Knock, Knock

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As soon as I saw this brooch, all I wanted was to put it on this blazer. The shiny gold plays well off the sheen of green velvet. The subject and chunky size hints at the opulence trend, from which velvet rose to popularity. Match, made.

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I basically wore some semblance of this outfit all holiday break. For brunch with friends I wore black velvet smoking slippers (a new fav), and changed to patent heels for evening cocktails. Luckily I was seeing so many different groups of people, I think only one person caught me in this outfit twice. =)

Outfit detailsJ.Crew blazer :: Equipment blouse :: Rag & Bone jeans :: Banana Republic belt :: vintage Napier brooch :: Chanel handbag :: Christian Louboutin shoes :: Stella & Dot bracelet (c/o) :: vintage Bulova watch :: vintage link bracelet :: Daisy Knights ring

Altered – J.Crew blazer has had sides and sleeves slimmed :: Equipment blouse has been slimmed :: Christian Louboutin shoes have heel and ball of foot pads added

21 Comments

  • Reply January 13, 2013

    Petite Therapy

    Love that brooch and the emerald velvet blazer! It’s inspiring me to take my black velvet blazer out from the back of the closet and get it altered….

    • Reply January 13, 2013

      Alterations Needed

      Do it! Now is such a good time to pull it out and get some wear out of it. =)

  • Dearest Kelly,
    Lovely brooch; even though its proportions are a bit large for the lapel… You do make good use of your favorite clothes and that’s important!
    Have a happy week ahead.
    Mariette

    • Reply January 13, 2013

      Alterations Needed

      Hi Mariette. Thank you! As for the brooch size…I wanted it that way! LOL. I really wanted something chunky since all my brooches are so small and dainty. Besides…sometimes imperfection is more fun that perfection. =)

  • the gold on green is gorgeous! i do the same thing with outfits if i’m going to be with a different group of people!

  • Reply January 13, 2013

    VeryAmy.com

    I am obsessed with vintage brooches right now! I think there is tons of potential to jazz up outfits. I’m glad to see that you think the same :)

    • Reply January 14, 2013

      Alterations Needed

      Totally agree! Vintage brooches are so much fun & can be had for such great prices on the second hand market. =)

  • Reply January 13, 2013

    Jane

    Hi Kelly, may I know what size you got for these Cole Haan smoking slippers? The reviews say they run small. It would be great if you could help! Many thanks. :)

    • Reply January 13, 2013

      Alterations Needed

      Hi Jane! I got size 5 (my normal Cole Haan size) and they are very snug, even for Cole Haan. I thought about exchanging them for a 5.5, but since shoes tend to stretch, I stuck with them and they’ve worked out. I like my shoes snug, so my regular size worked, but if you don’t like snug fitting shoes, try a 1/2 size bigger and maybe add shoe pads if they’re a tad loose. Hope that helps!

  • Reply January 14, 2013

    Annabelle

    Gorgeous!

  • Reply January 14, 2013

    Petite Tomatoes

    very cute!

  • Reply January 14, 2013

    Katherine

    This is AMAZING! I love the idea of the door knocker, I’m a leo so love all lion items :)

  • Reply January 14, 2013

    Hello, Framboise!

    Love the brooch! It looks perfect with your green velvet blazer. Love the photography here, too–so pretty!

  • Reply January 14, 2013

    Crystal Puckett

    I really love this look, digging the brooch! Actuallyy am now searching for one! And I’m obsessed with that jacket.

  • Reply January 15, 2013

    Elle

    I’m loving the brooch. So cute and a great focal piece!

  • Reply January 15, 2013

    Madalina Tita

    love the blazer! the color, the broach…everything…can’t wait to see how you will style it next…

    xoxo
    Mady

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.com

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Nomnomblingbling

    Love the gold and green blazer together! Well played. I also wore the same outfit all last weekend (J.Crew blazer, button down, and skinny jeans) only because I was seeing diff sets of people as well LOL. First the Rag and Bone blazer and now repeating the same attire. We must be kindred spirits.

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    phiphi

    it looks perfect with the blazer! what a gorgeous outfit. xox P

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  • Reply January 18, 2013

    TOBeautyReviews

    So you Kelly! Lion like Leo LOL! Does the brooch leave holes in your blazer?

    • Reply January 18, 2013

      Alterations Needed

      Thanks Elaine! There’s no visible holes on this blazer, probably thanks to the thicker material, dark color, and sheen of the velvet. I do have holes in my cotton blazers from brooches, but only if you look closely. =P

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