OUTFIT: Red Velvet

Regular readers of mine should know of my dislike of winter by now. I'm not a big fan of the 'Autumn/Winter' ranges on the hi...



Regular readers of mine should know of my dislike of winter by now. I'm not a big fan of the 'Autumn/Winter' ranges on the high street mainly consisting of dark and dreary colours, launched in the dying months of summer as if to prepare us for a dark and dreary few months.

One of the very few good things about Winter and its accompanying clothing range is velvet. Sexy, sultry, smooth velvet. Everybody loves a bit of velvet, particularly in the winter, it just looks so smart, sophisticated and snug. Just a few weeks before Christmas, I was scouting out all of my usual haunts looking for it. I needed my fix! Plus I had a few invites to social soirees and I wanted something different for the occasion.

Lo and behold, I stumbled upon the most gorgeous dress on eBay. It's a ruched corset bodice with a velvet burgundy skirt, all neatly packaged in the form of a dress. I remember swooning over the very same dress no less than a year ago in Topshop, having one of those mental debates where something is truly amazing yet also truly out-of-my-price-range. My heart was saying yes, but my brain spat out it's coffee and exclaimed: "£145???!! FOR A DRESS?!".

So brain won that particular battle and then had the pleasure of saying: "I told you so" just a few months later. My winning bid on this absolute dream of a dress? £18. I was sat on the edge of the bed, button-bashing on the F5 key just praying that nobody would come in and snipe me in the dying seconds. My heart-rate rose frantically. A cold rush of blood to the head saw my fingers type in £50 and click 'Place Bid' before my brain even knew what was going on. The countdown timer surged in to the red. 10. 9. Don't you dare snipe me. 6. 5. OMG I'm gonna win!. 3. 2. 1. Victory.

Following that though, there was the tenseness of waiting for it to come through the post. It's happened to me before, I've won a ridiculously expensive item at a ridiculously low price and received an email from the seller saying they've burnt it with their iron, asking if I still want it. But no. No emails, just an agonising wait. Finally it arrived though. My precious... And it even had the tags on it still.



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Mixing lace with velvet is the epitome of sexy-ness..

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Ruched Corset Burgundy Dress - TOPSHOP (purchased from eBay, obvs..)
Cropped lace bolero -  eBay (non branded)

The temperatures outside may well be on the rise soon, but this baby won't be going into hibernation just yet. 

What are your thoughts on Velvet? Or more so, velvet mixed with lace? Oh GOD.

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24 comments

  1. OOO you look gorgeous!! Love the dress. I'm not a big fan of velvet as the feel of it kind of goes through me BUT i do like it on others its so pretty x

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  2. I also love velvet, it looks good but feels so good on too! Your hair is uh-mazing.

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  3. What a good deal you got there! I'm soooo rubbish at ebay, I never win bids and always resort to buy it now haha.
    Absolutely love the dress and your style!

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  4. I love getting bargains on ebay. Although I always have mini heart attacks when I bid on things, haha. That dress is lovely. x

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  6. That skirt is soooo cute!!!!

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  7. wow, you look stunning in red skirt, love your hair honey <3

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  8. LOVE your new hair! So funky and you pull it off so well! xxx

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  10. woooow so beautiful that intensive red of your velvet skirt with your beautiful blue hair!
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  11. Well sexy minx, you look beautiful and £50 well spent. Bidding on ebay is heart pounding exciting - dare I say it orgasmic lol. xo

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  12. Well done on the ebay win! I am always so afraid of the snipers. They take it all away at the last moment with such mean precision. You look gorgeous here. As always, your hair is simply the best.

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  13. Your hair looks so cool :) x

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  15. So pretty - I love the lace jacket. And your hair! It's hard to pull that off!

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  18. Yay what a win! Love the red velvet x

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  19. That dress is so gorgeous. I love the velvet skirt to it - it suits you so well. I think I need more velvet in my life.
    Also, your hair looks great in these pictures.

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