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Trend Alert : Velvet

Jan
19

Summer may be a few months away but there’s no harm in preparing for it! Instead of reaching for a typical two piece, why not try a velvet bikini?

Model Sahara Ray designed the perfect pink swimsuit:

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The baby girl top in crushed pink velvet is $110 and the bottoms are $105.

There’s also a similar one on Asos.

For more coverage, Naked Wardobe make a velvet two piece called the Velvet Touch Bikini, available in a toffee and black color for $42.

Naked wardrobe velvet touch bikini

PrettyLittleThing.com has a gorgeous pink velvet dress – perfect for a date night or an event. It’s flattering but still classy! I love the way Chantel Jeffries styled the velvet dress.

The dress is called the Cinda Bardot Plunge Detail Velvet mini dress and comes in pink, gold and black. It’s normally $35 but right now it’s on sale for $26.25.

Pink fire 💗💗🔥🔥 Kill it like Chantel in the dusty pink velvet mini dress 😍 #outfitinspo #pltstyle #chanteljeffries

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Or go even more nineties with a velvet slips dress like this:

Pink velvet = 🔥🔥 the Kasshia velvet dress is an abso must for party season 💕 #pltstyle #fbloggers #outfitinspo

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Pretty Little Thing’s Kasshia velvet lace trim bodycon dress comes in black or pink; it’s normally $35 but right now it’s on sale for jus $21.

Velvet tracksuits were huge in the 2000’s and guess what? They are back in style! I remember when all I wanted was a Juicy Couture track suit haha! Naked Wardrobe makes a stylish set in maroon – it features a cropped zippered hoodie with fitted bottoms. The set is on sale right now for $25 (original price is $42) – hurry before its sold out!

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I professed my love for Sorella Boutique in the past and its still going strong. They have a wide selection of velvet pieces, but there were a few that really caught my eye. Their camel colored velvet choker is gorgeous and understated – and it’s only $15.

My favorite item from Sorella Boutique is the $52 grey chained velvet bustier belt. I am in love! It is the perfect item to make a simple T-shirt or sweater edgy and sensual.

Sorella boutique grey chained velvet bustier belt

Kim Kardashian started the trend of the corset and T-shirt and I am obsessed.

Kim Kardashian corset top

Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Chanel Iman

Aug
30

Chanel Iman has impeccable style no matter what occasion. The stunning model always looks so incredibly good, whether its running errands in the city or dressed to the nines for a gala. The 25-year-old beauty chooses pieces that showcase her flawless figure in a classy and sensual way.  Check out six style tricks from Chanel Iman!

1.White X Camel X Gold

Chanel looked so chic in a white strapless crop top with a matching skirt featuring a thigh slit.  To keep warm, the runway star added a camel coat that grazed her mid-calf and sat neatly on her shoulders. She chose the perfect pair of heels – strappy gold ones that balanced the matching hued metal choker around her neck.

Chanel Iman white crop top skirt camel coat model style

2.All White Everything

Instead of the typical all black look, try it a la Chanel and wear all white. The beauty slipped on an off-white crop top with an asymmetrical purse and an oversized blazer on top. She showed off a hint of her flat midriff in the cropped top but opted to add a jacket to cover her arms for balance. To break up the all white ensemble, Chanel added a cream handbag.  She rocked black eye makeup for an edgy touch to finish off her look.

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3.Concert Tee X Plaid X Thigh HIghs

Even though she’s wearing a concert tee with ripped denim, this look is a definite head turner. The star of her ensemble is her black thigh high boots that make her legs look long. To keep the outfit from being too much for the daytime, Chanel dressed it down with a loose fitting graphic shirt, Daisy Dukes and a colorful plaid top tied around her waist. Pull your hair back and keep your makeup minimal so that its not too much for the day.

chanel iman shorts concert shirt flannel thigh high boots

4.Crop Top X Shorts X Combat Boots

The star wowed at Coachella this year, choosing a cropped concert T-shirt with ripped denim shorts, adding a shoulder bag, choker and combat boots. The choker really gives the ensemble a nice Western vibe while the boots add that cool girl touch. She pulled her front tresses back and added a bracelet and earrings to complete her festival look.

Chanel Iman crop top denim shorts combat boots

5.Jeans X Thigh Highs

Earlier this month, Chanel absolutely slayed it in a black bodysuit with denim shorts. To jazz up the two classic pieces, the brunette beauty wore a red and green cropped bomber jacket and thigh high boots.  Thigh high boots are great investments – they are classic shoes that will never go out of style and extremely versatile. She wore her hair loose with minimal makeup to round out the evening ensemble.

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6. Sweats X Camel Coat

Chanel takes a pair of sweat pant and makes then evening appropriate. The beauty rocked grey bottoms with a white turtleneck crop top and a camel hued coat on her shoulders. The coat really dresses up the entire ensemble but the key item in this look is the pointed cream heels.  Make sure you choose track pants that have a drawstring waist so that the fit is flattering. I absolutely love this look – it’s so different but so chic!

Chanel Iman sweat pants turtleneck crop top camel coat style