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!
A closer look at the kimono:
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!