Thursday, 20 January 2011

Blue Velvet.


velvet dress - UO, jacket - topshop, hat - h&m

if it was up to me, i'd wear this dress probably 92% of the time. it's so soft, has long sleeves (i love long sleeved dresses the most) and has the nicest lacey crochet collar ever. but it's surprisingly hard to find things to wear it with. it doesn't seem to go with cardigans, the velvet and knits clash badly, and the only thing that made it both stand out and compliment it was my leather jacket. i can't wait til it's warmer and i can wear it without a layer.. but then, isn't velvet a mostly christmas/winter thing?

i'm getting excited over all the spring stock that's hitting shops now; even though i'm mostly sure i'm awful at summer dressing... currently on my wishlist is a pleated skirt, a leather skirt, scalloped shorts, leopard print jumper, and yet more polka dots.

please vote for me in the asos stylist competition! thank you! (i know i keep posting this, but it is real important to me!)

34 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore your dress, and have voted for you as well! x

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  2. Love this outfit so bad! :-) Gorgeous mix of rockish leather and soft velvet, xx

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  3. Your dress is so cute, you look lovely.
    Good luck in the asos comp, I'm just going to cast my vote now :)

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  4. Gorgeous leather jacket!
    Love the belt!
    Adore the dress, I really like Peter Pan style collars!
    xo
    Freya

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  5. Amazing velvet dress :)
    You look perfect, as always :)

    xx,
    Raquel @ www.chloemarieantoinete.blogspot.com

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  6. i love this dress, its similar to the alexa for madewell one that i pined after for ages before coming to terms with the fact that it would never be mine!
    I see what you mean about styling velvet with other things, but i think the leather looks just right.
    i know what you mean about seeing all the lovely new spring clothes, im excited too, but i think my summer style is never as good as winter x

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  7. Great mix of velvet and leather!

    xoxo
    Stacey Kay
    “Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”
    www.goodwillhuntingg.com

    Runway Inspiration: Wunderkind

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  8. It's funny how velvet is hard to pair with things... what about a fluffy white angora sweater or something like that?

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  9. The dress is adorable! I was so tempted to order it, looks much better on you than it would on me! x

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  10. What a cute dress! :) Lovely outfit!

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  11. The dress is beautiful and suits you so well! The leather jacket adds that wonderful edge to the overall look; lovely!

    Katie. x

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  12. i love the mix of english/ girly and edgy :) x

    intothefoldfashion.blogspot.com

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  13. Love the dress, so simple and chic. Already voted for you in Asos, best of luck!

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  14. Waheyyy, I'm not the only one who seems to have quite a thing for velvet. Gorgeous dress, especially paired with the hard edge of the leather jacket. :) x

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  15. Loving the hat, it looks so good with the dress and jacket. Velvet is really hard to pair, but I think you've got it right! Doesn't have to be too Wintery, I think in this outfit is it perfect for Spring.

    I voted for you on the ASOS comp, could you visit my blog and vote for me on an ELLE internship competition?

    R x

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  16. i am going on the hunt for that hat, i love it

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  17. Great dress! Looks great with the leather

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  18. love the dress its gorgeous! x

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  19. I've been coveting this dress for ages! Long sleeved dresses are my favourite too x

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  20. I love this outfit. There's literally nothing that I would change. It goes perfectly with the leather jacket.

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  21. this is such a great outfit. everything is styled perfectly!

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  22. I wear velvet all the time, so I wouldn't say it's just a christmas-winter fabric. I really want these Alexa Chung velvet high-waisted shorts for Madewell, but they're so expensive!

    http://www.madewell.com/madewell_feature/ALEXACHUNGFORMADEWELL/PRDOVR~30780/30780.jsp

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  23. That dress is lovely, you really suit it xx

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  24. oh how i wish i had the pieces to replicate this outfit completely...you look stunning. love it!

    x

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  25. adore this dress, can see why you would want to wear it all the time, its lovely

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  26. I love velvet and wish it was acceptable to wear all year round! This dress looks gorgeous on you. I've voted for you in the asos comp, good luck xx

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  27. aaa the velvet dress! it's so pretty... anyways good luck for the asos competition. i've voted you and hope you'll be the winner! :))

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  28. cute cute cute! :)
    http://stylishoverflows.blogspot.com/

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  29. I love the velvet dress! I think velvet may be a winter thing, but I only think that because here it would be wayyyy to hot to even think of wearing velvet!

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  30. Very cute look, i've been wanting something velvet in my closet.

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thank you so much for all your comments! you're wonderful.