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.
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 details – J.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