A Velvet Capelet

I have always loved the luxury of velvet and had been searching for a capelet for what seems an eternity, so when I stumbled across this little number in a local vintage store I knew we were perfect
for each other.  The flocking on the velvet and its satin bow added to the allure for me.

I envisage the capelet worn with so many different colours but for its first outing I teamed it with my
black Moyuru skirt and a wool knit top. For some colour I added my orange leather gloves , from Paris last year , a vintage orange hat , black booties and a Spencer and Rutherford tulip bag.

 I  have a confession to make , my love of accessories seems to becoming an obsession .I simply can’t
resist adding to my collection at every opportunity- fortunately usually from thrift or recycle stores.
The good thing about accessories , they don’t date or wear out and they always fit. We all need a hobby don’t we. I have recently turned my son’s old bedroom into , as my husband refers to it,” a whacking great walk in wardrobe.” More collecting to come for sure-well I must use the space.

 A reminder of Spring – only three months to wait for tulip time- I have had this bag from Spencer and Rutherford for several years and it always makes me smile.

I love this orange velvet vintage hat , another purchase from the hat collection of a lady who owns a local bric-a-brac shop,even though it does remind you of a brain.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday and Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb for #iwillwearwhatilike



  1. Laurie Duncan
    July 10, 2017 / 11:26 am

    That capelet is adorable and it really does suit you! 🙂

    • Jill James
      July 12, 2017 / 4:03 am

      Thank you so very much Laurie , you have made my day.

  2. Patti
    July 11, 2017 / 12:06 am

    Velvet is so luxurious, and it looks beautiful here. Love the gloves and hat as well. Thanks for linking, xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      July 12, 2017 / 4:05 am

      Thank you Patti , velvet in Winter always a favourite . Always my pleasure to join Visible Monday.

  3. Tiina L
    July 11, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    I agree with you on accessories: they always fit and don't go out of style. And they can totally change a look, too. I love the 'brain hat', and the capelet is a thing of beauty for sure.

    • Jill James
      July 12, 2017 / 4:07 am

      We do share our love of accesories Tiina and their ability to ring the changes.Glad you liked my brain hat and Capelet. Thank you .

  4. Penny Kocher
    July 11, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    What an amazing skirt. And hat! Altogether it's a simply wonderful look.

    • Jill James
      July 12, 2017 / 4:09 am

      Thank you so much Penny , the shape and movement of the skirt is what attracted me and also that I can wear it year round.

  5. The Style Crone
    July 12, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    Your velvet beret looks so luxurious! And it goes without saying that I am in love with the trio of hat, gloves, and handbag! Wonderful styling, thank you so much for sharing with Hat Attack!

    • Jill James
      July 30, 2017 / 8:07 am

      Thank you Judith , always a joy to share in Hat Attack.

  6. Elizabeth g. Arthur
    July 27, 2017 / 4:23 am

    I love the capelet, Jill. And from my blog, Velvet Rich, you'll know I also adore velvet. What a find! xx

    • Jill James
      July 30, 2017 / 8:08 am

      Thank you so much Elizabeth , I know we both share the joy of wearing luxurious velvet.

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