My favorite piece of clothing is my mom’s old velvet blazer. She recently moved to Colorado and before doing so, she emptied most of her closet for my sister and I to have our pick of the lot. This piece stood out to me because of its beautiful black silky material. It goes with anything that I choose to pair it with. The velvet also makes me feel like some sort of high-class individual, even though on the inside my true essence spells out cat lady in bright flashing letters.
I chose this piece as my favorite is because it can be dressed up or dressed down. It looks good with a dress, but also with jeans. I like knowing that it’s in my closet because it’s unique and can be pulled out for various occasions.
I hold this piece close to my heart is because it has sentimental value. Even though I now own many pieces of clothing that belonged to my mom, this one is special. She got it when she was around my age (when velvet was a “thing”) and I like the fact that it was hers. In my eyes it’s still in style. I feel good when I wear it and it keeps me warm.
The fall is my favorite season so anything with long sleeves is automatically my first choice. If I could skip summer altogether I absolutely would, even if this means I would have to forfeit my birthday.
The blazer is long — the bottom hem reaches below my knees — which is why it looks good with dresses, so that aspect just adds to the cool-ness factor. It’s definitely a great piece to own. Who doesn’t want to be in a soft blanket-like material when it’s cold? The comfort adds a final touch that makes this black velvet blazer something I will always love wearing.