Feb 7, 2020

Fashion Over Forty: Burgundy Floral Blouse and Black Velvet Jeans

Hello and welcome to another one of my Fashion Friday posts where I share my take on Fashion Over Forty. These posts are always a little weird for me to write, as my style is rather repetative and yes, boring, and I've definitely been thinking about not doing them any longer but when I see that these posts somehow usually get much more views than my handmade cards get, then I can tellt there is an interest in seeing casual everyday styles. But for today's post I'm taking a break from my usual blue jeans and showing you another outfit wearing velvet pants.

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For today's post I've paired the velvet pants with a pretty floral blouse in a faux wrap style. It's not a top I wear often, but something I like to have in my closet. This top is old and unfortunately no longer sold at White House Black Market. I did find the exact one in this listing on eBay, but as it is with eBay there is only one available in a size 8. (It runs true to size, I'm wearing a size XS in most tops, this top is a size 0) According to the WHBM site, size 8 is Medium.

The blouse is lined (sleeves are unlined) and as you can see below it's longer in the back than it is in the front.


These black velvet skinny pants are from LOFT. I've styled them before in this and this post, and they are still available, currently marked down an extra 50% off the sales price which bring them to less than $35. The soft velvet is perfect for the colder months and a great way to dress up an outfit for a special occasion, or dress them down by wearing a simple sweater and ankle boots.

For footwear I decided to wear my burgundy pair of Clarks heels. (Old, I've mentined them before in this post), but DSW always has lots of choices and free shipping on orders of $35 and up if you're looking to update your shoes. Here's what I found in the "Burgundy Pumps" section. Amazon also carries Clarks shoes...

I'm wearing a silver necklace with my birthstone charm (Ruby), I've had for a long time. Unfortunately it's hard to see - I wish the chain was shorter! I have no idea where mine came from, but it might have been from JCPenney, as they have a great selection of birthday jewelry.  There are also some great birthstone necklace options available at Nordstrom at various price points. Just don't get an opal stone unless it's your birthstone. I heard it's bad luck unless it's your birthstone. Funny story: Many years ago I purchased an opal ring for myself from QVC, only to find out about the bad luck, well I didn't need any of that in my house, so I promptly returned it :-)  I'm not really superstitious but why risk it??!!😄

Exact Pants and Exact Top:
Pants available in regular & petite sizes)
(top unfortunately only available in size 8 from eBay)

Below I've linked to a few blouse options for those of you interested. Remember these and some of the above links are affiliate links.

My White House Black Market Picks:
($6.95 Standard Shipping)
 Black and White Floral Blouse // Floral Ruffle Cuff Blouse // Pink Floral Blouse w/cami (very reduced price but only size 2 available)
More White House Black Market Tops HERE

My Nordstrom Picks:
(always free shipping and free return shipping)
More Blouses at Nordstrom HERE

 My Nordstrom Rack Options:
(free shipping on orders over $89)

More Blouses from Nordstrom Rack HERE

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  1. That top is really pretty! I have a burgundy floral tunic I need to wear more often. Maybe next week for a at home valentine's!

    1. Thanks Mireille. I think burgundy is such a great color to wear for Valentines Day instead of the traditional red or pink!

  2. Cute outfit!
    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks Marilyn. Same to you too!

  3. I just adore that top... I actually just got a dress that reminds me of the color/floral print of that top you're wearing!


  4. That is such a pretty top.

  5. You need to wear the top more often - looks stunning on you!

  6. Gorgeous blouse, Ellie! You look great! I think you should keep up your fashion blogging! I don't comment but I always check out what you're wearing!

    1. Thank you so much for visiting!

  7. This is such a gorgeous outfit. I love that floral blouse. I totally get your feelings about fashion blogging. I feel the same way, especially as I get older and older. But your right, of all the topics I write about, fashion blog post ALWAYS get the most hits. It's perplexing, I know, I don't get it either.

    1. Thanks Amy. I've loved reading your fashion posts from when you first started and so happy you're still doing them. You're such an inspiration!

  8. Your floral blouse is so pretty! Love the wrap style!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  9. Love these pants! Now I need a pair of velvet <3

    Green Fashionista

    1. Thanks Kate! They are wonderful and so comfortable too!

  10. What a gorgeous blouse, you look so pretty! I love a good floral blouse xo

    Makeup Muddle

    1. Thanks so much! Not all floral looks good on me, but I do love this one!

  11. Ellie, this burgundy color is gorgeous on you! I love that blouse and it is such a beautifully rich combination with the velvet pants. Thanks for linking up!


  12. Those velvet pants really dress up this look! Your blouse is gorgeous on you!

    1. Thanks Laura. I've worn the blouse with blue jeans and it looks good too, just a little more casual. I love clothing pieces that can be dressed up or down!
      Thanks for visiting!

  13. that is such a lovely floral top on you, especially with the velvet pants and burgundy shoes! I like wrap style tops - got a lot while breastfeeding (they are perfect for that!) but they work well after too - always look so good I think! :)

    Definitely do keep up with the fashion posts - I think it's always interesting seeing what people wear! :)

    Hope you're having a nice week :)

    Away From Blue

    1. Thanks so much, Mica. It's true about wrap tops, this one however is lined in a way that it wouldn't be possible to use as a breastfeeding top.

  14. Blouses like these are so effortlessly sexy. The print is so lovely! You look great!


  15. This top is so cute! You look so pretty! Nice Post! Have a great day!

  16. Great look. These velvet pants are a great find. The blouse is a great addition. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party.

  17. Very pretty! I love burgundy and florals are up my alley too! I love it with the pants and your pretty heels. Now what I need is Spring tops!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  18. A really pretty top, love it's frills. Thanks for sharing on #chicandstylish today. Jacqui


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