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Taylor Aube is a fashion & lifestyle blogger, New York Fashion Week photographer, and a fashion writer discussing the fashion industry and runway trends.
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Blue Velvet: California Dreamin’

Blue Velvet: California Dreamin’

If there is one trend I’m absolutely loving right now, it’s velvet. This beautiful blue velvet maxi dress is from the brandΒ AU & Co. I have fallen in love with this dress for many reasons: it’s unique, the amazing color, the luxurious fabric, and the fact that it was made in Los Angeles, California. This dress is extremely well made and while I was putting it on it felt like it was custom-fitted for me. That is the glory of this brand, each piece is sewn in the USA, consciously using deadstock fabric when possible and building small runs to avoid waste. In addition to being morally and environmentally conscious,Β AU & Co’s tagline is, “Made with love for badass babes” if you fit that description then you definitely need to check their brand out!

I styled my blue velvet dress with aΒ dazzling necklace and a pair of glittery heels. This dress will make the PERFECT New Year’s Eve head-turner, or even the perfect dress something more formal like a military ball or gala. Tell me, have you EVER seen a maxi dress made from velvet?! I am so impressed by this dress and brand. Not to mention this fabulous maxi comes in a variety of beautiful colors: Smokin’ Silver (what I’m wearing), Prairie Gold, Beshk Burgundy, and Midnight.

If there is one thing you may know about me, it’s that I love my classic rock. Lately I’ve been listening to The Mama’s And The Papa’s and can’t stop listing to their song California Dreamin’. It is only fitting to this shoot. The lyrics are so haunting and beautiful – just like the scenery of this shoot and the California vibes of this brand. Here are some of my favorite lyrics to the song, which you can listen to here:

All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey.
I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day.
I’d be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
California dreaming on such a winter’s day.

Thank you AU & Co for sponsoring this post!

  • Areli/ 22.12.2016Reply

    Loving the velvet trend too!! And love those sparkly heels!

    • tayloraube/ 22.12.2016Reply

      Thanks so much Areli!

  • Christina/ 22.12.2016Reply

    That color is STUNNING!!!

    • tayloraube/ 22.12.2016Reply

      I love the color so much too πŸ™‚

  • A Graceful Life Blog/ 23.12.2016Reply

    I am LOVING velvet too! This blue dress looks so amazing on you and that necklace is so beautiful!

    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      Thank you! I snagged it at H&M for $3!! Such a steal, I knew it would go perfect with this stunning dress πŸ™‚

  • April/ 23.12.2016Reply

    You look stunning in blue velvet! A perfect holiday look. I love those sparkly shoes too!

    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      Thanks so much babe!

  • Donna/ 23.12.2016Reply

    These details are everything! I love this blue velvet dress the color on you is perfect. I swear every photo I see of you I think to myself you NEED TO MODEL!!!!! Have a good weekend babe! XX, Donna

    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      Thank you so much Donna! I’d like to thank my IG husband for taking such pretty pictures of me, hehe πŸ™‚ Have a great holiday season!

  • Jenna/ 23.12.2016Reply

    This looks like it was made for you! It’s beautiful and I love your shoes. I have a similar pair and love getting to wear them at the holidays

    Cheers, J

    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      Thanks so much! I’m all for the sparkles this holiday season!

  • Monica/ 23.12.2016Reply

    You look like Cinderella!!!!

    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      Thank you! That was actually my first thought when I tried it on πŸ™‚

  • Ruthie/ 23.12.2016Reply

    This dress is out of this world!!! Love the color and style!!

    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      Thanks so much Ruthie, you’re so nice!

  • ellie/ 23.12.2016Reply

    this dress is stunning Taylor! So chic and elegant! I love the jewellery you’e accessorized it with and your hair is fabulous, very Hollywood Icon Glam!


    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      You are too kind! Thank you for your sweet comment πŸ™‚

  • Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels/ 23.12.2016Reply

    Obsessed with velvet! Love it in this pretty blue shade.

    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      Isn’t it just so perfect and unique!?

  • Michele Shapiro/ 23.12.2016Reply

    Velvet is everywhere lately! I love this gorgeous dress and the low neckline. Also, those sparkly shoes are gorgeous!

    Michele |

    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      Thank you so much Michele!

  • 23.12.2016Reply

    beautifully cut gown and such a stunning color … you look AMAZING !!! <3

    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      Thank you! This is my new favorite dress πŸ™‚

  • Tiffani at Breton Bay/ 23.12.2016Reply

    This dress is GORGEOUS!! The color truly looks incredible on you and I adore the texture in the skirt. Beautiful Taylor!!!


    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      Thank you so much Tiffani, the color is definitely my favorite part! This dress is so well made!!!

  • Vanessa/ 23.12.2016Reply

    This dress is amazing! The color looks so good against your hair.

    Vanessa |

    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      Thank you Vanessa!

  • Kelsey/ 23.12.2016Reply

    This dress is so gorgeous, and it looks like ti would be super comfortable!! I also LOVE your shoes!!

    xo Kelsey |

    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      It is so comfy, when I fist opened the package it was in I was just lounging around the house in it!! HAHA!

  • Aly/ 23.12.2016Reply

    Oh my goodness this dress is absolutely stunning, as are you in it!!

    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      Thank you so much! you should check out the rest of Au & Co’s dresses, they are so beautiful.

  • Amanda/ 23.12.2016Reply

    I love the color on this dress. That blue/silver is so stunning. Merry Christmas!

    xo, Amanda

    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      Thank you Amanda and Merry Christmas to you as well!

  • Linda Quinones/ 23.12.2016Reply

    I’m loving velvet this season! This color and that dress look amazing on you. So perfect for the holidays!

    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      Thank you Linda! The perfect NYE look right here πŸ™‚

  • Ashley/ 23.12.2016Reply

    This is absolutely stunning! I’ve been obsessed with velvet lately, and I can’t get over how beautiful this dress is! The back is fabulous!

    xo Ashley

    • tayloraube/ 23.12.2016Reply

      I want this dress in every color!! Thanks so much for your comment!

  • Madeeha/ 24.12.2016Reply

    I love the soft blue of this dress! It compliments your hair and skin perfectly! Happy Holidays

    SC Sister

    • tayloraube/ 24.12.2016Reply

      Thank you so much Madeeha! Happy holidays πŸ™‚

  • ERica/ 24.12.2016Reply

    The pale pink on this dress is so gorgeous! What an amazing piece for the holidays! Would totally pair it with some faux fur πŸ˜‰

    • tayloraube/ 24.12.2016Reply

      I love the color when it reflects of warm light, this dress is so dynamic.

  • Greta/ 24.12.2016Reply

    This blue velvet is so stunning on you. You look so glamorous!

    Greta |

    • tayloraube/ 24.12.2016Reply

      Thank you so muhc Greta! This dress makes me feel so fabulous!

  • Brooke/ 26.12.2016Reply

    What a beautiful velvet dress and I love those glitter heels!

    Brooke ||

    • tayloraube/ 26.12.2016Reply

      Thank you! These heels are so fun for winter!

  • Jaime/ 26.12.2016Reply

    Velvet is also my favorite trend this year! That blue dress is just stunning on you!!

    • tayloraube/ 26.12.2016Reply

      Thank you so much babe πŸ™‚

  • Anna English/ 26.12.2016Reply

    What a gorgeous color on you!

    • tayloraube/ 26.12.2016Reply

      Thanks so much πŸ™‚

  • Nina/ 26.12.2016Reply

    This color is just perfect on you! This dress is gorgeous and that brand sound so wonderful – checking them out now!

    • tayloraube/ 26.12.2016Reply

      You will fall in love with their entire collection!

  • toby knopfler/ 27.12.2016Reply

    OMG Taylor! you look absolutely stunning! and those glitter pumps caught my eyes:)

  • Courtney Bentley/ 28.12.2016Reply

    This dress is SO gorgeous like WOW I need it and its just SO gorgeous on you! I love the photos too, beautiful!!
    Courtney Bentley ||

    • tayloraube/ 29.12.2016Reply

      This dress would look phenomenal on you, especially in a darker color! You should def check them out πŸ™‚

  • Diana/ 30.12.2016Reply

    So so beautiful. Everything is so perfect together. I love the classic style of this dress. You look amazing in it too. You will be the most beautiful girl in the room celebrating in this dress. Have a Happy New Year.

  • Debbie/ 30.12.2016Reply

    Hi Love! You look absolutely beautiful!!! I love love the velvet trend and this dress is something I would definitely wear! Happy New Year!
    xo Debbie |

  • Shannon/ 06.01.2017Reply

    BEYOND stunning! That colour and that silhouette is incredible. I LOVE it with the glitter heels! It looks phenomenal with the statement necklace. Love it babe! Def checking out this brand.. xx Shannon

  • Jenna at Boston Chic Party/ 15.01.2017Reply

    Taylor, this is truly stunning! You look like royalty- the color is perfection on you!
    xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

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