Green Velvet Jacket and New Boots

I had been looking for a velvet jacket for ages and finally found a really lovely green one in the local charity shop.  It fitted fine on the shoulders but was a bit roomy around the waist.  I took the side seams and back seam in a bit, opted for hand stitching as velvet can be temperamental.

velvet jacket

I removed the metal buttons and replaced 3 of them with some pretty glass buttons, given to me by my Grandma many years ago.

Green velvet jacket

Now I’m thinking ….was it a good choice, does it really fit in my minimal wardrobe?  It goes well with the skinny jeans, but I was hoping to wear it with my STALF Charcoal Linen Dress but it doesn’t look right.  The dress looks better with a long cardigan.

I got these Clarks boots a while ago for 50p.  They fit so well, but seem an odd length to me.  I decided that I would wear them more if they were darker, so invested £4 in some shoe dye.  Finally got round to tackling the task, and love the result.

A much more wearable colour.  They are ok with skinny jeans, but even better with my dress and opaque tights.


One thought on “Green Velvet Jacket and New Boots

  1. Gorgeous jacket. I found a green velvet coat/jacket from Monsoon in a charity shop a few weeks ago. I think I’m going to change the buttons after reading your post..a good tip 😀

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