As a lover of all things 90’s, its safe to say that I was thrilled to see velvet back on the runways at New York Fashion Week this year. When I found it being combined with track jackets, I was ecstatic! This black and crimson gem of a find at Forever21 is literally EVERYTHING right now. It’s been on repeat all week since I snagged it.
I also received a pair of leggings from The Girlfriend Collective last week, and had been dying to get a chance to test them out. I know, just when you think you don’t need yet ANOTHER pair of black leggings, hear me out: THESE. ARE. A. MUST.
From the high quality thick fabric with one hell of a buttery feel against the skin, to the literally perfect design and seam placement, these pants are hands down some of the best I’ve ever owned. Another amazing fact about them? The story behind them. Much like Everlane or Warby Parker, this brand focuses on a direct-to-consumer business model, as well as being environmentally conscious: the material is made from recycled plastic bottles. Additionally they focus on fair trade practices when it comes to manufacturing. They’re seriously amazing.
Another amazing fact? You can snag a pair for FREE with the cost of shipping ($19.95). For FREE you guys. These pants speak for themselves, and I guarantee I’ll be buying more when they officially launch.
Jacket: Velour Bomber Jacket, Forever21
Shirt: V Neck Basic T Shirt, Zara
Leggings: Black Legging, c/o The Girlfriend Collective
Shoes: Juvenate Sneaker, Nike (on mega sale at Nordstrom right now!)
Sunglasses: ‘It’s My Way’ 55mm Oversize Sunglasses, Quay Australia
Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way, Natural Beige
Primer: Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer, in Luminous Light
Blush: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, Luminous Flush
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, Granite
Eyes: Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette, Cool Palette
Lashes: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, Black
Lips: ROUGE PUR COUTURE Lipstick, Yves Saint Laurent in Fuchsia Fétiche
Photos by my boyfriend, Emil Eklund