Holiday Lookbook :: Black Velvet & White Crystals

Bon jour, my friends! This is my last post of 2014, also the last installment of my Holiday Lookbook (quick links to look 1, look 2, and look 3). Just like other holidays, there are traditions come with New Year, such as champagne, count down party and maybe a ball? What I love(d), is watching the New Year’s concert by Vienna Philharmonic. It is my life time dream to be able to go to one of this concert. I signed up for tickets in 2002 and it is now 2015, I can say, 13 is not a charm. ;D

Look today is about double-duty everyday pieces for special occasions. The basic design and black color of the wrap sweater makes it very style-friendly for everyday (I’ve styled it four other ways here). The relatively shorter length and snug fit around the waist makes it evening-ready. All I did was add more glam (ball-length velvet skirt, crystal and pearls, metallic) while keep the color palette simple (black and white)5S6A0351 5S6A04045S6A0483 5S6A0416

The skirt is worth a special mention because it was from my mother-in-law’s closet, and she in turn, got it at a vintage clothing show. I wonder if the piece is older than me? The crushed velvet material definitely have aged but not too frail. A skirt like this is worth investing, for it is truly timeless.5S6A03725S6A0482

Wearing the wrap sweater without anything shirt or camisole leaves the neckline wide open and it is perfect for statement necklace. If I didn’t have this necklace, I would layer a few strands of big and small pearls and crystal necklaces (even metal ones if you want little more edge) together to make my own statement piece.5S6A0499

Thank you so much for reading! Until my next post!

(DVF wrap sweater; vintage ball skirt; Jimmy Choo pumps; Chanel clutch & pin; Heidi Daus necklace; Tom Binns bracelet; Nasty Gal ring;)

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4 comments on “Holiday Lookbook :: Black Velvet & White Crystals

  1. Julia Framel

    Beautiful, those shoes are amazing!

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you so much, Juia! I’ve never had shoes like this one before, so it is both sartorial adventure and childhood dream come true for me. 🙂

  2. kaixin

    WOW! 非常经典的三十年代的长裙!一如既往的漂亮!赞!

    1. petiteflower

      Ahh thank you, Kaixin! This skirt definitely made the whole look very retro.