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Feels Like Velvet

me clutching my hair while wearing a cranberry velvet plunging v bodysuit paired with blue jean shorts and black thigh-high boots

I ‘ V E  N E V E R been one to be bold with my outfit choices. As I mentioned in my quick fashion history a few days ago, my go-to outfit usually involved a t-shirt of some kind paired with jeans (that were always too long for me).

There’s always controversy when it comes to showing skin. But as Emma Watson recently said “feminism is about giving women choice.” Whether you think showing skin is empowering or not, I personally find it a way to showcase my confidence, explore my fashion tastes and express myself through clothing.

me wearing a deep v cranberry velvet leotard with blue jean shorts and black knee high boots

Society seems to constantly tell women what they can and cannot wear based off their body shapes. Hell, just pick up a fashion magazine and it’s all about ‘skirts to wear if you’re pear-shaped’ or ‘the best jackets to wear if you’re short.’ While these articles do have their points, it doesn’t mean that I’m only regulated to a certain cut, color, shape or length of clothing due to my body shape. Instead, I’m free to explore whatever suits my fancy no matter how large or curvy my body or how much skin I’m showing.

me wearing a deep v cranberry velvet leotard with blue jean shorts and black knee high boots walking down steps

me wearing a deep v cranberry velvet leotard with blue jean shorts and black knee high boots and looking over my shoulder

Although I’ve recently been trying to figure out my fashion style and focusing my wardrobe down, I still feel like bolder pieces like this velvet leotard are a fun way to spice up my wardrobe.

me wearing a deep v cranberry velvet leotard with blue jean shorts and black knee high boots and sitting down

me wearing a deep v cranberry velvet leotard with blue jean shorts and black knee high boots and sitting down

Honestly, I never thought I’d ever share a photo of myself wearing an outfit like this. I always thought that I was too heavy for this type of clothing–not to mention I was never confident enough to show cleavage or something this revealing. I always thought I could never pull it off. But when I put together this outfit with my favorite black boots on a sunny day to take photos, I never felt so confident!

close up of me wearing a deep v cranberry velvet leotard with blue jean shorts and black knee high boots

me wearing a deep v cranberry velvet leotard with blue jean shorts and black knee high boots and smiling

I ended up loving this velvet bodysuit from Charlotte Russe! I do like it paired with these jean shorts, but I think this outfit would look even better with black shorts or black skinny pants/jeans. Unfortunately this particular bodysuit is no longer available (that I could find), so here are some similar ones that I’ve been able to find that are either velvet or have that plunging v element: Velvet option 1, option 2, & option 3 or Plunging V option 1, option 2, option 3, option 4 & option 5.

Needless to say, I rocked this outfit πŸ˜‰

xx,

Nicole Lynn

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19 Comments

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    Kari
    March 15, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    I’ve always been a Charlotte Russe fan…and an advocate of wearing what makes you feel good. I’ve been working on going minimalist and I’ve had to discover that about my own wardrobe. If it doesn’t feel good or bring you joy, it shouldn’t be in there. Thanks for going bold…and for sharing!

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      NicoleLynn
      March 17, 2017 at 9:27 PM

      Thank you! Yes, as I mentioned on your blog, I’m trying to scale down myself! It’s so awesome that you’re moving more minimalist. Maybe one day I’ll get there too!

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    Payastyle
    March 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    this is really cute outfit! And you can see you feel amazing wearing it πŸ˜‰ I love that feeling!

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      NicoleLynn
      March 17, 2017 at 9:26 PM

      Thank you so much!

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    Emma Connor
    March 15, 2017 at 4:58 PM

    Great post! I would pair the bodysuit with some super skinny black jeans and boots, but i love how you styled it! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

    http://www.emma-jayne.co.uk

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      NicoleLynn
      March 17, 2017 at 9:25 PM

      Thanks! I definitely thought that too after I wore it this way! I usually reach for black more so I’ll have to try this bodysuit with black skinny jeans next time! Thanks for the tip!

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    Anastasia Nicole
    March 15, 2017 at 8:23 PM

    I am loving this on you! It’s giving me 70s vibes but with a modern twist. Great look!

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      NicoleLynn
      March 17, 2017 at 9:24 PM

      Thanks so much!

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    Stacey Demrigian
    March 15, 2017 at 8:46 PM

    You sure did rock it. you go girl!

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      NicoleLynn
      March 17, 2017 at 9:24 PM

      Thanks so much!

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    Prerna Garg
    March 15, 2017 at 10:18 PM

    I love what you are wearing. Absolutely loved your dress!

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      NicoleLynn
      March 17, 2017 at 9:24 PM

      Thanks love!

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    namrata
    March 16, 2017 at 4:01 AM

    That top is bae! Love the cut and the velvet feels, also you look gorgeous!

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      NicoleLynn
      March 17, 2017 at 9:22 PM

      Thank you so much!

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    Π‘ΠΎΡ€ΠΊΠ° Π¨Π°ΡƒΠ»Π°
    March 16, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    You definitely rocked this outfit! I like velvet but when it comes to washing those clothes I feel like they are not the same after so I avoid to buy something similar. When it comes to dressing and having a certain style, I think the most important thing is to feel good about. When you feel like you don’t need to fixed it all the time and to check is everything on its place, other the less, you can wear anything you want no matter who says what.
    BS, xx | https://queenbsdiary.com/

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      NicoleLynn
      March 17, 2017 at 9:23 PM

      Totally agree! Thanks so much for the tips and for stopping by!

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    Kaleigh
    March 17, 2017 at 9:03 PM

    You are rockin’ that top girl! I’d love to try that in black! So cute.

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      NicoleLynn
      March 17, 2017 at 9:23 PM

      Thanks so much!

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    Kara
    March 24, 2017 at 9:52 PM

    Love this outfit! You look amazing in the bodysuit, and the color is beautiful. And yes to wearing whatever you want! x

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