This simple outfit from Barbie packed a lot of impact, so much that we did an Inspiration Board look with it. There's just something cool and chic about the combo of gray with black! The gray cropped sweater exudes coziness, with the shorter silhouette providing just a hint of flirtation. Even more fun is the foldover detail at the collar - I love distinctive touches like that! Barbie paired this Intermix piece with Frame denim jeans. Her OTKs, which add the shot of fierceness to this look -as they always do! - are from Sam Edelman, a surprisingly budget-friendly choice from Barbie, but which is a jazz. I always get a thrill to realize that I can own the same piece as a favorite diva, without mortgaging my first-born for it ;).
Vests were the order of this particular autumn day in the Bellaverse. Brie combined a fur one (since it's Brie, I have no doubt of it's being faux fur!) with black leggings and black suede OTKs. There's a pleasing simplicity to this monochromatic look, which she breaks up with her burgundy leather choker (I could have been perfectly happy to have that in black as well) and her desert rose lip, which brings a lovely flush of warmth to this ensemble, without the harshness of red. Nikki went for a similar shade, with the same gorgeous effect, as she paired a ruffled cropped vest with studded leather pants. The contrast of the feminine (and spot on-trend) ruffles with the tougher vibe of the studs is stellar and gives the outfit its je ne se quoi. Like Brie, she includes a choker (barely visible in this shot - sorry ;(). Hers is black and works flawlessly. I'm also a fan of the way her dark nails bring a gothic edge to the look.
It's wonderful to see Brooke back on our scene, this time repping autumn-hot houndstooth via this cropped top, which we also saw her wear in Dec 2015. While she matched it with a skirt then, this time, she re-styled it with leggings and a tuxedo jacket. the whole look had a modern, graphic vibe, with the houndstooth creating an almost pixelated quality. It's a very different feel from the sexy, schoolgirl-esque aura she drew from the piece last time! This is such a great demo in how to re-use and re-work wardrobe items - something I am a huge fan of! Her metallic pumps add a perfect contrasting hint of flash.
Cathy attended NXT Takeover in this stunning blue-meet-sheer mini dress. The intricate, delicate pattern is beautiful, especially done in this incredible electric blue! She paired it with OTKs, which have become a fashion staple over the last few years, with a particular resurgence this season. They bring a nice twist of attitude to this sweet-n-chic frock.
Maria captioned this pic "blushing bride" - I don't suppose she'd be renewing her vows so soon, but I sure wouldn't mind all the fashion that would entail! ;). In the meantime, I'm head-over-stilettos for this hunk of gorgeousness. Everything about it - from the strapless bodice and flowing skirt to the ruffle-petal details at one side - speaks of edited, graceful sophistication. Perhaps this was a further exploration of the elegantly simple wedding look we saw her in earlier in the fall - like that outfit, this is a directional change for Maria, but I am savoring it! Her pose makes the most of the beauty of this dress and serves as a welcome reminder of the depth of her talent. As good as she is at bringing the fashion-forward and sexy drama, embodying classic femininity is within her skill set as well and I. Love. It!
Maryse recently topped her ring gear with this No Autographs tee and it had me instantly flashing back to Michelle's No Pictures tank, done with a half-tuck into jeans and topped with a leather jacket in flawless LayCool street style. Maryse's version definitely deserves its own turn as streetwear and I can't wait to see how she styles it. A LayCool-esque pairing with leather and denim wouldn't be at all out of her realm, but neither would an unexpected pairing with a studded pencil skirt. What will her fashion brain dish out for us? I haven't the vaguest notion...but I can do a lot of dreaming in the interim ;). What I don't have to dream up though is this sultry-chic monochrome pairing of a La Perla jacket and skirt with Louboutin crossed ankle-strap heels. This look gets an extra - and appealing - shot of panache from her dramatic Leg Avenue stockings. Her deep burgundy lip cements the ensemble's relentless seductive chic.
This is "femme fatale" personified! Try not to drool too much, hmm? :)
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