Thursday, October 30, 2014

Velvet Flare

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Hello! Today, I wore my new velvet flare pants. This past weekend, I purchased these pants at Forever 21 for about $20. I don't usually like pants very much in general (I'm more of a dress girl) so I was surprised to find myself immediately attracted to these pants. The opulent velvet texture and retro flare style drew me in. I tried them on and was pleased even further; they are very flattering and immensely comfortable. 

For my look today, I styled them with my favorite burgundy knit sweater. I've raved about this sweater time and time again but I just cannot get over how much I love it. Unfortunately, I was recently a bad owner to this sweater and it accidentally went through the washing machine and now has a small hole on the side of the sweater. It's hardly noticeable so I have been still wearing the sweater but I'm definitely annoyed at myself for putting it in the washing machine. So memo of the story: make sure to wash your clothes according to the instructions on the label to protect them! I sure wish I had. 

This look was inspired by minimalism and I steered away from prints and accessories. I wanted the look to be focused in on the lines and shape of my outfit. Both the sweater and pants have the same fit/shape where they are more fitted at the top and then flare out; I like how the style of my outfit is straight and then flares out both on top and bottom. I find it very aesthetically pleasing. Black slip-on sandals and oversize glasses completed the look.

This photo was taken by my good friend, Amanda Remillard. She's a fellow fashion merchandising major and is minoring in photography. Ideally, one day she dreams of working in fashion photography. Amanda is much more driven and focused on her career than other fashion merchandising majors and we became fast friends last year. And it's always great to have a quick photo shoot with her. She clearly knows what she's doing, is great behind the camera and gives great advice for posing for the photos. You can check out her photography page, Amanda Remillard Images, on Facebook or her site for more of her photography. 

Hope that you guys are enjoying what little time we have left of October! 

Burgundy sweater: Urban Outfitters
Velvet flare pants: Forever 21
Glasses: c/o Firmoo
Sandals: Vintage