Velvet. If you hate on it, it's just because you don't know how to wear it. Silk velvet I pretty much love more than life itself, and I have some amazing late 19th c/first half of the 20th c velvet pieces that I love to break out come fall and winter. I'm delighted that there's so much new velvet stuff to choose from this season.
My wardrobe in statistics: 80% silk; 50% pre-1965.
Let me comment quickly before getting to the main point of this post... that whole outfit in Post #87 is spectacular. Love everything about that look.
I guess I'm nowadays drawn to sandal boots (which I've discussed in my blog before. Especially in the case of thong booties, they are more like the anti flip-flop, offering more of a shoe-like touch. I'm okay with sandal boots nowadays. They are more like wanting to wear sandals while also enjoying shoes. Most sandal boots aren't all that bad to me.