Turning heads Linkup- Green Velvet for the Holidays - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish - Fashion Over 50
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Turning heads Linkup- Green Velvet for the Holidays

Velvet is one of the most luxurious fabrics that we think about around this time of year.

Velvet for the Season

I just love the soft, plush feel of velvet and have a number of velvet jackets I bought secondhand. I also have velvet dresses and a few tops. If you have seen the Tudors, you know it is a fabric often associated with royalty. King Richard II of England directed in his will that his body should be clothed in velveto in 1399. *wiki

Here I have taken this emerald green velvet blazer, worn a lace camisole, and waxed black denim jeans for a fun Holiday date night look or party look. The gold and green brocade clutch handmade by Coastal Clutch and gifted this Spring, adds a nice touch of gold with the color and leaf brooch. A bit more intricate fabric for the Holiday.

Time to get out your velvet dresses, tops or jackets and dress them up with some metallics, faux leather or perhaps sequined skirts or pants.

I mentioned yesterday I am at my mom’s house in Pittsburgh visiting unitl December 9th. We had a blast over Thanksgiving, playing Phase 10, all contributing the meal, helping my mom, and I made my new Spiced Apple Cider Rum cocktail that they enjoyed. The food was scrumptious and it was a great time seeing family.

Did you shop the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales? I had finished my shopping by then, but am looking for a few things for the house. Otherwise, I didn’t go crazy! Tomorrow we will hit the Strip District where many small businesses sell pasta, biscotti, seafood, and other foods. I always enjoy going there. It’s a Pittsburgh landmark.

blog blooper! Hubby and I were making each other laugh. Can’t remember about what but he caught me mid laugh. 😉


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  • Heike Yates
    Posted at 16:03h, 06 December Reply

    I always shy away from velvet and it looks so cute.

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 18:52h, 03 December Reply

    That’s a beautiful jacket! I love velvet at this time of year. Hope you had a great time in Pittsburgh!

    Emma xxx

  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 15:16h, 03 December Reply

    I love your green velvet blazer, Jess. It is beautiful 🙂 Thanks so much for hosting.

  • Benita
    Posted at 15:25h, 02 December Reply

    That velvet jacket is beautiful.

    The Style Fanatic

  • laurabambrick
    Posted at 12:48h, 02 December Reply

    Love this mix of textures! Such a beautiful outfit! And your clutch is absolutely fantastic!

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 11:50h, 02 December Reply

    This outfit is really wonderful! That velvet blazer is so flattering, and such a pretty shade of green. I also enjoyed your blooper – a special photo to have 🙂


  • Lizzie
    Posted at 11:31h, 02 December Reply

    What an elegant outfit! I am in love with that green velvet blazer! So pretty for the holidays <3


  • Sinziana
    Posted at 23:38h, 01 December Reply

    This dark green is fabulous! Perfect color for velvet.

  • Neti*
    Posted at 22:50h, 01 December Reply

    Rich velvet for the holidays is a Fantastic Lewk on You Jess. Happy December. . . .

  • Graceful Rags
    Posted at 13:34h, 01 December Reply

    Such a cute look for the holidays! I like that it is more subtle and wearable than some of those full sequin, glam looks. I just thrifted a full velvet dress that I am super excited about – it’s such a nice texture! I like your pretty purse as well.

    Miles of smiles,


  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 09:57h, 01 December Reply

    Such a pretty jacket! Love the color. I splurged only on myself during the Black Friday sales. I was already done shopping for everyone else by then. Shoes from L’Artiste are my guilty pleasure.


  • Gail Hanlon
    Posted at 01:54h, 01 December Reply

    I adore your emerald green velvet jacket! I would wear it in a heart beat. Love the laughing shot of you!xx

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 01:31h, 01 December Reply

    I’ve never been to Pittsburgh but heard it’s gorgeous (and aren’t there a bunch of Frank Lloyd Wright houses there?). Enjoy your family time!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Lovely
    Posted at 01:05h, 01 December Reply

    Talk about a beautiful jacket! I love the rich, deep color and it looks fab on you.

  • Rena
    Posted at 22:23h, 30 November Reply

    Jess, this look is a winner. Velvet has such a rich look and that shade of green is particularly divine. And it sounds like you had a wonderful holiday celebration with your family. Now onto December.


  • [email protected]
    Posted at 21:16h, 30 November Reply

    The velvet blazer is so pretty! Have fun in Pittsburgh. I just returned from visiting family there.

  • Jodie
    Posted at 18:55h, 30 November Reply

    I am such a fan of velvet, but I purged most of it when we moved to Phoenix thinking it would be too hot. Silly me. Luckily I kept a green velvet dress that I’ll be showcasing soon.

  • Maureen
    Posted at 16:37h, 30 November Reply

    Velvet is so lush and rich in color! I don’t own any velvet pieces but I always admire them for their stunning look. Your velvet blazer is absolutely eye catching and it pairs so well with your black trousers. Enjoy your visit with your mom. My parents were in town this past weekend and it was nice to see them. I hope we can visit them during my son’s Christmas break. Keeping my fingers crossed this entire Covid mess does not get in the way! I hope your week is off to a great start and happy Tuesday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 14:52h, 30 November Reply

    Oh, I LOVE that emerald green blazer, Jess! I have been looking for one and they keep selling out. Of course, I should have checked Amazon! Lol! You are so right–it’s that time of year to pull out our velvet for the holidays. Thanks for sharing! You look amazing, as always.

    xx Darlene

  • Shauna
    Posted at 14:41h, 30 November Reply

    Aww thank you for featuring my pic for Pinterest! I actually just bought my first velvet blazer last week in a pretty jeweled tone. Can’t wait to wear it Christmas Eve. And i love blogger bloopper pics! 🙂



  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 14:18h, 30 November Reply

    Velvet just makes me think of the holidays! I really love this green shade. Enjoy every minute with family/at your mom’s! That Spiced Apple Cider Rum cocktail looked so yummy!


  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:25h, 30 November Reply

    You know that color is perfection on you, such a great blazer for the holidays.

  • Di
    Posted at 10:49h, 30 November Reply

    Gorgeous look on you, Jess! Your green velvet jacket makes a wonderful holiday look! I love the way you styled it in a casual chic way with the waxed jeans. It sound like you are having a great time in Pittsburg! Enjoy your week and thanks for the link up!

  • Midlife and Beyond
    Posted at 10:22h, 30 November Reply

    Such a beautiful jacket on you Jess – it fits you to perfection and beautifully styled. Velvet is one of my most favourite fabrics for this time of year. I have my eye on one I have seen in Zara. Enjoy the rest of your week. x

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 09:39h, 30 November Reply

    I have a velvet black skirt I pull out once or twice a year around the holidays. I am actually planning a blog post with it. Enjoy visiting with your mom!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:58h, 30 November Reply

    I love velvet but don’t have any in my closet. Your green blazer is gorgeous! Love your styling!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 06:02h, 30 November Reply

    I love velvet and that green is so rich and beautiful! Glad you are having fun in PA!

  • Mica - Away From Blue
    Posted at 05:57h, 30 November Reply

    That velvet blazer is lovely on you! surprisingly I don’t have any velvet in my wardrobe! It’s such a luxe fabric though 🙂

    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a good week 🙂 Yet another rainy spring day here!

  • The Grey Brunette
    Posted at 04:06h, 30 November Reply

    OMG Jess, I’m dying here! I ABSOLUTELY FREAKING ADORE this look!!! I want to own every little thing about it! I’ve always been a huge fan of velvet, especially green velvet so the jacket is utter perfection. I’m also all aflutter for your trousers and clutch. J’adore!!
    Huge hugs
    Suzy xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:07h, 30 November Reply

    The green velvet is gorgeous. So luxurious. Lots to celebrate these days right. I love it!

  • Katie
    Posted at 01:40h, 30 November Reply

    Love the green velvet! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time in Pittsburgh! Thanks for the linkup and have a great week!


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