Thursday, September 30, 2010

my outfit: fur vest!

As promised... I have pictures of my faux fur vest for you all! I found this vest second hand two springs ago (wow, that was a long time ago... I guess I have good "vision"!). I knew I loved it, but I never wore it. Why? Because it had a big clunky HOOD. Now there is nothing wrong with hoods in general. But the combination of a bulky fur vest with an even bulkier fur hood was just a bad combo. I felt like a flea in a bear suit. (ha, that's a funny visual!)

I only paid $15 for the vest, so I figured I would try hacking off the hood and worst case if it didn't work out... I wouldn't be missing anything but a vest I never wore. But what I had to gain was a super trendy item on the super cheap. I went for it!

I took pictures of the whole process... not sure if they are relevant enough to post. But this outfit is! I love that the vest is sleeker, while still being cozy!

I felt all "Rachel Zoe" wearing this vest... so I piled on the bangles! Heck, why not! The mornings are brrrrr, baby already. It was 47 this morning at the bus stop. But I was cozy warm of course.

Piled over a slim sweater, I can see lots of use for this vest this fall/winter. Football games, bus stop standing (my new favorite activity) and running around in general.

And an obligatory shot of my boots. It's boot season... hip hip hooray! I'll be crying about this in my soup come March (NO MORE BOOTS, I'll protest), but for now I am relishing in the novelty of it again.

Sweater, Banana Republic (similar)
Bangles, F21 (similar)
Jeans, F21 (similar)
Boots, Michael Michael Kors (similar)


MerciBlahBlah said...

Aaaahhhh!!! Love it! Sooo cute, and love the armload of bangles with it. I would love to see the photos of your "dehooding" - deffo think they're relevant, especially since it worked out fine in the end. Would love to see how you did it!


sara said...

Love this look! Super cute! I need to get a fur vest.

Team Botanical said...

You look ADORABLE! I love the whole ensemble. I am currently staring at my flip flops in disgust.

milk tea + polkadots said...

I wanna see how you hacked off the hood too! The fur vest is looking pretty good! =)

Dobbygirl said...

Super cute!

Linda Rose said...

Ugh, So jealous! I'm currently shopping for the perfect fur vest. You look so cool but cozy too. ;) Love it!

Jackie said...

Cute! I would love to see the DIY-and think it is totally relevant!

anna said...

awesome! i don't normally go for faux fur, much less a vest but you look freaking amazing! i love it!!

Milly said...

awesome!!...i want a vest now!

Amy said...

LOVE your vest and your whole outfit! I am loving the faux fur trend and can't wait to wear the vest I picked up. And yea! for boot time! I'll be sad when spring comes, too!

karen★ said...

i'm a little surprised because i really love this! i'm not into faux fur at all, but you just make it look like something i need to get into with those jeans & the boots. it just looks really rock & roll chic to me.

bus stop to the coffee shop? i want to hear about your new blogging schedule. that's the kind of thing that makes me want to get up & GO!


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