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Texture Lust

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When it comes to fashion, there nothing more fun to experiment with than great texture; and fall is when textures really come out to play!

Out of their summer slumbers come the cable knits, the quilting, the tweeds and flannels, but the most exciting fall textures this hear have to be the leathers and the faux furs!

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How exciting it was to finally see this Michel Studio faux fur vest in store at Addition Elle!!! I had been lusting for it ever since I spotted it in one of this fall’s video promos, and I snapped it up immediately!

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I paired it with another one of Addition Elle’s gorgeous decadent, fall pieces – their Love & Legend, black pleather skirt, to really indulge my textural desires.

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I opted for a risqué, strappy lace bra from Hips & Curves underneath to add yet another layer to the mix, a sexy pair of laser cut peep toes, gold bangles, dangly earrings, and my fabulous vintage clutch, for an edgy, texture-rich look that will definitely turns up the heat for fall!!!

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Vest, Addition Elle – here
Skirt, Addition Elle – here
Bra, Hips & Curves – here

Playing Dress Up

Playing Dress Up

Remember as a kid, how much fun it was to raid your mother’s closet and find all of her hidden goodies? There was something so magical, so enchanting about dressing up and pretending, if only for a moment, that you were someone else – someone spectacular, dazzling, famous and grown up. There were silk scarves, flowing dresses and if you were raised in the 80’s, like me, sequins galore all ready to be ravaged; and the risk of getting caught? Oouf! That was the best part!

While those days are long gone, I still like to play dress up every once in a while; and while it lacks the element of danger now that it’s my own closet I am raiding, it never ceases to surprise me, how many forgotten treasures are lurking in it’s shadows.

This little number is the product of my latest quest into the far reaches and lost corners of my closet, where I rediscovered a few gems I had completely forgotten I had picked up a while back.

This gorgeous, black sequin skirt from Penningtons, which I had been saving for just the right sheer blouse, now that I remember, had completely slipped my mind; and this insanely sexy, leather corset, from Hips & Curves has been sitting in there, just waiting for the right moment to be taken out to play with the perfect off-the-shoulder Victorian crop top. Paired with a hot pair of wildly uncomfortable wedges (but cute though, right?), this outfit is a daring slice of dress up heaven, if I do say so myself!

Corset & crop top – HipsAndCurves.com

http://www.hipsandcurves.com/plus-size-ophelia-underbust-leather-corset

http://www.hipsandcurves.com/plus-size-edwardian-off-shoulder-cropped-blouse-white