City Livin’ in that Velvet Dress


My city is full of life, bipolar weather, and originality. I say that because while I don’t know where the term hipster began, or where the trend started, but to be about as counter culture as your parents would hope for is about where we stand here. It’s a lot about bringing styles, clothes, materials, colors, objects, and accessories back from the days and ages when we were either too young to care or too dumb to realize they were ugly. So yes ladies, chokers, overalls, platform shoes, and the velvet dress are back. Get ready for it!

If you haven’t yet pictured what this hipster looks like by now, take this picture as a proof. While you could rock all of those described above in one outfit, I forsee the overalls and the dress getting a little uneasy. So, interchange the dress with the overalls and a top and here’s my favorite hipster outfit:

velvet dress

What makes this outfit so unique and fab you ask? Well aside from all of the other hipsters wearing the exact same thing, velvet dresses are really on point right now. We haven’t messed with velvet for a quite a few years now, and there’s next to nothing that will make you feel quite as bad-ass chic. And yes, that’s a phrase.

Next up we have the choker. While I may have not worn a choker since the 6th grade, they’re back and they’re bad. Kylie Jenner was the first to introduce me back into the choker era and slowly but surely my friends and foes attempted the look. While I tried to ignore it and call it ugly, as I’m writing this post I realize how great it really was. And, come to think of it, I may have been the one to bring it back! Yes i know, how hipster of me, but take a look through my Facebook photos at Country Thunder and you’ll see who got the craze going again.

Last but not least, our girl’s got the platform boots on. Now, Dr. Marten’s are IN. And when I say in, I mean just about every girl in the city who thinks she’s cooler than she is owns a pair, or three. While they’re incredibly uncomfortable to break in, I’m told the blisters and bloody stains inside are well worth the pain once you see how great you look and feel wearing them.

Where to find these fab finds I mentioned:

Velvet Dress: http://www.result.ly/Search/velvet%20dress
Choker: http://www.claires.com/us/products/velvety-choker-necklace-with-pearl-54095
Dr. Martens: http://www.zappos.com/dr-martens-caitlin-2-strap-ankle-boot-black-hi-shine-snake-patent-lamper 


My Mesh Dress


I finally caved on this whole mesh dress trend. I have been avoiding it, hoping that it would fade away, but for some reason mesh seems to be here to stay, so I decided to get on board. Turns out I don’t hate. In fact, I’m actually ready to embrace this trend.

Actually, I found this great shopping app, that helped me find a ton of super cute mesh dress options! All I had to do was download the Resultly app and simply type in “mesh dress” then I was given a ton of mesh dresses to pick from! Below is the dress I ended up picking.

My mesh dress

mesh dress

Yes, I know it is super sexy! It is from Akira and I love it. I think that this dress is a really great example of the mesh trend. It is for sure sexy as I said before, but it doesn’t look trashy. Clearly this dress is not for someone who is well endowed, then it might take a trashy turn, but if you have a small bust you can totally get away with it. I also really like that the length of this mesh dress hits just above the knee. So yes, you are showing some leg, but since the is so open around the bust, it is not to over the top.

When I wore this dress I wore my hair up to really show off the mesh parts of the dress! I also went with a bright red lip. Instyle was really helpful for choosing my perfect red lipstick.

I kept the rest of my look pretty simple. I don’t like going to over the top, and since this dress makes a big statement there was no need to add much more. I wore pretty pair of simple stud earrings and a thick bangle bracelet, similar to the one pictured, however I kept all of my jewelry in the silver family.  I’m just not a big fan of gold.

For my shoes, I just kept it simple with some black strappy heels. However, I think nude shoes would also look really good with this mesh dress. I also used a patent leather black clutch. You could totally add a clutch with a little more pop if you want, but I just wasn’t feeling it.

So there you have it, that was my mesh dress look! I got so many compliments when I wore it out. I am a fan of this trend and I hope it stays around for a while.