Omg you all can't imagine how frustrating it is to have all these awesome posts in the works and not have time to finish them/post them for you! Grrrr. Dang busy-ness. #Venting 'k over it. Actually, no...suppressing it...so I can move on to the good stuff :)
Renee topped her recent black monochrome look with this paisley capelet blazer (from Nasty Gal, ID by fashionofthedivas.tumblr). This is SUCH a fun piece - a really unusual way to inject some funky fashionality into a simple pairing. A statement jacket is an amazing topper for an otherwise neutral outfit and it's super-fast too: matching separates, holy grail jacket, classic shoes. Done. How long did that take? ;) I'm especially keen on having a few looks like this in my inspiration stash because of mornings like today where I hit "dismiss" instead of "snooze" and oversleep by 45 minutes. (YIKES). Get dressed in 2.25 minutes? Shove over, Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps: I got this. Renee's leather leggings bring in a bit of attitude. Also props for the pale carnation pink lip shade - I love the softness of that! (PS also good to have a make-up-in-an-instant look in your bag of tricks...cuz sometimes "snooze" happens.
Sasha's Battleground gear rocked hard! We've seen her do something similar in darker tones with a bit of a space theme, but this bright, clean-colored gear in ice pink, cobalt and lemon is fresh and joyful. I'm also a huge fan of the sprinkling of crystals - glam always gets me ;). The cross-strap at her bodice+ the drizzled crisscross arm wrapping is a fabulous silhouette, very unique and crazy beautiful!
The ruffles are coming! ( heads up: #FallTrend) And Lana showed off a cropped top accented with a major one and paired with high (hiiiiiiigh)-waisted wide leg pants for a modern-meets-70's look. The pale pink is feminine, but still has power to it, which she enhances by her sleek and strong pin-straight hairstyle. A metal choker at her neck adds just the right touch of trendy glam. The Ravishing Bride was also rocking more nuptial looks. This lacy confection gives me fairy princess vibes, especially when combined with the glamorous crystal crown and half up-do. For some reason, this makes me think of Mad-Eye Moody telling Harry " Fleur Delacour is as much of a fairy princess as I am" in GoF. Maybe it's because Lana has essentially the same effect on men as Ms. Delacour. Yep, I can definitely see Lana as a veela.
If Renee and Lana don't give you your fill of hot blondes (#NeverFull), how about a gaggle of Maryse looks? And every one of them black, to boot! First up is a bodycon dress spiked with some sheer cutouts and - my favorite part! - a splash of citron yellow at the hem. I'm really loving the extra pop of color; I could totally see finishing this look with yellow pointy-toe pumps for some fierce intensity. Item 2 is this faaaaaabulous black mockneck dress, covered with gazillions (read: "a lot") of silver studs. If this reminds you gobs of Barbie's dress at the Grammys this year, you're right: the two pieces are remarkably similar, but don't have quiiiite the same pattern (serious props to fashionofthedivas.tumblr for nailing the IDs). Additionally, the studs on Barbie's dress are all silver, while Maryse's features a mix of colors: black, silver and gray. Barbie paired hers with minimalist strappy sandals, while Maryse upped the fierce quotient with strappy booties. That same fierceness was in evidence in her next look: an LBD highlighted by sexy spaghetti straps and a trendy asymmetric hemline. But, with her usual flair for the dramatic, Maryse turned a simple black dress into something truly special by adding her DeMode Jewelry crystal body chain as an accessory. I am over the moon for this look; it adds an edgy, sexy, subversive element (via the glamorously seductive body chain) to a very classic piece. This jewelry was special when paired with a trendy bodysuit, but it really comes into its own here, set against the contrasting, chic vibe of the plain dress. It's amazing the difference that a single detail can make! Black tie-front booties complete this utterly fantasmic outfit. ...Annnnnd theeeeen, there's her Battleground outfit, designed by none other than the Sexiest Of The Sexy herself. Based on this, girlfriend needs to design MORE. Much more! Omg, this is so fantastic! I'm mad about the futuristic 80's vibe of this patent leather bodysuit, bedecked with chain fringe at her collar bone and wrists. Just EVERYthing about this piece is daring, bold, and statement-making...and FIERCE! Grommet details on the sleeves, chain-fringed cuffs -delicate, yet tough-, a touch of moto via the front zipper...ogh, I'm in heaven! It's complex, creative and killer! PS Maryse showed off a coordinating crystal mask on her Instagram, which is so fab that I may never recover. Oh please wear that with this bodysuit next time around! ...I'm willing to beg. She finishes the look with lace-patterned tights and her trademark OTKs. Ok, you can breathe again now...come on...inhale slowly, exhale slowly. Keep calm and venerate Maryse :)
Welcome to the place where wrestling & fashion join hands. #BeInspired #LoveFashion May the Fierce be with you! ;) Peace & Glitter!
Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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