Lana spent a few days in New York with her sister during the middle of Aug and, as she often does, totally switched up her style for that short time. It's SO much FUN when she does this; it keeps The Fashion Blogger Life interesting! So, speciba, Queen Lana! For this particular jaunt, she paired a denim lace-up pantsuit with high top sneakers and a baseball cap. Imagine - glamorous Lana does a baseball cap! She looks ttly downtown cool: "Lana From The Block" anyone? :)
Cathy has been showing quite a flair for amazing looks since she first caught our attention. This one is a fabulous blend of tough and tender. She pairs a studded leather mini skirt (from Nasty Gal, id by fashionofthedivas.tumblr.com) with a velvet camisole. This has such a great textural contrast - lush velvet, smooth leather, hard flashy studs ...and a touch of lace trim on her cami for a bit more femininity. The outfit is incredibly pretty...but not at all too sweet. Kind of like dark chocolate :). She adds a touch more gold with a delicate necklace from Topshop, which pulls the whole thing together. I'm envisioning black heels with this: fierce sandals or cool-girl ankle booties.
Spoiler alert! There will be a prom this season on Total Divas! Ooooo. Ahhhhhhh. The whole situation apparently arose because Miz discovered Maryse had never been to a prom (do they not do the prom thing in Canada? I can't imagine there would have been anything other than a line of guys stretching straight across the country waiting to invite Maryse to one). TD therefore decided to throw one the blonde beauty (and the rest of the divas (Ha! See - Total Divas ="divas"! It's not passe!)) could attend. We got a sneak peek at a couple of outfits thanks to the magic of Instagram. Maryse chose a white halter gown, embellished with gold stripes. The simplicity of this dress is lovely. She gets massive props from me for her elbow-length gloves (LOVE) and her gorgeous updo - I love the dangly tendrils falling to one side. Dana's choice was a modern dress in a classic shade. The wrap style I can totally get behind. the plunge front is just a bit much for the prom, though. (Yes, the prom. I like my definite articles. Leave it there. :D #GrammarSoldier). I'm not sure how I feel about the calf-high gladiators either. I'm leaning toward "nay", especially with the already risky dress. Her updo though! OMG is that ever gorgeous!! Natalya's coord set was on point, as always. She gets yyyyyuuuuuge ;) Fierce points for choosing navy. The simple skirt with its wide matching band offsets the glittering, be-crystalled bodice flawlessly. That's how it's done, folks. I love her pretty gold headband too! It gives me early Lana del Rey vibes and I thnk Nattie could also have rocked some big-volume locks piled up around it a la Lana, had she chosen to go that route ;).
Lana wasn't done throwing curveballs into our fashionable lives either. She eschewed gowns and dresses entirely and went for a full-on suit for the prom! A white collared shirt peeked out from beneath a slightly cropped single button jacket and slim cropped pants. Her current fave white lace-up heels completed the look, which she accessorized with aloosely knotted black tie - massive Fierce points for the tie! I love that she went for that :). Lana's long flowing hair and bright berry lips, along with her stilettos and pants' silhouette, helped to offset the masculine vibe of the look and keep it lighthearted and fun. From there, she spun right back to her wedding-y ways (perhaps that's why she went for the suit - I can def see getting tired of a whole run of frilly, feminine dresses and needing to do an about-face). For the first look, she topped a lace bralette with a sheer cropped jacket, drizzled with sequins. That was set atop a beaded, dotted, a-symetrical skirt, the layered, diaphanous panels of which are wonderful - both harshly geometric and delicately floaty at the same time. The underlayer looks a lot more like a high cut brief than I would consider ideal. That's all. Oh no, it's not all: her crown is magnificent :). Her next look is stellar: this ivory jacquard busiter+pencil skirt is magical, like a secret garden you can wear! It would work flawlessly for non-Bridal-Queen-wear without the ruffled, embroidered train. But since this is Lana's wedding tour (de force), the additional formality is just right. I might have gone with gold heels, instead of white (I tend to avoid ivory and white together as it can make the ivory look yellowed), but I'm wild over how awesome her gold choker looks with this! The gold picks up the warmth of the ivory and she reinforces that via her slim, layered bracelet. The fact that Lana can still surprise us and have us raving with her 17,459th wedding look should probably be included as one of the New 7 Wonders of the world. That takes some kind of style chops!
Lastly, Cathy's back with essentially her same look from, but using a beautiful woven metallic pencil skirt from Hunter Bell in place of the studded mini. This one works just as well as the first, albeit being a touch softer due to the fabric instead of the leather. The gold makes it a bit more glamorous as well. Finally, I love the classy knee length of this skirt! I'm still thinking black shoes here, but minimalist sandals or pointy toe pumps would be my first choices.
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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