OOTD: Black Velvet For Frigid Weather

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It was bleeping COLD yesterday!  The high temperature here in good ol’ Maryland was a whopping 27° F (-2.7° C); the low temp in the morning was 17° F (-8.3° C).  AND it was windy, so there was a wind chill.  Brrrr!  Now that the temperatures are getting lower, prepare yourself for my annual, winter whining.

I finally wore the black, velvet dress that I bought last year.  One of the great things about creating my capsule wardrobe is that I can take the clothes that I haven’t worn on a “test run”.  The black, velvet dress is definitely a keeper.  It’s warm and it’s short, so that means I can wear this dress in the rain and (maybe) in the snow.

Here’s yesterday’s outfit.  Of course, wearing short dresses in the winter means wearing thermal leggings and legwarmers underneath.  The leggings and legwarmers are considered underwear and socks, so they’re not included with the “66“.

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Black velvet dress (D2), Black velvet scarf (Scf1), and 20-eye Doc Martens (B3).

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Black, velvet dress: secondhand, Black, velvet scarf: National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), 20-eye boots: Doc Marten’s (brand)

 

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Studded choker: Aeon Leather (Etsy), Ankh pendant: Ebay

 

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Here’s my “lazy face”.  It’s so hard for me to wake up and get out of bed when it’s freezing cold, so that means “barely there” makeup:

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That’s all for today.  I want to say, “Thank you” to all of you who expressed concern, love, and sympathy for my dark mood recently.  It makes such a difference knowing there are people who care.  ((BIG HUGS))

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

10 thoughts on “OOTD: Black Velvet For Frigid Weather”

  1. Ooooh, love velvet, perfect for winter when there is no sweat so the black fuzzy stuff will not stick to your skin XD and the dress and scarf look great!

  2. You and velvet are a great match!

    Also, I didn’t write it on your depression post … but 2012 was one of the worst years of my life. I did IP with an ed/depression and was forced onto medication for a bit. I stopped taking it as quickly as I could and sometimes I think I made the right decision and sometimes I wonder. I guess what I wanted to say is that, even though I’ve had different experiences I really appreciate you writing a post on yours and being so open about it. Seeing other people talk about it makes it easier for me to talk to people I know about it and not trivialize my experiences. Thank you for your openness and honesty!

    1. Thank you for your kind words L, and I’m very happy that the post was helpful. One of my goals is to drop the shame and be open about my struggles with clinical depression. It’s not easy (and not possible for some people) to admit their struggles. I’m hoping to do my part in getting rid of this stigma – it’s an illness of my brain chemistry and we didn’t ask for this. Thank you for your openness regarding depression. We can get through this together. <3

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