I have a love/hate relationship with velvet.
Yes, it’s a sumptuously luxurious fabric but it’s also heavy and persnickety to care for however, when I spied this gorgeous velvet jacket in an online vintage shop I simply couldn’t resist snapping it up:
At €16 it was one of the most expensive secondhand purchases I’ve made since making the decision 4 years ago to completely step away from fast fashion and create my own ethical & sustainable wardrobe but I think it was definitely worth it!
Get the scoop behind the jacket, the rest of the outfit info + take part in my Refashion Challenge below:
The jacket arrived missing the top 2 buttons and reeking of incense and armpit, ew. A revisit of my top tips for cleaning vintage clothing got rid of the odours and some patient thrift shop digging brought me 2 groovy buttons that matched well enough to work!
A bit of chain worked brilliantly for that missing top button clasp!
Beanie (crocheted gift) €0 – Velvet Jacket (online vintage shop) €16 – Leopard Print Pants (thrifted) €2 – Vintage Booties (inherited) €0
Total cost: €18
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