Velvet Melvin

I decided that it was time to break out of my jeans-only mold when it came to pants. I was in a rut. And I needed to get out of it, fast. A few clicks on Shopbop (it wasn’t hard to choose a brand–my favorite jeans brand is J Brand) and I found a pair of jeans-style blue velvet gorgies called the Martini Skinny Flare.

Oh, velvet pants, oh how I love thee, let me count the ways: you’re a skinny flare, so you make my legs look long and lean (even though they aren’t); you are a gorgeous unexpectedly blue color which is so wearable but so notΒ denim; you are soft…so soft.

P.S. – if you’re wondering about the post name, it’s inspired by a bar I used to meet my friends at on weekends home from college here in my city: the Velvet Melvin.

I still carry my Alexa bag around with me everywhere – it’s been great as a carry-on for travel, and of course as my everyday bag. I can fit soΒ much into it if I want to, but I prefer to keep only the basics so I don’t overload both her and my right bicep.

Ah, gorgeous blue-ness! You’ll be seeing a lot more of these pretties in the future. I’m already dreaming up new ways to style these electric blue pants.

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46 Comments

  1. 12.05.2011 / 2:37 pm

    your hair looks absolutely amazing in these photos! love this simple,yet chic outfit!
    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

    • 12.06.2011 / 12:08 am

      Thank you Neris! I had my hair done that day and my stylist decided to go with curls πŸ™‚

  2. 12.05.2011 / 2:40 pm

    I am loving the new velvet pants!

    • 12.06.2011 / 12:09 am

      Thanks Melissa. The best part is how amazingly comfy they are!

    • 12.06.2011 / 12:09 am

      The blue is so unexpected, but classic. If that makes sense. It’s like denim is blue, but this is brighter and much more saturated. It’s statement making!

  3. 12.05.2011 / 3:22 pm

    Love the blue velvet pants! I wish I had a velvet piece in my wardrobe… looks like I’ll have to add it to my holiday wish list πŸ™‚ I also love your shoes!

    • 12.06.2011 / 12:10 am

      I would definitely recommend velvet for winter. Warm, soft to the touch, and on-trend. Thanks so much Rachel!

  4. 12.05.2011 / 3:42 pm

    Very classy denim look! The jeans are fantastic but what I love the most in this outfit is the BAG!!! It is gorgeous! xo, Christina

    • 12.05.2011 / 3:46 pm

      This is actually funny because I read the word jeans in your post a couple of times and totally kept the word in my my mind while writing my comment. Yes, I know you are not wearing jeans. πŸ˜‰

    • 12.06.2011 / 12:10 am

      Haha, thanks Christina! Don’t worry, I got what you meant πŸ˜‰ And yes, the bag is so amazing! I wear it all the time!

  5. 12.05.2011 / 4:28 pm

    I’m absolutely obsessed with non-denim pants! My faves are my velvent skinnies by rag and bone (not too different from yours!) and my new see-through pants by See by Chloe!! I’m telling you, velvet is definitely the new denim.

  6. 12.05.2011 / 4:49 pm

    ooh those are super pretty!

  7. 12.05.2011 / 4:55 pm

    Wow, these look gorgeous on you! Love the color!

    • 12.06.2011 / 12:11 am

      Thank you so much Katie! And thanks for commenting! I hope you are well! xoxo

  8. 12.05.2011 / 5:09 pm

    This look it too cute!! I really love the velvet blue flares!

  9. 12.05.2011 / 5:55 pm

    Love everything about this look!! The shoes look good with the velvet pants as well!! Velvet looks so comfortable to wear I might have to think about getting me a pair.

    • 12.06.2011 / 12:12 am

      Thanks so much Asia. I would definitely recommend a pair of these – they have stretch and they are super comfy. i would walk around all day and night in them (and sleep in them) if i could. But I think my house is a bit too dusty for them to withstand that kind of activity!

  10. 12.05.2011 / 8:41 pm

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  11. 12.05.2011 / 8:51 pm

    The velvet pants are killer! Love the gold accents btw!

    • 12.06.2011 / 12:13 am

      Thank you Asia! I felt very 70’s when I put on the velvet pants and the platforms…so I decided to go all the way with gold accessories. Glad you like! xoxo K

  12. 12.05.2011 / 10:01 pm

    Such a beautiful outfit! Simple but nevertheless very chic! Have a great day, xxx Anita

  13. 12.05.2011 / 10:56 pm

    These are beautiful…loving that blue color! I have an outfit post later this week wearing my J Brand flares, too…they are the BEST!! πŸ™‚

    • 12.06.2011 / 12:13 am

      Great minds think alike! J Brand is the BEST!

  14. 12.05.2011 / 11:25 pm

    love your pants! the color is awesome!

  15. 12.06.2011 / 12:13 am

    great outfit!

  16. 12.06.2011 / 11:56 am

    I love those bellbottom jeans- rocking!!

  17. 12.06.2011 / 4:12 pm

    Gorgeous look. I’m not a huge fan of the flare bottom, but it looks great on you.

  18. 12.06.2011 / 5:56 pm

    Those pants are fantastic! I got into velvet pants for fall/winter a couple of years ago, and I love them. I really need to get a pair of bell bottoms, and these look like a great option.

  19. 12.07.2011 / 4:57 am

    Velvet pants? Who knew!!! I wouldn’t say you were in a rut though. We love your outfit posts. As a matter of fact you inspired one for me last week. (-:

  20. Jenny
    12.07.2011 / 10:12 pm

    I love the sweater! I’m fairly new to reading your blog (at least on a somewhat consistant basis), but I always love seeing what’s new πŸ™‚

    • 12.08.2011 / 2:05 am

      Thank you Jenny! The sweater is definitely a comfy fave. πŸ™‚

  21. 12.09.2011 / 5:09 am

    Do these pants come in petite, or did you have them hemmed?

  22. 12.15.2011 / 2:25 am

    We highly recommend you try on our cozy & luxurious Velvet styles. See @PrttyShnySprkly in our Martini in Blue Sapphire http://t.co/OBxvNRYY

  23. 12.15.2011 / 2:25 am

    We highly recommend you try on our cozy & luxurious Velvet styles. See @PrttyShnySprkly in our Martini in Blue Sapphire http://t.co/OBxvNRYY

  24. 12.15.2011 / 3:04 am

    We highly recommend you try on our cozy & luxurious Velvet styles. See @PrttyShnySprkly in our Martini in Blue Sapphire http://t.co/OBxvNRYY

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