Tuesday, December 10, 2019

I love velvet!  Over the last few years, I have been adding a few things to my collection.  I realize it doesn’t work year round, but I get a great deal of wear out of it from November – February.  It is such a cozy fabric and I think it adds some interest and richness to your look.  Plus, it is everywhere!  Have you noticed how popular it has become?  

Let’s get this velvet party started!  

First, I purchased this Target A New Day kimono back in maybe August or September!  Why?  Becuase last year I fell in love with a very similar one at a boutique for $70 and I couldn’t do it.  So, when I saw this for $27 I knew it was my shopping destiny.  

I struggled for a while to decide what to wear under it and then I saw a black velvet cami at Old Navy for a reasonable price and that didn’t dip too low in the front.  I am looking forward to wearing this a couple of times at the least this season and then hopefully I will still like it in the future.  What to wear on the bottom, though?  I think velvet bottoms would be too much – even for me!  

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A closer look at the kimono:

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I also recently bought the rust/mustard version for Thanksgiving but didn’t end up wearing it because it was colder than I predicted.  I think these are pretty timeless pieces that I can hopefully save for later.  I did wear it to school that week, though.

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The next piece is also a kimono that I got on super sale at the end of the season two years ago at a local boutique.  It was $20. I like to wear it over a burgundy or blue swing dress – they both match the colors in the kimono.  

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This is probably my oldest piece.  It is JC Penney Liz Claiborne and I love it so much!  It is so well made.  I love the cut of the sleeves which come to the elbow and the banded bottom hits at the right place.  They also had it in black and purple but I loved this shade of red and I thought the purple could make me look like Barney – not the look I am going for. 

This is cut like a t – shirt and from Old Navy last year.  I wore it a great deal last year. 

And here is another Old Navy from last year and it really sparkles – I bought this for New Year’s. 

And, my good old Matilda Jane velvet ruffle pants.  These can really be dressed up in my opinion.  img_0587.jpg

So, where is velvet appropriate?  I think everywhere!  I do wear it to work in the winter because I like it so much.  It can easily be dressed up with a statement necklace, a faux fur, etc.  

One of my dear blog readers has velvet leggings!  I need those!  Other than that, I think my velvet collection is complete!

Where do you stand on velvet?  Love it?  Hate it?  Don’t live in a climate conducive to velvet?  Tell me everything!!!!

Amy 

15 thoughts on “Give me all the Velvet!

  1. I actually do have black velvet leggings! They are really soft and comfy – but they bleed color! Any idea how to fix that? And I thing I have a black tank top somewhere… I agree, it’s a great material. A green velvet jacket is on my list!

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    1. Soak the leggings in cold water and white vinegar for 15 or so minutes, it will set the color. About 1/4 cup to a gallon or 2 of water, then rinse well. That should do it!
      If you are metric, just use a converter.

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  2. Spans makes great velvet leggings. Good color and high quality. They’re a little more expensive than other leggings, but they last for years and look really high end.

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  3. Love all your velvet! Besides my leggings I have a black tunic and a simple black dress. All JJill items that I bought at the end of last season and I’m so glad I did! I also have a velvet scarf that belonged to my mom. Now wanting some of the velvet headbands you showed us last week!

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