velvet-dress-holidays-3velvet-dress-holidays-1velvet-dress-holidays-2velvet-dress-holidays-4 I didn’t have an “occasion” for a dress when I found this lovely velvet one at Nordstrom (it’s only $148!), but funny how that works sometimes because soon after it was hanging in my closet my husband and I were able to enjoy a rare date night out in the city.

I’ve been pairing flats with everything lately, even dresses(!) because I love the laid-back, relaxed vibe it adds. My top picks for flats to wear with everything this fall:

  • Under $150: this rust-colored suede technically isn’t a flat with its .5 inch lift, but I love the color and the luxe details (they look more expensive than they are); this mule has an interesting cut and would look expensive and flattering (my pick is black or mushroom); this loafer comes in the most beautiful neutral camel suede and I love the slightly pointy toe.
  • Under $300: this black pair is so sweet and feminine, and reminds me of the Rochas version I had lusted after last year; this fresh loafer is also sweetened up, but with a bow;  this mule also seems to have a flattering cut, and in rose suede is unique and beautiful.
  • Over $500: this white loafer is a classic with a twist (in a fresh off-white); this is the black flat that will go with anything and can be both relaxed and polished at the same time (plus the red sole of course); and this gorgeous bordeaux velvet flat is what Fall dreams are made of (swoon!).

More velvet finds below!

Thank you for visiting and happy Friday!

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Velvet dress – Ali & Jay (best $150 dress find! here)
Denim jacket – JBrand (similar styles priced high to low, my fav is the middle one: here, here and here)
Flats – Paul Andrew (similar in a lovely mustard velvet for $139 here)
Purse – Chanel
Sunglasses – Linda Farrow (here)
Lips – Cle de Peau Beaute “Lotus Flower” (here)

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