Velvet Fashion Dreams for Fall + Weekend Sales

This season, at the forefront of my wardrobe dreams is: velvet fashion!

Fall Velvet Fashion - Dream in Lace

Hello, loves! Today’s post takes me a back a bit, to the days when I would twirl around in velvet party dresses at the holidays and birthday parties. Velvet has always had a pristine way of making me feel warm, luxe and beautiful – even when I was in the single digit age bracket.

In my junior high years, things took a brief awkward turn when ‘crushed velvet’ was big on the scene. I got it in my mind that I somehow looked great in it. Feeling quite proud of myself, a favorite moonstone-colored crushed velvet top was heavily rotated through my wardrobe while strutting the halls at school and attending long ‘confirmation’ events at church. Since then, I had an epiphany: no, crushed velvet is not actually a good look on me. Velvet, however? YES, PLEASE!

Fortunately for us all, velvet fashion seems to be making somewhat of a comeback this season and retailers are delivering everything from velvet dresses, to adorable booties, skirts, tops and even handbags. Of course, we have Dolce and Gabbana to thank for keeping velvet at the forethought of modern fashion, with their longstanding commitment to sending luxe embellished garments down the runways of Milan. While we might not all have a spare $5,000 hanging around for a mini DG haul, we can follow their inspiration in finding more affordable options.

To inspire your fall wardrobe, I’ve rounded up a select group of timeless velvet fashion items that can decorate your closet this season – and for many more to come.

Fall Velvet Fashion Round-Up

Fall Velvet Fashion - Dresses, Jackets, Shoes

1. Alice + Olivia Velvet Off-the-Shoulder Top
2. Jill Jill Stuart Lace Shirt-Dress with Velvet Collar and Sleeves
3. Bella Vita Velvet ‘Nettie’ Block Heel Pump
4. Kate Spade ‘Emmy Too’ Velvet Flat
5. Sam Edelman Carol Velvet Clutch
6. Alice + Olivia Velvet Blazer
7. Eileen Fisher Stretch Velvet Leggings
8. Steve Madden Velvet ‘Edit’ Bootie
9. Eliza J Velvet Burnout Cocktail Dress
10. Free People Lace and Velvet Jacket

Bonus: Weekend Sales

As we enter the month of October, I have pulled together the weekend’s best sales to build our fall wardrobes.

Betsey Johnson: 15% off $75 + Free Shipping! Use code FANCY. Sale runs through October, ending 10/31.

Bloomingdale’s: Friends & Family Sale! Get extra 25% off great fall items and 20% off jewelry. Plus, Free Shipping. Use promo code FRIENDS at checkout through October 10th.

Bebe: Get $20 off every $100 of regular-priced merchandise with promo code GIVEME20!

Boohoo: 50% off Dresses and Tops

Charming Charlie: BOGO Sale! Buy one jewelry item, get another free! Perfect for stocking up on costume statement pieces for the season.

J.Crew: Friday: Get extra 40% off sale items.

J. Crew Factory Buy 1 Get One 50% Off on Sweaters, Shirts and Tees with Code: SWEETDEAL

Long Tall Sally: Friday Only: 10% off on full-price items! (Admittedly, not the best – but they rarely have sales so…)

Lord & Taylor: 15% OFF Regular-Priced & Sale Items. Use code LTLOVE. Also, up to 30% off of Women’s coats and 60% off handbags. Sale runs through October 4th.

Rag & Bone: Private Sale – 25% off Everything Online & In Stores with code OCTOBER25!

Saks Fifth Avenue: Fashion Flash: Up to 75% OFF Select Styles*.

Saks OFF 5th: Friends & Family Sale. Free shipping and receive a gift card with your purchase! Spend $125, get $25 gift card. Spend $200, get a $40 gift card. Spend $300, get a $60 gift card. Use promo code: FRIENDSF

Steve Madden: Get 20% off $125, plus Free Shipping! Use code FRESH. Offer runs through Halloween!

Talbots: The Talbots Fall Style Event! Save 25% off your entire purchase now through 10/5.

The Limited: Take 40% Off All Eva Longoria Collection Items and 60% Off Sale Items

As always, stay stylish and keep chasing your dreams!