Say what you want about Kelis - she has a definitive style and has a talent for picking items guaranteed to turn heads!! Many have accused a certain Pop-Diva (Not naming any names, but her name rhymes with "Baby Ma Ma"! LOL)of swagger jacking Kelis' style, but I am certainly not going to! My focus is on Kelis tonight!
Truth be told, I think that this look is one of her more subtle ensembles, but she is working it nonetheless and I instantly knew I have to copy this one for my plus size sistren!
For this look I selected the Mossimo® Women's Kimono Sleeve Maxi Dress in Turquoise ($24.99, Target), originally*....because I could not find a printed kimono sleeve maxi dress to save my life!!! My attitude was that if I couldn't do the colorful print, I'd hit 'em with the beautiful color of turquoise (which is one of my favorite shades of blue!)
*UPDATE 7/16/10*: I was playing it a bit safe when recreating this look and I called myself on it!! I saw this dress today and I knew I had to replace the target dress for this one AND I was able to find a belt!!!
The dress is the La Boheme Maxi Dress ($168.00, IGIGI) and I think this dress is so lovely, it is on my list for possible wedding gowns.
I couldn't find an exact replica of the belt Kelis is wearing, but I found something not exactly similar, but complimentary:
Brown Woven Belt With Brass Buckle ($24.00, Torrid)
When I decided to recreate this outfit, I IMMEDIATELY KNEW that I was going to incorporate this necklace into the ensemble. I've been stalking the Etsy Shop PeaceImages for about a month now, and I haven't settled on what item I would pick for my first purchase!!
For this outfit, I selected the redefinition... necklace. ($39.50, Etsy)
That necklace is the SHIZ-NIT!! And those of you who know me know.. I am not a gold wearer, but I was certainly contemplating this necklace!!!
For her earring, I found the Etched Flower Disc Earrings in Gold ($3.80, Forever21)
Finally, I selected the Kingston Bangles ($15, Lulu's) which I thought was a lovely way to adorn your wrist