Ah, holiday season – a time when nothing but Christmas music plays over the airwaves, families and friends join together, and “it’s lit” becomes the most overused millennial phrase of the year. It is also a time to bust out every velvet piece you own and SLEIGH all winter long. Yup. Bad pun. Don’t care.
I truly can’t account for my delayed arrival to the velvet train, but this girl has finally hitched a ride and is never getting off. The fabric is elegance, vintage and softness wrapped in a perfectly tied bow. After stumbling upon these burgundy beauties at Mango, it was game over.
If it wasn’t obvious enough already, this entire outfit was planned around these pants. I knew I wanted to wear a white turtleneck, but I felt it needed a little something extra to make the pants really stand out. To continue my pattern of layering, I threw a black velvet romper with exquisite lace detailing over the turtleneck.
Now, for the shoes. Oh, man, these shoes. Normally, I would never give purchasing shoes over $100 a second thought…as in, the answer is always “no”. The thing is, how often does one come across a pair of ballerina heels? My gut says rarely. After much deliberation, I decided to treat myself to a pre-holiday splurge.
To complete the ensemble, I sported the teddy coat that will continue to make numerous guest appearances on the blog until I say otherwise (more like when spring rolls around). For the bag, I went with a quilted chain crossbody, as the chain matches up nicely with the gold button details on the turtleneck.
**Side note to my fellow NYC bloggers: If you are in the market for professional photography, I highly recommend Caitee Smith. She is a treat to work with and has a good eye for capturing her subjects naturally and genuinely.
Photography: Caitee Smith