Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Velvet Goldmine

Dress: Behnaz Sarafpour for Target, thrifted at Buffalo Exchange, $12.50 // Shirt: Vintage, thrifted, $6 // Shoes: Payless, $20

As I do my daily recaps of the Conference, I would also like to resume regularly scheduled programming: daily outfit posts. Today I sported a simple, rather austere ensemble featuring the velvet dress I got at Buffalo Exchange in NYC.

With the jumper-style frock and dramatic bow-tie blouse, I felt like a cross between a schoolgirl and Edgar Allan Poe... That wasn't a bad thing. It seemed appropriate for the dreary day and made me feel sort of authoritative at the office.

After looking up a WikiHow about teasing hair (I really fail at being a girl sometimes), I attempted something different with my up-do. I think it kind of added to the Victorian air of the look... and resembled a bird's nest. I need more practice.

I returned from New York with two velvet dresses, so I can safely say velvet is a favorite for fall. Of course, it's common for cool weather, but there's just something about the rich, sumptuous fabric (especially in vivid hues like goldenrod, purple, cobalt and forest green) that feels so right this season.

25 comments:

EmilyJane said...

i love this look

piglet said...

Wow, love this! The whole outfit, hair and shoes are all perfect together. Definitely one of my favourite looks from you!

Lexie said...

love everything about this, especially the tie neck blouse!

Lianna J said...

this is a great look :) Those shoes are so cute

Clare said...

LOVE the gothic feel! What a great dress!

chie said...

cute dress! i didn't know NY had a buffalo exchange. i thought they only had it in philly.. i got a couple of great deals from them before!

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Leproust Vintage said...

This dress is amazing and fits you beautifully! I love the shirt with the ascot underneath...it really compliments the dress!

Dylana said...

You look amazing! I love the whole vibe of the outfit and environment. Very poetical.

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Style Tease said...

I love the dress.
Laura

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Linda said...

Nice to have you back. Perfect as usual.

briannelee said...

This is so cute! Perfect for work.

Orchid Grey said...

you look awesome and good job with your hair! I love reading about all the fun at the Weardrobe conference!

CMA said...

i LOVE this
simple, chic, classic
the bow on the shirt is flawless, cute shoes
beautiful inspiration!

-cma
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Steph said...

This outfitt is very young Marianne Faithful, love it!!! I don't know if you've checked out her style from back in the day, but if not I think you'd find it very inspiring.

chicfaced said...

gorgeous photo. sounds like you all got some great finds in NYC during the conference...can't wait to see all the goodies!

cvt said...

great look :) I'm loving your recaps of the weardrobe conference xo

Kaylyn said...

I love this outfit! and I suck at doing things with my hair too. practice helps. Im going to try out the sponge roller thing soon...

bee said...

This is great, very 1970s-secretary chic!

simone ... [elleo] said...

this look is freaking great. seriously, you are one of my favourite style bloggers - all of your clothes are in the sort of budget I have, and you still look amazing.

Taylor Sterling said...

I love this look so so pretty

style-magnet said...

Gorgeous, girl!

Chelsie Te(e)la said...

I love this! Need some shoes like this.

Madeleine said...

such a cute look.

Elizabeth Edith said...

Awesome look you did PERFECTLY!!

calivintage said...

i am copying this outfit (and then of course giving you credit for it)! you look so great! i love it. and i miss the weardrobe conference.