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Having a Crush on Crushed Velvet
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On my last post I wrote about silk and today it's all about velvet. Can you tell I'm majorly into fabrics? Maybe it's from my short stint in interior design, but I'm crazy over them. The first thing I do when I buy something is walk up and touch it , move it, play with it, see how it drapes, see how it moves, see how soft it will be, see how the light catches it, I mean this is really an obsession (clearly).  To me, this is the reason to buy or wear more expensive things. It's all about the quality of the fabric and how that fabric is sewn and meant to lay. Before I get too off-topic, this is why fabrics are to me the building blocks of ANY great wardrobe. Anybody who's ever been in an amazing fabric store will certainly confirm this- OH THE POSSIBILITIES!!!!! It's like heaven for anyone creative (aka me.)

Maybe you're not as much of a fashion geek/ obsessed as I am, but you still need to know about velvet right now. It's in every store anywhere and a major trend at least until Spring 2016, ha. What doesn't look good wrapped in velvet (especially during the Holidays?!) It'll take any shoe from basic to luxe, and give that mini skirt a little extra va-va-voom. Check out below some of my favorite velvet picks for the season and let me know how you're wearing it this year! Headband? key chain? I mean the list is a mile long, right?

xx, Genevieve 

Wearing  Azalea SF  crushed velvet dress.

Wearing Azalea SF crushed velvet dress.

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In this post I'm wearing a midi - length black crushed velvet dress from Azalea SF. I love the slit on the side which is really flattering. It's a great number to dress up with jewelry and a heel for a Holiday party or put a sweater over with a bootie for any day this Fall and Winter. 

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Favorite Velvet Picks

Little Red Romper
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It's officially Summer in Venice Beach, which means it's hot and everyone is hitting the beaches. While I love Summer the most, it's sometimes hard to find things that are comfortable in the warm weather but still pulled together. What I've noticed is that I usually reach for a romper like the one I'm wearing here. I must have at least 20 rompers. They're flattering in that they accentuate the waist. They're easy because you only need to pull on the one piece and you're done- no fussing with separates! They're comfortable and will keep you cool in even the warmest of weather, especially when they're strappy and open-backed like this one is. Lastly, you can almost always dress them up or down! On the weekends, I live in a romper like this one. During the day I'll pair with a cute sandal, and by night I'll wear a heeled bootie for dinner and drinks with friends. Needless to say, rompers and Summer go together like peas and carrots. (Yes- that was Forrest Gump reference)

This particular little red number happens to also be on sale at Urban Outfitters, and an absolute steal at just $40! Pair with a pair of round sunnies and a little brown bootie and you'll be set for any Sunday Funday during warmer months.

Check this one out, and shop some of my other favorite onesies below for all of your Summer-ing by the beach.

xo, 

Genevieve

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My L.A. Uniform: Chucks and Braids

These Commes Des Garcons Converse Chuck Taylors were a total pain in the butt to order, but I'm happy to say they're now all mine (and just as cute as I had hoped!) Had to pretty much jump through hoops to get these sneakers, but so glad that I waited it out and finally got them, even after a few order mishaps with Nordstrom (we won't get into that... )! They're definitely the perfect shoe for Coachella - comfortable, and I adore the cute little heart on the side that is smile-inducing. Can't wait to wear them to death this summer! I love new shoes always, but there's nothing like a new pair of Chucks, is there?

Clearly not dressed up in this post, but this is pretty much my uniform for a day-to-day L.A. casual look. I have to wear flats or comfortable booties for those days I'm running around or going from one meeting to the next to happy hour. Flannel is always classic so I threw it over this silk sleeveless tunic tank as a layering option, which we always need in California! I find myself wearing jeans all the time lately and this pair is one of my favorites from Genetic. What's your favorite denim brand right now?

Can't forget to mention my hair! I've been living in braids. It's my absolute favorite way for my hair to look cute when I have zero time to style it! What do you think of of the french braid trend? I've literally created a whole Pinterest board about hair and fashion, LOL! I'm obsessed! You can check it out here- I always want to hear new ideas if you have some good ones for chic hair styles!

xo

-Genevieve

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