Outfit Details:
velvet dress – forever 21
tights – we love colors
shoes – courtesy of LuLu*sbelt – my mom’s store
Rebecca Minkoff Studded Tart – courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff (crazy sale going on right now)
lace jacket – thrifted

When I was in fourth grade, all I wanted was this velvet bodysuit that had long, belled sleeves and went off the shoulders. Every trend I was fond of was a component of this one little bodysuit and I just had to have it. When my friend came to class in a similar top that was not an actual bodysuit, I made sure to remind her that come the new year, I would have its superior counterpart. We had matching bubble necklaces; it was only natural that we should also match our outfits, too.

Well, I never did get that velvet bodysuit or anything remotely similar, but this dress is a close second. I didn’t dare lament about it; once you’ve received a pony as a Christmas gift, you really can’t complain about anything. Ever.

p.s. I have a bad habit of forgetting to close my bags…it has a cute little studded strap that goes over the flap.  

  1. Finder says: November 26, 20109:39 pm

    great outfit!!!

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  2. Penny Dreadful says: November 26, 20109:45 pm

    Yes a pony will make up for an awful lot! Not a huge fan of crushed velvet in general, but this is very pretty – in particular with the cute lace cover up.

  3. Collette Osuna says: November 26, 20109:49 pm

    Love the velvet..you look fabulous!!
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  4. Vicky says: November 26, 20109:56 pm

    Love the colour of your velvet dress x

  5. Shannon Lambert says: November 26, 20109:56 pm

    This feels like a Christmas party outfit. Crushed velvet always reminds me of the 90's (good, bad, whatever).

  6. gabrielle says: November 26, 201010:05 pm

    i too was obsessed with crushed velvet as a kid. oh, the 90s.


  7. elisaveera says: November 26, 201010:06 pm

    SERIOSLY, HOW DO YOU MAKE EVERYTHING LOOK SO GOOD. I never thought that I'd find myself drooling over a dress that was made of crushed velvet.

  8. Q's Daydream says: November 26, 201010:22 pm

    That dress is lovely!

  9. kileen says: November 26, 201010:30 pm

    i love the color of this beautiful crushed velvet dress. and it's wonderful with the lacy jacket.


  10. In Kinsey's Closet says: November 26, 201010:39 pm

    Cute story. Even cuter outfit. I really love this look!

  11. devorelebeaumonstre. says: November 26, 201010:41 pm

    that bag is so cute! & chantal over at cocorosa had a post the other day with a velvet bodysuit: http://mypreciousconfessions.blogspot.com/2010/11/you-know-you-want-this.html ..if you're still looking for one. although that dress is way perfect. :)


  12. The Fancy Teacup says: November 26, 201010:45 pm

    I wanted to get that dress, but they ran out of size smalls, you look gorgeous in it!

    Adore the little studded purse too, very holiday-esque.


  13. soychild. says: November 26, 201010:49 pm

    I saw that dress at F21 this morning, 1 AM to be exact :) and wanted what I believe was a navy blue or black color… I love velvet for the winter, your outfit is gorgeous as usual! The emerald color on that tart is beautiful.

  14. Lovers, Saints & Sailors says: November 26, 201010:56 pm

    This is gorgeous. So Stevie Nicks!
    That belt is unexpected but it really works.

    And wait, you actually got a real life pony for Christmas?? Lucky!

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  15. Ashley J says: November 27, 201012:23 am

    I love that thrifted lace jacket…what a great find!


  16. paperwhales says: November 27, 201012:54 am

    I think velvet is so perfect for these months. You are looking wonderful as always.


  17. Bio says: November 27, 201012:56 am

    Love the little studded bag!

  18. Bub says: November 27, 20101:29 am

    So gorgeous! Love the color of your velvet dress!


  19. Angie Aquarius says: November 27, 20101:33 am

    Great pics as usual! I'm really in love with your velvet dress… this dress is to die for!

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  20. Pawi Macarena says: November 27, 20101:36 am

    omg keiko you look completely awesome. I love how you look with that dress and the mix of the color of the dress with the green tart :)
    congratulations for this great outfit.
    kisses, Pawi.

  21. Liv says: November 27, 20101:41 am

    I looove that lace jacket and I'm looking forward to seeing how it reappears!
    Happy weekend!


  22. Emily says: November 27, 20102:09 am

    Wow this velvet dress is stunning! Love how you mixed the textures by adding the lace too!

  23. Katie says: November 27, 20103:57 am

    That lace coat is amazing! What a great find!

  24. JoeyAna says: November 27, 20104:02 am

    love the velvet dress!


  25. naomi says: November 27, 20104:15 am

    metallic green! amazing.


  26. Kirstin says: November 27, 20105:22 am

    Love this, Keiko! The colors are gorgeous. How do you find such awesome things at the thrift shops??

  27. Stylison says: November 27, 20105:36 am
  28. modniza says: November 27, 20107:52 am

    so lovely outfit!you are wonderful!

  29. Sabrina Mallah says: November 27, 20108:22 am

    I love the colors you put together! You have such an eye for style! Thanks again for the inspiration!



  30. SMASH says: November 27, 20109:00 am

    I can't believe you make even crushed velvet look decent, you got some talent girl :)

  31. Nancie says: November 27, 20109:06 am

    i love the layering of velvet and the lace! am not a fan of velvet though!! http://fashionablenotebook.blogspot.com

  32. Anisa says: November 27, 201012:53 pm

    i've been fascinated with velvet lately and you, my dear, pull it off without a flaw! It looks absolutely gorgeous with the dark lace and tights. That raspberry color truly pops out! And the green studded bag totally sets it off. Beautiful! xxA, thelaughslut.blogspot.com

  33. The Hearabouts says: November 27, 20104:07 pm

    You look adorable!The velvet dress looks amazing, and the lace jacket makes the outfit just perfect. :)


  34. Nicole says: November 27, 20104:41 pm

    velvet is definitely making a come back. a friend of mine had a velvet cape with a hood, which i wouldn't advise, but otherwise velvet is hot!

  35. Santina says: November 27, 20104:48 pm

    Velvet and lace can go oh so wrong, but this look is nothing but beautiful! I love the studded bag – it's an unexpected pop of color!


  36. graphology says: November 27, 20105:19 pm

    I absolutely love the dress :-)

  37. claarax. says: November 27, 20106:30 pm

    I really like your blog !
    You're great! ♥

  38. Theonlyfashionprincess says: November 27, 20107:33 pm

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  39. Beth Ellen says: November 28, 20101:29 am

    I had that velvet bodysuit when I was 10! It was hot pink, had bell sleeves and was crushed velvet. I wore it for my jazz recital that year. Now I wonder if my mom still has it…

  40. libys11 says: November 28, 20103:02 am

    well that is just lush, darling!! 😀

    you look amazing!

  41. women's fashion trends says: November 28, 20103:30 pm

    The styling is genius! Velvet always reminds me of the holidays.

  42. Carol says: November 28, 20104:26 pm

    Please, tell me which lipstick are you wearing!
    You should always write it down, you have such a good taste for make up as you do for clothings ;D

  43. MarieBayArea says: November 28, 20107:51 pm

    i think this is such a beautiful outfit. The color scheme really suits you. love that velvet dress-what a gorgeous color on you. and i really really want your black lace jacket-fabulous! and i love that pop of green your little purse gives the whole look. the studs are really great too.

  44. Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) says: November 28, 201010:02 pm

    Cute outfit! I especially love the lace cardi, it's so chic on you!


  45. Sophi says: November 29, 20104:34 am

    Oh ma gaaad I'm IN LOVE with your bag. And this post is making me regret big time that I didn't buy a similar lace shirt I saw at the thrift store yesterday. Oh well! I'll find a better one someday…

    And I'm really glad that velour and velvet are back! Tacky as they might be, that is some cozy shit. It makes me feel all fancy and snuggly all at once 😛

  46. Bionica says: November 29, 20106:47 am

    a pony is quite a gift =)
    but I totally love the lace and velvet together
    looks great!!!


  47. nudeonthemoon says: November 29, 20105:43 pm

    I think this is the first time I've ever liked a velvet dress! Usually they remind me of wizards or goths but you've coordinated it perfectly here!

  48. xoxo Elizabeth Toledano de Gomez says: November 30, 20102:37 am
  49. Paulina says: November 30, 20104:33 am

    I love love love that green metallic Tart you have. It's so cute!

  50. Behind the Lashes says: November 30, 20103:47 pm

    Most gorgeous lipstick color. It looks amazing on you. I'm a new follower!
    xoxo Heather