New Year Style

First off, Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! As you can see, we’ve been doing a little remodeling around here and we’re so glad we were able to launch the redesign so close to January 1st! If you were a subscriber on our old site, please don’t forget to switch your subscription over on the sidebar by clicking the RSS icon or the “subscribe by e-mail” text. For some reason they made it impossible to bring our entire WordPress family with us so we’re hoping and praying most of you get this message so we don’t lose you forever!

New Year Style - offbeat + inspired

Anyway, to kick off the New Year I figured I would share the outfit I wore to dinner with Dave! There’s a new (to me) brand on the block called Altar’d State and I’ve been absolutely LOVING their designs. They carry labels like Blu Pepper, Free People and TOMS, but they also have an in-house line and a few accessories that send off a nice percentage of profit to children in need all over the world — but that’s only a part of it. They support a bunch of amazing causes you can read about here. In the shop section of their website, they’ve marked the items that donate with a little “Gives Back!” logo which is super helpful!

New Year Style - offbeat + inspired

Now for the dress. I got this from Altar’d State a few months ago, so I’m not sure if they still have it. I can’t tell what brand it is either because the tag shows only an illustration of a sheep! Does this sound familiar to anyone? I should probably call them up and find out. The brand is Black Sheep! I haven’t always been a big fan of tank dresses, but this one is just so cute and comfortable! I love the beaded detailing on the front and the whole thing is lined with an amazingly soft jersey fabric.

New Year Style - offbeat + inspired

If you want to go casual, dresses like this look great with simple tights, boots and a cardigan. For our night out, I dressed it up a little with some JewelMint necklaces and my favorite high-heeled Frye boots EVER. These are the Donna Snap Short in Dark Brown. There’s a “Snap Tall” (knee-high) version too, but the shorts were just too cute to pass up! The leather is soft yet sturdy and the hardware is a lovely antiqued brass. The stacked heel is about 4 inches high, but the slight platform at the toe makes them really easy to walk in.

New Year Style - offbeat + inspired

My makeup for this look was SUPER simple. I’ve been obsessed with the Physician’s Formula Gel CreamLiners. They come in a set of 3 square pots and they glide on SO well and stay all day. In my experience, they are a total dupe for MAC’s Fluidline gel liners. I like to apply them with an eyeliner brush. My foundation is the new Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation and I’m IN LOVE WITH IT. I cannot praise it enough. This foundation has amazing coverage and doesn’t go on cake-y or dry. I got a sample from Sephora and tested it out over the holidays and it held up all day long with only minor creasing — much less than my other top foundations (MUFE HD and Estee Lauder DoubleWear). I would HIGHLY recommend it if you’re on the hunt for a new foundation. I have combination skin (major issues with oil and dryness) but I’ve had no problems whatsoever with this product. On the lips I’m wearing my favorite lip gloss of all time, MAC Plushglass in Bubble Tea. This gloss is a little bit plumping so you get a tingle, but it’s the perfect nude color and the perfect texture. The scent is also amazing! Unfortunately, this shade is discontinued which I found out while writing this post. I’m REALLY bummed about that but I know you can find it on Amazon or eBay if you look for it! For contouring I always use the Hoola bronzer from Benefit. It’s the only bronzer I’ve found that isn’t too dark or too orange for my skintone. My blush is Down Boy from TheBalm which is my favorite shade of pink right now. TheBalm makes wonderfully pigmented powder blushes, so a little goes a very long way.

New Year Style - offbeat + inspired

Well that’s my whole New Years look! We had a great dinner and then headed home for some pajamas, champagne and movies. I’d call that a success!

What was your New Years like? I’d love to hear about your favorite New Years looks and resolutions! I’d also love to know what you think of the new blog design! I hope you’re all enjoying the beginning of what I’m sure is going to be an amazing 2013!

Outfit Credits

Dress: Altar’d State (may not be available anymore)
Tights: Express – Heather Opaque Full Tights
Boots: Frye – Donna Snap Short (Dark Brown)
Necklaces: Jewelmint – Opera Pearl Necklace & Plume Divine Necklace

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  1. I want to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed getting your blog. Great fashion ideas. Since you have switched to Feedburner I know I will not receive it. I’m not sure if there is anyone else with this problem but I cannot get any of my subscriptions from them. Every once in a blue moon they pop in and then go away just as quickly….strange situation. I did try to resubcribe but hold out little hope so I just want to tell you “Thanks for Sharing!” Have a great New Year!

    • Oh thank you so much for the message! Are you having trouble subscribing to the actual RSS feed? Or are you having trouble subscribing with your e-mail address? Hopefully, the e-mail address would be reliable! Please let me know! πŸ™‚

    • Chelsea Wipf says:

      i too cant get my feedburner subscriptions…they never show up in my inbox πŸ™ i cant subscribe with my email.

  2. Love the new look! Nice outfit too πŸ™‚ It took me a while to find the comment button, but here I am. Can’t wait for more new posts!

    • OHH can you tell me where you were looking for the comment button please? I’ll move things around if it’s hard to find! Thank you so much for the feedback, I’m so glad you like the new design and the outfit! πŸ˜€

      • I was looking at the bottom for the comment button since that’s what I’m used to , but I didn’t see it. So I looked on the top, and it took me 5 seconds to find it.It was just kinda small, but I know where it is now. It might have just been me.

  3. Rachel Lol says:

    “Unfortunately, this shade is discontinued which I found out while writing this post.” BAHAHAHAHA!! You crack me up. Like, I’m going insane.

    • “LOL! I’m still experiencing profound disappointment. What an inopportune time for such a heartbreaking discovery!” she replied.

  4. Gorgeous! I love Altar’d State! I totally need to figure out some new make-up…thanks so much for sharing your favorites!

    • Thank you!! Isn’t it such a great shop? I hope you give some of those products a try, I’m sure you’ll find a new favorite in there somewhere. πŸ˜€

  5. I’m so excited to get to know you! I am just in love with your blog, and really REALLY look forward to seeing all of your posts! Love those boots!!!!!!!!!

  6. I love Altar’d State – I drive by and drool on a regular basis. I love those boots, they would make me 6’2, good thing the hubby is 6’4″!

    • HAHA yess they have GREAT window displays! These boots make me 6’1!! We’re tallies too, hubs is 6’5! πŸ˜€

  7. Once again I’m awed that I get to work with such stylish people. You are just effortlessly gorgeous, my friend. Well done! Please bring your mushroom cloud of loose powder to my room at Haven! πŸ˜€

  8. Your new blog is incredible! Up-to-the-minute just like your outfit. :o)

  9. Hello pretty lady! I love your boots, and they look great with your outfit!

    • Hii! Thank you so much! They are my favorites.. I may or may not have worn them every day this week… πŸ™‚

  10. Love your blog! Your hair is so pretty. Could you do a video on how you get your loose waves?

    • Tiffany | offbeat + inspired says:

      Aww thank you! Sorry it took me so long to respond! I can definitely do a waves video! I’ll try to work on one soon! πŸ™‚

  11. i think you look like Shakira!

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