Sunday, December 18, 2011

Banana Republic's Black Velvet Dress: All I Want For The Third Night Of Chanukkah

$98, Banana Republic
(Gifted by Banana Republic)

Something's happening. Something's different. I feel like Tony in "West Side Story" when he first meets Maria, only hopefully with a far less tragic ending. Basically, I've fallen in love with VELVET. My most hated, feared and loathed fabric, the one my parents warned me against. Banana Republic's black velvet sheath dress, from their excellent holiday collection, is the ONLY velvet dress I've ever loved. It may look kinda "meh"-ish on the hanger, but this thing comes ALIVE on the female form. It fits ABSOLUTELY perfectly -- forgiving in the places that need forgiveness, and snug enough in the places that call for snuggling. It's so versatile that I've worn it at least three times already this month, to a holiday party with black tights and my Charlotte Russe Miu Miu-"inspired" glitter heels, an evening event with burnt sienna tights and turquoise booties (MUCH cuter than it sounds) and a TV taping with Wolford Hero bondage tights, which were a generous gift from Tightsplease and belong on a wall because they're a work of fucking art.) You can also do that kinda '90s grunge-girl thing, but in a cleaner way. (Like, no slouchy knit hat, por favor!)

I've always kinda rolled my eyes at the hole "little black dress" cliche, but NOW THAT I'VE FOUND LOVE, I'm a believer, I want to spend the rest of my life with it.

I already got my own beloved velvet dress for Chanukkah (thank you, Banana Republic!), so get your own at 40% off with promo code BRSALE.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna slip it on and go attend the "rumble," then slip outside for my balcony scene.
Velvet! Say it loud and there's music playing! Say it soft, and it's almost like praying!

+ Chanukkah Gift Guide Day 1: Charles Jourdan taupe heels from Ideeli
+ Chanukkah Gift Guide Day 2: Dr Martens black leather satchel!

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