This velvet midi skirt is one of my favorite finds this season. You might have noticed that I have fallen hard for velvet this fall/winter (exhibit A – my velvet gown & exhibit B – my velvet blazer). This velvet midi skirt though really stole my heart though because it is so affordable. This skirt comes in at under $50!
I was getting major 1920’s vibes from this velvet midi skirt, so I wanted to steal another trend from that era and have my shoes match my skirt. These green suede T-strap heels were the perfect compliment! Besides, I think this shade of green – a mix between forest green and dark emerald green – might be my favorite color of all time; so I might as well stock up on pieces in this shade!
I wanted to make this outfit something you could wear in a business causal environment, so I went with one of my go-to styles for work -a button down with a scarf tied at the collar. A white button down with a tie-neck scarf can make most outfits look work day appropriate; so it is a great style tip to have on hand for those days when you just cannot bring yourself to wear your classic black pencil skirt for the fourteenth day in a row lol. Bust out your more fun pants & skirts! Even for casual Friday, a tie-neck blouse tucked into jeans looks casual but still polished. #Winning.
This post may be about my velvet midi skirt; but don’t think I would leave you without talking about my bag! I’ve already styled it on the blog twice in the past few weeks, because I cannot get enough of it. The Gucci Marmont is always going to be a classic bag and I love the luxe look and feel of the Marmont in velvet.
Last thing before I end this velvet midi skirt post; it’s day 12 of “12 Days of Giveaways!” Ahhh! It’s been a whirlwind doing 12 posts and organizing a giveaway a day for the last 12 days but it has also been a lot of fun. I really do want to thank each and every one of you for reading my blog.
You (my fantastical, wonderful, kick-ass readers) are why I do what I do- blogging even though I am busy with my legal practice. It is also not lost on me that the income I am able to make from my blog, through sponsored posts, etc. is directly because of all of you coming here and spending time here on LLB. I hope you enjoyed the giveaways as my little way of saying thank you.
Before I talk about the last giveaway, since there are some new readers here (hey girl heyyyyy) I wanted to share a bit about myself so you can get to know me. For my long-time readers, maybe some of these will surprise you!? Actually, I think they all might! Here we go:
1. I am (very) single, but was in a decade long relationship:
It’s funny, because most people think of me as a total independent woman / bachlorette. I live on my own, I run my own legal practice, and if you followed my instastories in the summer you’ll know that I dated a lot. … a lot, a lot. …. Tay Swift levels of dating, some may say. Lol. However, what most people don’t know (even some of my friends!) is that I was in a relationship from age 14 – age 24. It was an interesting experience going through everything one goes through when you’re just growing up and learning who you are while having a constant partner by your side. I sometimes feel like I lived life backwards, timing wise, but it definitely made me who I am today. … That said, ya girl is still v. single so lemme know if you’ve got any eligible bachelor friends I should be meeting lol.
2. I’m not a big animal lover:
… Okay, before you freak out, bear with me on this one. My dad is a veterinarian, so I grew up surrounded by animals. It was an absolutely amazing experience. I had cats, dogs, horses, & a turtle. We would even have random animal guests in our home on occasion; like the one time we had a baby deer with broken back legs live in our living room for 2 weeks, or the time we had a snake in the mudroom. I actually grew up learning how to help deliver foals, & how to help clear puppies’ noses/throats when they’re delivered via C-section. I can also pull out porcupine quills from a dog’s mouth like a friggin’ boss. Lol. All that said; I spent so much time with animals as a kid that I think they lost their ‘wow’ factor. I don’t dislike animals, I just don’t get all excited about them the way most people do.
3. I can only eat multi-color foods one color at a time:
Fruit loops, skittles, sour patch kids, you name it. If it’s got a slew of colors, I can only eat it one color at a time – ie. all the reds, then all the oranges, etc. I’ve been like this since I was little, no idea where it comes from!
4. I love working with kids:
It’s probably not a shock that I love kids (you only need to watch my instastories on any given weekend to see my obsession with my nieces), but what you probably don’t know is that I spent my youth working with kids. I taught dance and art classes and during the summers was a camp counselor. I actually really miss working with kiddos, and am hoping to work that back into my ‘choose your own adventure’ style / multi-prong career that I’ve got going on.
5. I am the worst driver:
No, but really. I’ve totaled two cars; and once in high school I drove into a portable. I am sooooo ready for these self-driving cars to become an actual (affordable) option.
Alright, on to today’s giveaway! For Day 12, I am actually going to have the giveaway be on my instagram. It will be live on Sunday December 16th around 4pm PST/ 7pm EST! Stay tuned!
And in the meantime; don’t forget about the other giveaways that are still open & accepting entries!
Day 5: $500 Nordstrom Gift Card
Day 6: $25 Amazon Gift Card
Day 7: $100 Shopbop Gift Card
Day 8: $25 Starbucks Gift Card
Day 9: $50 Soma Intimates Gift Card
Day 10: $100 Purpose Jewelry Gift Card
Day 11: Kendra Scott Earrings