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I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable.

There are very few things that George Costanza said on Seinfeld that I’d agree with, but that single line so accurately sums up my feelings about velvet that I could’ve written it. Velvet is one of my favorite fabrics, the others are faux suede and leather.  In fact, I adore velvet so much that I’ve enveloped my bedroom in it. If you’d like to see what I mean, take a little peek here. I just love the way it looks and feels. And throw in some fringe and *deep sigh* it’s just so very opulent and decadent.


So when I saw this green velvet and lace cardigan, I knew it was coming home with me. And green isn’t even a color that I normally gravitate towards, but vellllllvet. It has a cascade front which made it even more appealing because I knew I’d have different wearing options: leave it open as intended or close it with a brooch or a belt. And the lace panels? Well, that just added to the opulence. As soon as I put it on, I felt like I should be in Marie Antoinette’s court.



It was a relatively mild weather day, so I wasn’t worried about the temps. And I knew I’d be in the library most of the day, unless I got called to take pictures. If I’m going into the welding or nursing labs, I try to wear “sturdier” clothing.


Velvet Cardigan – Similar | Lace Tunic – Similar | Leggings – Similar | Ankle Boots – Similar

Sizing: I’m 5’4″ and a dress size 10 to 12 {M,L}. I wear a size 9.5 shoe


The lace tunic is one of my favorite pieces even though I don’t wear it nearly as often as I should. It kind of has a bit of a ballerina vibe to it, don’t you think? When I do wear it, I use it as a layering piece under a tunic or jacket, rather than wearing it on it’s own. I’ve also used lace extenders and worn it as a dress. That would probably be my biggest tip: Tunics can be some of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe, just layer, layer, layer.


Ankle boots are another versatile wardrobe piece. I like this pair because they can trend either boho or rocker chic depending upon the clothes and accessories.

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Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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