Monday, November 10, 2014

Velvet & Snow





November has arrived, and I am ecstatic. Not only does November bring my birthday, it also brings the cold, brisk air of winter. Winter surpasses all other seasons in my mind; there is something about sitting in front of the fire, mindlessly stroking a cat and typity-typing on my laptop that theoretically makes me dance with joy in the drifts of snow. Winter also instills a particularly strong string of motivation in me, and my grades, blogging and fashion effort drastically increase as the temperatures decrease. (Yes, hopefully there will be more blog posts- I've frankly just been lazy!)

My increased motivation was reflected in my outfit today. I saw in the paper that snow was forecasted for this afternoon, and the winter joy put an extra bounce into my morning routine.

This lovely skirt which I wore is from Forever 21 and is entirely velvet. Snow and velvet just go together in my mind (perhaps it was the velvet Christmas sweaters I was forced to wear as a child) so I saw it fit to wear this lovely plum colored skirt. The beautiful spirals and swivels integrated into the crushed velvet add an extra layer of festivity to the overall appearance. Plum is also a very winter color, so I find that this skirt paired with some black tights and flats makes for the perfect holiday outfit. 
I also added on this cozy, army green jacket out of necessity. The fur hood and double-lined sleeves make it perfect for power-walking from the bus to the school doors. No matter how cozy and warm the jacket, I can't tell you how relived I was to be home, sipping on tea while relaxing on the recliner x


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  1. That's a lovely skirt! I adore it, great for the upcoming cold seasons.

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    1. I agree, velvet is prefect for the colder months! Much more cozy than cotton x

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    1. I do too! It is completely underrated! Thanks x

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    1. Thanks, I agree! The velvet is so lovely x

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  4. Great post, it's gorgeous! x

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  5. Plum color, velvet skirts, petting the cat, typing away, loving the snow... all great things that make me look forward to winter also!

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    1. I'm so glad someone agrees! Everyone always thinks winter is a dreary holiday, but I love the coziness of it!

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  6. That's such a gorgeous skirt! I'm in love with velvet right now!!

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    1. Thanks!
      I agree, I want all things velvet! It is such a cozy material that you just want to pack your closet with x

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  7. I think your skirt goes really well with the parka :)
    Cute outfit!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I love olive and purple together :)
      I only wish wish my parka was a little bit shorter when it comes to pairing it with skirts and dresses, it sits at that awkward length where it looks like that is all I am wearing! Never a good thing x

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  8. Love the skirt - it's such a gorgeous colour! :)

    Layla xx
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    1. Thanks!! I agree, I think purpley-plum and the cold air of winter really suit each other!

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  9. Love that skirt so pretty!

    Please let me know if you would be interested in following eachother on GFC and Bloglovin.Would love to stay in contact.

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
    xoxo

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  10. That skirt is so unique! I thought it was vintage or something until you said that it was from Forever 21! That stores amazes me. Great find

    ~shannon
    www.lameliving.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw yay thank actually makes me so happy! x I also think it looks really vintage, that's part of the reason I bought it! Forever 21 is full of surprises... you just have to look past the rhinestone ugg boots to find the treasures! x

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  11. Love your skirt! xx
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  12. Such a pretty skirt!
    Love the colour :)
    xox

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