Velvet Underground

3.1.11




No better way to kick off the new year than with one of my favourite things right now. Some velvety goodness. There are no cupcakes in sight, but stick with me for a moment. Yes, this outfit lacks all the glitter and sequins new year's eve often brings, but thats not what I tend to go for. My love for velvet is fairly recent beginning when I saw this YSL exhibition in Montreal.  Prior to that, you say velvet and I would immediately think of curtains and upholstery. But no more. My outfit was inspired by Yves Saint Laurent's Le Smoking tuxedo. The trousers were a parting gift from a co-worker. And boy, was she bang on with the high waists and flared fit? The blazer was in the window at I Miss You Vintage, and I just couldn't come up with a good enough reason to leave it behind.  I predict I'll be getting a lot of wear out of this one. 

   

Back to reality tomorrow. The holidays have come to an end, but I'm still in denial. To numb the pain, I've been trying to find consolation in the beautiful voice that is Feist. Take a listen.


Bisous,
Abi

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65 Contributions:

tywo said...

You are gorgeous!
I love your hair.


LOVE!

pancakeSTACKER said...

Can we talk about how much I want and need your velvet pants?? How cute are you? I loveee the version of this song by Fiest. Her voice is soothing in all the right ways. Happy New Year to you, pretty lady!



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Casie Jean said...

this post combines all my favorite things.
1. Velvet
2. I Miss You Vintage
3. Feist.

Shevah said...

Amazing outfit. You're so chic.








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jess said...

this is stunning! i love your velvet skirt and blazer <3

Jen S. said...

Happy New Year Abi!! Love the pants girl!

jen
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Karen said...

Oh my goodness, I love velvet and those trousers are incredible! I'm sure the YSL exhibition was amazing also. Great way to start off 2011!

sbot said...

You look fabulous!


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Monique said...

You look lovely lady! I recently purchased a vintage velvet coat and I'm in love. It's so wintry! Happy New Year!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

What a fabulous outfit! I'm especially loving the cropped blouse. Happy New Year to you! xo

Jessica said...

Love that blazer! Totally jealous because I can't do the cropped thing.

And I'm so happy you have found a love for velvet! I've always had a thing for it. (Whether clothing, curtains or upholstery :))

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Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

Yeah, I love this look. I was never a huge fan of velvet because it reminded me of childhood holiday dresses but I've come to appreciate it so much more simply because it tends to remind me of a different era.

I really dig this not-typical new year's eve outfit. Also, I love the title.

simplychic said...

i too have an infinity for velvet! love the pants.

minnja said...

Beautiful pics :))))

LOVE
minnja

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Penny Dreadful said...

WOW. I absolutely love this outfit, the high waisted trousers and cropped blazer are perfect together. One of the best outfits I have seen recently.

SMASH said...

You are pulling that cropped blouse off beautifully (a pretty hard feat if I do say so myself!). Diggin the blog lady--i'll be following :)

xx
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Jason laucht said...

breathtaking. u look stunning my dear. as always <3

Mademoiselle Antonova said...

you look great! very elegant... and i always love the locations you chose for your photos :)

no closet com insigths said...

OMG!!!Your pants are amazing!Love love love!

...Iww... said...

Gorgeous!!!! You look amazing :D

Nicola said...

Great outfit, the velvet is lovely! And the blazer, they look great together x

Nessa said...

Very pretty :)

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Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Wow, that jacket is amazing and looks wonderful paired with the trousers.

Lola Starr said...

Wow, a fantastic outfit. Adore the pants, and you have styled them so well.
Happy New Year!

Lala said...

Wow I'm jealous of those pants! I love velvet and adding high waisted and flares is just too perfect. I really want some floaty trousers, if only they fitted in with my lifestyle... :)

burcu d. said...

great outfit!! LOVE your pants...a fwe weeks ago, I made a post "What to wear: velvet"...it's just so comfy!!



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Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

Wowww. Those pants are killer. The perfect pant that I didn't even know I needed!


xx Cristina

Kaylyn said...

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog :) Love your style!

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Ms_SyllyBee said...

looove that jacket pant combo. it's awesome. :)

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Charlotte Liesel said...

What a great outfit! You look stunning and chic as ever. I just invested in a pair of velvet leggings from American Apparel..you should check out their website!

xo Charlotte
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stacey kelly said...

such a gorgeous, classic outfit! i love how you kept it fun with the colored nails :)

xo

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Josie said...

Love that jacket! Such a pretty, chic shape.
xo Josie
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Lee Oliveira said...

Gorgeous look... I love yellow and your jacket is fabulous.
Obsessed with your silver clutch
LOx

pepa said...

nice pics, so lovely :)
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Shanah said...

Hey there :)
First of all: thank you for your comment! But I have to add: I'm not wearing wrist accessories, those are actually bracelets from the festivals I've gone to over the past few years, hahaa. I'm just too stubborn to take em off because they always remind me of the good times I had..
I also want to say I absolutely love your jacket! I have a thing for checkered prints :D Oh, and I love your hairdo ;) Short is the new long!

Love,
Shanah.

Shanah said...

Hey there :)
First of all: thank you for your comment! But I have to add: I'm not wearing wrist accessories, those are actually bracelets from the festivals I've gone to over the past few years, hahaa. I'm just too stubborn to take em off because they always remind me of the good times I had..
I also want to say I absolutely love your jacket! I have a thing for checkered prints :D Oh, and I love your hairdo ;) Short is the new long!

Love,
Shanah.

Anthea said...

I love velvet! I still have a velvet maxi skirt from when I was 14! Love your look. Simply stunning.

Anthea,
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styleonthecouch said...

This is a great look!

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Fashion Me Chic said...

Thanks Abi for the comme,t. May this year be a gteat one when it comes to syle!

xoxo

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..R May A.. said...

Loving this look!
the little strip of flesh on show really makes the look edgy!! x

stylecrasher said...

LOVE THESE PANTS :O

Veronika said...

Abi, thank you for your comment! I love this outfit you look so stylish :))

Isquisofrenia said...

i love velvet underground (band ) and also i love your velvet skirt
so cool i really like how you always pair colors that are so vivid!!

Sue said...

Happy new year dear!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I am now fully recovered!!!

This velvet skirt is just perfect!!

Ginta said...

I love velvet too!!!! I somehow think it's perfect for winter - it looks warm, it's soft and matte.

cathy. said...

Love the velvet pants!

xx

Style Attic said...

My you are adorable! Is that a dimple I see?? LOVE :) Thanks for stopping by today, I love to meet new faces. Best.

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

amzing jacket and the velvet pants.
Perfect look for winter!!!

Fleur Rebelle said...

yees those candles are angels :)

I looove your legs! Beauty :)


xx

Happy new year

Olya Nikol Pishcheva said...

Thank you for your comment lady! Happy New Year ~

Shanna Maren said...

No other word than stunning!!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I LOVE VIC!!!! Haha, the amount of times I have walked down those stairs is way too much to count.

Love your outfit, velvet pants are definitely amazing. Just an overall very chic look.

Rachel Core said...

Those velvet trousers are amazing! You wear them so well!

Emilie said...

Great look!

modanista junkie said...

Wow this outfit is one of my faves!! Yellow is my favorite color and love how it looks on you.

Have a lovely weekend.

xoxo,
melrod

Noelani said...

Wasn't the YSL exhibit just too good?! I saw it last year when I was in Paris. SO much inspiration crammed into one space, almost overwhelming! Love the outfit!!

Gorgeous Clara said...

thanks a lot!

love that outfit!

Mamacita said...

This outfit is beatuful!!!

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jess said...

I love your velvet pants.

Dorothy Souhuwat said...

i like your top blazzer

ilsteviewonder said...

I'm liking the top and velvet pants so chic! :)

Fashionably Drugged said...

Loving your outfit!

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thesydneygirl said...

freakin love this outfit. especially how the top is cropped. looks great on you!

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La chica de las cosas raras en la cabeza said...

Thanks for comment girl, i love ur look!
xxx

Ria said...

You always have awesome vintage pieces. >_< So jealous of that top. I love the yellow color and the way it's cropped. I cannot stand velvet lol. I don't know what it is but I'm like ick no, but I always see it on other people and I'm totally like oh they look cool.

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