The velvet dress

I was at Goodwill the other day to find a cheap VHS player for my son to watch my old VHS Disney movies on, and decided to do a little browsing. I don't have nearly enough winter dresses, so I gravitated towards the dress section.

When I found this burgundy velvet dress I immediately thought about the December In Style issue with its "Triple Play" article on the velvet dress.
I don't have all the elements in this article, but the article definitely gave me some ideas of how to make this dress casual.
My husband says that the brown boots clash with the wine colored dress - the colors match too closely. To appease him, next time I may try this look with my black boots and black belt.
Dress - thrifted - $5
Tights - Target (little girl's section) - $2
Boots - Aerosoles - $29
Jacket - Macy's - gifted
Belt - Gap - $24.50
Necklace - Macy's - $5
Earrings - gifted