Sunday, March 27, 2011

{inspiration} blue velvet...

There's something about velvet that just feels yummy to me. I remember owning a black velvet dress when I was a little girl. It may have been my favorite. For a long time, I had purple velvet curtains in my bedroom. They were really pretty.

I haven't owned anything velvet in a LONG time, but I'm totally in love with these blue velvet items:

This sofa: 
(source)
This seems very Boho to me. I love it!

This chair (and actually the wallpaper too) reminds me of a 1950s movie.
Love the beautiful vintage style.

I would totally carry this purse.

One of my favorite bloggers/Etsy shop owners is Laura of Violet Bella. She's gorgeous and I admire her sense of style.
Her jacket rocks!

I used to own a red velvet jacket. I think it was pretty old. I bought it at The Buffalo Exchange in San Francisco. I don't know what I ever did with it, though. (Probably sold it at a garage sale before moving to the big city!)

So now that its spring, and I really don't need a velvet jacket, maybe I can find another at a thrift store or vintage shop. I've been wanting to dress up more, lately. I get tired of wearing a uniform.

Do you love velvet? Or, is there another fabric or style that inspires you?


2 comments:

Elis said...

I do love velvet! :) I have a vintage blue velvet throw pillow on my couch that is so plush, vivid, and pretty that it makes me smile every time I see it. :) I've always loved velvet jackets, and one of my wardrobe staples in high school was a thrifted black velvet blazer. I lost it many years ago, then replaced it a couple years ago with a different one that I got while on a trip to Seattle. Ironically, I recently found EXACTLY the same brand/style/size of velvet jacket that I had in high school at EXACTLY the same local thrift store where I found the old one. Amazingly it still fit me, but I gave it to my daughter since she'd been looking for a velvet blazer, and it looked darling on her. ^_^

tracie said...

Hi I'm (finally)trying to get caught up on visiting and following our Indie 3.0 group and stopped by to say HI!
I'm Tracie at
http://justmesofar.blogspot.com/
Looking forward to getting to know you better!
I love velvet too! You have a great eye for style. I want to lay on the couch, read a book, have a cocktail and listen to some soft jazz.

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