3 Different Velvet Pieces for a Dressy Look

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Velvet for Any Ages: The Dressed Up Version

Quote of the day: “Beautiful? For whom? Why, for myself, of course.” Colette, Cheri

If you’ve been following the trends of this year, then you probably already know that velvet is one of the popular trends! Since this material tends to be thicker than others, it is usually reserved for the colder months. Well, in my neck of the woods, this time of year is when we get the most snowfall, so bring on the layers!! (Either that or you could always look at it that I’m very late to the party—ha ha)

The variety of items the 3 of us are showing includes a scarf, a sleeveless shirt and then a blazer. I started out this series by styling our velvet in a dressy version. I know for myself, the material seems fancier and therefore so perfect for these types of occasions.

Do you have any velvet that you need to bring out and wear?

We also have another reader joining us for this post. It’s Gail from Is This Mutton? She’s going to style the same item of velvet for our 3 categories on her site. Take a gander at the bottom of this post to see one of her outfits!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: My go to item for a fancy occasion is a dress or skirt! I just recently bought this dress from Kaitlyn’s boutique in Cherry Creek. It has a low neckline in the front, so I thought my velvet scarf would work wonders in keeping me warm.

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You can see it was windy this day, and because of the chill, I did layer on a coat. This suede, long coat is a hand me down from my mom that I’ve gotten quite a bit of use out of in the past 7 years! I remember when Sherry, from Petite Over 40, wore her red, leather coat, here. Her coat reminded me of this one, so I thought I’d show mine on the blog.

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Since I wanted the scarf to really cover the low neckline of the dress, I wrapped it around and then pinned it with a brooch to keep it in place. This brooch is one of my grandma’s (at least that’s how I remember it) and since it is pearls & silver, that’s the theme I stayed with  when I accessorized with my earrings & bracelets!

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My leggings seemed like the perfect covering for the bottom half and my trusty black ankle boots finished off this outfit which I wore to church that evening!

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Dress: BCBGeneration (similar here with a hi-lo hem)~~Coat: Beged-Or (similar here not quite as long or here)~~Leggings: c/o StyleWe (similar here)~~Boots: ShoeMint (similar here)~~Scarf: thrifted (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: Mauzies (similar here)~~Brooch: (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: The funny thing for this outfit of Nancy’s is I had put it all together with the skirt, shirt and cardigan as her casual outfit. But then when we decided to use her new pair of shoes, it seemed more dressy to me!

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This skirt is Nancy’s leather skirt that we’ve used many times on the blog before. I was using our cozy sweater and leather skirt post, here, as this inspiration. And aren’t these floral pumps just darling? Nancy has a pair of floral flats that she wears a ton (here they are), so why not a pair of floral heels?

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Nancy’s velvet item is her tank top that we layered under her cardigan. It’s a really rich, burgundy–almost plum color which made us choose the purple pendant necklace as her adornment.

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We were photobombed by Kari who was able to join us and commandeer the picture taking! If you live in Denver, and are looking for a photographer, Kari’s website is linked below!! She definitely makes it fun!

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Skirt: My mom made it (similar here)~~Cardigan: Hampshire (similar here with a bow at the top)~~Top: Alex Evenings (similar here in black or here in a red)~~Shoes: Nine West (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: My mom has quite a few velvet items in her closet. This black blazer is one of her hand sewn creations that she’s had for years. In fact, she gave it to me years ago, and now I’ve returned it back to her!

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I wanted to include styling using pants in one of the outfits in this post. I know many women as they’ve gotten older, have moved away from wearing dresses and skirts. These plaid pants that mom’s wearing are a nice weight wool that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

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The pink shirt under the blazer is another creation of my mother’s sewing skills!! Since the shirt was pink, I thought this lighter print purse would be fun! Looking at the photos now, I do think it’s an overload of color & print. I wish I had chosen a solid colored pink purse (I’m sure my mom has at least one like that!!).

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And again, I piled on the brooches for her required bling! I picked these 3 pins to try to mimic the colors in her earrings!!

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Pants: Rafaella (similar here)~~Blazer: Mom made (similar here)~~Top: Mom made (similar here)~~Shoes: 9 West (similar here)~~Brooch: (similar here, here & here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: (similar here as a clutch and here with handles)

Gail: (Is This Mutton?): Is This Mutton? Is by UK based 50+ blogger Gail Hanlon who attempts occasionally to get out of her comfort zone by wearing outfits that set off her “is this mutton?” alarm. She also writes about beauty for the over-50s.

Here is Gail’s dressy outfit featuring a velvet jacket. In her words: “the jacket was thrifted, originally from Marks and Spencer and it must be quite old because it has the old “St Michael” branding which they stopped using in 2000.”

You’ll see on her blog, that she’ll be showing this same jacket in a casual way and a smart way also, just like we’ll be doing the rest of this week! In the casual outfit, Gail even “borrowed” her husbands shirt!!

I am always so appreciative of your support and comments. Thanks so much!

Nancy’s photography by Kari Strand Photography

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Instead of showing you more velvet items since we are dreaming of spring! I thought I’d show you some fun purses:

  • That’s a top notch photo bomb! Good effort Kari 😉 I feel like I’m a bit late to the velvet party too – I’ve been looking for a burgundy or deep red jacket (like Gail’s) but haven’t found the right fit yet. Nancy’s floral print shoes are so pretty, and I love your mum’s bag!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m figuring that velvet will be back next winter too (at least I hope so). But then again, even if I do wear it next winter—is anyone going to stop and stare if it’s not the “big trend” anymore? That’s what I always have to tell myself when I start getting crazy about the “trends”!!
      Thanks for stopping by Emma!!

  • I love all the velvet especially that blazer!! You ladies look fabulous! Thank you for linking up with Wednesday Showcase!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Bex!!
      Have a great weekend!

  • Helen Greenwell

    How fun was this post?! Your outfits are all darling. Your dress, Jodie, looks so comfortable I’d want to wear if every day. I’m so impressed by your mom’s seamstress skills. I used to sew a lot, especially in high school, and her talent is amazing!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Helen! I do love this dress! I’ll have to wear a cami under it since the neckline (that you can’t see in these photos) is so low, but I think that can be fun, since I can change up the colors and such!!
      My mom is an amazing seamstress. She taught home economics for over 30 years, and then even did alterations at Nordstroms for awhile!! I’m so thankful, she’s taught me a little along the way. Now I can do my own alterations, which is incredible freeing when I find an item that doesn’t fit exactly right (which is most of the time…ha ha)
      Do you still have a sewing machine? I find that you-tube has a tons of videos to help out with any of my projects!!

  • You know I love velvet! I am in love with your rust colored scarf and brooch, so rich. Everyone looks great and the paring of pink and brown are a favorite of mine too. I love the new dress on you Jodie!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jess!!
      It is such an elegant material—thus it’s totally perfect for you!!

  • Anna Marcus

    Jodie, I totally love your outfit. I should learn from you how your scarf look so stylish. I think your mom looks very nice in a pair of pants and I love her handbag. It is so sweet that you and her keep swapping clothes back and forth to the great advantage of both of you, I am sure
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Anna!!
      Scarves are one of those accessories that I pretty much ignored until blogging! But now I find them to be so creative! I think it just takes some time to try out different things with them??
      🙂

  • Vettae-Fee Kling

    Very nice Post. I like the floral heels and Charlotte’s dress is so gorgeous !

    XoX – Vettae
    http://www.sofrenchychic.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Vettae-Fee!!

  • I’m a big fan of velvet and you all wear it well.

    I love your grouping of your Mom’s brooches. It’s the little details that make an outfit unique.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Suzanne!!

  • Lanae Bond

    I love your dress and your boots! All y’all make me wish I brought some velvet fashion!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Lanae!! Well…this is probably the time to get some great deals on velvet, if you think you’ll wear it next year!!

  • Neha 14wow

    Beautiful Post…xx, Neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Neha!!

  • Neha 14wow

    Beautiful post…xx, Neha
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • Judy Gramith

    Your look in this post is one of my absolute favorites Jodi!! That trench coat is going to be fashionable forever in my opinion. I LOVE the muted terra cotta colors on you!!!!!
    Nancy and Charlotte look beautiful in their classic blazer looks.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jude!!
      I miss you being a blogette lately!! Have you been crazy, busy with your new place planning? We styling our t-shirt dresses next week if you’re interested?

      • Judy Gramith

        I have been busy with new house stuff and other life issues ( health issues of friends, deaths of former beloved colleagues and their parents) . Please give Nancy and your mom a hug and one for me too.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I’m so sorry about the health & death issues for your loved ones, Jude.
          I know it’s part of life, but it’s not the fun part. Hang in there!!

  • I just love velvet! Burgundy and black are some of my favorite shades in velvet. And I am in absolute love with Charlotte’s bag!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!! I love how purses can add such a fun statement to an outfit!!

  • Great styling here for different decades! Love it, lovely post and I hope you have a lovely day.

    xo,

    I AM YASMIN

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Yasmin!!

  • Great way to style the velvet. Love it, ladies!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Elle!!

  • I love how you guys styled velvet here – it’s one of my favorite trends right now! Also that photo bomber is too funny.

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Annessa!! Kari (the photo bomber) is a funny girl!!

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Good job dear!! I like your looks you are a great inspiration!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: LACE CROP TOP + FLARE PANTS

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Monica!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Heather!!

  • Ooh I love velvet! Unfortunately, I own absolutely nothing velvet, though. You ladies all did an awesome job with your velvet outfits! And Kari the photobomber – too funny! I loved that photo. 🙂

    Hope you’re having a great week!

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lindsey!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Jodie! Where do I begin? How do I count the ways I love velvet and all the looks you’ve created here, plus Gail’s fabulous look too? Your scarf is so yummy. That’s the best way I know how to describe it because it has this shimmer of melted chocolate. So it’s yummy! 😋 Nancy’s top is a great match for her skin-tone and what’s not to love about Kari’s photobomb??? She’s adorable! Finally, your mom–always a class act (even when she’s rocking out)–looks so chic in her plaid pants and velvet blazer. I especially love the brooches you added to her jacket.

    Can’t wait to see what else you do with velvet this week.

    Hugs and Missing My Denver Buddies,
    Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And didn’t this coat bring back memories of your red leather one—I mean, I know they aren’t the exact same! To me, they just had the same flair??!!
      Thanks for your lovely thoughts for all of us, Sherry!! You really know how to bring out the best in all of us!
      I was having a little bit of withdrawal on Monday—but I didn’t want to seem stalkerish…ha ha!!
      XOXO

  • Wow, I so love velvet (and velveteen). I even have a velvet pressing wire pad that mt Mom got me for Christmas back in the 70s because I sewed with velvet so much. And, of course, you know that I love your pinned scarf. Each outfit has a fun twist that makes its special. Yes-velvet forever!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What you said, Terri, made me realize that we should wear the fun materials—whether they are in style or not!! I was thinking that I wouldn’t buy much in velvet because it may not be so popular next year—but that’s so silly!! It’s one of those rich materials that are so pretty!! Then again, maybe I’m just looking for an excuse to go shopping—ha ha!!
      Thanks for your lovely words—-I really appreciate it!

  • Velvet has always been one of my favourite fabrics and I have quite a few velvet items, including skirts, jackets, tops and a scarf too! I remember my first velvet dress when I was a little girl (my mom had one made for herself and me). I have been looking for one ever since. You all look lovely in velvet!

    ❤️carmen

    https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Wow—that reminds me of a velvet dress I had as a child—I’m going to go look for a photo of it and maybe put it on Friday’s post. Want to join in? You could send me your photo from when you’re a kid (and include one from now too?)

      • Oh, that would be fun! I’ll send photos. 🙂

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Fabulous Carmen!!

  • I love velvet!!! Your scarf is beautiful…such a pretty color!!! Thanks for sharing with us at On Mondays We Link-Up 🙂

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sarah!! I appreciate you stopping by!

  • I love velvet! My sister just got a pair of pink velvet sneakers that I can’t wait to steal this spring!

    michellespaige.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Wow—-that might be something I need!! What a fun sneaker variety!!!
      Where’d she get them??

  • I absolutely adore the velvet trend right now! Your scarf caught my eye right away. Love all these looks!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathrine!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    I adore the timeless quality of velvet. These are all wonderful pieces that can be worn any day of the week. I embraced velvet pants for the season and wore them recently. just getting over two weeks of being sick or I might have putt hem on my blog.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I did think about getting a pair of velvet pants that I saw at Old Navy! Who knows why I talked myself out of them???
      I bet you can wear them with so much!!

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Dear Jodie, I ‘m in love with your mums handsewned black velvet blazer.
    Haha so funny this photobomb 🙂
    xo Tina

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tina!! 🙂

  • I love your scarf and coat! Beautiful. Sorry I am in a hurry…

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for taking a minute Nancy!! I really appreciate it!

  • Laura

    So many great velvet items! I love your mom’s blazer and it’s gorgeous on her! I would have kept it for myself and never given it back! Nancy’s blazer and cami look gorgeous together and I love your velvet scarf!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Laura!!

  • love seeing the cute outfits you ladies come up with! great post!

    kelseybang.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kelsey!!

  • Love your dress Jodie, gorgeous color! Nancy’s shoes are fantastic, and I love Charlotte’s classy black jacket and the classy brooches. It was great to collaborate with you!
    Gail
    http://www.isthismutton.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Gail!!
      I know I’ve said it before, but I do love joining up with other women—it’s so fun to see such different perspectives on the same theme!!

  • ADA

    You ladies are all rocking velvet. As far as I am concerned, velvet is here to stay. I am glad I kept most of my velvet pieces. Your outfit and Gail’s are my favorites. You know I love burgundy – great dress. Nancy’s skirt and shoes and your mom’s brooch and bag are all very cute, though. =)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Actually I’ve very glad to hear you say that Ada, because I was vacillating on whether to buy a pair of velvet shoes. And then I worried about them being out of style so soon. But really, does it matter…as long as I love them?
      Thanks for your kind words!!

  • Can’t go wrong with velvet! These are all great looks.

    Jamie
    Treats and Trends

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jamie!!

  • I have loved velvet this season! Fun to see you all style it and look so chic doing it. It’s fun to see the versatility in your items.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!!

  • Karen

    I really like all of these looks. Your scarf is gorgeous! I don’t have any velvet currently, but I’ll bet now that all the winter things are on sale I could find something fairly easily. I love velvet! Nancy’s pumps are SO cute! Fun shoes make you feel good when you put them on. And the low heel is nice too. Your mom’s sewing skills are truly inspirational! That pink blouse is beautiful! And I do like what Gail is wearing, and how the burgundy jacket stands out against the ivory skirt and top. I notice she’s doing the drape with the jacket that is becoming so popular! I wish it was easier to keep a draped jacket in place, it’s such a classic look!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I bet you’re so right about being able to find velvet on sale right now. I ended up getting this velvet scarf at a consignment shop, so that could be another good avenue if you wanted velvet??
      Thanks for the lovely words for everyone–I made sure to forward the comment to each of them so they could smile too!
      As for the draped jacket–I’ve been doing it more lately, and I find it works better with some jackets more than others—it must be the cut of them? At first I was wondering if you could pin a brooch to each side of the jacket to keep it in place—but that would probably be more of a hassle—especially if you wanted to put it on the right way!

      • Charlotte Miller

        I do have an old-fashioned sweater clip of pearls to hold a sweater on over the shoulders–I’m not sure it would be long enough for a jacket.

        • Karen

          I remember those!! This draped look is a classic for a good reason. It looks so feminine and chic! I loved those clips with cardigans! I’m going to be on the lookout for one of those!

          • Jodie Filogomo

            Or I wonder if we could somehow make them? I’ll have to put that on my list of DIY projects??? 🙂

  • I love that you are showing different velvet items. For some reason, when I think velvet, a blazer always comes to mind first. Your scarf is beautiful! And I think a velvet tank is another great way to incorporate just a little velvet into an outfit. Nancy’s shoes are amazing by the way! And you really can’t go wrong with a velvet blazer.

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I usually think velvet blazer too Andrea! Maybe because I used to have 3 different ones in my closet a long time ago!
      I was tempted to buy a pair of velvet shoes for this post since I didn’t have anything velvet. But I talked myself out of them. We’ll see how I feel about that next winter, ha ha!
      Thanks for the kind words and happy Monday!

  • I love your suede trench, and I love that you and you mom share clothes. I think your mom’s look is my favorite, because I have a velvet blazer I haven’t worn in forever and now I need to pair it with some patterned pants!
    Chic on the Cheap

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think a velvet blazer is my favorite item….I used to have 3 of them–a red one, a navy one & a teal one. I wore one of them so much that the velvet wore off the elbows—I guess that is a disadvantage of this material!

  • Bernadette

    I’m a sucker for a plaid trouser, hence am loving Charlotte’s look here with the velvet blazer, may have to give it a go myself!.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t they a nice change of pace, Bernadette!! Do you know what my husband said when he saw mom’s plaid pants? They reminded him of a pair of lounge pants he has, so he thought maybe he could wear them out in public—eeeek!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    It is so fun to style a fabric in different ways. I love your scarf. It’s so pretty. Nancy and your Mom are looking very stylish. The think I like about velvet is the warm and elegance it adds to an outfit. I love my velvet (or faux velvet pieces). Gail has a lovely look and I love the pops of burgundy with her neutral skirt and sweater. Great looks, Jodie. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!!
      It is amazing how much velvet I saw on different blogs this winter!! It’s so perfect for the colder weather!!

  • Love velvet!!!!
    Jaymie

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jaymie!!

  • Love velvet. So fun to see these different ways to incorporate it!

    Mary
    http://www.marymurnane.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mary!

  • You look amazing Jodie! Love that velvet scarf!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!!

  • I have a velvet scarf I wear all winter then put it away until next winter. And, actually, that’s the only velvet I own! Yikes! I need to remedy that! You all look fabulous as always. I’m clicking on your beautiful purse links!

    Julia
    http://www.whenthegirlsrule.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      This scarf is the only velvet I own now too, Julia!!
      It’s such a luxurious material though—I think maybe we should go shopping together!!?? 🙂

  • I love the velvet pieces and you ladies styled them beautifully!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Aracely!!

  • Aiko Cunanan

    Absolutely love all of the velvet pieces that you featured in this blog post. All so versatile and timeless <3

    http://aikocunanan.com/treat-yourself-with-cluse/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Aiko!!

  • Love your style today Jodie. Photos are lovely! How lucky are you to get a helper? Boy I could do with some of that! Have a great week x
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is nice to have Kari come take photos occasionally!! Luckily she does it for the practice….it makes me wonder if there are photography students that would want to do the same thing?
      Thanks for the love, Laurie!

  • Great outfits. I do really love the velvet items. I especially love your look today Jodie it’s so stylish! I also love the colours in the look. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!
      I know everyone else was wearing velvet in the middle of the winter—but I still didn’t have anything in my closet!! Hopefully it’ll be as popular next winter too!!