Top Holiday Style Trend for 2018: Velvet

Happy Wednesday Lovelies!

I hope you had the best weekend! This past Saturday, I was invited to a fashion event at Off 5th Ave-Saks. It took place at the newly opened store downtown Seattle. It was great fun! Stay tuned, more to come on that later.

The holidays are a busy time of parties, events, and concerts. In all the business, you may be struggling with outfit ideas for the festivities you must attend.  This year it's all about velvet!  Shoes, dresses, shoes, booties, pants, accessories- it's a velvet, style extravaganza!




Velvet is an amazing fabric that feels so soft to the skin and looks so luxurious to wear. There's just something about velvet that makes me think of snow, sleigh rides, and royalty.  If you are having trouble getting in a festive mood, go buy yourself an  outfit in this year's top trend!


Velvet has actually been a top trend all fall, not just for the holidays. What I love about it:

  • The polished look and persona it gives you: think leadership potential
  • Velvet clothing declares that you are ready to make merry and be festive
  • It's a natural choice for a holiday party, no style dilemmas!
  • It's so versatile and comfortable for many different events




I found this fabulous black velvet hoodie with a tie up waist at Marshalls. It's so cute, and a great piece to dress up or down. I styled it with a casual pencil skirt and suede booties. It's a perfect outfit for a casual venue, or shopping with friends.


When I was shopping for a Christmas party outfit, this off the shoulder dress caught my eye fast! Teal green is definitely one of my favorite colors to wear this time of year. In the past most holiday dresses I have worn, have been very uncomfortable and itchy. I recommend staying  away from sequins and scratchy fabrics, choose velvet! Your night will go a lot smoother,  and there will be no worry about wardrobe mishaps.


What are your favorite trends to wear this Holiday?

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I was networking recently with someone recently from another profession, and had a huge reality check. Sometimes inspiration comes in ways you least expect. Not everyone views online media as a positive outlet.  Anyway, I'm taking a bit of a different direction. I will still keep up this blog, but treating it more like a hobby. This means scaling back on social media. It's crazy how social media can overtake your life.  I hope to add more travel themed posts this year, and not as much fashion.

I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! My family is staying close to home, with a few activities planned around the city. I am excited for my youngest child to get home from college!

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28 comments

  1. Well Valerie you look incredible in both these dressy looks. Not only is velvet great for this season but especially in shades of red, green or burgundy even better. ;-)

    Welcome by Thursdays to link your fabulous style with me. I also think you'd like my last two style posts dressed up velvet for both me and my little girl. Happy Hump Day!!

    Ada =))

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    1. Thanks so much Ada, you are always so sweet! I tried to comment on your blog, but I can never find your comment section. Have a lovely holiday!

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    1. Thank you, I am pretty obsessed with it..ha ..its so pretty!

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  3. I love the off the shoulder dress! It's such a classy silhouette.

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    1. Thank you Kuleigh, have a wonderful holiday!

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  4. I'm loving velvet this year! It's so perfect for the holiday season too.

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    1. Thank you Lily, yes always a winner for holiday dress!

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  5. I got velvet shoes and bag. I am not especially comfortable wearing velvet.

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    1. Very cool Elise, I love Velvet shoes, I don't have a pair yet! Sorry to hear its not comfortable for you...I find it super comfortable compare to some other fabrics for party dresses...

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  6. wow velvet look comfortable on you dear you looks pretty thanks for sharing..
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    1. Awe thank you Sophi, so kind of you! I hope your holiday is amazing! I will check out your site!

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  7. I'm so with you!! Velvet is so on trend and I'm loving it! That green dress is stunning!

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    1. Thank you Alfa, I love this dress so much!! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  8. Velvet is my favorite right now!

    xx,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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    1. Yes its mine too, have a great holiday Amanda!

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  9. gorgeous velvet dress!
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    1. Thank you Mary, have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Awe thank you Lizzie, happy holidays and weekend!

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  11. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great looks! You look stunning in teal!

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    1. Thank you sweet Nicole, have a most wonderful weekend!
      xo
      Valerie

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  12. How right you are, Valerie, both in terms of velvet being an absolute must-have (not only now but clearly all year round) and also in how social media can utterly take over one's life. I've taken several pauses myself this year alone, and am still trying to find that perfect balance :)

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    1. YEs finding balance in this social media craze is not easy, I have to back off somewhat..I need balance back in my life. Have a wonderful Holiday SEason!
      xoo

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  13. Velvet is my favorite winter trend! Love that teal dress!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    1. Thank you Jessica, I am quite obsessed with velvet!

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  14. The holidays are here and that means it's time to eat, drink, and repeat. I'm a sucker for a good sangria, so this year, a pitcher of sparkling pomegranate sangria was my contribution to our Christmas Day meal. It was a HUGE hit (even my grandfather who barely drinks had three glasses), so I figured I'd share the recipe on here! Even though I made this for Christmas, it's perfect for any winter gatherings, holiday parties, or cozy nights in. low price mobile

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