Vying for Velvet Year-Round

And just like that, we’re welcoming 2018.

Wow, this year has taken so many crazy, needed turns; but as I look back and remembered my goals for 2017…it was just what I needed to get there (topic coming soon!).

With all the festivities surrounding December and the New Year…gifts, events and newness…(New Year, new clothes, same girl :)? ) I wanted to switch things up in my closet. Out with the old and in with the velvet.

(I don’t have enough of it!)

 There’s something about a velvet dress…or anything velvet that is synonymous with elegance. It’s also the right solution on many special occasions 😉 even after all the fun from New Year’s Eve.

Think date night, evening out on a cool night, Valentine’s Day…you name it.

It can be worn year-round especially in these cooler temps. I’d suggest a forest green, deep teal, midnight blue, blush pink or an aster purple.

I personally went with the below.

I thought of the time I lived in England for a brief period and how I fell in love with their multinational fashion retailer, TopShop. An easy, love at first sight kind of moment. To me, I remembered they carried a lot of ‘must-haves’ on my list. So naturally, I was curious and went online to view their velvet dress collection…and jackpot.

My eyes fell hard for this sweetheart neckline and scrunched princess-like dress.

I didn’t stop there guys. I saw their accessories and had to pair it with something else! I am loving the metallics right now and chose this envelope purse and epic harp ankle boots (just changed into them!).

Well, loves! I must be off..lots of things to get started on in the first week of the new year, but I had to leave you with this sweet tidbit. Check out TopShop’s latest must-have dresses for the New Year and their coupon page I have prepared just for you.

(Kisses to this sweet collaboration with TopShop and Stylinity!)

Photography by the wonderful Chelsae Anne.

xo for now loves,

Winks and Wonder.