Posts tagged as Velvet
It feels as if I blinked, and December is here. Not that I mind, I've always been fond of shopping, Christmas lights and Elf marathons. Oh, and holiday get-togethers, of course! If you're anything like me, the next couple of weekends are sure to be a whirlwind of family gatherings and work soirées. With the Christmas season upon us, it's time to start planning some festive outfits (after all, we all know grandma gets camera-happy during this time of year!). Lucky for you, we've got your holiday wardrobe covered. From sequins to silk, you're guaranteed to shine this season.
Sequins, sequins, and more sequins. We've been anticipating Velvet's Holiday Collection since we first laid eyes on it in NYC back in May. Seriously, out of any holiday collection we saw, they had the best sequins - and the best colors. Pick from classic black or a soft pewter, along with a variety of cuts & shapes. Probably the most versatile piece from the collection is Velvet's sequin crop jacket. Pair it with your favorite LBD or wear it with a comfy t-shirt & jeans - either way, you'll create an eye-catching look that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
Another must-try look from Velvet is their sequin v-neck tank dress. Not only does it demand the spotlight, but it's pencil skirt cut is super flattering. Add some tights, booties and even a layering top underneath. It's dressed-up layering at its best.
We're also loving the idea of a sequined tank. Perfect on its own or as a layering piece, it's an easy way to add some glam to your wardrobe basics. In addition to Velvet's dainty tank, Susana Monaco's light pink Meredith Top is a great choice if you're looking for something a little longer in length. If you ask us, every woman should have at least one sequined piece in her closet.
Silk tops. They're festive enough for holidays yet ideal for everyday too. Without question, our charmeuse blouse by Steven Alan in bright red perfectly suits this time of year. Wear it with your go-to pair of jeans or some wax-coated skinnies by J Brand. It's a closet mainstay that we simply adore.
Or maybe you had something else in mind for the holidays? Maybe a long-sleeve dress or cozy, cashmere sweater. We have those too! Stop by soon - we'd love to help make your holiday merry & bright.
As many of you know from all our instagram-ing, facebook-ing and tweeting, we were in NYC two weeks ago for Coterie - one of the fashion world’s largest (& most exciting!) trade shows. And even though the city was buzzing with all things fall, it was clear that the buyers were focused on spring (and for good reason)! By the looks of it, spring is stacking up to be everything we could ever want... the return of authentic denim washes in new modern cuts, carefree flowy tops & an abundance of dresses.
Okay, so maybe you’re not ready to be planning your spring wardrobe just yet (after all, fall has only just begun!), but there’s no harm in getting a sneak peek at what you’ll see in our stores come March. Keep reading... this is going to be fun!
Lily Aldridge for Velvet
She’s been the face & body of Velvet since 2004... and now she’s launching a limited-edition collaboration with them! Lily Aldridge is a combination of the beautiful girl next door and rock-and-roll supermodel (with a closet to die for!), and this spring she’s sharing her covetable style with us. Her collection of tees, dresses & sweaters will easily pair back to all your favorite wardrobe basics. Oh, and did I mention the most perfect military-inspired lightweight jacket? And to make this line even sweeter, Lily personally named every style after a close friend or family member!
Denim is going back to the basics for spring. Vintage-looking, distressed washes will be a must, so you can expect plenty of lighter washes in our stores once the warmer weather hits. In addition to the return of authentic denim, we’re bringing in a new denim line that we’re oh-so excited about - MiH Jeans! Founded in London in 1969, MiH Jeans has a history of being “the original British jeans brand” and the best-fitting jeans around. Some things we love about them: they’ve always been a family-run company, their silhouettes are ultra slimming, and their details (buttons, pockets, etc.) are simply beautiful.
Hello summer, we’ve been waiting for you! Even though today marks the official start of summer, our stores have been in sunshine mode for weeks now. Vivid colors, airy tanks, and even oversized beach hats - we’re diving into our favorite time of year with new summer must-haves arriving daily! With a new season, comes new trends & we’re here to break it down for you. Even more so than trends, we’ve picked out five key looks that will be wardrobe staples long into summer... (and possibly into fall too).
Fine, crochet lace details are popping up everywhere - something that has certainly carried over from fall & will continue to be a look that can be worn year-round. Our two favorite pieces? The mabel top by Woo - a gauzy cotton tunic with asymmetric crochet lace collar detailing and bell sleeves (available in either white or black!). Or the statement-making v-neck lace maxi dress by Ella Moss. Both pieces are perfection for summer!
From neon to more traditional shades, we’re loving orange right now! We’ve always been big fans of incorporating color into your look with accessories, but for summer we’re obsessed with bright tanks and tees. Try out an eye-catching coral tank from American Vintage - and just see how many compliments you get! Wear it now (with everything!) and later (layered under your favorite cardigan). Without a doubt, it’s the shade of the season.
Day 2 of our buying trip started much like every other day - with coffee! We stumbled upon a quaint little cafe a few blocks from the show that kind of reminded us of Bard Coffee (only not quite as good, of course!), and we went there every morning for the rest of our trip. With caffeine in our system, we headed towards the Javits Center for our first day at Coterie...
Our first stop was Nashelle’s booth, and I can’t think of a better way we could have started the show. Her jewelry is so unique; every piece is handmade and it truly shows in her fine details & craftsmanship. Everything looked stunning as usual, but there were a couple standouts. The first one was her mini collection - basically she made some of her best-sellers in a smaller size (something I really appreciate since I can’t wear heavy, large earrings all day). Practical and still super stylish - it’s a win-win combination! The other standout was Nashelle’s charm necklaces. With a wide variety of charms, there was something there for everyone. (Stay tuned - there’s talk about having a charm necklace trunk show in our stores sometime soon!)
If you’ve ever been in our stores, you’ve seen our wrap dresses by Butter. They are a crowd favorite... and for good reason. Their design, fabric and overall look sets them apart, and you will continue to see this for fall. Color blocking was a big theme at their booth, along with mid-length and maxi-length skirts. We’re excited about the new three-quarter length wrap dresses as well - it’s the perfect dress for any occasion! You’ll want to wear it everyday (and you can!).
Without a doubt, 2011 has been a great year... and it just got better! Find the gifts that didn't make it under the Christmas tree this year when you shop our exciting End of the Year Sale - featuring your favorite brands up to 60% OFF!
Take 30% OFF all sweaters, hats, gloves, socks & other select items! Plus, take an additional 30% OFF all sale items! It's time to treat yourself!
Our customers covet Velvet tees season after season and honestly, who can blame them. Velvet's ultra soft fabrics and modern feminine fit make their pieces timeless and easy. So whether you're in need of a great weekend tee, a cozy cashmere sweater or a lightweight layering tank, Velvet (and Bliss!) has it all. Find the perfect wardrobe staples from Velvet for 20% OFF - today only!
For my cousin, Liz - Prairie Underground Cloak Hoodie in Nightshade
“The cloak hoodie is something she looks at every time she comes into the store - so it will be the perfect Christmas present for her this year!”
For my mom - Epice Scarf... “because she always steals mine when she babysits!”
For my sister-in-law, Dominique - Nashelle Maine-State Charm Necklace
“She lives in Queens, New York but her heart has always been in Maine.”
For my sister, Colleen - Butter by Nadia Signature Jersey Wrap Dress in Black
“Colleen is a social butterfly - she lives in NYC - so I can see her wearing this dress all the time. It’s the best-ever LBD.”
For my rockstar friend, Kate - Frye Carson Oxfords in Fawn
“She works three jobs & is on her feet all day, but still loves a little heel!”
For my mom - Butter by Nadia Wool Blanket Coat in Gravel
“This wool coat is timeless - she will love it!”
For my son, Sean - Pendleton Harding Blanket
“It’s the perfect blanket for his couch - and the southwestern print really reminded me of him.”
For my grandson, Travis (who is the lead singer in the local band, Butcher Boys)- Pendleton Ceremonial Blanket in Smoke and Mustard
“The neutral colors will work great in his apartment!”
For my grand-daughter, Hannah - New Scotland Orange Fisherman Pompom Hat... “fits her bouncy curls & bubbly personality to a tee!”