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Styling Guide: How To Wear The Black Skort

The black skort made it’s debut on the fashion scene a couple of years back but hasn’t stopped in terms of being a hit fashion piece. The black skort has still been trending strong with fashion bloggers everywhere still styling up their skort and sharing the hot look.

The black skort is highly versatile and super chic; easily worn for everyday chic style, sporty or styled to a dressier look. Perfect for any season the black skort is not only chic but ultra comfortable to wear, making it the ultimate versatile and must have piece for your wardrobe.

Fashion bloggers love the black skort and have styled the skort according to different occasions and matched their style. Check out the different looks of fashion bloggers and get inspired to style your own version with the black skort!

Add statement pieces of jewellery and accessories such as stacked finger rings, armour rings, stacked bracelets/bangles, chunky necklaces or ankle cuffs to add a glam edge to your overall look. What’s not to love about this great chic piece? Check out the endless string of fashion bloggers rocking black skorts. Which is your favorite blogger style? Leave your thoughts in your comment section below.

Want the black skort? Get it at Envious Fashions for a cool sale price of $18, reduced from $29.95! Shop the black skort online here.

 

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Prom Time!

Forever New beaded handbag
$62 – forevernew.com.au

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Celebrity Style Steals: Cheryl Cole’s Backless Bodycon Black Dress

Turn heads in this backless bodycon black dress that is inspired by Cheryl Cole’s version of the Versace dress which she wore to the National Television Awards (NTAs). While Cheryl’s dress cost a hefty $3,500 from the Versace brand house, you can get Cheryl’s hot look for so much less! For $29.95, you can have your version of Cheryl’s dress and make you look fabulously sexy and chic.

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Cheryl Cole Get Her Look…For Less

This backless bodycon black dress is perfect for a cocktail occasion, a night out on the town or even a hot date with your man.

To ensure your knock this look out of the park, ensure to invest in a bit of prep time. Follow these tips below on how to wear a backless black dress and look amazing.

  1. Slough away the dead skin with a gentle loofah and bodywash or scrub. Be aware to not be too vigorous or do this too often if you have sensitive skin as too much or harsh scrubbing may irritate those with sensitive. Apply a light moisturizer or lotion to your back to keep your skin in tip top condition. If desired, apply a self tanner to your body and back. Tanned skin accentuates the muscles in your back, so bring on sexy back!
  2. Avoid any unsightly bra straps. If you have a small bust you can probably get away with not wearing a bra. However, you should still aim to smooth out the look to prevent any visibility through the dress with nude colored nipple covers.
  3. Keep accessories to a minimal with a backless dress as the dress in itself makes a very bold statement. Too many accessories with this backless black bodycon dress makes the look a bit over the top and draws the attention away of the dress. A simple pair of earrings or delicate bracelet or a cocktail ring will add just the perfect touch to complete your look.
  4. Try to avoid any accessories that will cover your back such as necklaces with long or bulky clasps that can take the attention away from your sexy back and dress!
  5. Wear your hair up to full show your accentuated feature, your back. The best hairstyle when wearing a backless dress is some updo that is styled up and away from your neck and back. Yes, sure you have luxurious tresses but there’s no point in wearing a stunning sexy backless dress and it covers your back.
  6. Lastly, proper posture will make or break a backless dress. Ensure you wear your sexy backless black bodycon dress with confidence! Hold your head high, shoulders back and chest out. Good posture as opposed to hunched over will make your back look better and translate over to making your overall look sexier. Confidence is sexy so wear your dress to match your attitude!
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Versace $3,500 VS Envious Fashions $29.95

Get your version of Cheryl’s backless black dress here at Envious Fashions for only $29.95 + FREE SHIPPING within Australia!

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HANDBAG MUST HAVE: THE YSL BAG

We love trend spotting, especially on celebrities and fashion bloggers.

This post features our inspired YSL bag that is a classic and versatile everyday must have bag. This chic bag can be seen on fashion blogger, Jennifer Grace, aka The Native Fox in several of her fashion blog posts. See more photos of “The Must Have: YSL Bag” styled by The Native Fox at Envious Fashion’s blog and you can also purchase from our website.

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Get your version of the YSL bag in 3 available colors; tan, ivory and rose here.

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Sydney Fashion Blogger: How Much Fashion Bloggers Are Paid

There is no shortage of aspiring fashion bloggers showcasing their passion for fashion, outfits and style all over social media. Obviously there are some that are more popular than others and having hundreds of thousands of followers, some even in the millions.

The fashion bloggers who have gained widespread attention have attracted the attention of e-commerce retailers as they realize the influence these fashion bloggers have with the brand’s targeted customers. Brands from fashion clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories regularly send free merchandize to these fashion bloggers in exchange for a mention, tag or shoutout to the brand with anticipation customers will notice the brand and shop. Further to being sent merchandize freebies, some fashion blogger’s profile is so efficacious that they are often paid a fee to promote a brand and it’s item to the blogger’s social following.

Let’s take influential Australian fashion blogger, Antoinette Koulas, otherwise known as Sydney Fashion Blogger. She has a huge following across her social media accounts with 81+k likes on her Facebook profile, 950k+ visits on her website, 691k+ Instagram followers, 3k+ and Twitter followers. With that man followers, it’s truly the dream of retailers to reach out to bloggers such as SFB. She says she gets hundreds of inquiries from brands all over the world and gets sent more freebies than she can keep track of. Living the dream life right? And it only gets better. SFB also gets paid to put brands in the spotlight when she wears a particular item and tags the brand on her Instagram account. Want to know how much she makes per post? Hint: it’s in the thousands. Read more here at “How Much Do Fashion Bloggers Make?

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Fashion clothing and dresses are amongst one of the most endorsed merchandize on SFB’s Instagram account.

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Jewellery are regularly promoted on SFB’s account.

What’s your thoughts on fashion bloggers making this much money? Are they really sharing their fashion passion or to fatten their bank accounts? Leave your comments below! We’d love to hear your opinions and thoughts!

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How To Dress On A Budget And Still Look Amazing!

We have always been a firm believer that you do not need to spend an entire month’s pay check to look your best. What’s more, you can look just as dazzling, sophisticated and chic with an item that you bought for $10.00. We all know of women who are all about dressing all things designer from head to toe. While this is no crime it is our opinion that it is a bit of overkill and unnecessary. Of course we don’t rule out completely the opportunity to spoil yourself with a designer piece on those desired occasions but budget fashion can exude just as much glam magnetism.

Here are a few easy tips to keep in mind to turning your budget purchases to designer looking territory.

1. Stock up on the basic, staple pieces

Don’t overlook the staple pieces that work wonders to your look. These staple items include basic tees, singlets, good quality denim jeans, a fitted and tailored skirt and/or dress to name a few. They are the building blocks to your look. You can mix these basic pieces with well invested blazers or pants and look ultra chic. Sometimes it is the simplistic looks such as a basic white tee teamed with a pair of skinny jeans and a designer handbag to make you look all designer-y. Check out our lookbook below.

Mixing Basic With Designer

“Blazen” white lace back singlet $14.95

2. Choose neutral & earth tones over brights and neons

These colors include;

  • black
  • white
  • gray
  • cream
  • tan
  • olive

The reason why these colors are timeless and fail proof is because of their sleekness factor. They are easily coordinated with one another, pastels, brights, prints and patterns making them ultra versatile and chic. These colors are the building basis and indispensable for any woman’s wardrobe, whether you are casual and laid back or trendy and adventurous with the fashion styles. The power of these colors are in it’s versatility and will ensure you will look elegant effortlessly.

Earth Tones Budget At Envious Fashions Online Fashion Boutique

“Vanity” Side Split Black Maxi Skirt $21.95
“Celine Me Alone” tees $24.95
“Mirander” Peep toe Patent Nude Pumps $79.95

3. Simplicity in handbags/clutches

A simple, no fuss handbag or clutch can go a long way in creating an overall image to make you look sophisticated and chic. It’s a simple piece of accessory that really contributes to your look. Clutches are a great accessory to pair with a day or evening outfit and really compliment your outfit.

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Patent Nude Clutch Bag $54.95

4. Catch the sales

Who doesn’t love a good sale? You can be shopping for sales and get clothing at discounted prices all year round by a couple of savvy shopping tactics such as shopping at the end of season rather than the start of season, sample sales and sign up to online newsletters to be alerted of when a sale will be on or specials or discounts offered to members. Most retailers send regular email newsletters to their subscribers offering discounts on a weekly or monthly basis so it’s a great way for you to be alerted of the specials without having to go look for it. Brilliant.

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5. Find a good tailor

Most people wouldn’t think it but having a good tailor can work miracles to your outfits to make you look so much more sophisticated and emulating designer styles. Have you noticed how the designer pieces looks immaculately form fitting and if you have ever tried it on, fits like a dream? Of course, it comes with the designer price tag. Just having your tailor taking in specific areas such as the shoulders, armpits and at the waist can really make a difference in the price value of your outfit.

Envious Fashions Tailor Services

In house tailor service at our shop 377 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth

Forget the hefty price, grab yourself a bargain by shopping sales and budget items and get a tailor to make the item custom fit to your body and you’re off to looking like you’re designer dressed at a fraction of the cost if you were to buy the high end piece.

If you are in the Perth area of Western Australia, we have in house tailors at our shop with over 20 years experience with clothing alterations at super affordable prices!

Alterations for general trousers and pants range from $10 – $50

Alterations for regular dresses range from $10 – $50

Hems taken up range from $5 – $15

Evening dresses/ball dresses/ball gowns range from $20 – $80

Our shop address is located at 377 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth.

Click here to see the map to get there.

Do you like to shop budget? Let us know by leaving your comment in the section below.

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Earth Tones

Neutral & Earth Tones

H M black top
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Michael kors handbag
$520 – harveynichols.com

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Umbra wall art
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The Party Edit: Shimmer & Shine Tops

How the year just flies by! The team here at Envious Fashions is abuzz with the festive season spirit and we’re sure you are just as busy leading up to the party season.

Enjoy the festivities of Christmas and be well dressed in sparkly pieces that not only will not only make you feel amazing but also look it too.

Shop our top pick sparkly top for Christmas 2013….the “Temptress” Backless sequin top which is available in purple and gold.

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“Temptress” backless purple sequin top $39.95

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“Temptress” backless gold sequin top $39.95

These backless sequin tops are the perfect sparkly top are fabulous to work different looks. Team with a pair of dark wash or light wash denim jeans for an effortlessly sexy chic look. Wear this backless sequin top with a pair of denim or dress shorts. Also looks great with a denim skirt. You can also team with a pair of wet look high waisted leggings for an edgy glam look.
There are so many way you can work the look with this backless sequin top and no matter what you team it with, you will be looking stunning hot!

Love,

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The Photoshop Diet: What’s Real And What’s Not

We never realized being a supermodel with a flawless figure is so hard!

Doutzen Kroes spills the beans on how she feels guilty for her own perfect figure makes girls feel uncomfortable and self conscious about their own bodies. Hrmm…what a tough life.

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The hard life. Doutzen Kroes

She tells in an interview with Page Six “Sometimes it makes me feel guilty that I am now in this profession that makes certain girls insecure. I wake up sometimes like, this is not what I look like in the magazine. Who is this visitor in the bathroom?”

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It’s hard looking this hot all the time. Really.

It’s no secret that models and celebrities in showbiz are under a lot of pressure to look nothing less of perfect but when they fall short of that expectation and standard, there’s the good old airbrushing tactic. While we know the fashion and entertainment industry portrays women to be of a certain nature and while we realize some of these expectations and body images are unrealistic and exaggerated, we still feel pressurized to look a certain way.

Below we want to share with you the images portrayed and shown in the media are of pure alterations and enhancement by digital means. Yes, some are more models and celebrities with already pretty amazing bodies but even then, they still go through minor enhancements. It’s a sad thing that these media portrayals result in women to becoming insecure about their body images but it is about being a healthy weight for your body, comfortable in your own skin and realizing these images are doctored with the intention to make monetary gains.

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Britney Spears

After Britney’s downward spiral with her public meltdown, it seems it’s been hard for her to get her body back on track. This photo here clearly highlights the photo-shop worked down on Britney’s body for a magazine cover.

Britney’s recent comeback sees her looking better than before but even videography filters and editing was not ruled out. The image below was a leaked image from Britney’s most recent single release, Work B!tch. Britney is sporting a much tighter and toned tummy in the touched up video edit and also slimmer thighs.

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Britney Spears in her newest music video clip

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Britney Spears Live

This picture here shows Britney Spears at one of her live concerts in a midriff bearing top. It’s a far cry from the abs she has for magazine shoots, album covers and promo photo materials as below for Shape magazine.

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Britney Spears for Shape Magazine 2013.

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Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba looks pretty darn good as she does but she’s not exempt from having her waist tweeked to a smaller waist size and also slimmer thighs.

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is photo-shopped and airbrushed  for the perfect hourglass, feminine sexy shape. Perfect curves given by digital enhancements.

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Mariah Carey at a beach in LA

A natural shot of Mariah Carey at a beach in LA.

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Kate Hudson

No chest? No worries! Photoshop will give you a natural and any size breasts you desire. Kate Hudson seen here on the left in her natural form with a small A cup chest and on the right is a retouched image of her breasts to a large cup size for the promo photo of her movie “Fool’s Gold.”

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Victoria Beckham

No butt? No problems! Photoshop will give you that full and perky butt that is lusted after. Victoria Beckham is particularly known for her behind yet she sported a very full and voluptuous butt in her perfume campaign with David Beckham. Ahh, the magic of enhancements for body parts to increase or decrease.

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Jennifer Aniston

While most of us would kill for Jen’s yoga body, this tummy isn’t quite good enough for the standards of magazines where it appears they have smoothed out the “extra” tummy bits.

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Jennifer Aniston

Yes, Jen does look pretty darn good and while she’s perfectly fine au naturel as seen by her sunbathing on the beaches and hotel pools, that bit of retouching is needed to make her body picture perfect.

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Jennifer Lopez

Promo shot of Jennifer Lopez to promote her album. Tanned, bronzed, sexy and….tight abs.

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J.Lo

Yes, J.Lo does have a bangin’ hot body with all her curves and impressive set of abs. Bear in mind that many of the professional shots are specifically shot from certain angles to best capture the body and features of the model or celebrity. Lighting and makeup also play a big role as with the final editing touches to the photo which we are exposed to and at times seemingly, impossible to obtain. In this particular picture of J.Lo, the angle of the photo is very flattering to the abs. Leaned back position which flattens the tummy and shows great definition. Fret not….

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Jennifer Lopez Live

Ahhh…yes, there are days when those abs of Ms Lopez aren’t out to play. Compare this photo to those of the magazines and promotional shots, these abs pictured are a far cry from the flat, toned and fab abs on display.

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Ms Lopez

Refreshing photo. This is the kind of body that you would most likely see on the beach. Not perfect but beautiful as an untouched and natural way.

At the end of all this, there is no real quick or easy way to maintain that bikini body without the dedication and commitment to a healthy lifestyle which is a combination of nutrition and exercise. If these photos are anything to go by, we’d call it a “photoshop diet” because well, the models and celebrities are in their best shape thanks to digital help. Other than that, they have body hang ups just like the rest of us mere women. Despite having the luxury of have personal chefs and trainers to get them in shape, sometimes it takes more than just external help to achieve the ultimate body goal, yourself.

Take care of your body and love it inside and out!

Love,

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