How to Combine Velvets

When I was asked to collaborate with Lord & Taylor,  I jumped at the chance. Even though my closest brick and mortar Lord & Taylor is over 1,800 miles away, I shop there often. They always have terrific promotions and blend the classics with on-trend items for a complete shopping destination. This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Lord & Taylor and Shop Style.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Design Lab Lord & Taylor

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled life wearing Design Lab Lord & Taylor
Velvet Top | Faux Suede Skirt  | Velvet Booties | Fishnets | Necklace | Earrings | Round Velvet Crossbody | all c/o Lord & Taylor

We have a holiday party next week plus a New Years Eve Party invite and I’ll be wearing this outfit, exactly as you see it. Later, everything will be restyled and worn all winter long.Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Design Lab Lord & Taylor

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Design Lab Lord & Taylor

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Design Lab Lord & Taylor

I paired it with this lycra faux suede skirt that simply pulls on. No zippers or snaps to leave a bump and lots of stretch for comfort. It’s a below the knee length, but with ankle boots, I needed it shorter so simply rolled the waistband over. I’ll wear it unrolled with flat riding boots or ballet flats and a casual sweater.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Patricia Green booties from Lord & Taylor
Velvet Booties c/o Lord & Taylor | Fishnets  c/o Lord & Taylor

I couldn’t resist these Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Design Lab Lord & Taylor

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Design Lab Lord & Taylor

For some sparkle, I added this Crystal Statement Necklace and Mismatched Drop Earrings which are also by Design Lab Lord & Taylor. The earrings have a moon in one earring and a sun on the other. They’re super lightweight and feel very modern to me. I also picture them with a cashmere sweater or classic white shirt.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Design Lab Lord & Taylor
Velvet Crossbody Bag | Velvet Booties | Velvet Top

I topped the outfit off with this Round Velvet Crossbody Bag which will keep my hands free during parties. I adore the round shape!


This is my first time wearing Design Lab Lord & Taylor, but it certainly won’t be my last. The styles are fabulous and the prices can’t be beaten! Lord & Taylor is one of the best-priced secrets for fashion and a great destination everyone’s holiday shopping.


Lord & Taylor has fabulous pieces for the entire family.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

A big thank you to Lord & Taylor and Shop Style for partnering on this post. I was compensated: all opinions are my own.


  1. Jennifer,

    I love love love the layered velvet top.
    Burgundy is a great holiday color on you!
    I haven’t tried fishnet stockings yet, but you inspire me to try them.

    Merry Christmas!

    1. Merry Christmas, Robin! Have a fabulous holiday filled with love, joy and hope!

  2. The top is gorgeous!

    I’ve never worn fishnet stockings, but I may have to give them a try. I like Jodie’s idea of layering them for warmth.

    1. Thanks Elaine! You can also layer colored tights under the fishnets for a fun effect.

  3. Janet Williams says:

    Thanks for the styling ideas! I love velvet but tend to wear it the same traditional way all the time. You look great!

  4. L H Carter says:

    Absolutely beautiful. I love the burgundy color and think that top would look great with jeans. Can’t wait to see you style it that way. The textures and shapes are totally wonderful. Double wow, Jennifer.

  5. Julie from Melbourne,Australia says:

    You look so soft I want to pat you!! Joking!
    Seriously,I’m a big fan of wearing fabrics that feel soft to touch and wear and your top appears to fit this criteria.Your booties sound so comfortable and spunky!I must check out your earrings as I’m a fan of mismatched earrings.Lovely outfit!

    1. I agree! Cashmere, silk, velvet…I love wearing things that are soft. Design Lab has some really cute things! Xx

  6. Kathleen O'Brien says:

    Love the look – combining the velvets is beautiful and lush. What you didn’t say is that Lord and Taylor is having an incredible sale right now !
    Thanks for helping us to look almost as good as you!

    1. You’re too funny Kathleen. Thank you. Their current sale is incredible!!

  7. Love, love, this look….until I looked down at your legs and I thought “Girl you have got to get rid of the NUN LIKE panty hose”!! The photograph wasn’t clear enough on my PC monitor to reveal that few nuns would sport fishnets!!!
    My bad!! Very cute look! I also had my doubts bout the booties until I read that they were velveteen (was thinking the heavier suede..) How ever very appropriate in the lighter material and give an even more Victorian vibe. Hudson’s Bay carries Lord & Taylor Design Lab I’ll have to look at it more closely!

    1. You’re hilarious Allison! Fishnets are my favorite! I agree these booties would have been too heavy looking in suede with this outfit. Many might not have worn ankle booties with a skirt, but I love the look 😉

  8. It’s the perfect outfit for informal parties. You look fabulous! I’m particularly fond of the velvet booties and the crossbody bag. They are the icing on the cake!

  9. The burgundy is just beautiful on you!

    1. Thanks Lisa! It’s not a usual color for me and I love it! I think wearing red lipstick is the trick for my coloring.

  10. Minneapolis says:

    Thanks for the suggestions. It’s too bad all the products are sold out or in very limited sizes (except the handbag). I guess it’s helpful to see styling for similar items.

    1. Things are selling out very fast this time of year, especially at these sale prices.

  11. jodie filogomo says:

    What a gorgeous outfit, Jennifer!!
    Fishnets have been my favorite for awhile. And I know you live where it’s warmer, but in my part of the country, I end up layering them over a nude pair of hose just to keep warm!!

  12. The outfit is stunning! I love this top on you!! I have been a fan of Lord & Taylor for a long time.

    1. Thanks Pam! Lord & Taylor always has such fabulous sales. Even on beauty products which I seldom see with other retailers.

  13. Very pretty. I adore velvet. Love the fishnets. I wear fishnets constantly. They are festive, aren’t they! Xx

    1. They’re my favorite kind of hose! Even though they’ve been around for ages they feel modern with a touch of edginess. I’m loving velvet too! Merry Christmas Jen xo

  14. Absolutely gorgeous! I love velvet and this outfit has all the feminine details. Perfect for a holiday gathering. Have a merry Christmas! – Amy

    1. It’s such a fun top to wear. Thanks Amy. Very Merry Christmas to you too!

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