Angie's post about velvet got me interested in wearing some of the velvet pieces that I have. This velvet jacket is 10 years old and was purchased for a trip to Paris in 2006 (picture 1). Taking up Donna's "red week challenge" I wore it to work yesterday (picture 2). Looking at this picture, I think I would prefer it with a straight pencil skirt, rather than the A-line skirt I wore.

I would appreciate your thoughts on how to style this jacket so that I don't look like I am in a 2006 time warp. Sometimes I do worry now that I am in my 40's - that I have just gotten slack in my style by keeping quite a few older pieces. If you think it is time to say goodbye, because it looks dated, I will take that feedback on board. My jacket is great quality and a nice cotton velvet. It still fits well, and I love the colour.

Tom Ford has made an incredibly lovely raspberry velvet jacket that is a similar colour to mine and provides good inspiration on how I can style this for work. But any other ideas / suggestions would be great to hear.

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