My Vintage Style-1970s Floral Velvet Midi Skirt

70s floral velvet midi skirt

Hope everyone had a great holiday season. Andrew and I took some time off and headed over to visit my sister in Dunedin,  an adorable little town on the west coast of Florida, where we fed turtles in the pond behind her house and took a bike ride up to the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks and back.  That’s 15 miles round trip. So, we rewarded ourselves for the effort with chocolate, a yummy Italian dinner and a stop at one of the many breweries in town. Now I estimate I need to take at least 3 more 15 mile bike rides to burn off the calories!

Feeding watermelon to the pond turtle. Isn’t he/she cute? Feeding Turtle

 

Dunedin waterfront at sunset
Dunedin Florida sunset

Also, took a side trip to St. Petersburg for some antique shopping and a visit to the Dali Museum for a day of Surrealism and fashion at their special Schiaparelli exhibit.  Post with many amazing photos coming soon.

A cold front was predicted, which in Florida usually means in the 50s or 60s. So I had to pack accordingly. That gave me a chance to wear my newest favorite thing, a 1970s floral print velvet skirt that I had recently purchased off  Etsy.  And I had saved this photo of a 70s Ungaro outfit on Pinterest hoping to recreate this look at some point. Now was my chance!

1970s velvet midi skirt outfit

I loved the chic bohemian vibe of the midi skirt worn with the cropped jacket, tank top, long necklaces and fringed scarf.  Luckily I just happened to unearth a  late 60s embroidered blue crushed velvet jacket sitting neglected in the bottomless pit that is my closet that I thought would be perfect. Isn’t it fun to find things you forgot you had?

But then I hesitated for a moment,  because I was thinking is double velvet a fashion don’t, like double denim was for such a long time? Is there such a thing as wearing too much velvet? Then I got a grip on myself.  Did I really care? Hell no.

So I threw on a tank top, couple of ropes of 60s black beads, a black lace fringed scarf and a red flower brooch for an outfit inspired by that photo. Added my cognac leather vintage boots and I was ready for a cool night on the town!

1970s outfit-vintage outfit of the day

70s floral print velvet midi skirt

Vintage Outfit-1970s velvet skirt and jacket

How do you feel about velvet? Do you think the more the merrier or less is best?

Till next time……

 

 

 

 

 

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By | 2018-02-12T10:41:22-04:00 January 2nd, 2018|Fashion, My Vintage Style|12 Comments

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Theresa
Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.

12 Comments

  1. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell January 8, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Hey Vickie, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Glad you like Biglys picture. He’s a cutie.

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    Vickie January 8, 2018 at 11:26 am

    I’m loving that velvet trend. You look fine wearing the two different velvet pieces. And I like your little pond turtle shot.

    Vickie

  3. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell January 7, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Thank you, Shelbee. Looking forward to seeing your rendition of double velvet!

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    Shelbee on the Edge January 7, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Theresa, this outfit is so fabulous from head to toe! And I love how you recreated the other outfit in your own way. I adore velvet, but like you, I have been unsure about doubling up on velvet pieces in one outfit…but you have nailed the double velvet look, so I now I am inspired to give it a try myself! Thanks so much for joining my Link Up On the Edge.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  5. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell January 4, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks, Jess. I did notice you have some amazing velvet pieces on your blog. I’m also always inspired by the way your accessorize, so I’m trying to do a bit more of that.

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    Jessica A Jannenga January 4, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Theresa, I am in love with this outfit! all of the beautiful colors in your skirt and what a find ( in your closet) that jacket! I love the detail.on the sleeves! The flower is the perfect touch as well. You know I love all of the velvet and what a coincidence i wore it on my post today. I always have loved it. i love the pictures of the sunset! I need to try and pin outfits to recreate. Wishing you the Best for 2018!
    thank you for linking!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  7. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell January 3, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Happy New Year to you too Vix and thanks for the compliment on the outfit. I just love that Dali Museum in St. Pete. It is quite spectacular and the Schiaparelli fashion just added to the fabulousness. That’s hilarious about the TP name. Does it live up to it’s name, I hope?

  8. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell January 3, 2018 at 10:06 am

    I had a funny feeling you’d like it. And, yes, I agree on the large closet. It’s great to have them, but very easy to lose track of things. I have a dream of having someone come in and do a closet makeover for me, complete with lovely built ins for organization. The other issue is the overflow, where I’ve now taken over pretty much every other closet in the house too. As long as I can keep convincing my husband that it’s business related I’m ok.

  9. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell January 3, 2018 at 10:01 am

    I know, Patti. Isn’t this weather crazy? St Pete is such a fun little city. Great shopping! It’s nice to be in a city where small independent boutiques are still a thing. Hope it stays that way.

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    Vix January 3, 2018 at 4:20 am

    Happy New Year, Theresa! Your photos are gorgeous. An American friend on Facebook recently posted some photos from the Dali exhibition. I visited his museum in Spain back in the 1980s and it was wonderful.
    Your outfit is stunning and a brilliant interpretation of the Ungaro version, in fact I prefer yours, that velvet jacket is wonderful.
    Double velvet is a brand of toilet paper here but I say the more velvet the better! xxx

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    Suzanne January 2, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Gah! You knew I’d love this outfit didn’t you?

    No…there is no such thing as too much velvet. Just like there is no such thing as too much chocolate or too much money.

    You nailed this look.

    That is the issue with large closets…too many items vying for prime real estate space. Some of them end up neglected in the outermost areas of the suburbs. Glad you brought this beauty back to the light of day.

    Suzanne

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    Patti January 2, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Love everything about this outfit, Theresa! We love St. Pete too and hope you had a wonderful visit. (And it’s going to be in the 30’s tomorrow night – the worst of Florida winter!). thanks for linking up, and happy new year to you, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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