Velvet jacket: Next, Christmas gift
Black ribbon bow (worn at neck): Thrifted
Red button-through cord skirt: Vintage St Michael, thrifted
Boots: J Shoes
To combat the grey weather, I like to wear a lot of red at this time of year, and to wear cosy textures like faux fur and velvet. I was so pleased then that velvet was on trend this season, and I fully intended to make some high-street purchases. I'd bought some velvet trousers - just Tesco sale ones - to tide over my longing for velvet while I looked for other items. I've ended up buying nothing else from the high street, it's all been gifted or thrifted. I've acquired a velvet oriental style jacket, long velvet gloves (pictured in my New Year's Eve outfit), and then for Christmas my husband bought me this fitted velvet jacket. It's probably a little too fitted in this outfit, as I have a jumper and slip underneath - I will wear it to work with just a blouse underneath for a less strained look (too much Christmas food...!).
Have any of you been wearing velvet? I expect there's a lot of it in the January sales!