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