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Styling a dusty rose velvet jacket

Styling a dusty rose velvet jacket

Jeanne d’arc Living magazine has its own range of gorgeous bohemian chic clothing. However there aren’t many places that stock it, and the prices are a little higher than I would usually pay, so every now and then I have a little look on ebay on the off-chance someone is selling an item second hand….

Styling a pink velvet jacket

Nine times out of ten there’s nothing, but one evening when I was feeling a little low and looking for some online retail therapy; here was the very jacket that I have on my private ‘Clothes I will own one day’ Pinterest board; and even better yet, it was actually in my size! It’s in this beautiful dusty rose pink colour and I love it!

Jeanne d'arc living velvet jacket

I love the covered buttons down the front with the loops for fastenings, and the velvet of this jacket is so soft. I’ve styled it with a grey tunic top underneath, which is by a Danish brand called NU. And the maroon jeggings are from Next. (As a side note – I wouldn’t recommend the jeggings – as you can see in the photos, they have gone baggy at the knees very quickly and they were constantly falling down!)

Styling a Jeanne D'Arc Living velvet jacket

I find choosing footwear with jeggings quite difficult! Knee length boots over the top don’t look right on me; I think an ankle boot with a heel would have been better. I was away in America for these photos so unfortunately I didn’t have a big choice with me, so I opted for these trainer-style leather shoes by the Art Company. They have a really chunky sole, which I need for a bit of extra height as this outfit does have a shortening effect! And they are pretty cool! (See these posts where I also wear them: How to style Lagenlook clothing; Styling a simple blue dress; and How to rock the granny chic trend.

Jeanne d'arc living velvet coat

I love the design on the back – it gives the jacket a bit of a quirky bohemian feel.

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The velvet jacket also makes a great layer in summer over pretty boho dresses; particularly if you have a smart event such as wedding, but prefer not to wear a blazer or structured jacket.

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The pewter ivy leaf necklace was a Christmas present from Chris and was bought at Bath Christmas Market.

Fashion blog photos at Gillette Castle State Park

We were on our way back to Stamford after a weekend further North in Boston, and we stopped here at Gillette Castle State Park in Connecticut. It was a really strange gothic castle built in 1914 and it was so funny because 90% of the people there were doing a photo-shoot of some sort! If you’d like to see more, then I filmed it in my vlog for my YouTube channel.

Some more velvet jackets you might like:

Here’s my look-book video that includes this outfit:

 

 

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I have to admit, although we recently took the photos for this jacket; spring is actually a very difficult season to wear it due to its lack of waterproof-ness and the inclination in England for it to suddenly rain two minutes after the sun is blazing! So that’s why I entitled this as being ideal for summer evenings. It would also be great festival fashion as the pixie hem and unusual woven fabric gives it quite hippy vibes, whilst also being warm when the sun goes down, and perfect for sitting with friends around the bonfire after a night of dancing….

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