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Style Inspired: Joan Smalls’ Turtleneck and Dress Combo

Jan
20

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If you want inspiration for an outfit idea this weekend, look no further than Joan Smalls. The gorgeous supermodel stepped out in Paris wearing a burnt orange turtleneck beneath a black dress with a denim jacket. The ensemble is a homage to the nineties and I am obsessed! The color of the top is perfect for the winter season, and it goes great with the dress.

Add an oversized denim jacket – preferably in the light wash hue – and rock it off your shoulders.

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If you’ve got thigh high boots similar to her – i.e. lace up boots – then absolutely add them for an edgy touch. If that’s too much to you for a daytime look, you can always swap them out for regular thigh high boots.

Me personally, I would wear this combo with either black booties or to go even more casual, Adidas superstars. The key to the look is the color of the turtleneck paired with the strappy dress – a spaghetti strap number is the best choice.

As always though, choose items that you are comfortable in but also pieces that can be re-worn in many different ways.

SIMILAR PIECES:

burnt orange turtleneck: here and here.

black dress: here and here and here.

denim jacket: here.

Boots: here.

#OOTD: Vegas casual

Nov
27

 

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Earlier this month, I headed to Las Vegas and I have to say the weather was perfect! It was hot yes but not unbearably so.  Which is why I’m so glad I got this dress for my trip! It’s from Naked Wardrobe – the You’ll Look Back Dress for $34. I can’t find the black version anymore on their website but the mauve one is on sale right now for $25.

vegas2vegas3The dress is good for all shapes and sizes and it’s easily adjusted by just tightening or loosening the straps.  It was so comfortable and although you can’t see it, I added Adidas sneakers to stay comfortable. I walked so much that day I’m glad I did.  Such a great day or night dress – I’m in love!

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Style Inspired: Hailey Baldwin’s Little Black Dress

Aug
03

Hailey Baldwin looked stunning at the recent Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (MI5) premiere in New York City, wearing a classic look: black dress, lace up heels and red lips.

I think the cut and style of Hailey’s little black dress is one of my all time favorite!. An off-the-shoulder dress is a must have for any woman because it’s simple, elegant and timeless.

Hailey’s classic dress is so versatile, you can wear it on a date, a wedding, a party, even on a night out.  It’s both day and nighttime wearable.  The dress is very Audrey Hepburn-esque and if you add lace up heels like Hailey, it adds that edgy touch.  Red lips are classic and perfectly balance the all black look, making it glamorous and sexy!  Keep reading to find out where to pick up her exact dress or a less expensive similar option!

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Her Exact Dress:

Hailey is wearing the Kristelle Off-The-Shoulder Fitted Dress by Elizabeth and James, available on RevolveClothing.com. It retails for $295 USD.

A Similar Dress:

If you want a similar dress but not the price tag, you have to check out Kittenish’s Pretty Woman Dress in Black.  Kittenish is a collection by Jessie James Decker for KoraRae.com.  It looks exactly like Hailey’s dress! It’s actually on sale right now for $79.99 (original price is $129.99).  You can get the dress in black, ivory or aqua.

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Heels

I love the lace up heels pairing with the off-the-shoulder dress–so edgy!  Hailey is wearing the LegWrap Lace-Up Sandal Heels in Black by Stuart Weitzman for $498.  Missguided.com has similar lace up heels for $80.

What do you think of this off-the-shoulder dress with lace up heels combo?  Let me know below! xxx Sarah