My 7 Favorite Christmas Party + Season Looks




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Hi babes! December is here and that means there are tons of parties, celebrations, and gatherings popping up on the calendar!

Not sure what outfit to wear or where to start? I’m here for ya boo! You know I love to plan ahead – and that’s exactly what I’m going to help you do!

I’m super excited to share with ya’ll my favorite pieces this season – from sweaters, jeans, the BEST holiday dress, boots and skirts. There are SO many fun items to share in this post!

Today I wanted to share 7 Christmas or Holiday party looks you can wear – ranging from casual to super dressed up! Each outfit I put together is meant to flatter that beautiful hourglass frame. I will explain in each option how we can accomplish this with each look.

Look #1: Leather Pants + Holiday Sweater + Booties

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Best Date Night Restaurants in Dallas

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With so many incredible food options in Dallas, it can be hard to narrow down where to dine on a Friday night! I prefer a restaurant with good energy, good food, and great service.

After working a long week, I cherish the moments I get to sit down and be humbly served a delicious, thoughtfully prepared meal. I typically cook meals Sunday-Thursday evening for my little family. But the weekends are my time to unwind, reward myself and enjoy my loved ones!

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How To Be A Boss Babe & Stay Fit

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For those of you who are new here – my name is Mary and I am the founder of The Candid Millennial. I’m SO excited to have you here and talk ALL things millennial!

Before we get started – I just wanted to make a quick comment on the outfit featured in this post. I am L O V I N G this wide leg pant trend this season. This pair of LEITH pants is SO cute and comes in SO many beautiful colors. Plus, they’re under $100!

Like you and many of my readers, I fill my life with all the things: career, side hustle (blog), charity, family and so much more. My biggest motivator is personal growth and career growth, all while trying to find “balance” in my life.

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Best Fall Brunch Spots in Dallas

One of my favorite things to do during the fall is to go to brunch. For all of my fellow Texans, October presents the most beautiful and perfect weather.

Typically, temperatures reach a high of 80 and a low of 60, allowing us to brunch in around 70° temperature which is not only perfect, but also beautiful!

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How To Take Better Selfies

How To Take Better Selfies

I know, I know, some of you might be thinking “could this post be any more narcissistic?!” I mean yeah, it could be, but who doesn’t want to put their best foot forward and present the world with the best image of themselves?!

If you don’t care, that’s totally cool. Let’s catch up on the next post. But today I wanted to share all the selfie-taking secrets I’ve collected over the years and what I’ve narrowed down to what I call “selfie essentials”.

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Going For It + ANNOUNCEMENT

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The Calling

Is there a burden that has been placed on your heart that you aren’t sure what to do about? Is there something that has been on your mind that you can’t help but keep going back to? Is there something you have your eye on that you really want?

The biggest gift we are given in this life is time. Sadly, time is the first thing to go. As you’re reading this, you have lost a minute but perhaps gained insight. My philosophy with anything in life is to just go for it. 

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How To Make More Money as a Millennial

For my motivated millennials out there – today I wanted to talk about some different ways I’ve been able to leverage my knowledge, talent and skills to make more money and essentially more than triple my income in the past four years.

You might not realize it, but often times there are opportunities every single day that we come across to increase our income. We can choose to ignore these opportunities, or jump right on them! More often than not, we also fail to recognize that most opportunities are created by us!

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7 Things To Know About Eyelash Extensions

7 Things To Know About Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are ALL the rage lately. Women of all ages have become more aware of the different lash options available as their popularity has grown tremendously over the past few years!

I believe in working with a professional who can make recommendations based on your individual needs. Shannon Amin is an eyelash stylist and did an excellent job at educating me on eyelash extensions. She even let me try them out myself!

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Jump Start To A Stronger, Healthier YOU – TCM 10 Day Challenge

Setting unrealistic fitness goals is what I do best (am I the only one?!) I have come to the realization that setting a goal of working out 5-7 days a week every single week for the rest of the year is unreasonable. At least, for me it is.

Work, volunteering, blogging, side gigging, working out, singing + all while maintaining a social life is quite the plate full. #millennialproblems

However…what we can do is challenge ourselves for a (shorter) amount of time to help jump-start our year with healthier habits!

Starting this Sunday, I’m asking ALL girl bosses who are excited about the new year and who want to give their body a good kick in the rear to join me in The Candid Millennial 10 Day Challenge!

To kick things off, I have some links to share:

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