Take a break with Leopard Print: Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Posted: Sep 09 2015

Happy Labor Day, beautiful people! With the heat, sun and summer complete with barbecue grills and ice coolers still in full effect, I wanted to provide you with a little visual break of the amazing Fall weather that is right around the corner.  Don't despair, pretty soon you too will be packing away those shorts and flip flops and looking for perfect transition pieces into the cooler weather.  I promise you...it's coming!
With the blazing heat, this pattern with make any gal feel even hotter. Pair these pieces with a neutral shoe or amazing flat shoe and toss in a few over-sized accessory pieces (even throw in a retro pair of beautiful sunglasses) and BAM, full-on outfit to take on the Fall day or night.


[skirt: BRL, model: Erin Eggemeyer. jacket/shorts: BRL, model: Sheba Price. jumpsuit: BRL, model: Ketonya Bankston] 

The ballgown skirt, cropped jacket and off the shoulder jumpsuit all serve as the perfect transition pieces into the cooling, Fall weather. PRINTS are a MUST-HAVE in all four seasons and help you keep a little bit of color in your look without it being the full on neon pink or green you were rocking this summer! 

Let's delve a little into the creative mind of fashion designer, Joanna de'Shay and her instinctive thoughts on patterns, fashion, and Labor Day Holiday!




#ASKJO:  What is your inspiration for the beautiful custom ball gown skirt pictured above?

This majestic BRL piece is called the ball gown skirt because a full ball gown dress would have just been too much...lol! The inspiration was really about regality and the feeling you get when wearing something beautiful and formal. The ball gown skirt is meant to make you feel like an exotic princess ready for a Global ball. It's all about comfort and style. The other pieces picture are from the Ready to wear Urban Nomad collection and are all about comfort and chic style.

#ASKJO:  What seasons are best for animal prints?

All seasons are best for animal prints! It's one of those versatile patterns that can be worn day or night and with virtually  anything. Leopard is the new neutral and a perfect way to look polished and pulled together. Just remember that if you decide to wear it in larger quantities that you minimize the top and accessories. It's all about subtlety here. 

#ASKJO:  What is your ultimate favorite pattern that you like to drive into your fashion lines?

I love patterns and don't just stick to one specific pattern. At the moment, I am in love with oversized floral prints and animal prints and really into raised textures such as motifs and appliques. 

#ASKJO: If you create an ideal Labor Day outfit, what would it consist of?

Keep it simple and clean. A great dark pair of jeans and a flowy floral print top with the perfect pair of glasses and sandals and you're off. Or, if you have the legs then show them off this Labor Day in a pair of shorts and a great graphic tee with a great wide brim hat would do the trick as well.  

#ASKJO: What is your favorite activity to do during the Labor Day Holiday?

BBQ with family or a quick family getaway. That is what most holidays have become for me all about making memories and finding new and exciting adventures to discover with my kiddos. Time it is indeed one of the biggest commodities we don't have enough of!   

My friends, be creative and grab these vivid, bold and sexy BLACK RUSSIAN LABEL pieces.

LIKE THIS FULL-LENGTH LEOPARD SKIRT, JACKET OR JUMPSUIT?  Buy it now at http://www.blackrussianlabel.com/collections/urban-nomad-collection!

Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend, loves!


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