Green Velvet For Christmas
I sold myself this green velvet blazer by creating this Polyvore set with it.
There aren’t enough companies marketing to me 24/7 so I like to do my part and sell myself something extra that I don’t need.
That is the problem with being a style blogger, it fuels my addiction.
This jacket is quite festive looking. It suits the Holiday Season.
Do you have a favourite memory of Christmas as a kid?
Food is often a huge part of the holidays and sneaking downstairs to my Grandma’s cellar where she stored her plastic ice cream buckets full of shortbread, gingerbread and specialty German Christmas cookies is one of my favourite memories.
After an eight hour road trip to my Grandma’s house we’d race downstairs, often my Dad in the lead, to the well stocked and perfectly organized cold room and hunt for our favourite cookies. Grandma would holler down warning us, “Get out of there! You’ll spoil your appetite for supper!”
I miss my Grandma.
Memories…the best gift of all.
Care to share one of yours?
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Nice memories! kiss kiss dear Happy Holidays!
You have me wanting to buy velvet. I never see it in thrift-stores, though. Gonna look harder. Oh, and Merry Christmas!
Suzanne. You look fantastic. Very chic. I feel a bit of a seventies rock star vibe going on. It doesn’t get more festive than that. Now you’ve got me wanting some velvet. A pair of velvet trousers called out to me from the Free People sale and I ignored them. Hmmmm…maybe they need my attention. Ha. You are so right about the endless emails inviting us to buy something. This morning I counted 82! Counting you and your velvet inspiration that would be 83!! Cheers Sweetie!
Jodie filogomo says
Well the first step in an addiction problem is admitting it. So you’re on the right path. Now you just need to ignore the emails, stores & sales to end it—so much easier said than done! But at least what you buy looks good on you. Besides if you want more rationalization—it’s your job…you’re doing it all for the sake of the blog! (And doing a good job at it, I might add!) And….at least you don’t buy all the same color ones! jodie
Your green velvet jacket will go perfectly on many outfits and so it has been a good purchase! A more reason is that it is very nice on you …
I have sweet memories of a Christmas eve next to the fireplace with my family, while the snow was covering the garden … ( but it was ages ago )
Have a Happy Christmas!
Lookin’ festive there, dearie! Joyeux Noël!
I love that velvet jacket! What a stupendously cool cut and colour. You can definitely rock a beret, too.
I don’t get any offers other than viagra or bank managers from obscure African republics offering me a cut of a million dollar inheritance from an eminent man who died in a plane crash. Why is that?
Your Grandma sounded lovely with all those goodies stashed in the cellar. Mine used to come to ours for Xmas lunch and always bring a few waifs and strays along. It was always exciting to see if they turned out to be the life and soul of the party or just plain mad.
Happy Xmas. xxxxx
Thank you for this: “There aren’t enough companies marketing to me 24/7 so I like to do my part and sell myself something extra that I don’t need.” My new life’s motto. I adore that velvet blazer and you pwn it like no other. Happiest Christmas to you and your husband, and your darling doggie. xox
Petite Silver Vixen says
I disagree – I think you TOTALLY needed this jacket. I mean, the colour and cut scream Suzanne! And your owl bag needs another velvet-t partner to play with!
As to traditions we always opened stocking in my parents bed. Big presents had to wait until after lunch and the Queen’s speech by which time the kids had gone stir crazy with excitement!
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Suzanne!
OF COURSE you needed this jacket! No respectable velvet collector would let it go. Don’t you find that when you have a forum to show off your outfits such as we do, that it does make you buy more things that you might otherwise be able to resist? (“This will make such an awesome blog post!!!”)
My grandmother made all kinds of cookies and squares for Christmas (I was rather fond of the peanut butter with coloured marshmallow squares).
Merry, Merry Christmas to the three of you!
You know of my love for your green velvet jacket- it makes every outfit amazing 😉
Your Grandma sounds lovely and very practical at the same time! Mine was most definitely not the bake-cookies type of grandma, but my grandparents loved to play cards, so my sister and I were taught to play Five Hundred and we’d play at most family gatherings (my grandma always said that she didn’t know how to play when she first got married to my grandpa and he’d joke he wouldn’t have married her if he’d known that. As a result, my poor grandma always got stuck with the absent-minded uncle who was a lousy card player for a partner!)
Natalia Lialina says
This jacket is perfect! You look so lovely in it. Russian Xmas is not till January 7th, but we’ve never celebrated it in my family anyway. Russians celebrate New Year’s Eve – it’s the biggest holiday for us ex-Soviet people. Many similar traditions as you guys have for Christmas, minus loads of gifts and religion (if you don’t count communism as a religion of course). But grannies are similar everywhere! 🙂 Happy holidays Suzanne!
I laughed when you said you sell yourself things as I do too! It is a bad addiction! Lol! I did this yesterday while shopping online! Your memories are very sweet. Your grandma sounded so fantastic! I miss mine too!
No Fear of Fashion says
The jacket is perfect for you and your figure. And with all the pattern mixing this outfit is so you.
Have a lovely holiday my dear. And a splendid 2016. Better than 2015. (Although the blogger meet-up was a nice bright spot in this year.)
No Fear of Fashion says
Just uploaded my vintage velvet jacket to IG. Just for you.
Dang it I wish I could find a velvet blazer that would fit me!!! Merry day after Christmas!
Rachel G says
I love how each piece in this outfit is totally different, and yet they really work together to provide a cohesive and interesting look. Very cool! All of my best Christmas memories are about getting candy and little gifts from our stockings. Stockings were always what I looked forward to most.
The color of that jacket is perfect for you. Such a lovely outfit! Your Christmas cookie story made me laugh. My mom used to make frosted sugar cookies every Christmas, and “hide” them in the freezer in the laundry room. We kids would sneak them for weeks!
Debbie Stinedurf says
That velvet blazer is crazy cool and I absolutely love it with that skirt…can’t wait to see it styled with jeans too. The memories from grandma’s house are sweet…my grandmother made the best chocolate chip cookies and apple pie!
Wishing you all the best in 2016 – Happy New Year!
Merry Silly Season although it’s all nearly over now! We’ve always had small families and small family do’s which is nice because it’s casual and low expectation and we always have a good time – no one ever has to call the police! I hope you had a great time and snow and family joy and full tummies. Happy 2016. Xx
Anna Parkes says
Yet another velvet fancy for me to covet. You wear this so well Suzanne and must have added to the festive spirit wherever you went. My children love our Christmas traditions and I love the idea of me building happy memories for them. Your grandma seems to have done a great job with this too. Happy New year and I look forward to seeing your offerings in 2016 x
Anna’s Island Style
love the velvet green!
I think it’s great to have memories with all the holidays that pass. I’m very grateful for them now more than ever since I have a kid now. As most people say, kids change your view on things. Even though I valued time with family before, now that I have my new nuclear family, I have a different level of appreciation and an ever growing desire to remember these times that pass by so quickly.
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That jacket is gorgeous Suzanne- Ha, blogging is veeeeeeeeeeeeerry bad for shopping habits!!!
You look darling in that outfit and what’s the bag?!?!?!??!
Hope you had a lovely Christmas.x
Happy New Year Suzanne!! Sigh, you’re triggering velvet lust in me again. Gorgeous outfit! Looking forward to more of your fab fashion in 2016 xxx
Love this practical (all year) Christmas attire. You sure know how to style an outfit. Great Christmas memory you shared, it brought back one of my favorites as well. My grandma always made homemade caramels and would hide or store them in her huge pantry off the tv room. We, too, would sneak there as often as possible. Man, I sure miss those caramels and that incredible woman.
Outfit inspiration boards are dangerous aren’t they? They’re a dangerous way to convince yourself an item will go with literally everything in your closet and that it’s oh-so-versatile. I do agree, though. A green velvet blazer is just as basic and versatile as a little black dress, right? Knowing me, I’d probably find more ways to wear the green velvet blazer than the LBD.
The Style Crone says
Green velvet suits you and the jacket fits like a glove. How could you possibly resist! Your beret is the perfect topper. Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack and all the best for 2016!
Charlotte Issyvoo says
You are so right: writing a style blog fuels one’s addiction! But you sure do make it look good. I love this outfit and I love your style in general. You never take the safe route when you could take the fabulous one instead.
I miss my grandmother too. She was one of the few kind adults in my life when I was a child. I’m going to write a style post all about her some time soon.