Hello, my lovely followers! I am so happy to be up and posting again. I have missed you all! Last semester got the best of me, with taking 18 credits, being a newspaper editor on campus and working lots of hours at my internship with Utah Valley Magazine.

One of my many New Year’s resolutions includes maintaining Blossoming Blonde along with bringing new unexpected and creative content, so keep your eyes peeled!

I know this year is bringing many changes in my life, as I’m sure it is for all of you. I graduate in three months and hope to move back to NYC in May or June. Manhattan entirely captured my heart when I lived there and I just haven’t been able to let go.

This outfit is one of my favorites for a special occasion. I fell in love with this skirt from Savvy at Nordstrom during the anniversary sale in July and finally bought it post-sale a couple months later when it went on sale.

I love that it’s a faint shade of gold and that black is the perfect color to accent it. Let’s be real, when does black not look good with something? I keep noticing it’s a dominant color in my closet. There’s Manhattan influencing me again!

These black tights with gold shining through are almost a guaranteed compliment every time I put them on. They dress up whatever skirt or dress I throw on and keep me warm in the winter cold!

Well don’t be afraid to rock some gold//black together and always have the confidence to throw on a red lip!

Top: ModBod // Skirt: Nordstrom {old, similar} // Coat: Nordstrom BP {old, similar} // Necklace: BCBG // Heels: DSW, Steve Madden {old, similar} // Tights: LOFT Outlet // Bag: Nordstrom Exclusive |Michael Kors|  // Lipstick: Nordstrom|MAC Red| // Photos: Melissa Henrie