Finally - I am back to FashionHaps again! Sorry it's been such a drought, loves! XO
Barbie took the pajamas-as-daywear trend to heart with this LBD from Meshki Boutique. The drapey shape and wrap styling give a strong impression of a silk bathrobe. I can't say this would be my first choice to grab off a hanger and wear (also I would need to glue it in place for fear of a strong wind), but Barbie pulls it off, mainly because of the simplicity of her styling. Fabulous, minimalist ankle straps, super-slim necklaces and pin-straight hair complete the look - nothing to get in the way of the dress' unmistakable sexy statement. And that's enough to keep it on the side of [daringly!] chic. Next up is a super casual pairing of a black bodysuit and cutoff jean shorts. I like Barbie's choice of a light denim wash here - it keeps the look from being overly dark and autumnal. I'm also a huge fan of her knee-high lace-up gladiators; the drama of the shoes gives this simple look a big dose of cool. Barbie completed the look with a cowboy hat, which look fantastic on her. I would have preferred the breezy, it-girl vibes of a Panama hat with her sandals and paired ankle booties with this Western-style head-wear. It was back to formality with her glittering Kourvoiseur dress. The patterning, sequins and slim straps gives me something of a Gatsby-era vibe. I applaud Barbie's decision to pull her hair back - the refined styling let the gown have center stage. We've seen similar pieces often enough before, but this is nicely done, as we'd expect from Barbie. I'm hoping she completed the styling with her nude ankle straps sandals, but they might be the clear sandals she's favored so much lately. I'm hoping it's the former. The same hope exists with her next look, a white mock-neck cropped top paired with beige cropped pants. The color, silhouette and lace-up detail all combine to make these pants a hit with me. Her top is a bit less so, due the thin-ness of the fabric allowing the edge of her bra to be extremely visible. It breaks the line of the outfit and looks somewhat unkempt, which is unfortunate because overall, the look exudes an easy, modern sensuality. As a bonus, it would translate nicely to fall with the addition of beige ankle booties. She went with white and cropped on top again for her next look, but the styling of this piece is quite different: rather than a minimalist tee, this is a feminine blouse with trendy flowing sleeves and a graceful v-neck. Barbie reprised the flowy-ness on the bottom with wide-leg pants in a cranberry shade. I just can't commit to the Fandom Of The Front-Slit pants, but leaving that aside, this color is magnificent and the high-waisted, wide-leg style is has a soft elegance. There's a good bit of motion and fabric in the combination of these two pieces, making the strongly defined waist a crucial aspect of the pairing. It acts as a grounding point for all the swirl of the sleeves and pants. Barbie's nude ankle straps complete the look, which works nicely. White sandals would have been quite fab here as well.
Brandi forever has a plethora of great looks on her blog and IG, but this one particularly stood out for me. She paired a glittering cropped bustier with blue cutoff denim and, like Barbie, chose a light wash for the bottom half, which I'm loving for similar reasons. With the massive sneaker trend currently happening, it would have been so easy to complete this look with a leather or glitter pair, but Brandi confidently skips the trend in favor of these gorgeous glittering chunky-heeled sandals. This is hot weather glamour at its best. She does hop on another current trend: the backpack. Juxtaposing the glam with simple black leather in a statement size keeps the look down-to-earth and day-appropriate.
We find Brooke delving into her hippie-sensibilities lately. She starts with this on-trend ruffled off-the-shoulder playsuit, done in a cool, summery navy-and-white pinstripe. A lace choker keeps things modern, but her caramel platform espadrilles reveal her free-spirited tendencies. Similarly, her fringed bag creates that vibe in her next look, a casual pairing of a wide-strapped gray tank and distressed pale denim. The warm brown with the multiple cool hues of blue and gray feels a touch disjointed to me and I'd probably have leaned toward a warmer toned top instead of gray (the olive one on her last pic of this FH would have worked perfectly). That being said, I'm loving her choice to complete this look with heels - it has an urban cool-girl vibe that I completely adore. A slim bar necklace, dark lariat and oversize sunnies round out the accessories, while a high ponytail - which looks utterly fabulous and I 100% adore - completes the look. It's full-on hipster-hippie when she moves on to her off-shoulder ruffled crop top and dark denim cut-off shorts. The white top+denim is incredibly iconic and never loses its punch. It's simplicity allows it to be shaded in many directions and Brooke adds beige gladiator heels and a headband to create a festival-chick vibe that I love. Its current and trendy, but still keeps a softly gypsy unconventionality that's both attractive and appealing. She explores similar territory with this blue and white printed maxi dress. I love how she really embraces femininity in this look by finishing it with tied ivory sandals. Even with the au courant elements, there's a sense of vintage that runs through this combination, which we haven't see much from Brooke before. I love seeing her take her style to new places, especially when she looks so beautiful doing it! She re-uses the cut-off dark denim shorts for her last look - something I love to see! Great pieces should be able to work with multiple styles. This time, she tops the with an exaggerated high-low hemmed olive tank top. The drama created by the hem really gives this look power! Even though it's a very casual element, it's totally a statement piece! A slim gold lariat and a pile of laidback bracelets bring dimension and texture to the look. Brooke finishes it off with strappy tie-front sand-hued heels, which add a little extra flair.
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