Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Velvet and rhinestones

Wore this to a family and friends holiday dinner hosted by my mom and step dad. A bit dressy perhaps but I wanted to wear this outfit. I was inspired by the photo below:

When I saw this photo I immediately remembered my (very) old light blue velvet tank top. Than I feared I might have given it away (I usually do) but was happy to find out I had kept it. So, than paired it with a big rhinestone necklace (unlike the real thing she wears) and a cream/white fur coat. For to the bottom thought my nude/blush colored brocade skirt and nude heels would do the trick as they won't take away from the focal point of the tank and the bling.

This skirt is part of a bustier-skirt suit my mom bought years ago to wear at a wedding. There have been different times in our life time we were skinny enough to wear it as it is very tight and a small size. Other times it sits and waits either her closet or mine for us to be slim again. I am lucky to be able to fit in it although it is not without effort. The good thing is the skirt is very high rise so I can wear the very crop tank top.

The coat is another vintage fur left over from my mom's thrift store business. Wish it was a bit whiter but I think it looks fine.

Bought this necklace at Forever 21 for the purpose of this outfit. Among everything else it might look cheap but I think on its own it looks very pretty. The photos are just bad quality so you can't tell. The ring is CZ and I love it. My mom bought it as a b-day present this past summer.

Realized other than the first photo I cut off my shoes from every other one but here they are in close-up. Had to try over 5 pairs of nude heels that looked almost identical at Steve Madden to find the one that actually blended with my skin tone and feet.

Here is a close up of my rhinestone barette.

The kids insisted we pose together. My son's forced smile is cute...

Brocade skirt - Anne Klein
Velvet Tank - French Connection (thrifted a long long time ago)
Nude Heels - Steve Madden
Necklace - Forever 21
Ring - from Turkey
Earings (which you can't see) - Ross Simmons

Today's Activities: Ditched the outdoor preschool class today as my son was not feeling great. Instead went grocery shopping than stopped at our local park for 30 minutes or so than came home for a soup lunch. My son fell a sleep on the couch listenning to xmas music. Put my daughter down as she was fussy even though it was way before nap time. Then moved my son to our bed and napped together. Had them play in the house while I cleaned up and got ready. Mailed some more xmas cards (the international ones) than went to my parents house for a holiday dinner party. They went all out with the dishes and it was yummy.

Here they are infront of the Turkey:


  1. The pastel colours look so pretty together. And definitely LOVE the bling!
    xo MODELmumma

  2. So lovely. It's so cool where you got your inspiration. x hivennn.

  3. You look fantastic. Love that F21 necklace, and the rhinestone barrette.

  4. Woo Hoo! Lookin good! I love the first picture!
    You have reminded me that i need a pair of nude heels!


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