Long time no blog, huh? Pardon my absence loves, your girl has been doing some serious soul searching. I’ve been thinking about the direction of the blog and the content I’ll produce for the remainder of 2018. Not to mention finding a consistent photographer. I’m so grateful that Hubby and sister have held me down these last three and a half years. However, I’d be selfish to monopolize all of their free time by insisting they follow me around Philly. This month I’ve reconnected with Adam Martin for some brand new #ootd looks I think you’ll love, starting with this velvet lace slip dress!
Temperatures are still in the forties. Snow is still on the ground in some places so I’m in no hurry to pack away my warm clothes. However, I can still transition into spring by layering. I purchased this velvet slip dress back in December to wear to a holiday dinner party. I love all things velvet but the fact that both the neckline and hem are trimmed in lace made this dress a must-have. The sheer floral design pops against the black velvet and allows the dress to easily transition from winter to spring.
I knew I wanted to mix masculine and feminine with this dress. I chose a leather motorcycle jacket and gray derby hat to contrast my lace tights and high heel ankle boots. Adding a plain turtleneck underneath kept me from entirely freezing my butt off as we shot in the Jeweler’s Row section of Old City. The neon signs and gritty backdrop add another dimension of city chic to this look that I absolutely love. This is one of many shoots to come where I am challenging myself to get out of my artistic rut and stop playing safe.
One of the best things about this dress is that I can totally wear it with sandals and a wrap come holiday season or dress it down with sneakers and a denim jacket. Nothing makes me happier than getting the most out of my clothes. Leave me a comment below and tell me how you’d style this dress.
Jacket//Kmart , Dress//Marshall’s , Tights//Target , Shoes//Ross