Red Lace Dress and Velvet Jacket + Link Up

Red Lace Dress and Velvet Jacket

For Friday’s post I shared three outfits for a Spring wedding, which I’d put together because I had a family wedding on Saturday. I was still deliberating which one to pick right up until the last minute, but in the end I chose the red lace dress and velvet jacket. Red is my confident colour (I got married in a red dress) so that’s what ultimately swung it. I was very tempted by the jumpsuit but I’ll save that for my holiday. It’s probably just as well I didn’t wear it as I ended up with a pint of coke down my leg at the reception! Bare legs are easier to wipe clean!

The velvet jacket (a charity shop bargain) kept the chills at bay.

Speaking of legs, I probably should have applied some fake tan. It’s been a long winter and my pins haven’t seen daylight since September! The lack of fake tan was due to my indecision…there would have been no point slapping it on if I’d worn the jumpsuit. So much for planning ahead. Although it was a chilly day we weren’t stood around for long. When we weren’t needed for photos we stood by the radiators inside the church! The velvet jacket (a charity shop bargain) kept the chills at bay. I wish now I’d got a photo of the dress without it though!

Red Lace Dress and Velvet Jacket, Paper Dolls red lace dress, Next black velvet jacket, Betsey Johnson rose gold glitter shoes

My velvet cat bag was plenty big enough to hold all of my essentials, with room to spare.

I’ve been waiting a while to wear these shoes. I actually bought them for the wedding I went to in June but didn’t end up wearing them. As such, they were untested, and while not exactly comfortable, they were fine for the amount of time I was on my feet. My velvet cat bag was plenty big enough to hold all of my essentials, with room to spare. It was a lovely day but I woke up on Sunday with a raging sore throat and a cold. I’m looking forward to getting away to warmer climes next week 🙂

My motto is “when in doubt, wear red”! Do you have a colour that makes you feel confident?

Red Lace Dress and Velvet Jacket, Paper Dolls red lace dress, Next black velvet jacket,

Red Lace Dress and Velvet Jacket

Red Lace Dress and Velvet Jacket, Paper Dolls red lace dress, Next black velvet jacket, Betsey Johnson rose gold glitter shoes

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Red Lace Dress and Velvet Jacket, Paper Dolls red lace dress, Next black velvet jacket, Betsey Johnson rose gold glitter shoes

Paper Dolls dress | Betsey Johnson shoes (similar) | Next Velvet jacket (from charity shop, similar) | Asos cat bag (from eBay, similar)

Last week’s favourites were…

Gail of Is This Mutton, Suzanne of Crazy Blonde Life and Elsie of Polished Whimsy!

 

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27 Comments

  1. March 27, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    Oh wow! Stunning, my friend! Red looks so smashing on you. That dress is beautiful. And of course, I am crushing on your velvet blazer and sparkly shoes. I have a few velvet blazers and every one of them was purchased from a charity shop!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • March 30, 2018 / 6:56 am

      Thanks Shelbee! I had been looking for a velvet blazer for over a year and then found two perfect ones within weeks – both in charity shops!

  2. March 27, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    what a simply stunning dress, love the lace detailing

  3. March 27, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    Emma!! This is so gorgeous, and the velvet jacket was such a bargain!!! You just gotta love that!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com
    PS…we have an IG challenge every month for “thrifty” women if you’re interested. There’s even a prize and the next one will be the week of April 16?

  4. March 27, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    You look gorgeous in this red lace number! Definitely a keeper!

  5. March 27, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    Stunning look! Love that dress!

  6. March 27, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    I’m just thinking about tanning too! The red dress and velvet jacket work perfectly together Emma. Lovely photos.
    Laurie xx

  7. March 27, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    I can see why your feel confident in red, it looks stunning on you. I love lace, any kind really and that dress is lovely. Glad you had a lovely night shame about your throat, hope you’re on the mend soon. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  8. March 27, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    You look beautiful! I can totally see why you went this outfit, Emma. The red lace is absolutely divine (I adore lace in all colours) and it goes gorgeously with the black velvet.
    Hugs
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

  9. March 27, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    Beautiful look for a wedding! The lace dress is very pretty and I am swooning over your shoes!

  10. March 27, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    That velvet blazer is beautiful! I love how it looks paired with lace!

  11. March 27, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    Tres chique! Very nice , that red. Where are you going to for a holiday?

  12. March 28, 2018 / 1:40 am

    Like you, red is my color and I agree with that quote about red too. I have yet to find the perfect red lace dress but I love yours. I too own a ton of red dresses though and this week on Thursday Moda I will be sharing a special one I wore to an event this early Spring, too. You look gorgeous head to toe — so classic, elegant, modern and feminine. Love those sparkly cream shoes, too!

    I also love all the featured looks this week, Emma!

    P.S. I know you love my poetry so there is a brand-new one on the blog, right now. =)

  13. March 28, 2018 / 5:55 am

    You look gorgeous, Emma, I too got married in a red dress so I am most definitely in the pro-red-for-confidence camp!!!

    p/s I adore Elsie!!

  14. March 30, 2018 / 8:16 am

    What an amazing red dress on you. Just love the black velvet jacket with it. Great outfit Emma, va va voom. What a head turner. Fabulous. x

  15. March 30, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    Emma you look gorgeous! This dress is so beautiful. Thank you for the linkup.
    Happy Easter, XO Tina

  16. April 4, 2018 / 4:14 am

    Fabulous outfit, love that combination of the velvet against the lace.

    Thank you for joining Continental Drift this month.

    SSG xxx

  17. April 4, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    The red is just perfect for your completion and your creates a killer combination with the velvet. Gushing over those pumps. Comfy or not they are amazing. Thanks for stopping by for the linkup as well.

    Bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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