These black velvet trousers are getting worn a lot this winter. They are warm, and dare I say conventionally flattering with their high (13 in.) waist and full flowey leg. With a button down I get a Kate Hepburn vibe that embodies my current moniker and discriptors.

Elegant Tomboy


During the January 30x30 challenge I defaulted to turtleneck sweaters, because it was cold out and I was cold. I'm back to wearing the button downs in my closet because they are not my favourites and once I retire I will reach for them even less. I may even purge most of them! The outfit below is kind of dressy, but still works for the office. The top is part of my dressy capsule and has only been worn to work twice.

By the way I had a cobbler put extra holes in my belt. The trousers are 2 inches above my belly button and just under my rib cage, so the belt sits at a narrower part of my body than where I usually wear it (9-10 inch rise.)

Despite the early morning grumpy face in this pic I really liked this outfit. I felt comfortable and elegant.

Thanks for looking!

This post has 1 photo. Photos uploaded by this member are only visible to other logged in members.

If you aren't a member, but would like to participate, please consider signing up. It only takes a minute and we'd love to have you.