Layering With A Faux Fur Vest

A faux fur vest adds an interesting texture and a layer of warmth to a fall color dress.

I’d give up chocolate but I’m not a quitter.

This is a saying that is painted on a plaque in our house. I love it because it’s so tongue in cheek. But it’s also true. Chocolate is my number one addiction. I don’t care what kind of diet or exercise plan I’m on, I just can’t give it up. It tastes good, it feels good, it looks good. Why would I want to give something like that up?

A faux fur vest adds an interesting texture and a layer of warmth to a fall color dress.

I felt the same away about the dress I’m showing you today. This was something handpicked for me by the owner of a consignment boutique downtown a few years ago. I fell in love with its fall-like colors, its casual vibe and retro feel. But when I got home, it didn’t love me as much because I struggled with making it look just right on me every time I wore it.

A faux fur vest adds an interesting texture and a layer of warmth to a fall color dress.

When I wore it alone, I felt that it was missing something. I threw a short blazer over it and didn’t like how the blazer covered up half of the dress. But a long blazer made the proportions of the whole outfit feel wrong.  No matter what I did, I couldn’t make it look right on me. But I couldn’t quite give up on it either. I loved everything about the dress; I just needed to find the right companion piece for it.

A faux fur vest adds an interesting texture and a layer of warmth to a fall color dress.

Then I saw this faux fur vest on Amazon. Hmmmm, I thought to myself. If you follow my blog, you know that I love vests. You can see them here, here and here.

But I never thought to try this dress with a vest, let alone a faux fur vest.  It would cover up some of the dress, but not all of it, letting its vibrant colors show from top to bottom. While I wanted the colors to take the spotlight, I also wanted to break the stripes up a little and the longer length on this vest seemed right for that job. Also, the color matched with the brown in the dress. Plus, it’s a perfect layering piece for fall and will keep me warm but not overheated. I could also see this vest with a few other outfits for the fall and winter.

A faux fur vest adds an interesting texture and a layer of warmth to a fall color dress.

I ordered it. In my opinion, it’s one of those matches made in heaven. Like Bogart and Bacall. Peanut butter and jelly. Chocolate and me.

What I Wore:

Faux Fur Vest: Here/ Striped Dress (old from Banana Republic): Similar/ Boots (old from Clarks): Similar/ Purse (purchased earlier this year from ThredUP): Similar/ Bracelets (handmade by sister)

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Photos by Hunter I. Riddle

2 thoughts on “Layering With A Faux Fur Vest”

  1. I have a couple of those pieces—ones that I love but never seem right when I get them home. But I have found that if I’m patient and creative, I can usually get them to work. Just like this—it’s absolutely perfect, Cathy!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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