velvet: the best material on earth

yes i have a thing for shiny, furry feeling material.
Velvet is my favorite of them all.
even though this velvet body suit from H&M is more for warmer weather with the heat wave earlier this week in NYC and my fav vintage cardigan..I made it work. lol

Outfit
Velvet Bodysuit: American Apparel see it worn differently HERE
Skirt: American Apparel
Cardigan: Vintage from Finderz Keeperz Vintage Boutique
Boots: Vera Wang Lavender see my boot collection HERE
Purse: Vintage Coach
Even though it’s colder I just can’t bring myself to cover up EVERY piece of skin.
 I read once that Anna Wintour requires her interviewees to NEVER WEAR pantyhose even in the dead of winter with a skirt or dress. It kind of reminded me of the Sex and the City movie when the girls go to fashion week and even though there is snow and ice on the ground Carrie has on a skirt with no stockings but cute little booties with socks.
I dont mind showing a little calf or ankle…as long as the rest of me is covered up.
what do you all think about the stocking no stocking debate in the winter?
xo
Monroe
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32 Comments

  1. November 19, 2011 / 7:17 pm

    I do agree with you about the velvet!!! That’s why I love your top , plus burgundy is on of my fav color, so the combination of the two = WOW!
    Nice outfit! 😉

    Xoxo

  2. November 19, 2011 / 7:49 pm

    that velvet top is just perfect for late autumn

  3. November 19, 2011 / 8:15 pm

    Great!Love the color of your top!

  4. November 19, 2011 / 8:33 pm

    looove velvet:) I’ve been scoring some great thrifted velvet stuff recently:)
    xxx

  5. November 19, 2011 / 9:54 pm

    Loving the clash of textures, Monroe.
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  6. November 20, 2011 / 1:33 am

    I love velvet esp, that color. Anna Wintour must have lost her mind. How does she feel about tights at least?

  7. November 20, 2011 / 4:42 am

    I’m loving the mixing and matching of the colors and textures 🙂

  8. November 20, 2011 / 9:47 am

    great photos!

  9. November 20, 2011 / 1:24 pm

    Are you kidding – velvet is one of the best materials to layer with in winter! So don’t you dare put that away come colder weather 😉
    I have got to agree with Ms Wintour haha, I prefer thigh-high socks (which I’ve been wearing like a beast lately, everryyy day!). But IF done right, stockings can work.

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  10. November 20, 2011 / 1:50 pm

    I love your outfit!

  11. November 20, 2011 / 5:55 pm

    love this outfit! the colours of the velvet and your skirt look so good together xxx

  12. November 20, 2011 / 6:23 pm

    the great stocking debate…it just depends on the outfit for me!

    i love this look without stockings – such a great skirt and cardi!

  13. November 21, 2011 / 12:40 pm

    Loving the purple bodysuit. Purple is such a great color this fall.

    Lisa x

  14. November 21, 2011 / 3:27 pm

    Just loving all the different textures in this outfit. Anna Wintour could go screw herself for all I care. It’s freaking cold out, I’m covering my gams. This ain’t the movies!! Besides, the right pantyhose with the right outfit is damn sexy!

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  15. November 21, 2011 / 5:03 pm

    I agree with Amy- Ann Wintour must think everyone goes straight from the house to the personal driver. Commuters need stockings to stay warm out there -_- Velvet rocks

    De,

    Fashion Nostalgia

  16. November 21, 2011 / 8:15 pm

    I wanna this cardigan! I love the way you connect different textures and materials! Beautiful!

  17. November 25, 2011 / 6:09 pm

    hehe don’t take this the wrong way but it’s like a stylish old lady outfit – love it! I need more velvet in my wardrobe 🙂

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