Earlier last year, like many people stuck in lockdown (which seems like a million years ago), I watched “Normal People”, the mini series based on Sally Rooney’s novel of the same name. I watched it simply because everybody raved about it, but I didn’t enjoy it much (I find the two leads exasperating to watch and their relationship rather toxic.) What I did enjoy, though, was the fashion, especially Marianne’s wardrobe. In fact, my obsession with velvet this fall/winter season comes from the many velvet blazers and dresses Marianne wore. So here’s my interpretation of one of her looks – the blue velvet dress with the maroon blazer. I chose to reverse the colors (maroon dress and blue blazer), plus my dress is not velvet, but it’s not bad, if I do say so myself.
Velvet is one of my new obsessions this season, but it took me a while to decide to buy this blue velvet blazer. It’s funny that I didn’t hesitate to buy the whimsical printed velvet blazer, while I hesitated over this much more basic one, but then again, I’ve always been drawn to more whimsical/quirky pieces than basic pieces. Plus, the color is brighter than what I’m used to – I usually go for a darker, navy blue, rather than a royal blue like this. In the end, though, when I saw it on sale, I decided to take the plunge. My wardrobe could use a few more basic pieces.
It wasn’t until I looked at the photos again that I realized it looked like a low-rent version of a Hamilton costume, but hey, there are worse sources of inspiration 🙂