NOVEMBER 18TH 2016

RED SOLES & SLITS

STYLEWE Collaboration

FASHION

THE BLACK FOREST. North Bay ON, CANADA.

Time for part two of my collaboration with StyleWe!

This week's garment is an innovative dress created by the designer brand Masked Queen. Not unlike last week, I was once again blown away by the level of comfort and quality exhibited by this brand. Just to give you a little example...while walking through the evergreens for these shots I accidentally walked into some brush with pretty serious thorn bushes. The dress got snagged and I had to pull violently to get the fabric free - so much so that I was worried the dress would be ruined (the thorns were big like the kind you find on long-stemmed roses). To my surprise the dress looked good as new! Now that's some heavy-duty fabric.

Quality aside, my favourite feature of this dress should be obvious as it's virtually impossible to miss the red stripe running down its left side. Showcasing creative styling and a modern cut, the red ends abruptly to reveal a dramatic slit mid-thigh while the rest of the dress falls to a modest, mid-calf length.

I like clothing that is clean cut and simple yet bold, so the lines of this dress really appeal to me. The red stripe is an unexpected twist to what otherwise would've been a plain LBD and in fashion it's the unexpected that scores the biggest points.

Seeing as the red stripe creates so much visual appeal I figured why not continue the trend with additional pops of matching colour throughout the rest of the outfit.

 

It just so happens that I had the PERFECT pair of shoes to compliment this dress: my Christian Louboutin's.

This is the first time I've worn these beauties in one of my fashion posts and I'm so pleased that I waited because they look like there were made for this dress - all black with a pop of red on the soles. Playing off of the shiny patent leather of the shoes I also accessorized this look with my vintage, patent, faux-crocodile clutch and another surprising pop of red with a Christian Louboutin manicure.

To add a few more touches of glamour I also paired this look with some intricate fishnet stockings, Dior-inspired bracelet and pearl earrings, as well as a fabulous faux-fur stole.

I'm really pleased with how this look turned out! Variety really is the spice of life and the saying rings especially true with this outfit. Personally my favorite looks always mix different materials, textures, and styles because when combined they rarely disappoint, creating a feast for the eyes with something new to look at no matter where the eye roams.

I've talked before about how easy it is to dress mono-chromatically but when you add a few pops of colour to the mix the possibilities become endless - and fun. 

In small, strategic doses you have the ability to make a statement, attract the eye wherever you want, and create visual drama and interest. Isn't fashion is fun?!

I hope you enjoyed this week's outfit! Be sure to check out StyleWe's website for more fabulous fashion finds and if you want this dress for yourself I've linked it at the bottom of the page.

Just a heads up - it's super affordable! xo

"COLOUR can overwhelm...

One must understand when it comes to colour, 'less' is often 'more.'"

- Anonymous

Photo credit: Nancy Sharma of @modelinphotography

Remember FASHION IS AFFORDABLE!

 

Outfit Total: $93

DRESS:
StyleWe $50
STOCKINGS:
Dollarama $2
SHOES:
Christian Louboutin
(gift from my husband)
FUR STOLE:
Futrzane $25
CLUTCH:
Vintage $5
EARRINGS:
Suzy Shier $4
(on sale)
BRACELET:
Le Chateau $7
(on sale)
NAIL POLISH:
Christian Louboutin
(gift from my husband)
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