Dec 17, 2009

Velvety Winter

First I want to announce the winner of the watch giveaway. After throwing all the names into a hat, the lucky gal is........ (drum roll please).... Sandy of Momisodes. I adore reading her blog. She is sweet and her stories always manage to give me a chuckle or two. Congrat! Please e-mail me your shipping info.
It's been quite chilly here in Socal. I finally rotated all my winter clothes out and stored all my spring-summer pieces for the winter. It is the best to shop from my own closet to keep the wallet happy. I found a black velvet top the other day and thought it would be warm and fuzzy with a cashmere scarf. Velvet always reminds me of soft luxury, holiday, and winter.-BCBG velvet black dress $148 via Nordstrom
-Marc Jacob velvet heart top $198 via Saks.com
-Velvet jacket $175 via Ann Taylor
-Twenty8Twelve blue velvet jacket $415 via Saks.comI usually buy velvet in dark colors but it will be fun to buy one in color like the Effortless Velvet in pink on sale for $139. (image via boden.com) I don't know about you but velvet pants usually make me look horizontally challenged. It is just so unforgiving on a gal. I am eyeing the velvet pants above by Ann Taylor for $70 but don't want to insult myself in the dressing room.Well, I may not be too crazy about velvet pants, but I adore velvet accessories because the feel is pure luxury.
-Red Infinity Velvet scarf $145 via DKNY.com
-Black velvet Tory Burch flats $295 via net-a-porter.com --- I am glad we don't get much rain in Socal because I will not know how to keep them dry and clean.
-Purple Marc by Marc Jacob headband $84 via net-a-porter.com --- Headbands usually give me a headache but I really like the bow.
-Purple Miu Miu velvet bow flats on sale $219 via Saks.com --- Need I say more? I just adore the bow and the style. I can image wearing them with skinny jeans or leggings.
-BCBG Mason Skinny Legging $98 via Saks.com --- I like them but have a nasty feeling I need to be 5 pounds skinnier make them look good on me.

What about you, have you pick yourself a luxurious velvet for the holiday yet?

37 comments:

  1. Love the velvet ballerinas!

    Xx

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  2. i hardly like velvet in general. velvet and me, we're just not meant for each other ehhee however, i love your blusher!! hehe *random, i know!!*

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  3. I know what you mean by being vertically-challenged with velvet pants, maybe because of the material, I have the same problem too.

    I can go velvet with ballet flats and other accessories.

    So it's chilly in Socal? I'll ask for updates from you by the end of the month so I'll know what clothes to bring when I go there. Big hugs and thanks in advance.

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  4. Congrats to the winner! :-)

    Velvet brings flashbacks to grade school holiday parties and school choir concerts. I'm just not sure I could bring myself to wear velvet again! But the ballet flats couldn't hurt ...

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  5. Haha, it's funny that you wrote about this because I also wrote a post about holiday velvet here: http://scientifichousewife.blogspot.com/2009/11/holiday-velvet-hit-or-miss.html

    It's not my thing but they look great!

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  6. I like the pink velvet trench. :)

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  7. I used to hate velvet for some reason, but now I absolutely love it! It's just fantastic as dresses for the holidays!:)

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  8. Velvet has such a rich feel :) Like I'm spoiling myself, but I'm worth it!

    fashionafterforty.blogspot.com

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  9. I have been scouring the local thrift shops for the perfect pair of velvet pants - alas, no luck...yet!

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  10. I'm loving velvet right now :)

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  11. one day i hope to find a beautiful velvet smoking jacket. and also a simple black velvet (maybe even red....) tuxedo slipper but id also take it in black suede. for now i have this blue velvet jacket, that i bought from banana republic a few yrs ago, when they had this collaboration with memoirs of geisha.

    velvet is one of my favorite things for men to wear. esp. jackets and pants.

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  12. Bows and velvet go perfect together! You look so cute! :)

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  13. I love the shoes and the heart jacket!

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  14. Congrats to the winner! Your suggestions for velvet accessories are perfect, Im in love with the shoes! xoxo Jolie
    http://senoritafashionista1.blogger.com/

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  15. In theory I love velvet pants. But in reality they are nothing but lint magnets.

    Love Grace.

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  16. I don't do enough velvet. I think I might need to start looking for more. :) BTW...you look absolutely fabulous in your pink scarf!!! XOXO

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  17. Ohhh I just love those TB flats!

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  18. Congrats to Momisodes!! I love the Marc Jacob Velvet Hear top!

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  19. That color looks great on you.

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  20. i loooove that pink scarf!

    myglitteringcreation.blogspot.com

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  21. I can tell you in japan.. they have the heat cranked up so high in the malls.. that it is all you will need.. a nice black shirt with a fab scarf... = )

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  22. Congrats to Sandy, love her blog too!

    Fashion wise, I could use a shopping assistant, lol. I swear to God, I could look for hours and nothing strikes me to make a purchase and I end up with the same old stuff I always wear. *sigh*

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  23. ah, velvet. so rich and luxurious. i have some velvet pants that i haven't worn in years, and i am wondering if they make me look horizontally challenged! ACK! :)

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  24. Congrats to Sandy!! Lucky girl.

    Love the velvet dress--so pretty!

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  25. Congrats to the winner. I love velvet. I know a lot who adores velvet beyond belief.

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  26. Love the pink coat...plus, you are so photogenic!

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  27. Gorgeous finds. I love the feeling of velvet, but it always seems to get destroyed in my closet. I think I just need to take better care of it if I ever buy it again.
    -Marz

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  28. Hi there-I don't have a velvet piece, your picks are gorgeous!!

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  29. Velvet is an ingredient of magic.

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  30. congrats to the lucky winner.
    better luck next time to me.

    btw, i love your pink scarf.
    you look so young in it and just noticed your
    glowing make up.

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  31. congrats to the winner....i love the pink jacket

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  32. I actually looked at some velvet jackets today at Anthropologie, but didn't find one that I liked enough. I love the AT one that you linked to, though - I'll have to take a peek at it if it's in stores!

    (You look lovely in that purple scarf. I don't think it's necessarily the easiest color for most people to wear.)

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  33. i've actually been wishing for a pair of velvet leggings... i think they'd be perfect instead of traditional black tights!

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  34. Thank you so much!!! I am so excited. Thank you so much for hosting the watch giveaway :)

    As for the velvet, I adore them as accessories as well. I would love to find some beautiful velvet flats.

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