the sparkly life: Red Velvet Top

Monday, November 20, 2017

Red Velvet Top

rag & bone boots
velvet top, Eileen Fisher (sold out, but similar herehere, here, and here); jeans, Zara (old; similar here and here); booties, Rag & Bone (way less expensive but very similar studded version here); clutch, old (similar here); nail polish, Essie Romper Roomrag & bone boots
beachy waves

gray jeans
Photos by Lydia Hudgens

I went to high school in the '90s, so velvet holds a special place in my heart. Back then, velvet was hugely popular, and I was hugely into it. I had velvet everyyyyything. Velvet baby doll dresses, a velvet patchwork shirt (yes, it was ugly), flowy velvet poet blouses, floppy velvet hats, velvet chokers, a velvet bra top that I wore peeking out from a flannel shirt when I went to concerts (don't ask), velvet scrunchies, and so on and so on. I was a walking Contempo Casuals ad, I was George Costanza ensconced in my beloved velvet (who remembers that episode?), and I loved every moment of it.

And now, velvet is huge again, and I. am. living for it. This burgundy top was my first nostalgic velvet purchase. (It's sold out, but you can find a similar one herehere, here, and here.) I love toughening it up by wearing it with gray jeans and black boots, but it could also be dressed up with black pants and heels. So good for a holiday party!

Who else is super into velvet right now? And who else was into velvet during the '90s, like me? (Anyone??)



Unknown said...

Velvet reminds me of Christmas. I think because I had a velvet dress for a christmas on year. My skin couldn't handle it though :(

Amy said...

I love it! I've also been so excited that chokers are a thing again.

My mountain wild said...
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My mountain wild said...

I love that velvet is back ! This color looks gorgeous on you !!

Unknown said...

Definitely such a stylish look that reminds me of the nostalgic 90s!

Anonymous said...

So pretty! And perfect for autumn. Love the entire outfit!

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