of-year hustle and bustle like I am, you know that holiday parties are our opportunity to unwind, spend time with the people that matter, and forget about all the craziness and stress that led up to where we are now. It's our time to give ourselves permission to actually kick back and celebrate.
No matter where you work, it’s tough to navigate the trepidatiously thin line between wanting to look seasonally sultry (read: “THAT’S the girl that sits in the corner cubicle? She looks AMAZING!”) and wanting to keep your appearance work-appropriate, especially since higher-ups will be in attendance. Obviously, the first approach sounds more fun. So what exactly do you wear to the work holiday party?
There’s an effortlessness to monochrome style that I think a lot of people are somewhat hesitant about (myself included). Get it right, and you look like someone who understands style and color to a T. Get it wrong, on the other hand, and you might wind up looking like someone who hasn’t grown out of his or her matching set-wearing childhood days.
If there’s one thing about me I’ve always found kind of funny, it’s that I kind of hate–and am just genuinely confused by–beauty routines. Now, don’t get me wrong. I care about my health and my appearance just as much as the next woman, but most of the time, while I appreciate beauty products, I don’t even really get excited about makeup (except lipstick–that’s a completely different story). But this whole encounter inspired me to share the few practical things I do do to take care of my beauty health despite constantly being on-the-go. For all the girls who are too busy, or just can’t be bothered by beauty routines, read on. This one’s for you.