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Ask a Stylist: How to Update Your Floral Frock Like Nicki Minaj!

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So, we all know Nicki Minaj as the queen of fearless and outrageous fashion.  But this Monday, Minaj opted for a softer style. And let me tell you, she looked flat-out gorgeous for her appearance on Live with Kelly and Michael!

The 31-year-old is back in the spotlight promoting the anticipated release of her third album The Pink Print, and to say she looked insanely beautiful is a major understatement. Minaj looked, shall I dare say, demure, in a floral brocade Dolce & Gabbana pencil skirt ($1,345) and matching Dolce & Gabanna floral brocade top ($895).

As for shoes, a black and gold strappy Versace heel did the trick. She completed the look with gold accessories and simple hair and makeup: just a pop of color on the lips and long, luxurious hair.

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Here is how Nicki pulled of this look so incredibly.  When you are going super tight as Minaj did here, it is important to show less skin; it's all about balance. The 3/4 length sleeves, longer pencil skirt and higher neckline allow this look to remain demure while still super sexy. Plus, a vertical pattern always elongates and lengthens. 

Here's how you can recreate this gorgeous Nicki look on the cheap! Instead of doing a matching top and skirt, the cheaper option is to choose a dress—one piece and you're done!  This New London floral dress for $39 is a great option.  Not only does it have the same silhouette and hue as Nicki's, but it also has the same concept of a vertical floral pattern.

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As for shoes, I am loving these heels from Forever 21. They have the same lines and gold detailing on the heel as the Versace pair, and the best part? They only cost $37! Add in some fun gold accessories, lots of bracelets and a gold chain necklace, like these here from H&M, all under $15. 

And there you have it, the entire look for under $100.

I can't wait to see how you guys rock this look! Tweet me @mgarciastyling if there's a celeb look you are crazy about. Your questions and suggestions could be the trend I select for the next Ask a Stylist! 

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