Trend Talk: Red

The Red Trend

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The red trend is something I’m sure you’ve noticed during the past couple months. But did you know that because red is such a bold color it’s actually quite easy to style? I posted a few looks here showing various ways to pull off red, and really with the color that attracts this much attention it’s better to just go all out. I’m still actually on the lookout for the perfect red coat for this season. I’ll update you once I find it. If you did want to go for more of a subtle red look I would stick to accessories, like I did in this previous post here. While red is one of my favorite colors it’s definitely one where you need to make sure the item is really good quality, because if it’s made cheap…it will show.

When wearing red for the holidays it’s nice to go with a bit more of a classic festive red/burgundy tone. I think it just attracts a little less attention while still keeping the holiday spirit. I always opt for lace or velvet during the holidays and then add a faux fur or leather jacket to the outfit as outwear. This makes for a good balance of texture as well as incorporating warm and cool tones, while staying cozy in the hopefully cold weather. I say hopefully because it’s been so hot in California lately its been almost impossible to break out all my cozy winter coats. Though I will have more fall/winter outfits coming soon as well as my winter lookbook, so stay tuned for that!

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sunglasses – Kapten & Son
dress- Astars
shoes – Faryl Robin

Directed by Danielle Gold

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Daily Looks: Summer 2017

Some of my casual, and not so casual, daily looks from summer 2017. Though I will be ending with a few outfits from June, most of these were taken recently right up until 2 weeks ago. I wanted to wait for the warm weather to be (almost) officially over before posting this lookbook. Also my fashion month review post will be coming up next in just a couple days, so stay tuned for that as it’s always one of my favorite posts every season!

Info on the different daily looks will be listed below, though I will not be listing every item in each look. I will have info on the main item and provided links. However, if there is anything you are wondering about that you do see on my blog you can always email me on here or leave a comment. You can also always send a message on any of my various social medias (Instagram – @thevelvetdress_ ) & I will always do my best to help 🙂

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Daily Looks: Winter 2017

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A few of my casual, and not so casual, daily looks from winter 2016/17. Though I will be starting with a few outfits from December, most of these were taken in 2017 right up until last week. I wanted to wait for the cold weather to be officially over before posting this lookbook, and I wanted to be able to include outfits from the rainy/cold days we had in April. Also, my festival lookbook will be coming end of June!

Info on the different daily looks will be listed below, though I will not be listing every item in each look. I will have info on the main item and provided links. However, if there is anything you are ever wondering about that you do see on my blog you can always email me on here or leave a comment, or send a message on any of my various social medias. I will always do my best to help 🙂


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Closet Staples: Rompers

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Hopefully this is my last warmer weather outfit for at least a few months as it is now finally just started to get a bit cooler. I can’t wait to break out all my velvet, faux fur, shiny leather and cashmere! However, today’s look is just a simple daily outfit of what I typically slip on for a busy day. I think a comfortable romper is the perfect item for this, especially for when you need to get out of the house fast. You put on just one item and then slip on some shoes and grab a bag; you can be out the door in literally less than five minutes. I paired today’s look with my new bag that can also double as a backpack, and tortoise shell sunnies. I’m sure you know by now how much I love a good functional design. I know today’s post is a bit shorter than normal, but I have a big “How To Shop A Sale” post coming in the next week. So keep an eye out for that for some great shopping (& money saving) tips 🙂 Other outfit details will be listed below along with direct links.

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hat – Vintage
romper – Free People
boots – Vintage

Photos by Monique Blais

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Styling: Flats

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It’s not too often that you’ll find me in flat shoes, but when I have a busy day and am trying to dress casual they are my best option. Though its often hard to find flat shoes that aren’t sneakers but are just as comfortable and durable, both of these looks feature these little black lace up flats by Restricted Shoes. I love the vintage inspired design and the classy bowtie front on these flats. I wore all black in two looks to show a simple day to night transition. Both looks also feature gold hardware which accentuates my new favorite little gold necklace from Muisse Jewelry. My grandmother has a necklace with a D engraved in it just like this one, so when I saw this design I felt a deep nostalgia right away. As you can see the engraving is beautifully done in old English lettering and I personally wanted it on the very edge of the bar. Though they can custom make the design any way you want.

The first look is more of a daytime outfit and what I normally wear out on almost any day of the week. What I will typically wear is a breathable soft dress that has a flowy silhouette rather than skintight. Just add some fun sunnies, grab you bag and go. This look is all abut comfort and practicality, which is why its my daily “uniform”. Its a simple look, paired with the flats and my go to leather bucket bag that can hold way more than it looks. The little matching leather pouch inside also helps. The second outfit is about that time when it is starting to turn into evening and might get a bit chilly. I decided to pair the flats and necklace with a super soft sweater and suede skirt combo to keep me warm but still comfortable. I also had to put on my hat with gold trimming as I love to pair gold details with this hat, I mean that is the whole reason I got it. With these casual looks it’s good to just put on something that you know you can be comfortable in. You don’t want to be too dressed up as you want comfort to be the first priority in an outfit like this. All outfit details will be listed below each look along with direct links.


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necklace – Muisse Jewelry
bag – Dezzal
dress – For Love and Lemons
shoes – Restricted Shoes
sunglasses – Vintage


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necklace – Muisse Jewelry
sweater – Vintage
skirt – Vintage
shoes – Restricted Shoes
bag – Eliz and James
sunglasses – Vintage

photos by Monique Blais

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