Merrick is always the person who keeps me up to date on my style trends, so naturally, she picked the velvet trend for Raiding My Sister's Closet this month.
I used to have a number of velvet clothing items, so I figured it would be a piece of cake to find something gorgeous and reasonably priced. Then I spent the next month scouring the internet for anything less than $400. And couldn't find a thing. Everything was hideous or a ball gown for $1,000. Or it looked like it would fall apart in 3 days. For someone who is trying to buy more quality items, this didn't appeal to me at all.
Finally, I told Merrick and Janssen that we needed to pick a different trend, because I was completely failing at finding something that I actually liked in velvet. Then the next day, I headed over to ASOS (per Merrick's suggestion, although I had actually checked their stock before), and they had updated their fall stock to include a bunch of lovely velvet items including this beautiful green dress. Good thing I checked again.
So, I had to send that embarrassing "sorry I told you I couldn't, but now I can" email, and I ordered the dress. And it is gorgeous! Such a stunning color, and not so sexy that you couldn't wear it to the White House. Actually, I felt a little like a first lady in it (maybe it was the pumps and the gold necklace?). Oh so classy, but in a contemporary way!
It really would be perfect for just about every occasion you can think of going to this Fall (except maybe the pumpkin patch). Thanksgiving dinner? Stunning. Christmas party? So appropriate. Date night? You will be the best dressed one there. It really is the perfect fall to winter dress.