Did you know that it’s perfectly acceptable in fashion to wear velvet during the spring and summer months? Just the word “velvet” makes me feel warm… why would I want to wear velvet when it’s hot outside? Because burnout velvet can be paper thin and super soft… it breathes, drapes and wears well, whereas velvets of yore tended to be thick, heavy and stiff. I just bought this lovely gold and grey striped burnout velvet dress for a steal at The Poppy Boutique. I added a gold wide leather tie belt and bohemian statement necklace and wore this ensemble to my Junior League’s annual dinner… otherwise known as a cocktail dress competition where we all win!!!