Knock, Knock


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 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

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    1. 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. =)

  1. says: 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. :)

    1. 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!

  2. says: Madalina Tita

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


  3. says: 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.

    1. 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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