...ok, but let me explain...after yesterday's disaster with the "gorilla" vest, I really thought the fur vest trend was NOT for me. i went off to my local Gap and returned the furry beasts and had to walk back to my car through The Bay. I saw this Jeanne Bekker fur vest on the first rack into The Bay and literally gasped out loud. It's sleek, has some sheen, is a very dark espresso brown, is elegant, fits very well and best of all - I don't think I resemble a single zoo animal! The SA said it looked fantastic on me, which I took with a grain of salt but then another female shopper wearing the most stunning navy sweater dress said "if you don't buy that vest right away, you're crazy". So it came home with me.
Here are two quick stylings representative of a couple of ways I would wear the vest - with skinnies and boots, and over dresses. This is not an inexpensive item so want to be sure. BTW - it got the thumbs up for the entire family. Hubby in particular said it looked fab.
The trousers are Lord & Taylor simple black knit blend. There are no front or side pockets and they zip up the side. There are two back welt pockets. I love the simple clean look of these and how they actually sit fairly low on me. They are incredibly comfortable. I know black doesn't photograph well but I hope you can get an idea of fit. To me the fit is pretty much perfect. I know they aren't quite cigarette trousers but I do like them. My question is regarding the length - they are actually a shorter length trouser, as seems to be the trend in many brands. If I keep them, do I leave the length as is or do I take down the inch hem allowance and make them a wee bit longer? and is the width of the leg ok? should I have Wonder Woman taper the trousers a bit more to make them a true cigarette trouser?
Ok - up to you ladies: keep or return on the vest and the trousers?
BTW the blouse is a fab silk blouse I picked up at Banana Republic for next to a song. It feels divine against the skin, is a petite and a lovely cream colour with little gold keys on it.