Monday, July 19, 2010

Black Velvet

Ok, first of all, this song cracks me up because it reminds me of one of my favorite people in the world, Mr. Brent James, and now also RuPaul's Drag Race and Jujubee's flawless lipsync for her life!

Moving on, thanks to Miss Amber of Violet Folklore, I purchased (way too early) the all-important centerpiece to a Christmas-worthy ensemble, and now in fact, have completed my outfit! I feel really silly to have done this in July, but I've been wanting a gooooood velvet dress for over a year and I couldn't pass this one up. Velvet is the perfect fall/winter fabric!

The dress:

The fabulous belt:

The shoes:

I got mine years ago though, before Vivienne Westwood slapped her label on 'em (and around $30 extra bucks too)!

Now I can sit back and let the season rush toward me without a worry or care! Ahhhhhhhhh...


  1. I say that it is never too early to purchase for winter! Or summer! Or whenever. If the piece is perfect and the price is right, always go with your heart. It's so much easier than suddenly being cold with no jacket, going to a party on a sweltering day with without a lovely and light outfit, or waking up on Christmas morning with no special dress to wear! I started purchasing out of season a few years ago and have felt much more secure that my sartorial needs are being met ever since then.

    Thanks for the shout out.

    As for the I Magnin dress I just blogged about... the shoulders are quite open, as is the bust. The elastic waist can stretch to 21" and the length is 46". It is made of a silky, textured acetate/rayon satin. So lovely! Let me know if you want a reserve :-)

  2. it's true -- when you find the right piece, you just have to go for it, regardless of the season!

    will think about the i magnin beauty for now, thanks!

  3. That belt is going to be awesome on the dress. I have an event coming up in September and a very special dress that has been sitting in my closet since I think October just patiently awaiting its day. When the right dress comes along, you've gotta snap it up!

  4. ooh, i can't wait to see it, missa! hope you post it on your blog.