Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

#whatruwearing: Faux Leather “Daria Leggings”: Aritzia | Black Long Sleeve Scoop Back Top: Club Monaco | Shoes: Winners | Vest, Lapis: Ross | Bag: Prada “Saffiano” Leather Tote | Necklace and Cuff Bracelet: Second-Hand | Makeup: MAC Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Dior Cosmetics 

Happy American Thanksgiving Weekend, Everyone!  You know what that means…black Friday is here!!  And Christmas is just around the corner (…happy dance!).  Many people will be out and about, taking advantage of  the great “steals and deals”, and get much of their holiday shopping done.  So in true #NadittudeTM fashion,  I swung into holiday mode by gearing up in shades of onyx, with pops of viola; because “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!” (wink)…

Nadia Albano, Park, Swing, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Park, Swing, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Black Friday, Leggings, Aritzia, Club Monaco, Bag, Prada, Saffiano Tote, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Black Friday, Leggings, Aritzia, Club Monaco, Bag, Prada, Saffiano Tote, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Outfit Details:

My idea of a great holiday look; be it for your office party, family dinner or cocktails with friends, is dressing chic, stylish and comfortable.  You’ll notice that “comfy” is an adjective I often use to describe my style.  Who wants to fuss with ill fitting clothing, especially when food and drink will be consumed.

Today, I’m wearing head to toe black, with my Club Monaco knit top and Aritzia “Daria” faux leather leggings, (both of which happen to be on the black friday sale today!).  I slipped on these peep-toe “Shoets” (shoe boots) to dress up the look and am carrying my oh-so-fabulous Prada “Saffiano” tote — I DIE!  For a twist of the unexpected, and for a hint of color, I layered on this gorgeous lavender colored faux lamb fur vest, which I picked up at Ross for only $18!

Style Tip:  When wearing one color, head to toe, I suggest mixing textures to create contrast.  For example, the sheen from the leather leggings mixed with matte texture of the knit sweater, combines soft and cozy with sleek and smooth.  It makes for an interesting and thoughtfully put together ensemble.

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photoraphy

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Black Friday, Bag, Prada, Saffiano Tote, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Black Friday, Bag, Prada, Saffiano Tote, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Black Friday, Leggings, Aritzia, Club Monaco, Bag, Prada, Saffiano Tote, Shoes, Winners, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Black Friday, Leggings, Aritzia, Club Monaco, Bag, Prada, Saffiano Tote, Shoes, Winners, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Makeup, MAC, Make Up For Ever, Dior Cosmetics, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Makeup, MAC, Make Up For Ever, Dior Cosmetics, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Makeup:

MAC Cosmetics has launched a really cool 2015 color campaign called M-A-Cnificent Me!   You may have already heard about it?  Between November 17th and December 12th, they are inviting everyone to share what makes them “M∙A∙Cnificent”, inside and out. When you enter, you could be selected as one of the six faces that will be photographed for  MAC’s Fall 2015 M∙A∙Cnificent Me! campaign, and win a trip to NYC!  Fun, right?   Make your case with a headline, brief essay and photo (selfies encouraged!) at macnificentme.com .  Good Luck!

Here’s what makes me MAC-nificent:

“Being MAC-nificent means having NadittudeTM!  NadittudeTM means being Gracefully Bold; Elegant, Gracious, Fearless and Courageous”

~ Nadia Albano

“I love wearing a bold colored lipstick!  It says so much about my personality without having to say a word!”

~ Nadia Albano

Get this look:

Face: HD Foundation #118 | Nars “Laguna” Bronzing PowderDior “Rosy Glow” Healthy Glow Awaken Blush

Eyes: MAC “Vex” Eye Shadow | MAC Eye Kohl in “Fascinating” | MAC “In Extreme Dimension Lash” Black Mascara

Bow: MAC Eye Brows in “Spiked”

Lips: MAC “Heroine”

Nadia Albano, Aritzia, Daria Leggings, Prada, Saffiano Tote, Shoes, Winners, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Aritzia, Daria Leggings, Prada, Saffiano Tote, Shoes, Winners, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Aritzia, Daria Leggings, Club Monaco Top, Prada, Saffiano Tote, Shoes, Winners, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Aritzia, Daria Leggings, Club Monaco Top, Prada, Saffiano Tote, Shoes, Winners, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Lavender Vest, Ross, Tri-Color Rolling Ring, Minichello Jewellers, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Lavender Vest, Ross, Tri-Color Rolling Ring, Minichello Jewellers, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Gold Cuff, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Gold Cuff, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Prada, Saffiano Tote, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Prada, Saffiano Tote, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Prada, Black Saffiano Tote, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Prada, Black Saffiano Tote, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Happy Weekend, Everyone, and be well!

xo