Crushing on crushed velvet

I’m loving all the crushed velvet that came in this season. It was everywhere! Even booties and purses were made with crushed velvet. How cute were those?

So, when I saw this cold shoulder crushed velvet top on clearance at Kohl’s, I just had to have it. Armed with a $5 off any purchase coupon and  30% off when you use your credit card, I went to make my purchase. It rang up at only $1.54. Score!

I also found a few things on the clearance racks at Marshall’s, but somehow they all ended up being more than the shirt. Odd when you can find stuff cheaper at a regular department store’s clearance racks than at a discount store’s clearance racks, but somehow, that’s how the cookie crumbled this time around.

I love good deals and I cannot lie.

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Outfit recap:

Gray jacket, Goodwill, given to me by a friend. Tassel earrings, Cost Plus World Market, a Christmas gift, you can shop these here. Cat ear sunglasses, Marshall’s, a birthday gift. White choker necklace, old, worn at my sister’s wedding years ago. Crushed velvet top, Kohl’s clearance racks, Floral skirt, old, vintage Jay Jacobs. Betsey Johnson bow purse, here + fishnet tights, here, from Marshall’s clearance racks. Red suede booties, Sole Society, won in an influencer contest a few years ago. (Back before Pinterest tried to chase influencer’s off their website and then installed a new smart feed where now only a small percent of your followers actually see the stuff you post. I’d probably never be able to win anything the way Pinterest works now. Super frustrating! Down with the algorithms, I say!)

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Fishnet tights + red booties

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

I’m loving that fishnets are coming back in again. Too fun!

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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Cold shoulders in the springtime!

I’m learning there’s some truth to these cold shoulder tops leaving you with actual cold shoulders if it’s not a nice warm day. We are having a particularly cold spring and let me tell ya, my little shoulder was feeling cold the day we took these photos! But, warmer weather is coming! Tomorrow, I hear. And without having had any 70 degree weather, we’re going to jump right into the 80’s for a few days. Cause that’s how we roll in Portland!

I love the little bow detail on the cold shoulder. And the bell sleeves are so in right now! Red is definitely one of my colors, too! There is a bit of shimmer to this top as well, but you can’t really see it in these photos. This top would be perfect for 60 and low 70 degree weather, but not so much if it’s any hotter than that as it’s a sweater. I have another off-shoulder top I keep putting on and taking off for a warmer shirt because it’s been way to cold to have my poor shoulders hanging out this spring. I just can’t bring myself to wear it indoors or outdoors yet because I just want to be warm. I know. I’m a cold weather wimp. I’m okay with that.

 

Red off-shoulder sweater

 

Off-shoulder top with bells sleeves

 

Red and brown

Off-shoulder long sweater

 

Looking through

 

Bow tie cold shoulder sweater with bell sleeves

 

All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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