Fashion // How to rock the embroidery trend this season

One of my absolute favorite trends for 2016 is embroidery. I love it on clothing, jackets, jeans, and even shoes! My obsession with floral prints means that of course I would automatically gravitate toward floral print embroidery. I’ve been on the lookout for ways to rock the embroidery trend this fall/winter season, and I found a perfect way in this gorgeous embroidered bomber jacket from Missguided.

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Holiday Gift Guide: for the bookish fashionista

Here on my blog, I get to combine some of the things I love the most, like books and fashion and travel. I like to emphasize one’s ability to enrich their life through art, travel, and self-expression, and I also like to rate and review the things I’ve loved and hated. So here’s my Holiday Gift Guide for girls like me: those who love a good book, an amazing pair of shoes, a new destination, and an optimistic attitude. 😉

Most of these things on my list are things I’ve bought or been gifted, but some of them are on my real life wish list this season! I hope you find some inspiration for the special people in your life, or even some new things to put on your own wish list this year. The holidays aren’t about giving/getting presents, but there’s no harm in wishing for a few nice things in your life. So here’s my Holiday Gift Guide:

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Beauty // Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner

Here at The Most Happy, I’m constantly trying new shampoos and conditioners to achieve that effortless, I-never-want-to-actually-do-my-hair kind of look. I’m the laziest when it comes to styling, only bothering to curl my hair on special occasions, so I love finding washes that do all the work for me, keeping my hair healthy, moisturized, and volumized. That’s why I was excited to give the Hask Chia Seed Oil Volumizing shampoo & conditioner a try.hask chia seed

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Fashion // How to style a romper in winter

Red is my favorite color, and December is my favorite month of the year. So I’m super jazzed about life right now. 😀 My friend recently gave me this amazing romper as a birthday gift, and I thought I’d style it for winter, because I don’t want to wait for warmer weather to wear it! It’s also the perfect color and style for the winter months. Here’s how I styled this romper in winter, and how you can rock a similar look of your own.
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Fashion // How to style colored tights in winter

For years, one of my favorite styles has been colored tights. I used to wear really bright ones very oddly, before I knew how to style colored tights right to make them look effortless and chic. I remember wearing bright blue and purple tights with fleur de lis designs on them when I was in college and thinking I was the height of fashionable! I still have those tights, but I’ve learned better ways to rock them.

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How to wear // Fall & winter fashion trends!

Winter is coming…and with it comes a need to completely revamp a wardrobe. I personally love this time of year because I love the cold and being cozy with books and blankets and hot chocolate, but winter isn’t the easiest to dress for. Luckily, I’ve been loving this year’s fall & winter fashion trends, and now I’m looking forward to colder weather even more!

Major winter fashion trends for 2016 are right up my alley: Renaissance-inspired clothes is one, and embroidery is the other. Both are so my style—I love floral prints, girly silhouettes, and anything old fashioned or lacy. But another major winter fashion trend is menswear-inspired clothes for women, which is something that’s just a little bit out of my comfort zone. So what I decided to do was put together some fashion inspiration and shopping guides for this winter’s biggest trends, and see if it inspires me (and you) to branch out into sartorial fun this season!

Renaissance fashion

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This is so my personality. I love girly dresses, bell sleeves, intricate patterns and textures, and looking like I’ve just stepped out of a Renaissance Faire. Here are some looks I’ve loved and some things I’d love to wear!

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Fashion // Wearing winter white in fall and winter

Hey all! Winter is fast approaching, and with it comes Christmas! I know that people get testy and stressed about Christmas, but personally, I absolutely love this time of year. I love the holiday spirit and the music, the emphasis on family and togetherness, and I love how happy I get! In other news, Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and I’m also focusing on that. Because I tend to dress seasonally (if you haven’t noticed by now!), most of what I wear will reflect the time of year, and for fall that’s definitely jewel tones like deep reds, oranges, greens, and yellows. This outfit, however, is one that I put together thinking about winter ahead.

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Book rec // Crossing the Horizon, a book about female achievements

Aaahhh, a good historical fiction book is like nothing else. Crossing the Horizon by Laurie Notaro is a new release I’ve been hearing about for a long time, and I was overjoyed to get my hands on it. Crossing the Horizon made me laugh and cry, and it taught me dozens and dozens of things I never knew. I would highly recommend this new release for anyone interested in an excellent story, 1920s history, and the little-told story of the aviatrixes who competed with Amelia Earhart for the title of first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

crossing the horizonCrossing the Horizon has three main characters: the Honorable Elsie Mackay, the self-styled “Queen of Diamonds” Mabel Boll, and the beauty pageant star turned aviatrix Ruth Elder. All three of these women fought bitterly for the honor of becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic; as history knows, none of them were completely successful. But that doesn’t mean their stories should be lost to history. This incredible novel combines their stories in novel form, delivering an exhilarating portrait of their lives, loves, histories, and courageous endeavors to cross the stormy Atlantic in their tiny planes.

The action truly begins in 1927, when Charles Lindbergh, aka “Lucky Lindy” becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic by air. He was an immediate celebrity and set the world on fire with his achievements, and it was only a matter of time before people tried to emulate his feat. First, there’s Elsie Mackay, the daughter of an English earl and an impressive pilot. Her family is dead set against her plans to cross the Atlantic, for very good reasons: dozens have died attempting the crossing. Still, the meticulous, talented, and courageous Elsie is determined to be successful.

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Fashion // Thanksgiving outfit & the colors of the season

Today I have an inspired-by Thanksgiving outfit built from old and new pieces in my wardrobe. This perfect Thanksgiving outfit is compiled almost exclusively of items that are years old. I’ve included some links below if you want to duplicate this Thanksgiving outfit! The emphasis here is on combining unusual colors to create something seasonal and classic!

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I’ve worn this dress a couple times in the past two or three years; I love the silhouette and the design, but the best part is the colors: navy blue and a spring orange are unusual colors to combine, but they work perfectly together!

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Beauty Review // Kenra Platinum Snail CC Creme

Hey all! Today’s post is a review of an interesting beauty product, the Kenra Platinum Snail CC Creme for hair. If you have dry, damaged hair with lots of flyaways, frizz, breakage, or if you have dry scalp or irritation, you may want to try this product.

The Kenra Platinum Snail CC Creme operates like an all-in-one hydrating solution for your hair, whether it’s wet or dry. And it has to do with snails because apparently, snail essence, i.e. a “highly concentrated blend of proteins,” is adept at fighting 10 signs of aging hair. Snail essence is the new hot thing in beauty, and comes from Korea, like most of our beauty trends nowadays do!

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