The Velvet Blazer And Cat Print Shirt


Burgundy Velvet Blazer, Cat Shirt & Hudson Nix Lace Up Jeans

This is my very first outfit post of 2017! I’m sorry it’s been a little while since I posted a new outfit of mine (13 days to be exact, yikes!) but the reason was because of all the illness I went through, and a week long cold sore, and the hives etc, I couldn’t shoot any new photos looking like that unfortunately. I had to work around that and schedule other content, which I hope you all enjoyed, and then shoot two looks this weekend just gone, including this one for New Years Eve. Yep, this was my New Years Eve outfit!

I decided not to go down the usual route that everyone ops for and do a sparkly dress etc and instead went for something that’s very me, but with a festive twist. I wore my beloved Topshop Burgundy Velvet Blazer which I layered over a new Topshop Cat Print Shirt, for a quirky and unique look. I’ve had this velvet blazer for a few months and fell completely in love with it the moment I saw it. I’ve had a velvet obsession forever and had always wanted a burgundy velvet jacket, but could only ever find men’s versions, until this one came along. It was a match made in heaven! Then given how much I love cats, this shirt is ideal!

To add a little something extra to my New Years Eve outfit, I also chose to wear my Hudson Nix Lace Up Jeans in Black as they are so much fun! I love the bows and ties at the ankle. It’s been a while since I wore lace up jeans, in fact I’m not sure if I even remember when I last wore lace up jeans, but I have worn these multiple times and can’t get enough of them. I definitely recommend them while I’m going through my Hudson phase at the moment. I then decided to finish it all off with more velvet, choosing my Alice + Olivia Velvet Pumps, to match my velvet blazer, and a deep red lip to complement it.

How are you all anyway? So far 2017 has been going well, but I can’t believe everything is going so fast. I’ve got some very special outfits planned for the months ahead as well, which I think you are all going to really like, plus I’ve decided to be more bolder in my fashion choices and outfit pairings this year too. I’m going to mix things up a little bit with more colour, prints, and fun. What do you think of my velvet blazer paired with a cat print shirt? Do you also like the Hudson lace up jeans and velvet heels? For me it reminds me of a more feminine take on a quirky men’s shirt and jacket combination. Let me know! Shop the items I’m wearing just below!


What I Was Wearing:
Jacket – Topshop (similar)
Shirt – Topshop
Jeans – Hudson
Shoes – Alice + Olivia (similar)



  1. January 6, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Love the kitty shirt, and the entire outfit. Beautiful look Lorna!!

    • January 7, 2017 / 1:44 pm

      Thank you, John!

    • January 7, 2017 / 1:44 pm

      Thank you! I think they ship international though πŸ™‚

  2. January 6, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Velvet is everything! Love the blazer and pumps. I like the idea of lace up denim too- except that I don’t have the longest legs and generally need to get my pants hemmed or I have to cuff them. Regardless, love the look, Hudson makes some of my favourite jeans! Happy 2017 Lorna πŸ™‚

    • January 7, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      I was worried I would have that issue with these jeans, but the inseam is like 26 inches or so, so it’s really short πŸ˜€ So glad you love everything!

  3. Naz
    January 6, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    That cat shirt is so nice! As is everything else! I don’t think you can ever style anything badly.

    I’m really looking forward to seeing these special outfits!

    • January 7, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      Thank you so much!

  4. Omar Omar
    January 6, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    It’s very very a beautiful ☺

    • January 7, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

    • January 7, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Thank you so much!

  5. January 6, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    You’re bringing out the Doctor Who fan in me again! πŸ˜€ This strikes me as a feminine take on the 3rd Doctor’s outfit. Google search “3rd Doctor red velvet jacket” or “Jon Pertwee red velvet jacket” πŸ˜‰ All you need is a sonic screwdriver!

    Anyway, I love this outfit as a really striking and attractive way to kick of 2017. It’s a really beautiful jacket with such a shine to it. πŸ™‚ I also like your cat shirt very much too… it’s so cute and playful. Excellent look!

    • January 7, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you, Steven! I know which outfit you mean, the bright red velvet jacket. I didn’t even put the two and two together, but I can totally see that now, ha ha πŸ˜€ Really glad you like it! As well as the cat print shirt!

  6. January 6, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    Lorna you look absolutely lovely, and I adore the velvet blazer and cat print shirt! The shirt is very playful and whimsical, and adds a fun touch to your otherwise sophisticated ensemble. I’m excited to see the upcoming outfits you have planned for 2017. I think it’s a great idea to try out different things, in terms of colour and print, and experiment with creative looks!

    I’m sorry to hear about the health-related issues you were having. I hope you’re feeling much better now and made a full recovery.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend!

    Lots of love Saba xx

    • January 7, 2017 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you so much, Saba! I’m so glad you love the whole outfit and the way I paired things together. I am doing much better now actually, thankfully, so fingers crossed that 2017 is great!

        • January 10, 2017 / 1:43 am

          Thank you, Saba! Same to you!

  7. haveclotheswilltravel
    January 7, 2017 / 3:39 am

    Happy New Year! I love this outfit for New Years. Your jacket is stunning! And the cat top is too cute. I hope you’re feeling better and have a wonderful weekend. πŸ™‚


    • January 7, 2017 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  8. January 7, 2017 / 11:37 am

    Wow Lorna, what an amazing outfit. I love that blazer on you, what a beautiful colour. The outfit really stand out and is complete.

    • January 7, 2017 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you so much!

  9. January 7, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    I am sorry to hear – read, that you were not feeling well, dear Lorna, and I hope you are fine by now! But on a positive fashion note, this velvet blazer looks divine and the heels as well! I loooved the cat print shirt, sooo sweet! You always look very elegant and this time is no exception! I like cats very much, and velvet too, so I loved the outfit! I really hope you feel better now and that you have a beautiful weekend, feeling good! Please take care, winters are very hard!

    • January 7, 2017 / 6:16 pm

      Thank you so much, Denise! I do definitely feel better now, thankfully. Really glad you love the outfit too!

  10. January 8, 2017 / 7:53 am

    Your velvet blazer is stunning, what a great piece! The cat shirt is really fun too. Lovely with the heels to complete the outfit.

    So sorry you’ve been unwell but great to hear that you’re feeling better!

    Hope you are having a wonderful start to 2017!

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    • January 8, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you so much, Mica!

    • January 8, 2017 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

    • January 8, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  11. January 8, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    I wore something very similar and relaxed for NYE (with a festive twist, like you said) and I was so comfy and happy πŸ™‚ I hope you’re feeling much much better now, Lorna. It’s not easy when the illness throws you off your schedule and messes up your plans but you’re one of the strongest people I know!!!
    You are beautiful, inside and out. Happy New Year, sweetie <3
    xox Nadia

    • January 8, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you so much, Nadia! So glad you like it and did something similar πŸ™‚

  12. January 8, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    Sorry to hear that you aren’t feeling well – personally I feel the same and it’s because of the bad, chilly weather. What about your outfit, I love your velvet jacket – it looks really luxury and has terrific color πŸ™‚

    Have a lovely evening dear,

    • January 8, 2017 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ I hope you get better soon!

  13. Dmitriy Krasnov
    January 8, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    I like the cats with green eyes πŸ™‚ They look very beautiful in red and black outfits πŸ™‚

    • January 8, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you so much!

      • Dmitriy Krasnov
        January 9, 2017 / 12:00 am

        Lorna πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        • January 9, 2017 / 1:06 am

          πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • January 8, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you!!

  14. January 9, 2017 / 1:49 am

    Lorna, I am happy to hear you are feeling better… it must be the time of the year… I too had a cold sore that I just couldn’t get rid of… hopefully it disappears soon…

    I really like your velvet jacket… it looks awesome on you… such a great color and I love how you paired the shoes with the outfit too… You look wonderful as always xox <3

    • January 9, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      Thank you so much, Launna! So glad you like it! And I hope you get better soon too!

  15. Omar Omar
    January 9, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    I want follow you on instagram😊

    • January 10, 2017 / 1:44 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  16. January 9, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Your outfit is so cute! I really like your blazer! πŸ™‚ xx

    • January 10, 2017 / 1:43 am

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

    • January 10, 2017 / 1:43 am

      Thank you!!

    • January 10, 2017 / 11:35 am

      Thank you!!

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