BUT THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE TWO !
BASICALLY, THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS IN THEIR CONSTRUCTION.
VELOUR IS A KNIT FABRIC WITH STRETCH, WHILE VELVET IS A WOVEN BACKED FABRIC. CHA-CHING! ~ VELVET WAS HISTORICALLY MADE WITH SILK, BUT TODAY MOST VELVETS ARE MADE WITH COTTON OR SYNTHETIC FIBERS ( Like polyester or nylon), NO STRETCH, BUT LESS QUALITY FIBERS........
SO BASICALLY VELOUR IS A KNIT (Used mostly in clothing) WHILE TRUE VELVET IS GENERALLY USED IN THEATRICAL DRESSING ( As it is so heavy).
No wonder it is so confusing here in the U.S :)
*******THUS MY FAUX 'VELVET' PANTS (AKA, J.LO VELOUR ;) ~ ( I seem to be on a pants kick this week ;)
OR AT LEAST A COMFY KICK THIS WEEK :) ~ I suppose I am having an "anti-trendy" week.
Although, that really makes me trendy...............
I also belted the grey cotton tunic as to allow the white blouse to show......
I draw inspiration from all kinds of places and bloggers.
I think I am trying to channel Shannon lately :)
AND OHIOAN'S ARE KNOW FOR WEARING FLIPPIES WELL INTO THE WINTER !
I DESPERATELY NEED A PEDI ;)
( Though the super-cold hits tomorrow.......)
SPEAKING OF WHICH (Not the pedi - Tomorrow ;)
I have a special post on DIY gift ideas before you all head out for Black Friday Shopping, and my attempt to explain the U.S. Thanksgiving tradition. Lord help me ;)
THE TREATS ON THE RIGHT AREN'T MINE ......
top: targei', clx ~ blouse: not sure ?
flip-flops: Dot's, old
scarf: Gap, thrifted ~ Beret: K-mart,clx.
various necklaces: Dot's, Penny's(beads)
giant filigree hoops: the w-place
velvet bag: vintage, thrifted ~ Sunnies: vintage.