Black Velvet Sunshine

I was thifting a few days ago at the Salvation Army on 125th St in Harlem (During my lunch break…I know I know I’m a thriftaholic) when I came across this lovely pale yellow A-Line Skirt. I fell in love with it. I got it for only $4…Fashion STEELE! I’ve been really into maxi skirts or ankle length skirts lately with either fitted blazers or oversized sweaters. The combination is perfect for those balmy days in later Winter/early Spring.
 
Got this great silver bangle from an African Shop on 125th St. See more of my finds from that shop HERE!!!!

 Got this little bag as well the same time I got this skirt. Its so dainty but can fit a lot inside it!
Only $3!!!!

 Outfit
Blazer: Lovely Day via Necessary Objects
Velvet Tank Top: Cope via Urban Outfitters
Skirt: Thrifted
Bag: Thifted
Earrings: Urban Outffiters
Shoes: NYLA Sully Clog via DSW
I have been thrifting up a storm lately. I really need to stop. This velvet top I got the other day while at Urban Outfitters at the Around The World Designer Showcase. It was on sale and 30% off so I only paid $6 for it! Total for the top, skirt and bag is a whooping $13! Of Course I then went and got these feather earrings from Urban as well!
I was a little apprehensive about wearing velvet so late in the Winter. But it works with this bright yellow. 
What do you all think about wearing velvet in the warmer months of Spring and Summer??? 

XOXO
Monroe
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34 Comments

  1. February 26, 2011 / 10:31 pm

    Loving the yellow skirt! The past few days have been kinda gross so that’s kinda kept me in from my lunch time shopping sprees but oh boy the weather will start getting warmer…I’m not sure I own anything velvet but if I had, I’d def. wear it in late winter!

    http://www.plentyforpennies.com

  2. February 26, 2011 / 10:34 pm

    Wow, you look so hot on these pics, very strong & feminine, almost like a warrior, totally adorable! It’s something in your expression, almost distracted me from the skirt (OMG, I sound so cheesy, sorry about that! *lol*). I think the skirt with those boots looks great, also love the purse & ring!
    I rarely wear velvet at all, I never find nice pieces around here. Unless it’s not really hot you can wear velvet for sure, IMO.

  3. February 26, 2011 / 11:43 pm

    Since I started to follow your wonderful blog, this is FOR SURE my favourite outfit. You look beautiful, chic and original. In a way, the best summer 2011 outfit.
    BRAVO!

  4. February 27, 2011 / 12:56 am

    Ok you just totally inspired me to take my yellow skirt out of storage and rock it now. Love it.

  5. February 27, 2011 / 3:07 am

    love your booties/shoes, I am obsessed with the like pump/clog look! I’m thrift hunting for a maxi skrit like yours, the colour is perfect and I love how you paired it with the crushed velvet top 🙂

    Totally following, your blog is fab and your have such great taste!! 🙂

    http://17-candles.blogspot.com/

  6. February 27, 2011 / 4:11 am

    I love the mixture of fabrics. They mesh very well together. And I like how you winterized the yellow skirt with the color palette. Great choice.

  7. February 27, 2011 / 8:18 am

    i look model off duty here!!
    love the combination of your outfit darling:)
    the skirt is totally my fav item of all
    (currently have a high passion in flowing maxi skirt lately)

    enjoy your weekend..

    THE SECRET LIFE OF “D”

    in love&Light
    Queen D

  8. February 27, 2011 / 8:34 am

    I love the pastel yellow of the skirt. Well, I don’t know about the weather there, but here it’s still cold so you can definitely wear velvet. In spring or summer I wouldn’t wear it because it would be too hot. You look lovely as always! xxx

    http://stripesandscarlets.blogspot.com/

  9. February 27, 2011 / 10:07 am

    Generally I’m not a fan of midi length skirts but this one is so adorable! Love the colour!

    Alex
    Little Humble Fashion Abode

  10. February 27, 2011 / 2:33 pm

    Lovely post sugar!
    And thats bags so cute

  11. February 27, 2011 / 6:07 pm

    amazing skirt!! I can’t wait to find the perfect maxi skirt for me 😉
    xoxo
    CAtita

  12. February 27, 2011 / 9:01 pm

    the long skirt is gorgeous, love the way it flows. im obsessed with big bangles so i died when i saw the wooden one!

  13. February 27, 2011 / 10:38 pm

    ahw that bag is so cute hihi
    nice pics

    xoxoloves Nina

  14. February 28, 2011 / 3:15 am

    linked you!! check it out sistah

    cheers,
    renata

    scorpiondisco.com

  15. February 28, 2011 / 8:18 am

    Ah, your skirt is so lovely and I adore the colour and how you married it with those edgy boots and chunky jewellery. Excellent finds!
    Have a sweet day;-)

  16. February 28, 2011 / 3:14 pm

    Thanks everyone for all the great comments @Nadia I too am obsessed with huge bangles lol @Sing…glad i inspired you to whip out your yellow skirt!@Tabitha you make me smile with that sweet comment. I do kinda have a warrior stance lol

    xoxo
    Monroe

  17. February 28, 2011 / 5:19 pm

    Those are FANTASTIC shoes!! I love them! They remind me of the jeffrey campbell shoes!! beautiful!

  18. February 28, 2011 / 5:24 pm

    Great outfit, from head to toes!

    LA

  19. May 15, 2013 / 10:22 am

    Hallo wunderschöne frau..dein foto gefällt mir..du bist echt süsse..hübsche.du siehst super sexy im Glockenrock aus…geiler weiter glockenrock gefällt mir wow geiler glockenrock….würde gerne das mal live sehen wollen wenn du den lederrock trags….l.g….ps wow du bist traum…….wunder schöne Lady

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