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.

Bejeweled off-shoulder knit top – #fashionfriday

This purple bejeweled top was definitely calling my name when I went to scour Kohl’s clearance racks to find something to use my $10 off savings coupon and 20% off discount. Coming in at just under $10, I had to find something else to go with it so I could use my whole $10 savings card. I found these soft olive green skinny jeans on sale for $10 as well. Armed with my savings card and discount that I pulled up from my e-mails on my phone, I headed to the registers. The grand total for this outfit was $8.16 – a savings of $89.84. Oh how I love a good deal!

The top is made out of smooth, shiny t-shirt material with shoulder cut-outs lined with big diamond-like jewels. How fun is that? On a side note, I wore this with my hair down, and kept having my hair get stuck in the enormous shoulder bling. But they are still a nice touch.

The jeans are so soft. They feel almost flannel like, they are so soft! My cats hair decided it really liked this material, so if you notice tufts of cats hair sticking to them, just know, no cats were harmed in the wearing of my fashionably furry pants. My cats just want me to remember them everywhere I go. In fact, sometimes if I lay my outfit out somewhere they can get to it before wearing it, they really like to lay down right on top of it. They just want their kitty mama to wear a nice soft kitty hair outfit – just like them – without having to turn into Cruella De Ville to get it.

 

Side view of jewel-toned purple ruched cold-shoulder top

Side view of jewel-toned purple ruched cold-shoulder top

 

Ruched side open shoulder bejeweled top & olive green jeans

Ruched side open shoulder bejeweled top & olive green jeans

 

Purple bejeweled top + khaki skinny jeans

Purple bejeweled top + khaki skinny jeans

 

Jewel-toned purple top, skinny jeans + combat boots

Jewel-toned purple top, skinny jeans + combat boots

 

Back view of purple cold-shoulder bejeweled top & olive green skinnies

Back view of purple cold-shoulder bejeweled top & olive green skinnies

 

 

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