Fall flower frock + velvet jacket = Autumn in (upstate) NY. Usually I carefully curate my closet to display clothing for all conceivable occasions but am not immune to Variations on a Theme (i.e. white dresses, ballet flats & gold necklaces). While there are many rich iterations of velvet, I'm in love with its jacket incarnation & have two remarkably similar ones: this vintage one is long & collarless, while the other is a cropped closure-less tuxedo. Mixing materials is sartorially pleasurable: my strappy chiffon frock lends itself to layering under voluptuous velvet while air kissing my skin Underneath It All.