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Fashion Friday: BLANKNYC Meant to Be Moto Jacket with Removable Hood

It looks like Moto jackets are still going to be popular this autumn and winter, which is great since I still have a gorgeous one from Banana Republic. However, while I was looking at Nordstrom, I realized that it might be nice to get one in a fun color that isn’t black, white, or grey. That’s when I spotted the BLANKNYC Meant to Be Moto Jacket with Removable Hood which retails for $98 and comes in this stunning shade of green.

First off, I’m glad the hood is removable because I would definitely want to remove it. The hood looks a bit bulky and makes the jacket look more casual than classy. Either way, I love the edginess that a moto jacket lends to a look (even though it’s subtle). With this green shade, you’d be sure to stand out. Honestly, though, this is a great twist on a neutral. It would still go with pretty much everything since it’s a darker green.

Do you have a favorite moto jacket or is this not the trend for you? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Fashion Friday: Steve Madden Brinkley Over the Knee Stretch Boot

Welcome to another installment of Fashion Friday! I’ve been thinking about the boots that I still have from last year. I have so many ankle boots and mid-calf boots, but I want something high and dramatic this year. I was looking at Nordstrom and now I’m in love with the Steve Madden Brinkley Over the Knee Stretch Boot which retails for $130.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom

I love that this boot is stretchy because my calves are not the slimmest. I also love the teeny heel and the overall elegant shape of the boot. I could definitely see myself wear these with jeans or even a shorter dress. They are suede, so they wouldn’t be appropriate for snow unless I got them treated. Still, I think these need to make their way into my winter wardrobe!

What boots are you considering for the upcoming winter? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Fashion Friday: Bardot Alice Lace Body-Con Dress

I feel like I’m a lot more comfortable with makeup than I am fashion. I’m still perfecting my person aesthetic when it comes to clothes, and I think that part of it is caused by my general discomfort with my current weight. Accessorizing is so much easier (and more forgiving) than actual clothes. Still, as I’m searching for pieces for my Fashion Friday installments, I am always drawn to lace and things that are vintage-inspired. That’s probably why I’m now obsessed with the Bardot Alice Lace Body-Con Dress which is available at Nordstrom for $149.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom

I love that this dress is sexy but mysterious. The geometric cutouts are fascinating and remind me of Art Deco art and architecture from the 1920s. Also, the nude fabric and black lace work so well together. If I had a different body, I would absolutely buy this one. The only thing that I don’t love is the high neckline. I would much prefer a scoop neck.

Would you wear this piece or do you have a favorite vintage-inspired brand to share? Be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comment section!

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Fashion Friday: Chelsea28 Versatile Dress

I think that versatility is so important when it comes to fashion. I like things that I can both dress up and play down depending on the occasion. So, when I was shopping online on Nordstrom’s website, I was thrilled to see this amazing dress: the Chelsea28 Crepe Fit & Flare Dress. This dress retails for $139 but is currently on sale for $83.40.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom

There are so many reasons to love this dress. First, it’s a generally flattering shape. The fit of the waistline plus the flare of the skirt is sure to be slimming. I’m also pretty self-conscious about my upper arms, and the ruffle in this sleeve would be a good way to sort of mask that area in a flattering way.

This dress is also one that could be worn in a variety of settings: the office, a casual cocktail party, a date, even an outdoor wedding. You’re sure to have lots of opportunities for wear with a dress like this.

So, how do you feel about this dress? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Fashion Friday: Badgley Mischka

Welcome to another Fashion Friday. Today, I wanted to share a really awesome new purchase with you: these Badgley Mischka pumps! This is one of my favorite brands – they have amazing shoes, dresses, and handbags – but unfortunately, they’re not super affordable. That’s why I love Poshmark so much! With Poshmark, you can buy and sell new and gently used designer items. Sometimes, you can find amazing deals (like these $295 shoes that are in almost pristine condition, which I bought for only $30).

Photo Credit: Poshmark

One of the reasons that I love the brand Badgley Mischka is that their general aesthetic seems to suit me. Structurally, their shoes/handbags/clothes are all very classic and elegant. However, they’re never boring and almost always contain a bit of sparkle. I’ve been wanting to actually own something from this brand for a really long time, so I’m thrilled to now call these shoes mine!

Is this a brand you love too, or do you have a Poshmark experience to share? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Fashion Friday: Statement Necklaces

Statement necklaces are making a big comeback right now. It seems like everywhere I look, I’m finding more and more unique designs for statement necklaces. They truly come in all shapes and sizes now. From the extremely oversized to the mildly avant garde, statement necklaces are a great way to take a risk when it comes to fashion. While it may be scarier to wear a really whimsical dress or top, there’s something much easier about trying dramatic jewelry because it’s still such a smaller scale risk.

The photo above shows some of my newest statement necklaces. They are all very different, but I’ve found occasions for wearing them all. I bought all of these on Amazon. As I was shopping on Amazon, I was so pleased by the variety of styles and price points. It’s a great way to find some eclectic jewelry pieces. These cost between $8 and $23 a piece, which just can’t be beat.

However, if you’re more interested in seeing the jewelry in person before you purchase (which is totally reasonable), I feel like these are literally everywhere anyway: department stores, specialty boutiques, thrift stores, even Target and TJ Maxx. Whether you want to spend $12 or $2000, there’s a statement necklace option for your budget.

As I was visiting my parents the other day, I was talking to my mom about statement necklaces when my dad interrupted with the question, “What statement are you trying to make?” I thought about this for a while before answering, “I guess I’m just saying, ‘Look at Me!'”

While he was amused with my answer, I’ve recently been thinking that this is only half of the truth. Yes, statement necklaces are noticeable and are great for obtaining attention, but they are also an interesting way to express yourself. They’re wearable art. The intricate metalwork and combination of embellishments are sometimes like sculptures.

Anyway, these are just some of my thoughts about statement necklaces. Is this a trend you want to try? Do you have a favorite place to shop for statement necklaces? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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The Big Re-brand

Hi Everyone!

You may have noticed that Cincy Couture has recently undergone some changes. What started as a tiny beauty blog is growing into something more exciting. While this website will still remain a blog, we’re expanding into a monthly magazine as well (publishing details are still to come, but if you’re an aspiring fashion journalist, there will be many options for collaboration!)

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With this new global outlook comes another change – a name change! “Cincy Couture” is where we started (small and in Cincinnati) but we wanted a name that would better reflect who we’re connecting with – fashionistas from all over the world. So, from now on, we’ll be called “Haute Couture Society.”

Thanks to everyone who has connected with Cincy Couture. We’re not disappearing, we’re just evolving. As we enter this period of continued transition, we’ll still be posting lots of reviews, but starting in January of 2019, we’ll have even more to offer with the launch of our magazine!

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Red, White, Blue, and Fabulous! 

For my fellow Americans, Happy Independence Day! I hope your day is filled with great food, friends, family, and fireworks! To celebrate, I thought I’d share my favorite patriotic picks from Nordstrom:

First up is the Vince Camuto Elanso Sandal, which retails for $99.95.

 

Next, we have the Kendra Scott Elisa Birthstone Pendant, which retails for $50.

 

This gorgeous frock is the Azaelea 3D Lace Fit & Flare Dress, which retails for $495.00

 

This timeless piece of elegance is the Fossil Jacqueline Bracelet Watch, which retails for $155.

 

This classic dress is the French Connection Lolo Stretch Sheath Dress, which retails for $108.

 

If you need a guilty pleasure, here is the Valentino Garavani Rockstud T-Strap Sandal, which retails for an astounding $1145.

 

More affordably, here’s the Charles Henry Off the Shoulder Dress for $88.

 

And this functional but chic bag is the Tory Burch Miller Leather Crossbody Bag, which retails for $398.

 

And finally, we have the Gibson Split Neck Top, which retails for $54.

I hope sparks will fly this Fourth of July, no matter where in the world you are!

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Trend Alert: Off-the-Shoulder 

Spring and summer are seasons filled with fun fashion trends. One that I’m really loving right now is the Off-the-Shoulder look (and the hybrid cold-shoulder tops). Here are my favorite picks from New York & Company:

 

First up, we have the Floral Ruffled Cold-Shoulder Top, which retails for $44.95 (but is currently on sale for $24.99). I love the color of this one, plus the pop of color from the floral design is really cute. Best of all, I love the ruffles, which are a fun twist on this trend.

 

Next up, we have the Black Stripe Off-the-Shoulder Top, which retails for $42.95. I love the bohemian vibe from this top and the whimsical fringe detailing. Plus, the stripes look super slimming!

 

Here we have the Flounced Cold-Shoulder Blouse, which retails for $44.95 (but is on sale right now for $26.97). I love the sweeping romantic feel of this top. Also, the white is perfect and can be paired with any fun patterned skirt or pants.

 

Next, we have this bold Cold-Shoulder Halter Blouse, which retails for $44.95 (but is on sale for $26.97). Not only is the color amazing, but the cut of the neckline is fantastic. I love the combination of the halter and off-shoulder trends here.

 

Finally, we have my very favorite pick of the bunch: the Floral & Stripe Cold-Shoulder Blouse, which retails for $49.95 (but is on sale for $29.97). This pattern is just adorable, and the structure of the top looks forgiving for curvy gals like me.

How do you feel about this trend? It something you’d want to rock? Feel free to let me know in the comment section!

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Trending Pattern: Gingham 

Gingham isn’t just for picnic tablecloths anymore. It’s a major trending pattern for Spring 2018! So many brands and stores are promoting this fun print right now, so I wanted to share my favorite picks if you want to give this one a try.

 

First, we have the Gingham Bi-Stretch Racer-Neck Sheath Dress from Banana Republic. It retails for $128 but is currently on sale for $90! I am in love with the structure of this dress, especially the cut of the neck-line and the change in pattern around the waist. This looks so slimming and would be perfect for the office.

 

For a subtler bit of gingham, you could try the Gingham Knotted Crossover Slide which retails for $98 from Banana Republic. This is such a cute sandal, and I love that they’re backless, have a teeny boost of a heel, and have that interesting knot by the open toe.

 

If you’re feeling bold, there’s always the Gingham Vented Tie-Cuff Top from Banana Republic. It’s usually $88, but it’s now on sale for $33.99. The tie embellishments on the cuffs of the sleeves are fun and daring, and the larger print is also sure to stand out.

 

Lastly, we have a fun pink option: the Gingham Medium Envelope Pouch from Banana Republic. This was originally $58 but has been marked down to $23.99. Of course, I love the color, but it’s also such a nice sized clutch.

Are you loving the gingham trend? Be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comment section!

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