Monday, December 21, 2015

Velvet, Plaid, and a Bit of Sparkle







I have had this plaid fabric in my stash for years and years! I made a full skirt out of it once, but it was terrible and I cut it apart to make this blouse instead. I actually still have quite a bit of fabric left, so I will probably make a matching pencil skirt next year. I'm pretty sure I bought this fabric at Walmart of all places, and I got it way back in high school. It just screams holiday dress this fabric- I mean, red and white plaid satin with flocked velvet floral motifs? I do love the way this top came out, especially the neckline which was a fun little change to my usual (and probably boring to you all now) blouse pattern.

This little velvet hat is a newer addition, and a style I have wanted in black for a long while now as it matches so much of what I wear! I still wear a lot of black, I can't help it, I love black clothes! I also take the holiday season as a good excuse for wearing my more formal rhinestone jewelry during the day. Why not right? Layer on the sparkle.

I still have a lot of catching up to do after being so busy last week. I have a few finishing touches for a surprise project I'll be putting up later this week, one last present to wrap, and mounds of housework to do! One day I'll get back to my abandoned knitting project... ;)

Top and Skirt: Made by me
Shoes: Nine West
Tights: Target
Brooch: Michael's (yes the craft store)
Hat and Earrings: Vintage

11 comments:

  1. LOVE it all!! The colors, the design of your blouse, your pencil skirt (which I am now in total love with!!) and the brooch! You are a vision!!
    Blessings!
    g

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    1. Thank you Gina! I'm definitely going to be making something else with this same neckline as I have totally fallen for it!

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    2. Huzzaaaaaah!! It is quite lovely on you. Can't wait to see what you make!

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  2. This is YOUR style :) You look gorgeous in pencil skirts and blouses! Perfectly 50s bombshell ;)

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    1. Thank you Siri! And to think I avoided the look for so long back in college, silly me ;)

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  3. Your brooch is so pretty, but that plaid with the flocking is something special for sure! I love it! But as you already know, I'm also totally obsessed with plaid... :P ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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  4. What a stunning, memorable art deco brooch. It's absolutely gorgeous, as is the rest of your outfit. That blouse is fantastic and channels a 30s feel for sure, too.

    Happy Boxing Day wishes, my sweet friend!
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! The brooch was such a great find at the craft store of all places!

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  5. Mmm, flocked velvet and plaid! Gorgeous! I like the neckline variation on the blouse too.

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    1. Thank you Kate! I have already started work on a new dress using this style of neckline again.

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