Closet Staples: Timepiece

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A classic minimalist timepiece is a must-have accessory in every woman’s wardrobe. Not only is it a functional item because you won’t be distracted by your phone to check the time, but it goes with almost any outfit with minimal styling effort. It’s a staple piece, and one that’s been worn proudly by woman for awhile now. Though not too long ago it was actually taboo for women to wear a pocket watch as it was seen as a man’s accessory only, but then wristwatches came along and changed all that. Now anyone can wear them with confidence.

Daniel Wellington has a variety of watches, though I was most attracted to the classic vintage style and this beautiful Swarovski crystal design. I chose rose gold hardware and a sleek black leather band as to perfectly match all my leather items. In this look I paired the watch with rose gold tones created by the nudes and blacks in my skirt, to really bring all the attention to the accessories against the detail of the nude tulle in the lace. A wristwatch is an essential GirlBoss piece. I think every woman should have at least one in her wardrobe, I only have two now but hope to build my collection.

I also have a discount code, THEVELVETDRESS, for 15% off at Daniel Wellington, other outfit details will be listed below along with a direct link to this watch.


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watch – Daniel Wellington
sunnies – Free People
jacket – Nasty Gal
skirt – For Love and Lemons
shoes – Jeffrey Campbell

Photos by Lara Mansfeld

Artwork by Michael Matheson

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Festival LookBook, Fringe Kimonos

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Part 2 of my festival style lookbook is a bit more funky but still maintains the same practical and comfortable level as the first. Originally I had planned to do much more festive looks with a lot of details, but I feel that there have been a lot of overdone Coachella looks this year; the matching crop sets, glow (faux) tattoos, the piles of silver jewelry. I do love it all, but I’d rather give some tips on how I would personally dress. I know the typical trend is more rather than less, but when I go to festivals I like to stay mostly on the funky yet comfortable side of festival fashion. These looks both feature fringe kimonos, which is another essential for festival season. It’s fun to have something to move around while you dance, as well as necessary to hide you from the sun during the day. I wore a little black romper with both of these looks which is a simple base to use in almost any look, and others won’t always be able to tell you just wore it.

The first look is a classic all black outfit, which I feel is a very easy go to look as you’ll never be “out of fashion” (whatever that means), and we all know black is slimming and almost everyone looks good in it. I paired this floral lace fringe kimono with the silver accents on my hat, bag and jewelry to offset the otherwise plain look of my outfit. A two tone look is always more interesting. For my 2nd look I decided to wear one of my favorite kimonos. This white crochet dream piece is one of my favorites and it is a true statement piece, I would definitely wear it to a festival. The floral dream-catcher like design on the back and the fringe coming off the arms is just perfect. I also wore a very large necklace with this look. Although this necklace is just one piece it looks like it could be several necklaces strung together which adds dimension. Both of these looks were worn with these lovely leather vintage boots from Harlee’s Closet. I have featured them before on my blog here, I always love finding classic vintage pieces to add to my collection. Outfit details will be listed below for both looks, along with direct links.


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shoes- Harlee’s Closet
hat- UNIF
bag – Vintage
sunlgasses- Free People
kimono- LF
jewelry – Vintage


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shoes – Harlee’s Closet
hat – UNIF
sunglasses – Free People
kimono- Spell Designs
jewelry – Child of Wild

Photos by Lara Mansfeld

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Styling: Under the Knee Boots

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Though the weather has been warming up here, there has already been a bit of April/June gloom looming around. This look is from the end of last month and features one of my favorite pairs of under the knee boots. These were already reviewed on my blog here, in a post last month where I styled these boots with a bell sleeve lace dress and my favorite hat with silver details. This is more of a fall themed look as it was quite windy this day. I decided to pair the boots with all black and add the fuzzy white jacket to make the outfit pop. Not only is this one of my favorite coats, but the thick zipper detailing brings out the silver studs on the boots. These boots are so comfortable due to the low heel, which makes them perfect for every day and would also be great to wear to a festival.

Styling a two-tone item can be a bit difficult, as you don’t want to add too many textures to your outfit. Seeing as we already have leather, suede and the silver stud detailing on the boots. I decided to pair them with a little knitted dress and plain tights, then added the fuzzy semi statement coat. Also, I just want to mention on here that I just hit 15 thousand followers and will be hosting a giveaway soon to celebrate. I will be personally hosting this giveaway (not sponsored) on my Instagram HERE, so stay tuned for that if you are interested. All other outfit details will be listed below along with a direct link to these boots.


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boots _ Geewawa Footwear
tights – American Apparel
dress – Vintage
coat – UNIF
sunnies – Free People

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Styling: Thigh High Boots

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Thigh high boots are a must have in every woman’s closet. Not only are they a timeless, stylish and versatile piece, but they are effortlessly sexy no matter what you wear with them. Though they are a bit of a statement piece so wear with caution. These black suede stiletto style beauties are from Heartbreaker Heels. This particular design comes in a grey and wine color as well, but of course I chose black. I would say they run true to size though I always advise to size up if your in between sizes and to wear thick socks if they are a bit loose. This is usually much more comfortable (and better for your feet), than sizing down. I decided to pair these boots with one of my favorite faux fur coats with moto jacket detailing to really complete the posh vibe of this outfit.

Though thigh high boots are usually more of a night time look, they can be worn during the day dressed down. Perhaps pairing them with a long coat or worn with leggings to hide the exposed upper legs. I wore this particular look to dinner and it was perfect because I wasn’t cold despite my legs not being totally covered. I went for more of a modest look, pairing with a loose fitting black dress to kind of match the black suede of the boots. However for a true evening look, I would want to really show off the boots and pair them with a short little dress or top/skirt combo. You can get a discount on any Heartbreaker Heels with my special code “HEARTBREAKERDANIELLE”. All other outfit details will be listed below along with a direct link to the boots in black.


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boots – Heartbreaker Heels
dress – Vintage
coat – Nasty Gal
sunglasses – Free People
jewelry – Vintage
lipstick – Chanel

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Daily Looks: February & Valentines 2016

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A few of my favorite outfits this month and a quick look at my velvet Valentines Day dress. This post will be updated as the month goes on but can always be found at the Daily Looks section at the top of my page. On this Valentines Day I wore one of my favorite red velvet dresses with a matching cut out detail bra. But what really completed the look in my opinion, was this colorful necklace by Hart Variations, which will be featured in a bigger review on my blog soon. The review will also include a little info on how the jewelry is made; hint: it’s made from insects (butterflies, sunset moth, bees, ect).

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