I love velvet for winter!! I don't go to a lot of parties during the holidays. When my kids were young, our social life revolved around their activities. After they grew up, we just enjoyed the simple times of being together and just hanging out.
In my new life in New Mexico, I don't really have any friends to be invited to a lot of holiday parties so I'm not expecting any invitations. However, Dr T does have one friends who has a great dinner party every December. He calls it his birthday dinner party, but it is really a way to get his friends together to celebrate the season. I've been looking online for something to wear- isn't that half the fun of having a special event to go to??? The dinner party will be festive, yet casual.
One thing that has caught my eye is the velvet blouse!! I have a couple of pairs of velvet pants for the winter months, but haven't had a velvet blouse in years. Here are a few that I'm thinking about.
Anthropologie - velvet halter