Friday, February 22

smart investment

$395, shopbop
This past week, I did a quick ski trip to the Sierras with my family and forgot to ski jacket. Luckily, my husband had an extra, which I borrowed. The oversize jacket effect was very snowboarder on skis, and since I have never snowboarded, I looked even more amateur than usual. But, I was warm, thanks to some smart multi-fleece layering, and really, isn't that what matters in the end? All of which brings me to this Rebecca Taylor boucle vest. Though it is not essential for snowy mountainous parts, it's exactly the type of thing I would try very hard to NOT forget to pack for getaways both wintry and otherwise. For colder climes, I could layer it over a sweater and underneath a jacket and accomplish the warm-and-chic thing. But it would also work in a warmer and/or city-setting, since the boucle fabric also gives this motorcycle-inspired vest a more polished look. For example, come this spring, I'd do it like this (in an ideal-for-layering size up)...

1. Topshop mesh panel dress, $190,
2. Rebecca Taylor boucle vest, $395,
3. Stella McCartney sunglasses, $225,
4. French Connection embellished clutch, $127,
5. Alexander Wang lizard-print sandals, $540,


Anonymous said...

It's always very hard to see detail
in white items - perhaps they could be posted on a darker or colored background?

Marlien Rentmeester said...

I agree, it can be hard! If you click through the link to the store, sometimes there are other pictures etc. There is actually a video of this vest on a model (Shopbop often does this) which is pretty helpful!