She Wore Blue Velvet-een

Velvet is everywhere this season and velveteen is coming in at a close second. It’s no longer reserved for evening or holiday wear and showing up on everything from sneakers to ball caps. Long ago I was told you never wear velvet before Thanksgiving or after New Years so I’m working hard to rewire that thinking. Those antiquated rules are meant to be broken.

I haven’t worn blazers for many years and had forgotten how transformative they can be. Pop a jacket over anything and you elevate the look of most outfits.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Talbots Official

It has princess seaming front and back which is always slimming.


Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Velveteen Blazer from Talbots

This deeply saturated blue is enhanced by the subtle sheen of the velveteen. It was a toss-up between the soft Pink, Teal or this Midnight Blue and you see which won out. I wanted to wear it with blue jeans as a column of color.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearoing Talbots Velveteen Blazer

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Talbots blue Velveteen Blazer

I like that this jacket is only available to order online which makes it feel a bit more exclusive.

The notched collar stands up and is perfect to pop a white shirt collar over.


Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Talbots Velveteen blazer

Besom pockets make it dressier than jackets with patch pockets so this could be dressed way up. I folded the sleeves and shirt cuff up to make it sportier. It also allowed me to pile on some bracelets, which is a favorite place for me to accessorize.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing velveteen blazer from TalbotsI can see this jacket with dressy black pants for holiday parties or dinner out… but with my casual lifestyle, I’ll get the most wear out of it with flats, jeans, and a classic white shirt.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled life wearing Talbots velveteen blazer

This feels like an elegant step up from my denim jacket and feels oh so sophisticated. A quick peek around the internet shows that this jacket is an amazing price for a Velveteen Blazer.

Do you wear velvet and velveteen year round?

Thanks for reading and have a great day!


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  1. Wow!Love the jacket and as others have commented,blue is definitely your hue.

  2. Love the blue on you. You’re right a great column of color. I bought those blue jeans also. So confortable and easy to wear. Another great look.

    1. Thanks Sandra! It’s a stronger color than I usually wear but I really like it too.

  3. Karen alexander says:

    Beautiful! Do you think those of us who are apple shaped and plus sized can wear this fabric and style? I especially enjoy your pictures because we have the same coloring. I am far from petite though.

    1. Yes I do Karen. Wear a column of color under the jacket (head to toe one color) and leave it open. I probably won’t button this either. The fabric is not bulky at all!

  4. L H Carter says:

    EEEKKK! I want to edit my previous email. I meant to type” blue blazer, blue glasses, and blue EYES” instead of doubling up on the glasses. I guess I was so excited by how wonderful the post was that I lost my marbles at a crucial moment while typing.

  5. It’s amazing how a jacket can take a plain outfit and make it ‘wow!’. And, I love a crisp white shirt. This is my way of dressing. ????

  6. Great outfit. And that color is perfect on you. Love it

  7. Love that color on you, Jennifer. Been thinking about you and the California fires in the Napa area. Are you affected?

    1. We are fine, thanks Valorie. The air is very, very smokey and the air quality is horrible.

  8. I love this outfit, it really suits you and I really like the Velveteen Blazer.

  9. Laurie LaBarre says:

    This is a great look. The blue sure is your color. I’m a big fan of white blouses also!

    1. This white blouse is about perfect Laurie and no-iron too! My favorite.

  10. Gorgeous! Love the way you styled this combo and this color looks amazing on you!

  11. Love your comments abou expanding the velvet season beyond the holidays! Looks great and you have an outfit that is flattering and wearable for months. I had my eye on a navy velvet blazer last winter and should resume the search for this year. Thanks!

    1. This would be a great year to find your navy blazer because there’s so much of it around, Deanne. It’s a forever fabric!

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