Cold Weather

Fuzzy Foliage

I went through a bunch of variations of this outfit before landing on this for the post. Sometimes, outfits that look amazing in person don’t end up photographing well or translating to “blog worthy.” I really wanted to showcase these velvet jeans in the best light. The truth is that you can pretty much wear them as you would jeans. They can be casual or dressed up with heels… perfect for holiday parties when you want to wear pants instead of a dress.

I was skeptical about how to wear them, but once I realized how versatile they were, I had the hardest time narrowing in on my favorite look. I decided to go for a dressier casual look. Something perfect for the daytime but a little more elevated than your typical jeans + vest look.

Velvet Jeans

Fuzzy Vest

I love wearing t-shirts because they’re so comfortable and easy. That said, they’re generally harder to pull off in a non-casual way. Enter the tulip-sleeve shirt. I’ve been very into the bell-sleeve trend, and I’m hoping the tulip-sleeve makes a bigger appearance. Such a fun POP on an otherwise plain shirt.

Styling Velvet Jeans

The shirt layered perfectly under my J. Crew vest from last year. It’s available again this year, but not in this tan color. Here’s a similar fleece vest and another one that looks pretty close too.

Carly Heitlinger Bell Sleeve T-Shirt     Connecticut Foliage

Tulip Sleeve Tee (c/o) // Furry Vest (similar option + another option) // Velvet Jeans // Ballet Flats (c/o)

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I love those bell sleeves! Target is selling a really similar vest this year too for cheap by Mossimo, definitely love that no matter the year, vests are still in style. 🙂


Carly, this outfit is so beautiful! It’s the perfect fall-winter transition outfit. My only question: what lipstick are you wearing??


I love this look! Would you do a post or an insta styling the jeans for a party? I’d love to see what you do!


I was so excited when I saw you were posting an outfit with this vest! I bought it last year after I saw you wearing it in the apple picking post from. I absolutely love it but I’m definitely lacking the outfit skills you have haha I would love to attempt this look myself!

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I love this look!! I hope it becomes a trendy item! A more affordable product wouldn’t hurt either.