Monday, September 14, 2009

f-f-f-faux fur






Let me just start off by saying, I love this vest. Love it. I saw a version of it practically everywhere when I was in New York and am so glad to call this BB Dakota vest from ModCloth mine. Seriously. I feel some outfit repeating coming on with this one, mainly with little floral dresses and maybe even with a leggings number (or two).

Best part? Not a single animal was harmed in the making of this blog post.

The only thing that was hurt a bit were my feet in these Michael Kors heels I picked up the other day at a local thrift shop in town for only $10. Practically brand new and with the most awesome platform pump thing going on. Only downside is that they're a half size too small. Oh, the crippling things we do for pretty, fashionable items.

Worth it, though? Definitely.

As for the overall outfit, despite loving the plaid and fur craze I've been seeing around in my September mags, I still feel like a hybrid of a lumberjack and a pimp. Not that it's a bad thing. Just, well...different.

Which is why I threw in this more evening-like outfit picture, in hopes to balance out the conflicting vibes going on. Plus, it's still too hot in Reno to wear anything that amounts to more than two layers.

Vest: BB Dakota faux fur vest, courtesy of ModCloth
Shirt: Plaid shirt, from the boyfriend; white shirt, American Apparel
Jeans: Dark wash skinny jeans, Cheap Monday via the Weardrobe conference
Skirt: Black mini bandage skirt, Target
Shoes: Tan strappy platform pump heels, Michael Kors; Black studded ankle boots, Payless
Bag: Black leather double strap purse, Old Navy
Sunglasses: Tortoise shell sunnies, Fred Flare

35 comments:

  1. The vest looks a lot like my Rachel Roy vest and I LOVE mine too! I literally cannot take it off - it will be well loved this fall and winter. And I might just have to wear it with my plaid shirt in the next few days...

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  2. i love the faux fur vest! i tried one on at H&M the other day and may have to go back for it

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  3. i love this!!!
    the colors and shades youve put together is a great mix
    thanks for sharing

    -cma
    check out my blog @
    cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

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  4. love how you can pull off fur without loking too overdressed. :) i have to say, i like the second outfit a bit more... but both are awesome!

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  5. Flippin' perfect combo with the plaid and fur!!! AWESOME! I've never been a fur person, but you're makin' me rethink the awesomeness!

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  6. I love the vest with the white t-shirt and black skirt. It really pops against the more neutral outfit. Great look!

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  7. What an amazing find those shoes are!

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  8. Glad to know that the camel races were real... The tan shoes are great... get them stretched because they need to be worn a lot.

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  9. You are such an inspiration!! I love this outfit!! The fur vest with the plaid is a wonderful idea... Im getting my own faux fur vest in the mail soon and i might just have to take some insight from these two looks. Just marvelous!!

    Oh yes and please get those shoes stretch... they are too good of a shoe (and deal) not to wear. =)

    xoxo
    Amy
    thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

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  10. Love your shirt and shoes!!

    http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

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  11. I love the colors of your plaid top! Such a great look!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  12. Thank you, thank you for not wearing real fur (barf)! You look adorable, not at all like a lumberjack. :)

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  13. lovely! those boots are very nice! and love the colors of the blouse as well.
    xx

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  14. those shoes! what a steal and super hot

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  15. I love the colour palette of the first outfit, goes so well with the fur vest!

    I like your hair <3

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  16. 1. Those shoes are insane! What size are they? I'll have em!
    2. I am in love with that bag, Old Navy? Seriously? You look funky fresh!

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  17. ohh i just got that vest from modcloth as well! still too sticky in VA to wear it... but i'm waiting!

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  18. Oh, cool! I've been eyeing that vest from BBD for a while, but ended up getting another one when I was on vaca instead!

    Great outfit! ;)

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  19. aww one size too small would hurt so i give you props for wearing them i must say you look incredible in the fuzzy vest and the first look os so perfect .

    also ilove the boots in the second one

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  20. I think I need a fur vest.. ASAP:D

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  21. Awesome vest. I dont have the guts to try to pull it off but it looks so good on you. And those shoes....Awesome! I got my practically new MK shoes at a thrift store for $10 too! But lucky for me, mine are totally the right size haha

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  22. i love the last outfit..
    the faux fur is gorgoeus

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  23. awesome outfits! i saw a vest very similar to this in the h&m window so i was considering purchasing it...i might need it now!!!

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  24. That vest! It's on my fall wish list. Oh, gosh. I have to have to have to have it! :0)

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  25. This vest looks incredible on you! I think only you could have pulled it off without making it look overdone....if you know what I mean! Perfect outfit!

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  26. You are absolutely super gorgeous.! I love your outfits.. Those boots and faux fur vest is so sexy. I need them in my life. Great post!

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  27. WHO would've thought to add faux fir to your average daily outfits?! tres tres creative!! LOVE IT! <3

    xo's

    - Teeney

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  28. I REALLY need to borrow you're entire closet. I promise I'll return it...slighty worn and I wont say when. Just kidding. luv the style!

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  29. Just bought a fur vest with a plaid shirt on a whim

    just googled to see how other people have worn it

    you've restored all my faith

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