All Of Sudden I Need, Fashion

All Of A Sudden I Need… A Velvet Blouse!


Our recurring feature about those inexplicable manic fashion moments when all of a sudden we have to have a bizarre item of clothing. Immediately.


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Marcy:  And … here we go again.

Cynthia:  Yes! All of a sudden I need something that I thought was ridiculous just a few months ago. All of a sudden. Out of nowhere. Inexplicably. I want … a top made out of velvet.


Cynthia:  Or a dress.

Cynthia:  Or a blazer.


Cynthia:  Yes. Velvet is “it”.

penelope kitten (licking her chops):  mmmm… velveeta.

Marcy (correcting her):  Velvet.

penelope kitten (squeaking):  not cheese?

Marcy:  No. But it’s just as disgusting. Velvet is a cheap looking material that is popular on fancy little girl dresses, Prince back-up singers, and teenagers in the mid 1990’s.

penelop kitten (disappointed):  oh.

Marcy:  It’s meant to look luxe but it always ends up looking like you just stepped out of Loser-ville.

Cynthia:  It’s really not that bad, guys. Right now it looks fresh and modern. And really great for a New Year’s Eve party.

Marcy:  Said everyone back in 1995 as they reminisced about their childhood and listened to When Doves Cry. I’d cry too if I had to wear velvet.

Cynthia:  Marcy, get out of your time warp. It’s almost 2016.

Marcy:  Exactly my point.

Cynthia:  Surely, you must agree that these new modern velvet clothes are tres chic.




Cynthia:  Even the little girl dresses are sophisticated!


Cynthia:  Surely, you must agree, Marcy!

Marcy (begrudgingly):  If I must.

Cynthia:  Yay!

Marcy:  Actually, I ldo like this velvet wingback chair.



penelope kitten:  omg. a velveeta cheese chair. omg.

Penelope Kitten faints from excitement.

Marcy:  Wow. Poor P. It really stinks to be on a diet.



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  • Reply Patty December 9, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    George Costanza would approve!!! I really like the grown-up Mod Cloth dress. But I also kind of agree with Marcy on this one.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 9, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      i win again.

    • Reply Merrie K. December 11, 2015 at 5:46 am

      LOL…Good one! 🙂 I forgot about George’s obsession w/ velvet.

      I want the blue blazer!

      • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm

        So pretty, isn’t it?! On sale at Anthro!

  • Reply Big Momma December 9, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I LOVE VELVET! I have always loved velvet. I am with Cynthia and George on this one. It is so soft and silky and creamy. There was a doo-wop song when I was a teenager, “She Wore Blue Velvet” and it was slow-dancy and romantic. I didn’t know people/cats were hostile toward velvet. How can you not like it?
    Marcy, if you had a velvet bed, you would never leave it.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 9, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      What’s up with George and velvet? I must have missed that episode!

      • Reply Big Momma December 9, 2015 at 4:51 pm

        George said if it were socially acceptable he would be ensconced in velvet.
        Then there’s the episode where he is actually wearing it:

        • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 9, 2015 at 11:40 pm


  • Reply Vik December 9, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I am on Team Cynthia for this one!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 9, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      squeak,penelope kitten

  • Reply TheLadyK December 9, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    SO excited!
    I didn’t throw mine away!
    What – you’re surprised I dressed “goth” in the late 80s and early/mid 90s? I still have my long cloak with hood.
    *starts digging through closet and pulls put her velvet shirt* (take THAT, Marcy!)

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 9, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      i guess i’ll be seeing you in a stevie nicks video soon.
      I think your velvet cape is officially “in”! Woo Hoo!

  • Reply Gwen December 11, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Hahaha, omigod, the chair does look like it’s made out of cheese! You could totally rock velvet, I say go for it! Christmas is the right time for some velvet. You would really rock that first blouse, the wine red one! Or the black topshop one with the necktie, which reminds me of Zorro for some reason! (It’s funny, how Topshop seems to be considered really upmarket in the States right now? And over here it’s really not – if there’s every something you want to get from there, and it’d be cheaper to get it from the British site, let me know! Anyway, I think I own exactly one velvet top but I like it a lot! It’s kinda art deco-y…

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 13, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Oh wow! I had no idea that TopSop was not considered an upmarket store across the pond. I think we feel that it’s upmarket over here because the brand is sold at Nordstrom. And the only b&m store is at The Grove and is really nice compared to H&M and Forever 21. Also, TopShop has lots of items that seem unique and cool to our American eyes!

  • Reply Liz December 16, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Hahaha. Ponchos, then plaid pants, and now velvet. Don’t worry. I’m right there with you, as I’m also obsessed with velvet right now, the Velveeta of luxury fabrics. I suppose a velvet cami or blazer might have been a good place to start, but I jumped in head first with a full length velvet gown. There’s no reigning it in now. I suppose the next logical step in my velvet progression is that wing back chair. But I really do love that Modcloth dress…

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 16, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      I would love to see you in your long black velvet dress sitting in the velvet chair. OMG – how gorgeous would that be?! SO gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the dress!

  • Reply Liana December 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Hmmm… I am unsure about velvet. But I could probably be convinced. Whereas I could not be convinced about Velveeta.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 22, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      Ahahahahaha!! Too funny, Liana!! Velveeta has such a bad rep! I haven’t eaten it since the ’80’s. I remember it melted very well. LOL Now velvet would probably keep you warm up in Canada.

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