It’s a yearning that I’ve had for a long time: Piling.
All the luxurious fabrics of wintertime, compounded and layered like a crazy onion of fashion elegance. Velvet on top of silk on top of fleece on top of wool… Sounds insane. Probably is. I have accepted that as a possibility and have decided to do it anyway.
Also it was really cold and these are winter fabrics for a reason, ok?
Cats aren’t technically winter fabrics, but this one compliments what I’m wearing pretty nicely, I’d say. (Also, coolest splatter-painted cabinet ever, am I right?)
These are velvet boots. Real, velvet boots. How did I get myself into this? How did I end up in one of the most gaudy fabrics known to man – in the form of a 5″ platform boot?
Well, strange things happen at 3am when you’re cruising BANK Fashion for some amazing deals on shoes. First, you probably come across these amazing buckle-engrossed heels and you add them to your cart, then you get cocky and come across velvet-freaking-boots and you say “sure, why not? I’m AMAZING.” and add them to your cart.
Then, when they arrive, you spend two weeks learning how to walk in them.
This skirt has been in my rotation for about two years – it was a killer find at the Banana Republic Outlet. If my memory serves me (which, for clothing purchases, it almost always does), I snagged this silk skirt with adorable pockets and an elastic, high waist for a measley $10. I definitely wore my sunglasses in the evening after that.
Now, I need to talk to you about these tights.
I received them from Kushyfoot – my true love of hosiery – and honestly was not that enthused. I’m not a tights girl and, until very recently, wasn’t even a skirts girl, really. Something I have to literally gyrate into every morning? Pass. I have to basically disrobe in order to pee? No, thank you.
But as I said, Kushyfoot is my true love of hosiery, so I had to give them a chance, and I am so glad that I did. These are fleece tights, and if you are a person who does not live in a self-contained, 72º bubble then it is likely that you need them.
I am getting back into doing my nails lately, and with all this darkness, I wanted something icy and bright to catch the light and balance things out. The color I have on is from the Bonita Cosmetics salon line, and it’s called “Frosty.” I was really impressed with this stuff! Not only was the color beautiful, but it stayed on, chip free, for days and even when I caved and started to chip it off, it put up a serious fight. This stuff has staying power!
Skirt: Banana Republic via Outlet, $10
Tights: Kushyfoot Fleece Tights (c/o), $26.97 for 3 pairs
Boots: Ribbon Ohh Vintage Boots via BANK Fashion (c/o)
Nails: “Frosty” by Bonita Cosmetics Salon Line (c/o), $3.99