My holiday attire has gotten more and more casual over the years. Now that little Summer has entered the picture anything too fragile is definitely not an option. I am not a big fan of holiday apparel that can be worn once or twice. When Artful Home asked me to choose something from their Holiday Collection I knew this oleana velvet topper from the Lisa Bayne collection would be a great option for me as well as great over 50-holiday fashion choice for you all.
For the holidays I would probably wear it with my all-time favorite shirt, the artists smock from Planet. You can read more about this fabulous shirt in my post, The Great White Shirt. This shirt is a bit pricey but worth every penny. I always get compliments when I wear it (a lot). I added my favorite Spanx leggings, suede short boots, and a vintage brooch and rhinestone bracelets.
The crescent detail hem makes it a great layering piece.
I love the tension between the texture of the burnout velvet and the sparkle of the rhinestones.
I am standing in front of a painting of Pt. Lobos by my friend Pat Huber. You have seen her artwork many times on my website. You can see more of her art @pathuberfineart.com. Pat has moved to the Bluegrass State so I am sure we will be seeing some beautiful landscapes of the horse country soon.
For a more casual look I paired it with faux leather jeans, my favorite black turtleneck and my blondo boots that are no longer available. I think it would be equally fun with a pair of jeans (like the runaround sue from Artful Home) and a pair of suede boots for an everyday look.
If a looser flowier look is more flattering for your figure type, I love the way Artful Home styled it on their gorgeous gray-haired model. I still have a waist (barely), a curvier physique, and am not very tall so this isn’t the best look for me personally. The longer dream tank covers all your assets, and the crepe wide leg pant completes the look. I would love to snag the gorgeous necklace and earrings. They are a perfect complement to this pretty ensemble.
If you would prefer something longer. Lisa designed the Olivia Tunic in the same gorgeous burnout velvet fabric. It looks great with leggings. My pal Brenda Kinsel did a post on it here if you want to see what it looks like on her.
I love the elegance of the tunic but opted for the versatility of the topper.
Practicality, uses per purchase, and not wearing anything too fragile with this little one around are paramount to me at this stage in my life. If you are looking for Over 50 Holiday Fashion Fun, the Lisa Bayne Oleana Topper might be your ticket.
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