Velvet dress + bodysuit & bold red lips

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2016. As we ring in a new year, I hope you all have the chance to spend wind down from one heck of a year. Working full time and blogging is a lot of work. Nonetheless, I so grateful to have had the chance to start a blog this year (and grateful to all of you for taking the time to read my posts). I hope you all take a leap of faith and pursue any and all of the crazy dreams you want to chase. The pursuit is tough but well worth it! <3

Anyway, back to what I have featured in this week’s look. I for one, am loving that you can find just about any type of dress, shoes, scarf and even purses that are made of velvet. Needless to say, I could not resist this lovely lace trip slipdress by Topshop. The dress features spaghetti straps that are made with a light, stretchy strap. The plunging neckline of the dress is so flirty but not too revealing. I am wearing this dress in size 6 as there sizing tends to run on the smaller side (usually, I go for a size 4 in dresses).


To bring out the lace detailing of this dress, I chose to pair this piece with a metallic bodysuit that I am wearing in a size M. There is nothing worse that putting on a bodysuit that is too small, am I right? 😉 Slip on some stocking and your favorite ankle boots for a look that is sure to turn heads on New Years or any major event you will be attending. Don’t forget your sassy bold red lip to finish your look. 😉 I am wearing LORAC’s liquid lipstick in in Berry Red.

Have you had a chance to dive into any velvet pieces? What do you think of the trend? Feel free to leave me a comment below. And have an amazing 2017 loves! <3


Dress: SOLD OUT; similar here, here and here // Boots: Nordstrom  // Bodysuit H&M // Lipstick: LORAC


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Timeless Optimist is a petite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Cristina Medina. This page focuses on creative storytelling, photography and positivity.

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