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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Black Velvet & Purple Fuzz

Wearing black velvet blazer, handmade purple fuzz scarf, belted over the blazer.
Today is Mardi Gras which is celebrated in some cities here in the U.S. so I thought I would add some purple fuzz to my black velvet outfit to celebrate. Where I live there is no celebration, but in cities such as New Orleans, people dress up in fun costumes usually in the colours of purple, green and yellow to celebrate. This purple fuzzy scarf was a handmade gift from my step father’s mother. I just love the colour and softness of the material. 

Black Velvet & Purple Fuzz outfit whole body showing black velvet pants and black shoes.Black Velvet & Purple Fuzz outfit head to the sideBlack Velvet & Purple Fuzz outfit  - up close of belted fuzzy scarf
I know a lot of you would shove these handmade items in the back of your closet never to see the light of day, but I think these are special gifts. It’s something that no one else has and that was made with love especially for you. What do you think of handmade gifts? Do you wear things your grandmother knitted for you? Are you celebrating today?

Black Velvet & Purple Fuzz outfit  - same as first picBlack Velvet & Purple Fuzz outfit  - top body head to the side.
Velvet Blazer: Gap (old) Similar Here.  Velvet Pants:Vintage, Love this pair Here.  Purple Fuzz Scarf: Handmade.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful Mardi Gras, or Carnival as it is called in some countries.

~Lili

93 comments:

  1. Amazing look again!!

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  2. Both my grandmother and my mother do knit very well, and I treasure the items they gave me. I have several cozy sweaters my mother knitted and the fact that she did adds extra comfort when wearing them.

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    1. That is wonderful that your mom makes them too. A lot of the items I had no longer fit so I gave them away. I wish both my grandmother and step grandmother were still here so I could have them make more - and teach me how to knit as well.
      ~Lili

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  3. With purple scarf is this combination very fresh!:-) Nice!

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  4. I love the scarf, the lavender shade is so calming, especially with the fuzzy fabric. I love how you combined it with all black, creating a perfect look for Mardi Gras! I've never been gifted with a handmade gift before, but I agree, it really is special and wonderful to know that someone thought of you enough to make something special and unique just for you! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a wonderful day so far!

    XO,

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  5. Loving the festive look; I keep forgetting it's Mardi Gras season already. Wish I was in New Orleans!

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  6. I love this look!!

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  7. Beautiful. love the purple scarf
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  8. what a lovely scarf is that! It has enhanced the beauty of your look. Have a great day ahead!
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  9. Very pretty! I adore handmade gifts too...they are something unique that no one else will have. I also love to shop on Etsy for this reason. :)

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    1. Oh I love Etsy too. You can find such unique things! Thank you Lindsey.

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  10. Love the texture and color that scarf adds to your outfit!

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  11. I love the texture and colour so much here so pretty :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com https://www.instagram.com/heathernoire89/

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  12. I love the color of this scarf Lili! Beautiful! ;)
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  13. This scarf looks like it would feel amazing against your skin! I love how the color pops from your look too- stunning! Home made gifts are always that extra bit special

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  14. In love with your lavender scarf, the perfect touch of color!
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  15. The scarf changed the whole outfit! Love the color!
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  16. Love the colour of your scarf!
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  17. you look great!
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  18. Your style is unique! You look good here, the outfit suits you.
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  19. You are very pretty:) Great outfit:)
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  20. Well done! I absolutely had fun reading this.

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  21. That's lovely Lili, I actually knit sometimes myself and have made similar style scarves. I agree with you about the sentimental value of having something made. You look lovely. Gemma x
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    1. Oh you're so lucky! That is such a great skill to have! I would love to know how to knit and make those tight knit heavy warm blankets and sweaters. I need to learn how to do that. Thank you Gemma :)

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  22. so gorgeous and unique! And super sentimental as well, i love it!

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  24. I love your purple fuzzy scarf! I think that handmade gifts are always so special!
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  25. That scarf is a very stylish detail!
    Love the color!
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  26. Love that fluffy scarf!
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  27. so fluffy...very nice!
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  28. That pop of purple is nice and that's a lovely shade too, great styling!

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  29. Uyami. the color of the purple is unique!



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  30. Great festive look! Mardi Gras is one of my favorite holidays!

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  31. This is so cute, girl! I love the fuzzy, purple scarf! :) Xo, Kyla

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  32. OMG you look so gorgeous ♥love your hair!♥
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  33. Handmade gift??? Now that is precious!!! Am sorry that in your city you don't celebrate Mardi Gras. That scarf looks so pretty and fluffy and useful for cold weather as well. I love how you styled it with the other outfits. My grandmother never knitted anything for me but I still have somethings that she bought and I cherish them a lot.
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    1. Thank you Meron. I remember reading your post about your grandmother. She was the one working the farm and getting the water right? I don't think she would have time to knit with all the amazing things she did :)
      ~Lili

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  34. I like the pop of color in this outfit! Very stylish!

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  36. I don't have anything handmade by my grandmothers, but I do have a couple of vintage handbags that belonged to them. They have a very special place in my heart!
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    1. It's so nice to have things from family, even if they are not handmade. They hold such nice memories :)
      ~Lili

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  37. I love the scarf.So pretty
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  38. I like that you added the belt to slim the waist. Handmade pieces are definitely sentimental when they come from the people we love.
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  39. What a great way to add a touch of glam to your look!
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  42. Such a great idea!Love the look.
    It's perfect for the winter time!

    Love,
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