I used to have nicer clothes when I worked outside of the home. Now that I’m a stay-at-home mom I find myself in a lot of $6 t-shirts. Most of the time it’s just fine for what I find myself doing on a daily basis, but now that the kids are getting older and will both be in school this year (woohoo!) I am slowly but surely adding some nicer pieces to my wardrobe. Time to break out of the ‘Mom’ shell! It’s important to me to find clothes that are versatile though. I can’t see spending money on clothes that get worn once a year to the company Christmas party.
So I was really excited to discover the clothing at Midnight Velvet. They are primarily a mail order company but have a great online store featuring tons of beautiful clothing for women plus handbags, accessories, shoes, home goods, and more. What I really like about their clothing is that most of it can be dressed up for a fancier occasion, or worn more casually for the every day stuff. Clothes that do double duty like that give you the best bang for your buck. Perfect, right?
I had the opportunity to review this Shirred Knit Top and I really love it! It’s a bit fitted around the waist, which is slimming (three cheers for that!). I love the cool sleeves. You might not be able to tell from the picture but they’re slit on the underside so the shirt is airy and really stylish. I’m not typically a fan of anything too low cut since I don’t like feeling like I’m hanging out of my clothes. This shirt is low cut, but I felt totally comfortable in it. I think because it’s fitted enough around the torso I felt like it wasn’t loose and was going to fall open. So kinda *hot*, but not inappropriate. I got an oogle or two from my husband and he stopped taking pictures of me to pause and say, “You really look nice in that.” Oh, niiice. 😉
I paired this shirt with a pair of black capris and some cute sandals so it would be perfect for going out to dinner or a dressier occasion. You could just as easily wear it with a pair of jeans and flip flops for something way more casual yet still very stylish. I noticed that about lots of Midnight Velvet clothing. I chose a few other things I’m eyeing up to show you in the pictures above. Really great stuff, isn’t it?
If the clothes weren’t enough Midnight Velvet also has a great selection of shoes (yay!), jewelry, handbags, and even a few things for men. Plus they have a nice sale section that allows you to sort by price. This is perfect if you’re looking for a gift and have a budget. Speaking of budget, Midnight Velvet has their own generous, flexible credit plan you can use to pay for your purchases.
If you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe and want to find some stylish, comfortable, practical clothing that you can wear for a variety of occasional, add Midnight Velvet to your shopping list. I’ve found several items I’d love to have in my closet. Be sure to follow Midnight Velvet on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to hear about their products and promotions.
Midnight Velvet is generously offering one of my readers the same Shirred Knit Top that I received to review! It comes in three great colors: Cranberry (above), Hazelnut, and India Ink (that’s the color I chose to review!). This giveaway is open to US residents and ends at 12 midnight ET on August 20, 2012. You can enter to win here!
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