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Ear Love With Clip On Earrings.[VIDEO]

I’ve been slacking off with my videos and another verbal lickin from a friend has put me right back on track.  It had something to do with my Ear Love in this video.  I played around with my clip-on earrings for New Year’s and for a friend’s birthday party last week.  I went to shower her with love and attention, but she turned the tables on me and my outfit into a show and tell session. 

So let my show and tell everyone about my clip-on earrings  look for fashion week and beyond.

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Q&A: A Printed Skirt and Neon Strips

Question: What do I wear with a tight floral skirt that ends at my knees?  The colors are pretty bright so I don’t know if I could wear a bright color top also.  Thank you

Answer: To much of a good thing, is just that, to much.  So with a bright-colored, printed skirt, try wearing a solid-colored blouse, button down shirt or cable-knit sweater in blush or neutral colors.  If you want to wear a printed blouse, (print on print love) break it up with a solid statement belt, jacket or blazer so all that print doesn’t get you lost in the look.

1: D&G Knee length skirt $198

2: J.Crew Jackie pullover in Jade & Black $65

3: Carven Small Yellow Wallet $135

4: J.Crew Blythe Blouse in sik in Royal Blue $70 // J.Crew Luxe Silk Crepe Blouse $198

5: Asos Suede Large Envelope Clutch $41

6: Fitted Zip Anomalous Front Dark-Camel Coat $65

7: Zara Platform Heel Sandal $70

8: Real Go-Glitter Flat $35

Question: I like the neon trend that is going on, but I can’t handle wearing a lot of these bright colors. How can I wear neon without looking stupid and loud?

Answer: This is something that can be done in small doses at first.  For example: clothes or shoes with neon-colored trims. A neon-colored blouse paired with black or dark-colored  pants or jeans.  Once you’ve become comfortable with wearing the bright colors, then you can add more neon to your look.

1: Equipment Coriander Ava Silk Shirt $394

2: Topshop Unlined Longline Blazer $100

3: SPLENDID Neon Yellow Vintage Racerback Top $95

4: Miu Miu Cutout Leather And Satin Top $853

5: Gap Neon Elastic Stud Belt $30

6: Surface to Air Mid-Rise Boyfriend-Fit Jeans $90

7: All Saints Rigger Pipe Skinny Jeans $65

8: Moto Black Supersoft Skinny Leigh Jean $76

10: MSGM lace skirt  $335

11: Cooperative Mixed Media Neon Bag $59

12: Ego and Greed The Svan Shoes $52

13: Betsey Johnson Maybill Boots  $114

 

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Q&A: Daytime Velvet Blazer

Question: Hello, I have a dark blue velvet blazer I brought last year, but I want to be able to wear it during the day and more outfits for the night time.  Do you have some suggestions?  Thanks

My Answer: Most of us associate velvet with the type of fabric we save for nightime attire only.  So incorporating it into our daytime wardrobe should done where velvet would add texture.  It should be layered well and pulled together with the right pieces.  There is no doubt,  your velvet blazer will be the first  thing people notice, so lets make sure they notice it for all of the right reasons. Lets not go with the expected which would be the plain jeans and t-shirt.  If you want to wear jeans, pair the look with a polka dot sweater or printed blouse.  If you feel comfortable, wear the velvet blazer with printed trousers that fit well, key words fit well.
Stepping out of the jeans category, why not try  bright-colored, wide leg pants or trousers, with a neutral color sweater.

Keep with the bright way of things, incorporate a bright dress or accessories.  It should work well when you it comes time to transition from winter into spring!

 You can also pair the velvet bazer with more velvet!  You can eep it consistant, with the same type of fabric,  or you change it up with a different color velvet of the dress, skirt or blouse.   This can be a color blocking experiment done right.

I’ve put together some looks below. Some  outfit are for day time while others are geared towards night.  All of the pieces can be worn with either a black or navy velvet blazers.  Don’t feel as though you have to stick with each head to toe look I’ve put together, mix and match from the selection, there should be several options that will work for different body types, your style and colors you may be comfortable with.

 Hope this helps and enjoy!

Alberta Ferretti Black Two Button Velvet Jacket $871 

Looks from left to right:

All Saints Hercinia Jumper $100 // Alice + Olivia High Waist Wide Leg Pants $198 also available in Kelly Green, and Purple // Opening Ceremony Jeanette Suede Booties $141

TOPSHOP Knitted Large Spot Jumper $80 // TOPSHOP MOTO Supersoft Skinny Leigh $76 // Steve Madden Lindley Boots $199

Jersey and silk-blend T-shirt $31.20 // TOPSHOP MOTO Floral Printed Leigh $80 // Madewell Belle by Sigerson Morrison Suede Flats $195

 

Aubin & Wills Midgrove satin-trimmed velvet blazer $329

Looks from left to right:

Splendid Jersey Turtleneck $50 // Marc by Marc Jacobs Jagz Velvet Skirt $199 // PIERRE HARDY Cutout suede and velvet sandals $442

TOPSHOP Navy Velvet Heart Back Dress $110 // Tabbisocks Tights for Every Occasion in Black $15 // East Lion Corp./Qupid Kicks and Match Heel $43

TOPSHOP Bright Red Jersey Maxi Dress $55 // Minimarket brushed-suede wedge ankle boots $186

 

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Q&A: Crop A Love. What to Wear With A Leather Jacket.

Question from  Zandi4532: I just bought a crop leather jacket  last week for a really great deal but now that its colder where I live I don’t know how to wear it and with what.  Do I have to wait until it is warm again to wear my new jacket?  

Hey Zandi, if there is a will there’s a way, especially with clothes.  There are a couple of things you have to think about if you’re living in a colder climate and want to wear the crop jacket.  Think of the crop jacket as a layering piece.  If the crop jacket is tight, it will be easy to wear it under heavier, bigger coats, and on top of dresses or my favorite of the season, turtlenecks.

If the crop jacket is a bit lose, so lose that layers underneath the jacket can help you create a new outer-wear look.  Pair the lose crop jacket with fitted warm sweaters or cardigans that can be buttoned-up.

Now fitted or lose, the crop leather jacket does give you that edgy look. If you want to tone it down a bit, pair the jacket with a long or midi skirt, summer printed dresses that will look great with black tights or incorporate an oversize knitted scarf with the jacket.  I’m a sucker for the infinity scarves from urbanoutfitters.com. They’re really warm and can be also be worn as a hoodie.  

Check out the pieces I’ve selected which may work with the crop jacket. Hope this helps. Enjoy.

Clockwise from top left:

Photo of Amanda Kerr rocking a maxi dress and crop leather jacket via Zimbio.com

Alloy Adriane Knit Maxi Dress $45

Mango  Cropped Fitted J Cardin Jacket $265

Acne Extreme Color Black Merino Wool Dress $350

All Saints Hercinia Jumper $175

J.Crew Shrunken fisherman sweater $88

J.Crew Cambridge Cable-Knit Turtleneck Sweater $98

Matiko City Sidewalks Bootie $199

Michael Antonio Musa Bootie $60

7 for All Mankind Roxanne Low-Rise Skinny Jeans $108

BB Dakota Calista Plume Print Long Skirt $100

Urban OutfittersDouble Cable Eternity Scarf $34

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