VINTAGE VELVET & POPPIES
Ahhh, it’s finally March and that means Spring is right around the corner! Of course I’m looking forward to all the flowers and sunny days but I do have some pieces in my wardrobe (like this vintage velvet skirt) I want to rock before it gets too warm.
I actually planned this look months ago with the intention of wearing to a New Year’s Day lunch (a fun way to emulate the prior year‘s look) but plans changed and so here we are a few months later.
This outfit is a great transitional one as the days can still be chilly. The quality of vintage velvet is superb and overall it tends to be heavier and will keep your legs nice and warm on a cooler day, especially if you’re not wearing stockings like me. Many confine velvet to the Fall/Winter but who says you can’t wear velvet when it’s a bit warmer out? I’m not about fashion rules! Never been, never will be.
I styled this skirt with my cotton poppy-print button down shirt. I thrifted this cutie off eBay a while back and instantly fell in love with its stripe details on the cuffs and inner collar. I was sure to show that off in today’s post!
The waist of my 50s style vintage velvet skirt was a touch big and I didn’t want to belt so I knotted the front of my shirt with the back overlapping my waistband a bit. This is a little trick I like to use to define my waist and allow for a little peekaboo reminiscent of 1940s tie front blouses. I probably won’t alter the waist because if I wear a chunky knit sweater tucked in then it’s perfect.
To accessorize I added my perfume atomizer purse, shocking pink ruffle flats, thrifted bangles, fuzzy pompom earrings and velvet sunnies.
Have a happy day darlings!