OK...I am not quite done with June ;). There were a few bits and bobs and bibbitybobbityboos of fashion that were just too good not to blather about with you!
First up is this super-cute outfit from Gail...super-cute, but also super comfy! She paired a simple tee with knit pants and sneakers. But it's her cropped jacket that really gives this look its zing. I love jackets like this one; they have a biker/motorcycle inspired silhouette and detailing, but are created in a sweatshirt fabric. They're as easy to wear as a sweat jacket, but far more stylish and polished, i.e. perfect for travelling, as Gail seems to be doing here :). She also gets props for adding olive to break up the black. After a long hiatus, this dusty brown-green shade is showing up again in fashion. Hint: it works just as well with camel and ivory as it does with black!
Next: heeeeeellllo, Natalya! Girlfriend sent this snap out on Instagram and once you get past drooling over how amazing she looks (yes, I understand that it could take awhile ;)), you start to notice that she's exploring a color we don't often see from her: red! I'm so used to Nattie rocking the pink and black, but this shade definitely suits her. The intensity of the color is gorgeous...and would probably be even more so if the lighting allowed us to see the contrast of the bright strawberry with her blonde hair. Actually, we should prob be grateful that it doesn't, or we'd all keel over from drool dehydration. (Is that a thing yet?)
We also got a couple of killer looks from the Bellas. This all-black outfit from Brie pairs high-waisted wide-leg pants with a tie-front top. I'm a huge fan of the tie-front look, as well as of the modern-meets-70's vibe it creates when combined with these pants. The other detail I completely adore is Brie's white floral choker. It provides that tiny nod to her boho sensibilities, but it also brightens the look and brings a soft, gardeny vibe to this chic, dark style statement.
Aaaand then....there's the twins spread in Latina Magazine! Nikki and Brie rock the cover, as well as giving a fantastic interview...and wearing some seriously fabulous fashion. They kick things off with lace: Brie matched a lace halter top that I'd wear any day with wide-leg pants (like, super, extra wide!) for a daring, trendy look, while Nikki rocked a navy top with lace accents paired with high-waisted skinny pants and a hot pair of lace-up sandals.
The lace continued into the 'shoot. Nikki's next iteration indulged in navy again via this sexy, sheer-paneled dress. The color is an amazing one on her and the sexy vibe of this dress is spot on the fashion philosophy of Bella 1.0. Add her choices to finish it with powerful platform t-straps and a strong, but delicate architectural cuff and you have one devastating fashion look. Meanwhile, Brie took a spin in a deep-v'd yellow knit sheath, set atop a black slip. The black lower layer makes the intricate design of the mélange of knits really stand out. As with Brie's other look, this one feels fashion-forward and edgy. Brie got the navy in the next look: a textured knit dress, which gets a big shot of fun jazz from her multi-colored shoes. The way those bright shoes spark the whole look is divine. I think Nikki got the best outfit here, though, in this fabulous off-the-shoulder top, paired with a white textured skirt. Oh yes, and finished with micro-studded sandals. YUM. It easily vies with Brie's lace-top+wide-leg pants combo for Best Look Of The Shoot. The magazine has an interview posted online, as well as a BTS video here, which you'll definitely want to check out because of the shots of even more outfits, including Nikki in an artfully torn white top paired with a tough-as-nails leather jacket and Brie in the spectacular sequined open-work black sweater that first caught our attention back in May . You really can appreciate what a special piece it is when you the other angles! Speaking of angles, I'm on my feet for that flamenco-dip pose Nikki is holding Brie in; the ladies absolutely slayed that one! I'm going to be dreaming about the grace and athleticism that unique shot demonstrated. Brava! Also noteworthy is the fact that I'm not sure even these beautiful pics truly did justice to how gorgeous and vivacious the twins are...so make sure you watch the vid for a sample of that! And don't forget to pick up the August issue of Latina Magazine, available on newsstands right this instant :)
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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