9.20.2009

The Fuzz

When I was eight-years-old, my younger sister (then four) proclaimed that she was going to be a gorilla when she grew up. Not a doctor or a fireman; nor a singer or nurse…a gorilla. At the time, I made fun of her to no end; but I suppose that now I have no grounds to criticize such a declaration due to the fact that, at present time, I am harboring similar dreams. Oh, don’t get me wrong darlings, I don’t have a desire to grow fur and run around a tree-covered jungle making ape-like sounds; I do, however, have a craving to prance up and down the sidewalks of the concrete jungle wearing something so often embraced by our forest dwelling counterparts, and that, mes amours, is a faux fur vest!

Joie “Glimmer Faux Fur Vest” Spotted…a garment that will instantly transform you into Almost Famous’ bewitching band-aid Penny Lane the moment you shrug your shoulders into its furry folds. I’ll admit it, I’ve been head over heels for Penny Lane from my first introduction to her over five years ago, and her style has never evaded my mind. For years I have been on the hunt for a faux fur vest that is shaggy while still retaining a smart, silky silhouette – much like the one Penny Lane herself wore while touring the country with an out-of-control rock band. At last, I have found the drapery of my dreams in the construction of the Glimmer Faux Fur Vest. Slightly longer than typical vests of its kind, the Glimmer Faux Fur is a lustrous way to liven up any en masse, due in large part to its milky moon complexion. Toss it on over an earth-toned flowy frock for a bohemian deity presence, or pair it with skinny jeans and riding boots for a more modish look – the choice is yours. Joie to the world, kittens!

Forever 21 “Belted Faux Fur Vest” Owning Forever 21’s Belted Faux Fur Vest was written in the stars for me; it was part of my destiny. One day I allowed it to slip through my grasp, the next another opportunity to own the fantastic fuzzy presented itself to me, and I literally pounced at the favorable circumstances. Thus, I know it was meant to be. At less than thirty dollars, the Belted Faux Fur Vest is an affordable way to get your faux fur fix, without forfeiting fabulosity. The chartreuse shading is a clever mix of green and yellow tincture which creates a pale brown/blonde blush, making it a simple morsel to mingle with just about anything lurking in your closet. But the true slice of splendor lies in the removable satin self-tie elastic belt which adds a double dose of volume and savoir faire to the topper. To cinch the waist or leave it freely flapping in the wind, that is the question.

Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent “Faux Fur Collar Vest” It wasn’t Olivia Palermo’s sharp-tongue or lustrous locks; her wide array of cocktail rings or her Hermes Birkin that made me fall under her stylish spell. It was, in fact, a black fur shrug perched atop her shoulders that lured me in. A shrug quite similar to a covering crafted by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent, in the form of the Faux Fur Collar Vest. While not a jacket, nor a complete vest, the Faux Fur Collar is a swanky sampling full of the type of posh prestige one can imagine spotting at a champagne-charged cocktail party. Encrusted with ebony faux fur that whiskers out in a very feather-light fashion, the Faux Fur Collar Vest seems a peerless topper for all matter of evening wear – from elbow-length gloves to big as a house diamonds. If you’re truly courageous, toss it on with a pair of painted-on liquid leggings and sky-high ankle booties for a look that will turn-heads.

BB Dakota “Potter Faux Fur Vest” Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear… but even he can’t hold a candle to a glamorous gal decked out in BB Dakota’s Potter Faux Fur Vest. Potter is an exemplary way to have your cake and eat it too. The dark, coffee-toned dye proffers a très rugged complexion; while the silk-influenced lining coupled with the heavily-fluffed nape provides a subtle urbane aesthetic that makes the piece dually refined and wearable. The fact that it harbors a very aged, vintage effect? Well lovelies, that only adds to its debutante charm and manipulative intrigue.

Damselle “Faux Lynx Fur Vest” I am a dizzying individual – one day I adore black the next I’m all about white, and after that I may follow in Picasso’s footsteps and succumb to a blue phase. The truth is darlings, when it comes to color I often find myself slightly scattered; hence the reason why I turn to bits and pieces that harbor a handful of hues, as opposed to a single solitary one. In this case, I have my sights set on Damselle’s Faux Lynx Fur Vest. Gone are my concerns about choosing a color I will be able to tolerate for years to come, as the Faux Lynx Fur Vest is home to a few neutral tones that will virtually work with anything you have on – splashes of beige dance with leopard spots; flurries of fawn frolic with silver; it’s a motley crew of stains that burst forth in the most brilliant of ways. I hope this isn’t too forward, but…I think I love you!

Ready to get fuzzy, kittens?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop, Forever 21, Fred Flare, and Nordstrom for the pictures.
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45 comments

yiqin; said...

OMG fur vest!I want too.

janettaylor said...

f21 faux fur vest is the best. :-)


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Couture Carrie said...

I need a gilet so badly ~ these are faaaabulous!

xoxox,
CC

Emily said...

I can fall so easily in love with anything you post..hence the forever 21 vest! too die for, honestly. I never really considered the fur vest until now, and I'm seriously thinking about getting one!

Keith said...

Hey there. Great post. I hope you've been having a wonderful weekend. Take care. Cheers!

Hawa said...

reminded me of the simpsons and mister burns....."see my vest,see my vest....made from real gorilla chest" hahaha lovely post

Leah said...

Fabulous choices... I've been lusting on that Forever 21 faux fur vest. I love the style.

Jaime said...

I really like this look, esp the F21 one. Not sure if i can pull it off though!

S.Elisabeth said...

Funny enough my favorite is the one I could get! I love the ribbon in the Forever 21 vest!

meraldia said...

I also love the ribbon in the Forever 21, very chic!
xxxx

Leia said...

I don't wear vests, but a faux fur coat? Yes please! I am SO lusting after one!

Couture Cookie said...

No excuse not to deck yourself out as a gorilla now when there is so much wonderful faux fur out there! ;)

I would get the F21 vest -- it looks like the one I just got and I can testify it goes with almost everything! I like to wear it belted since it gives a nicer silhouette, but that's just me...!

beautifulnemo said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog! <3 :)
I don't really like that kind of vest... it's something I will never like, you know that things you know maybe they are beautiful but you just can't do it with them :-p

Hope you have a nice week-end!! :)
xx from Madrid

Romeika said...

I really wanna a faux fur coat this fall, but I don't think I could pull off such a vest, although it looks great in these models. I don't know, just can't figure out a way of wearing it..

Mimi said...

very cute picks! i loved your story about your sister. :)

Rachel said...

I absolutely looove them! But I just think they'll make me look chubby because I'm so tiny. So I guess I'll go for the F21 one.

Only The Good Stuff said...

Ah! Thank you so much! I just love them all! Rachel Zoe ofor QVC also has a few that are just WAY. TOO. GORGEOUS! I cannot wait until Texas gets cold enough to justify fur! (December & January are the only times...)

FabBlab said...

Ooh I love the F21 version! Gorgeous post :)

La Couturier said...

i want a faux fur vest so badly!!

bisous, xx

Lily G. said...

I want a fur vest now! Looks warm and chic!

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Oh dear me too! I need one of thse direly!

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molly said...

great post, i have been DYING for a fur vest for about 6 months now - i want it to be genuine fur though!

Rina said...

Forever 21 “Belted Faux Fur Vest" is perfect! I adore this silken band! It is perfect choice for upcoming seson! :)))

Cassiopeia said...

Hehe yay gorilla styling! we have some by MADE at work and they're just TOO COSY! :-D xxxc

Charlotte said...

I totally love it! There are a lot of jackets with fake fur @ H&M :). I really want to buy one, but my bank account says no haha ;p.

Sherin said...

I'm loving that forever 21 one. Very cute.

BrownAndCookies said...

they are very pretty but I think that in me I look like a gorilla (like your sister said) :) but in your post they are amazing :)

thank you very much for your comment in my blog :)

kiss from Portugal and have a nice sunday :)****

márcia*

clarewbrown said...

Love love faux fur! And love that adorable anecdote about your little sister!

LifestyleBohemia said...

That Joie vest is stunning!
Great post!
xx

Taylor Sterling said...

I love the faux fur but and I think it looks great. I still can't make myself buy one though. Maybe soon!

Damsels said...

icant believe i just read this ?! a gorilla ?

i used to tell people i wanted to be a penguin jut for fun LOL

your sister has stolen my joke i believe ;)

Patty Ann said...

omgggggggg
im so freaking excited
that you decided to feature
faux fur vests
because im so dying to find one that's just right
i trie don the f21 one today, but its not quite thick and fluffy enough!
very ready to get fuzzy!
xxx

AlphaBetaChic.blogspot.com

stylewithbenefits said...

Love your picks! I actually just got the BB Dakota one and while I like it, I'm not sure I LOVE the collar. It's still a good deal though for the price. I really like the one you chose from Shopbop.. but sadly not the price.

xo, Becs

Fashion Court said...

i looove the forever 21 vest and the last one. i have a faux fur coat from juicy that i scored on sale a few years ago. it doesn't even look like teeny-bopper juicy. loveee.

Amelia said...

(Faux) Fur is nice for a little glam touch, but I think it's really easy to look cheap in it. Haha, I would probably be stroking myself all day if I wore it.

gleenn said...

oh girl, i just wish i can wear some fur in my part of the world. urggghhh!

but i love them all. thanks for linking. :)

Jowy said...

whahahahaah u are very funny, lovin the vests u posted!

One Love,
Jowy
www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

Little Red said...

I've actually really been wanting a faux fur vest recently. I think it's safe to blame it on Rachel Zoe... Haha!

Anika said...

I actually am very keen on the faux fur vest trend, however have never been able to commit to the purchase. Fur coats on the other hand....I'm there!

I think you need the vest to be more fluffy and slightly oversized, or to be a stole...then its all systems go.

Thanks for sharing too....

daisychain said...

I <3 this post,
and you totally reminded me I have a faux fur vest lurking somewhere.

E said...

I saw that linx fur vest the other day and I'm seriously considering!!!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I love the combination of fur and satin in that Belted Faux Fur Vest. gorgeous!!

All Women Stalker said...

Has your sister read this post? What did she say? I bet she's amused.

-meream

WendyB said...

Love that story about your sister. Show her this coat! http://wendybrandes.com/blog/2009/03/going-ape-over-jacques-tiffeau/

I wanted to be an "Indian brave" when I grew up. It didn't work out for me.

Charlotte said...

I love these!

x

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