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January 2015 Favorites: Our fashion, beauty and music must-haves!

Photo credit : Sally Hansen
January 2015 Favorites: Our fashion, beauty and music must-haves!
FASHION

H&M - The Key Pieces Pencil Skirt
We love when H&M unveils higher end pieces, like EVERYTHING in their 'The Key Pieces' capsule collection, and this skirt in particular makes us dream of summer while still being practical this season. Made of jersey, it's stretchy, comfy and warm, especially when layered with other awesome pieces from the collection, like this moto jacket. The grey color is our absolute fave. $24.95 at H&M.
Aldo - Olenalla Ankle Boots
You know what would look awesome with that grey pencil skirt? Grey booties! These ones from Aldo are 100% leather and have just enough heel to be stylish while still letting you brace the elements. As long as the snow doesn't go up to your knees! $140 at Aldo

Club Monaco - Carlisa Shirt
Complete the look by throwing a boyfriend-inspired item into the mix, like this multi-tone denim shirt. The material and loose fit make sure things stay relaxed while the shadow breast pockets keep the edginess alive. This one screams 'efortless cool' and we want to rock it with all of our outfits for a week straight. $193 online and in CM stores.

BEAUTY

La Roche-Posay - Autohelios Cream-Gel
Missing the sun? Yeah, us too. There's nothing we can do to get it back, though, so we couldn't be happier to have found this awesome beauty hack! This moisturizing self-tanner keeps your skin protected from the cold while giving you a natural, sun-kissed glow. Yes, please. $25.00 online and at your local drugstore.

Maybelline - New York Eye Studio The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Pretend that it's not -40 degrees outside and get a little closer to island paradise with your beauty regimen by pairing the abovementioned bronzer with this shimmery palette full of bronze, gold and sun-kissed neutrals. You'll have that 'I just came back from the beach' glow in no time! $13.99 at Walmart and your local drugstore. 

 
Sally Hansen - Miracle Gel
From pink neutrals to bold hues, like green and purple, and classics, like black, Sally Hansen's newest innovation, the Miracle Gel line, is "the only true two-step gel manicure with no light needed." Choose from over 45 shades that will last up to two weeks. $14.99 for nail polish + top coat at Target or your local drugstore.

MUSIC

Mark Ronson - Uptown Special
If we're being totally honest with ourselves, 'Uptown Funk' should be reason enough to check out super producer Mark Ronson's fourth album. Dedicated to his late friend, the uber talented Amy Winehouse, it features amazing collabos with Bruno Mars (duh!) and Stevie Wonder. $9.99 on iTunes.

 
The Decemberists - What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
The seventh studio album from The Decemberists, this 14-track, hour-long musical adventure gives fans exactly what they've been waiting for. The title comes from "12/17/12", a track that references the date on which Barack Obama delivered a speech in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. $9.99 on iTunes.

 
Rihanna, Paul McCartney, Kanye West - FourFiveSeconds
So, it's not a CD -- whatever. Everyone freaked out upon the release of his powerhouse collaboration (including us) and the song is catchy as all hell, so how could it not make this list? Warning: Once you hear it, you won't be able to stop listening. $1.29 on iTunes.