♠ Blue Velvet ♠

Friday, January 30, 2015

I hate to be redundant with another post inspired by Miss Del Rey, but as she falls perfectly under the #darkwhimsical aesthetic, I couldn’t help myself. That, and I really am obsessed with the blue velvet texture and color of this cardigan kimono I got from Topshop over Christmas. Like LDR, I guess you could say I’ve been feeling pretty moody these dayslots of reflecting, lots of stress, and lots of preparations before my big move out west. I may be returning home, but it’s bittersweet to know I am leaving my familial home (my parents) in Missouri. Here’s to the means to an end (cough, said moodiness) and the start of new beginnings.
I tend to go big or go home. Blue velvet is so rich a color/texture that I unsurprisingly chose the former... its depth is complemented well by rich textures and patterns, from lace to brocade to floral vines. Even my hair nods to lingerie-chic; I purposefully kept it tousled for a bed-head kinda vibe. I've always been a fan of lace accents; this outfit called for a subtle albeit "threatening" trifecta of lace-on-lace-on-lace. I've had no problem getting out of bed, but my mind is preoccupied with dreams, books, and secrets best kept under the covers (...or book covers...or diary covers). 
Makeup-wise, I went for dark lips and "bedroom" eyes.
I used Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil  Lavender under the Nyx Wicked Lippie in "Cold-Hearted."
On the lids and lower lids I used "Lap Dance" and "Unmentionables" from Too Faced Naked Palette.
I used Benefit's High Beam on the brows and cheekbones (a new favorite!)
Nails are Marc Jacobs Enamored Nail Lacquer in Blue Velvet (oh waddaya know?)

Kimono, Topshop Petite
Shoes, Bottega Veneta
xo  SFB


  1. I love that blue velvet! And there's no such thing as being too inspired by Lana Del Ray ;)


    1. Thank you! and that is true, she's the best! ♡

  2. you can never have too many Del Ray inspired looks! gorgeous colour velvet! :D


    1. thank you! and indeed, LDR may as well be Queen ♕ (seriously though, I will never forget that chair and crown in "Born to Die" haha)

  3. obsessed with that kimono, you look great!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

  4. Loving the lace-on-lace look and your quirky lipstick!

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

  5. hey
    I love your velvet outfit! the color looks great on you! belive me!
    please more of velvet pictures :-)