The weather in NYC has been all over the map for the last month. But even when it’s a little warmer, it always feels damp. You know that feeling right? Just a chill in your bones. So lately, I’ve started wearing this vintage faux fur vest to keep me feeling cozy without getting too over-heated.
I usually wear this fur vest layered over jeans and a denim jacket but I decided to try something a little different for this post. With weather in the 50’s it was the perfect excuse to style it with a dress that I normally reserve for Spring or Fall. And I have to admit that it turned out better than I expected – read on for the details…
So let me tell you a little about this vintage faux fur vest. I’ve had it well over 20 years and was a great thrift store find. It’s so on-trend right now with all the fuzzy teddy coats and textured fur jackets that are on the streets. Oddly enough – it’s actually reversible but I’ve always worn it with the fur side out. The inside is a plain, flat khaki fabric – almost like the fabric used for a trench coat. It’s quite strange and looks very weird with the bulky fur inside. Have you ever bought a vintage piece and wondered exactly how it is supposed to be worn? Well, this is definitely one of those mysteries!
I’m a big fan of anything polka dot so and I thought the pattern on this dress would be a nice compliment to the textured fur. This dress has been in my closet for a while and I never get sick of the polka dot pattern. I found it on sale at Zara a few seasons ago – I’m obsessed with the ruffle hem and the high slit. These details make it work no matter what the season or temperature.
I didn’t want this outfit to look too precious or dressy, so I added some chunky ankle boots with gold zipper detail. I recently found these at Nordstrom and they are on sale! I just love how they ground the look and make it really street-style friendly. And because no look is complete without some jewelry – I added a few gold chains along with a vintage pearl necklace. This necklace was my mom’s and I recently discovered it in an old jewelry box. It’s from the 1950’s and perfectly on-trend again.