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4 Ways to Spice Up an All Black Outfit
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Yeahhhh it’s the holidays, but black is back. LOL jk actually it never left (obvi) and it never will. It’s a fashion staple that stands the test of time no matter what era it is. I myself pretty much live for an-all black moment. It’s definitely my go-to when I can’t really figure out what to wear, but sometimes you can totally start to feel a little bored with it. That said, here’s a few ways that will help spice up an all black outfit that will take your next monochromatic look to the next level you really need in your fashion life.

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1) Add white accessories

As seen here friends, there’s nothing like wearing all black and then popping a white shoe or pair of sunnies on to bring some life to the outfit (or be like me and do both :P) The whole thing is very 60’s and if you’ve been reading my blog for even a week, you know how much I love a vintage inspired look!

White it Out

2) Mixed Media

Ok this is actually an art term, but what I mean is mix the textures of the fabrics to make it more interesting to the eye. Think a black cashmere sweater with a black sequined skirt, or a black faux fur jacket with a black leather skirt. The difference of textures looks different to the eye and tends to be more interesting than just wearing all the same fabric. Here I’m wearing faux leather leggings with a sweater that has feathered fringe and you can see the movement of the fabrics and the lines between where the sweater stops and the leggings begin.

Mix it Up

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3) Add a red lip

I think this is actually my favorite thing to do when I’m wearing all black. There’s nothing like a little pop of color on your face against an all black look, and it really can bring to life your outfit. It brings the focus away from your clothes and to your beautiful face! I generally prefer a more matte red lip or maybe semi-sheer vs a high gloss, shop some of my faves below.

Favorite Red Lipsticks

4) Play with hemlines

Try playing with different lengths of the black clothes you’re wearing for your OOTD - like a long jacket over a short skirt, a cropped shirt with high waisted black denim, or a mid-calf boot with a flowy midi skirt.

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What’s your favorite way to jazz up an all black look? Let me know in the comments!

xx Genevieve

All Photos in this blog shot by Stefanie Marie copyright The Style Sauce, 2018

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A day at: Burke Williams Hollywood
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I don't know about you, but I need to relax. Living in L.A. which is a city of go, go, go, sometimes it's hard to even stop and breathe let alone remember to take care of myself.  My New Year's "goal" or whatever you would call it is actually to be more efficient with my responsibilities and take less work on so that I can ENJOY my life and not just work all. the. time. That being said, my top of mind favorite things in life include chocolate, french fries, puppies, shoes, wine, and massages. While it just so happens that massages are one of my favorite favorite things, admittedly it's one of the things I get to enjoy the least frequent. Not sure if it's cost, or time, or both, but I just don't get them enough. That being said, I always jump at the chance to enjoy a good relaxation session, especially when it can be at one of L.A.'s top spa destinations, in this case Burke Williams. Burke Williams recently relocated their Hollywood location from Sunset to La Brea, and it does not disappoint. The decor has a very Parisian flare while still being modern and clean. At Burke Williams Hollywood, they don't just boast a spa, but also a full service hair and nail salon as well as an extensive list of massages, baths, facials, and wraps. 

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When you step inside the lobby area there are soft velvet seats to relax on while you drink cucumber and orange infused water and read the latest issue of Vogue. I kid you not the lighting and seating is so tranquil in here that there was a man totally asleep next to me, lol!  

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Relaxing in the lobby, post massage. 

Relaxing in the lobby, post massage. 

Once inside,  all guests can enjoy one of their many soaking tubs, sauna, steam rooms, and their gorgeous giant hot tub complete with crystal beaded curtains. Ahhhhhh, bliss. If only I could come here every day (a girl can dream).

The women's lounge.

The women's lounge.

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 For treatment, I got to enjoy their signature 50-minute Burke Williams massage which was great because it included an excellent massage along with tension reducing heat packs and Chinese herb exfoliation, which did a wonder on making my hands and feet feel so soft. It's safe to say I enjoyed the experience. Take a look at the pics and let me know what you think! I definitely recommend checking it out for yourself. 

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No time to go to the spa? No problem, I'm linking some of my favorite ways to pamper yourself from home in the galleries below. 

Breathe, Relax, XO, Genevieve