Fall 2016: Velvet on Velvet

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TGIF! It’s been a super busy week “day job” wise, as I’m juggling multiple freelance projects. All fun but demanding of my time. I had hoped to post a day or two ago, especially after the great shoot we had last weekend. And especially because I want to share some of my favorite fall fashion finds — pieces I know I (you?) will be wearing again and again. And will probably love just as much next year, too.

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So unless you’ve been living on an atoll in the Indian Ocean you know VELVET is everything this fall. I’ve loved velvet since I was a kid — from my Madame Alexander doll dresses to ballet recitals to holiday party dresses. It’s lush, plush, and simply perfect for colder weather. I had my eye on these Blue Velvet Booties the moment I saw them, backorder drama notwithstanding. They are simply sublime. The pants? I saw a super stylish woman striding down 5th Ave one afternoon and said to myself I must have those pants and they must be Zara. Bingo. A boyish chambray shirt seemed the perfect counterpoint, but I added clip-on vintage earrings to the collar points for some bling-i-ty bling. (DIY!) The bag is from a local JC vintage/consignment store Mint Market. For me it really reads baby Givenchy  Messenger Bag and was the perfect shade of navy blue…with multi-metallic studs. Yay! The leather jacket was a super splurge more than 8 years ago, which now seems like the ultimate bargain. I love it, and so does everyone else.

Velvet Booties: I have searched and tried on many alternatives but these are it! (And frankly, any boot from Stuart Weitzman. An accessory investment you will never regret.)

Velvet Culottes: Zara  or these  or these

Leather Jacket (old, Blur) but sublime options here and here

Chambray Shirt: (Gap, sold out) but like this and this

Accessories: both Vintage, check out Mint Market

All photos by Lydia Filosa and Mp Allegaert on iPhone 6.

0 thoughts on “Fall 2016: Velvet on Velvet

  1. Reblogged this on Fancy Nancy says…. and commented:
    Loving this velvet vibe from my friend Mary-Paula. I pulled out my black velvet slim cigarette pants and paired with a plain white t-shirt and jean jacket. And in the closet -shopping mode pulled out my Velvet Leopard waist-coat jacket paired with wide leg high-waist black jeans and new ankle boots to pull the whole thing together. thanks M-P

  2. This is one of my favorite blog posts/outfits of all time. I’m obsessed with these pants and I love how you put your clip on vintage earrings to the collar-points of your shirt. #EverythingOnFLEEK!

    P.S. You inspired me to get the Gucci Marmont slippers–they’re SO comfortable, versatile, and easy!

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