Black Velvet Dress and a Champagne Pop

One of the hardest things I find to throw together during the winter time is a dressy outfit. When all you want to do is wear as many layers of fleece as possible and cover every inch of skin, the last thing on my mind is to wear a dress. Sometimes these things can’t be avoided, but luckily some of this seasons hottest trends are actually conducive to warm winter dressing. One word: Velvet.

When I spotted this black velvet dress at H&M, it was love at first sight and I knew it would go perfectly with this champagne colored oversized coat¬†from Halston Heritage. The fact that it was long sleeved made it even better and the high low effect on the hemline just added that extra special something to the look. The fitted and sophisticated look of the dress balanced out beautifully with the masculine touch of the coat ( it’s all about balance!). This is the perfect date night look or special occasion look for the winter time. I braved the cold for this shoot and opted for no tights, and heeled mules, but for days when “ain’t nobody got time for that”, tights and heeled boots would also do the job! I’ve chosen¬†some of my top picks for velvet dresses that are amazing options at the end of this post. xo

Photography: Linda Hexter


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