Velvet Duster and Doc Martens

Caite and Kyla Duster | Universal Threads top (similar) | American Eagle Tomgirl jeans (similar) | Dr. Martens boots (similar) 

The Challenge
Welcome to the gritty world of blogger photo-taking!  HaHaHa!  Every time I drive past this area I think it would make an interesting spot to take photos.  It seems to get a lot of natural light, but you can see a lot of shadows anyway.  My thinking was grey velvet plus grey blocks would be a good mix.  So, just how to style this grey velvet duster?

The Details
This is another gorgeous piece sent to me from Caite & Kyla.  It is a The Abby Jacket in charcoal grey velvet with rust, burgundy, green and white embroidery.  (It's machine washable!)  It was a tough decision as to what to wear underneath.  Originally, I tried my olive joggers with this burgundy top ('cause I wore that to church), I didn't like the green of the joggers mixed with grey.  On way way to grab blue jeans, I spotted my Tomgirl jeans.  It gave me an opportunity to wear a favorite color mix of rust and burgundy.  Then yep, yep, yep the berry-colored Docs added the perfect Yin Yang with the velvet.  

As a side note, we had a couple of cool and rainy days here and I was so glad I had my Doc Martens.  Not only are they comfortable, they were able to withstand light rain beautifully--no worries for this former Florida girl!

If you haven't already heard, Caite and Kyla "clothing is handcrafted in India under fair and ethical working conditions."*  We all can applaud that!  On the sizing.  I gave their rep my bust measurement and told her I generally wore size large.  This duster is a size small.  While it fits around, it's too tight across the back and shoulders, which you can kind of see in the back view.  I think it would be best in size large.  *For more info, see Caite and Kyla's About page.

The Takeaway
This duster would look fabulous with dressy burgundy pants and silky shell loaded with rhinestone jewelry for the holidays and heels!  In the meantime, it's lots of fun with casual elements!
* * * * *
No commission received for Caite and Kyla purchases.  While items were gifted, opinions are my own.

Shop Velvet Duster and Doc Martens Similar Items Post

Please consider Following my blog via BlogLovin'Instagram, Facebook, Email or Pinning!  Your comments make my day!  Please take a look at the places I link up for other great fashions and things.  Including Style with a Smile, Visible Monday, On Monday's we Link Up, Away from the Blue, Curly Crafty Mom, Turning Heads Tuesday, This Main Line Life, I Will Wear What I Like

No comments