VTNF’s Best Vests

VTNF Picks

You’ve probably noticed by now that I’ve recently procured a fur vest. Since receiving, I’ve laughed in my vest, cried in my vest, wiped my nose on my vest (post aforementioned crying), shoveled snow in my vest, slugged oysters in my vest, and, perhaps most outrageously, paired my vest with a plaid blazer (see below.)

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SHOP MY BLAZER // SHOP MY EARRINGS

I’ve had “vest I can pet” on my shopping list for a few winters now, but it was hard for me to justify a purchase of this sort. It felt like a luxury that, while useful during the colder months, would not offer much versatility. I stand corrected. So far, I’ve ventured far beyond the black turtleneck I originally thought I would be limited to, and I have a feeling there will be more where that came from. From candle lighting to “last call” lighting, I love the  texture and warmth this piece adds to a time of year that is markedly uninspired (sartorially and otherwise.)

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SHOP MY EARRINGS // SHOP MY BOOTS // SHOP LOOKALIKE VEST

I found my vest on The Real Real, and as you can see, I made the right choice. That said,  I was a little disappointed to find it was made of rabbit fur (I’ve noticed it’s hard to get material details on a lot of items from TRR.) Although I am a failed vegan many times over, I do prefer to wear faux fur (mostly by virtue of being poor, but also by virtue of liking rabbits.) Unfortunately, I couldn’t bring myself to return the vest my dreams are made of, instead opting to live in near-constant fear of getting powdered by PETA and their many vigilantes. 

Below, I’ve linked a lookalike version of my fur vest, along with a few other faux fur vest options (customer review approved!) that I absolutely love. That said, if you are in the market for real fur, I recommend Pologeorgis — they have fabulous items at many different price points.

VTNF’S BEST VEST PICKS

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Shop The Real Real’s current selection of fur vests here

xxac

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Best Life, Best Price: Frivolous Shoes Edition

VTNF Picks
THE SONGBIRD BY BIRDIES VS. AMAZON 

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AVAILABLE ON PRIME
M.GEMI LOAFERS VS. AMAZON 

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FOUR STARS // AVAILABLE ON PRIME
TORY BURCH VS. AMAZON

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FOUR STARS // AVAILABLE ON PRIME
STUBBS & WOOTTON SLIPPERS VS. AMAZON
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SHOP THESE HERE
SOMETHING NAVY SLIDES (PRE-LAUNCH) VS. AMAZON 
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FIVE STARS // SHOP THEM HERE
ALEXANDRE VAULTHIER VS. SOMETHING NAVY 
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SHOP THESE HERE
TORY BURCH CLARA FLATS VS. AMAZON (ROUND 2)
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(SOLD OUT!) PHOEBES BY BIRDIE VS. AMAZON
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SHOP HERE

 

True Life: Jeff Bezos Styled My Christmas Look

My Picks

Dressing up in the winter is tricky. Dressing stylishly in the winter is tricky. Dressing up, stylishly, in the winter in a way that will not piss off your conservative grandmother is just about as tricky as it gets.

I used this look from Town & Country’s style writer, Sarah Bray, as my style inspiration, whose collective chicness may, in fact,  tear a hole in the time-space continuum. Here’s her taking neutral pairing to a new level at a place called The Lobster Club (???) and here, gifting us some winter floral realness. God, I die. 

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Plaid maxi skirts will be a go-to for me this season, because they are easy to style, easy to wear, and easily transferable from work, to dinner, to your couch afterward (they also second as a personal throw blanket.) I snagged the one my photographed in from Amazon for $36, and I’m wearing a size small. It has pockets (!!!!) and is paired with over-the-knee boots.  While it isn’t available on Prime any longer, it looks like it’s in stock and you should have within a week or so.unnamed-4.jpg

 The wrap and bow earrings are also from the ‘zon, and I’ve linked those below, as well. Oh, and if this photo look awkwardly forced, it’s because I made my Dad take it of me in our church’s parlor after my parent’s suggested we arrive a cool hour and ten minutes early for church #StopPunctualPeople2017. 

I also pulled some other maxi skirt’s I really, really love — specifically this grey large plaid print — each of which are less than $50. Pair it with a turtleneck (my favorite here), leather jacket, and velvet hair ribbon for a sophisticated look that won’t leave you looking like an off-duty nun. 

xxac

Prime Find: This Shirt Is Probably, Definitely from Amazon

Chic on the Cheap

The motive was an off-white top I could pair with jeans, cords, and skirts this fall for work or play. The challenge was the $23.75 in my checking account. Per usual, I headed to Amazon, hoping for a miracle in the shape of a strange Korean-made garment somehow produced to fit me and my vision in perfect, flawless form. 

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Suffice to say, my hopes and dreams were realized in the form of this off-white eyelet pattern top I did not remove from my body for a full 72 hours during the carb-ridden blur that is Thanksgiving weekend. It’s a soft, silky material, doesn’t wrinkle easily, and looks great tucked in or out. 

Magical. Less than $20. And it’s still in stock HERE.

I’m wearing the ‘L – US 4’ size but probably could have sized down to a Medium for a more fitted look. Actually, I’m going to buy the smaller size now, because life is short and this wearable doily is worth it. It includes a back zipper, so the risk of strangulation is low (unless you’re into that sort of thing!) 

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My earrings and cords are also on sale! Click the graphic to shop and complete the look! 

xxac