Velvet Bats

Sunglasses, Cardi, Skull Ring & Coral Necklace: Downtown Threads,  Dress (worn as top): TJ Maxx, Pencil Skirt: Forever 21, Tights: Gifted, Boots: Old NavyHow beautiful are these last fall leaves? I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving already, time seems to be flying by faster and faster each day. Before I know it there will be snow on the ground and I’ll be bundled up like an Eskimo!

The last time I wore these boots (here) a friend of mine commented “nice bats”. I was perplexed until he explained that combat boots are commonly referred too as “bats”; am I the only one who didn’t know this? Anyway… this is the second time I styled my velvet bats and again I choose to go with an predominately black ensemble.

Maybe it’s becuase I’m still testing the waters on how to best style my bats that I find myself gravitating toward all black looks but I think in this case it works. I like the streamlined, monochromatic feel and the textured tights and coral statement necklace kept things from getting boring. I used to think that textured and colored tights were best saved for playing dress up but I’ve started to get more comfortable wearing and styling them. When D left for work this morning he said “see ya later fishnet lady!” I guess he liked the tights too.

How do you break up monochromatic looks? What crazy tights do you have in your collection?

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10 responses to “Velvet Bats

  1. Your necklace is amazing! I always breaks up monochromatic with a big chunky necklace too. Usually turquoise. : )

    • Thanks Stephanie! I love chunky turquoise pieces, I spent a lot of time in the southwest and wish I’d had the foresight to buy more pieces while I was there!

  2. I have recently become obsessed with buying tights from We Love Colors, and so I have a collection of colored tights… several shades of blue, a bright magenta, orange… and I have a few pairs of colored fishnets (beige and dark red). I like to layer them for a fun look.

    • Ooh, I’ve heard so many great things about We Love Colors, how is the quality? I could get a run in my tights just by sneezing, I’m so bad about things like that. I’ve been hunting for a pair of wine colored tights for a long time, so this maybe the perfect answer.

  3. What cool trivia! I had no idea that combat boots were called bats! Love this dress and necklace!

  4. I had no idea about the boots either!! To be honest, I thought you titled the post because of the sweater (it kind of looked like wings? I don’t know. Now I feel dumb.) But you do look super cute, and I LOVE that necklace!

  5. I like all black ensembles too, not many bloggers are bold enough wear them. It’s not easy to look fabulous in an all black outfit, but I must say you did it. You look sexy and sleek, a little edgy, a little playful with a nice pop of color on the funky necklace.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

    • Mongs you’re making me blush. Thank you so much for the kind words. I usually opt for outfits with more color but I like the bold yet simple statement that an all black outfit makes.

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