Wishlist: Red Velvet is my Spirit Animal (& My Inner Goth)

So, of course this post began in the form of a rant towards Coen about my love of red velvet/velveteen. I was in the process of explaining to him why I needed a skater-skirt in black velvet and in my “signature” red velvet. He was attempting to absently sound interested while playing Warframe, when he queried my use of the word “signature” in regard to the red velvet and opened a can of worms that he could not battle with while attempting to kill off an entire universe.


Red velvet is a neutral in my wardrobe. It works with absolutely everything, and get’s worn alllll the time (I’m sure you’ve noticed). It has a certain quality to it that dresses up anything you could match with it – leopard print is a great example. But I was pretty shocked when I realised how little I actually own of it.

The Miracle Eye shorts caught my eye because of the shoe-lace style details on the side. It’s probably as sporty as I’d ever get (Last week I went on a six hour hike in Docs). The OASAP skirts are something I’ve already bought (and was arguing about above). They’re on sale for half-price, and I think they’d make great basics I’ll wear until they inevitably fall to pieces. The black-velvet skirt I’m picturing wearing with this one orange singlet I bought a year ago under the guise of “Oh, I’ll wear it for Halloween, it looks like a pumpkin face!” Maybe this skirt will bring it back to life?

Lastly, is the Gypsy Warrior crop top. This is a perfect excuse to wear velvet in summer. I spotted it in their latest Something Witchy Lookbook. The lookbook has some really interesting looks. So, if you’re looking for more contemporary The Craft inspiration they have you covered.

I suppose, it might just be my inner Goth screaming to be released. Sooner or later I’ll have to shut it up with a little more lace and velvet. What’s your inner Goth screaming for?



  1. Anonymous
    October 10, 2014 / 12:21 pm

    Hey, what was the deal for blocking me there?

  2. October 11, 2014 / 11:39 am

    I´ve recently bought a long sleeved black velvet crop top from H&M and was surprised how I am in love with this piece. I have a velvet black skirt in mid length which I wear in winter and my favorite oversized black velvet shirt which works as a dress sometimes is one of my favorite piece too. If you have few velvet pieces it could be wise to put them together in a drawer so you won´t lose them around the closet (said I, and never practically applied…)

  3. October 11, 2014 / 4:37 pm

    Red velvet is one of my favorite colors for velvet. Need to get some!

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