Green Velvet










I just have a few more blog post I want to do and then I will start my spring outfits. I cannot wait! I still have so many ideas to show you all. Before the winter finally ends here in New Jersey, spring decided to come late for us, I wanted to wear this green velvet maxi dress for you all.

I got it on sale at the end of December from Torrid. I just found it stunning, I really love wearing velvet this winter. I just love velvet, even as a kid I loved wearing my velvet tracksuit to school. It’s always been a warm, comfy fabric and it will be appearing this spring in lighter colors. Clearly, this dark green is such a winter color I couldn’t wait for the spring to show you. I waited and waited all winter to wear this, but the cold would not let-up this season so I went out on one of the windiest days in March and shot this. My hair was all over the place. I kept on moving it out of the way but it kept on getting messed-up.  I even tried taking off my coat for you all to see the full dress but it was so cold I only could take it off for a few shots. And the kept on blowing my tripod out of the center.

I paired the dress with my faux fur cheetah print coat that I’ve had for a couple of years now. My fiancé says I should get rid of it because I never wear it but I love it so much. I feel that I still see this type of printed coat all over the place, it is such a classic coat to have. I’m not ready to let it go just yet. I added a few more statement pieces: a mother of pearl necklace from the 1940’s, a tennis bracelet, and a Channel look-a-like bag (I cannot afford a real one and this bag, although is not the real deal is still a great bag). Then, of course, I paired it with my suede wedges. I don’t like wearing ridiculous four-inch heels, they are never practical for a night out walking around town.

This outfit is perfect for a night on the town, or to a cold weather wedding, or just a formal event. My fiancé and I have a strict no glitter policy in our house or anywhere we go.  So I do not wear anything with glitter on it, not even my accessories. So I have to find other ways to stand out and make something look shiny. The sheen of the velvet helps with the sparkle effect see on evening outfits these days. I class it up with tennis bracelet and pearls, but both the bracelet and the necklace will class anything up and never go out of style.

Over the past year, I think my style has changed very much. I am starting to see that with this outfit. I also am starting to not find joy in certain clothes I have that I use to before over the years. I am doing this thing where I am getting rid of clothes and accessories in my closet that does not give me any joy we I see it. So every time I am looking for something and I find an article of clothing that I do not like anymore I just throw it in a pile that I have and sell it. I think this is a great idea, plus it helps me get money for new clothes.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

Love you all,

Valerie (a.k.a Jersey Girl)

In This Shoot

Maxi Dress  (on sale) by Torrid

Coat by Torrid

Necklace is Vintage 1940’s

Tennis Bracelet is Vintage

Shoes by Torrid


Published by Valerie Pantalone

Artists living in the suburbs of Philadelphia on the New Jersey side of town. Graduated Rowan University College of Art and Design in photography. She's been photographing and painting for over a decade now.

2 thoughts on “Green Velvet

  1. Love,love,love this dress, the color and fit look great on can go anywhere in this dress and you will look great and stand out .This is just beautiful

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