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Velvet - Holiday 2017


Velvet Crush






"The velvet of her paws, Her coat that with tortoise vies, Her ears jet and emerald eyes, She saw; and purred with applause. " - Thomas Gray



Velvet is everywhere once again in 2017.  The soft, rich and sublime fabric is forefront and center setting standards high.   Jeans, tops, handbags, accessories and so much more are being lavished in a bit of vibrant velvet.  Velvet has always made a statement throughout history donned by royalty and wealthy families and of course anyone who wants a little luxury in daily living.  In the 1920's, evening gowns and shawls were designed in velvet and worn to impress.  Yesterday classics still ring true for the holiday season.

What is top of mind this jolly ole season?  Here are a few pieces that will provide the royal treatment.  Get ready to walk the red carpet, hear the bells rings with merriment all the while draped in magnificent velvet concoctions.



The Luxury Skinny






Velvet Skinny Jeans are comfortable, elegant and sophisticated when combined with a wool coat, jacket and booties or pumps.  The lustrous velvet will promote envious eyes from the royal gallery in your own world. 


Fabulous with Booties




AG The Farrah High Waist Skinny - Current, Seaweed, Mercury & Black



"Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas, but what makes it new is the way you put it together" - Carolina Herrera


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The Royal Velvet Showstopper










The Velvet Handbag is refined and understated for the holiday season. Be present and at the center with a luxurious velvet handbag.



So Audrey - Black is Always Classic


Badgley Mischka Drama Clutch





Jimmy Choo Celeste Velvet Clutch




The Crossbody


Rebecca Minkoff Love Quilted Crossbody Bag


"The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.  It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years."  - Audrey Hepburn



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The Topper









The Decadent Soft Velvet Top is ever pretty for the evening or day.   You will be the belle of the ball in your world.  




The Turtleneck





Theory Velvet Turtleneck



Tibi Stretch Velvet Turtleneck




Theory Split-Collar V-Neck Velvet Top



Princess



Roland Mouret Wicklow Square-Neck Velvet Top



"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak" Rachel Zoe


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The Velvet Finale






The Velvet Gown is an essential frock in the wardrobe.  Fashionistas absolutely adore a black or red velvet dress for holiday parties or events.  Make a memorable statement draped in sumptuous velvet. 


Tea Length - Timeless - Runs Big



Chaus Velvet Tea Length Dress



Evening Attire



Alice & Olivia Simmons Velvet Wrap Dress




Alice & Olivia Simmons Wrap Dress



St. John Collection Cold Shoulder Velvet Gown

Velvet, velvet and more velvet.  Get shopping and ready for the marvels of the holiday to descend on the land.  Enjoy every moment, be thankful and always look for the best in others.

"Character.  Intelligence. Strength. Style. That makes Beauty" - Diane Von Furstenberg


Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style

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