Monthly Archives: December 2012

Vince overdyed fur vest VS. DVF vest

Hi all! Any plan for the last weekend in 2012? After took a long break for Christmas, I worked in the past 3 days. 
sweater: Carven
fur vest: Vince (or here)
coat: Opening Ceremony
jeans: rich and skinny
boots: Via Spiga
sunglasses: Chloe
belt: JCrew

I did not pull off this Vince fur vest since I got it two days ago; in the other words, I wore it for continuous two days. Fortunately, there were only few people on my floor. It is as light as a feather! When my husband picked up the package, he could not believe there was an oversized fur vest inside. But it functions like a thick down-filled vest, keeping me warm in chilly winter days (36F today!). The color is called ‘blue spruce’, but it seems to be very dark green in the sunlight.

Though the vest looks bulky, it can be easily layered underneath a coat. Is its long raccoon fur collar like a scarf?
It is on sale at $646.20 in Saks Fifth Avenue and the item number is 0822508999224. It may be even cheaper if you can get it with an extra 50% off (let us say new year day or later during consolidation sale). However, due to the economy rebound people bought them with >$1000… It was sold out in many stores already. It is $719 at www. as FINAL SALE. Mine is size small (xs was sold out in SFA company) and fits well. I tried a medium size one in store and found the arm holes were a little bit big for me, even as an oversized vest. Be aware that this vest is made with fur (only hair) on knits without lining, and you may not be able to do any alteration of size. 
It is hard to tell the color indoor where it is just like black. By the way, I wore it with crimson (light weight sweater and ankle boots) yesterday.

Thank you for your reading and Happy New Year!


DVF fox fur vest & flare leg jeans

Hi all, after 10-day wait, I received both my fox fur vests (DVF and Vince). Both of them are super soft and well made. I decided to keep both. They not only have different styles and functions (I will introduce both of them in this and the next post), but also are worth the investment. Do you notice how much the price goes up this year? 

Compared to Vince fox (hair only) fur vest, DVF vest is more chunky. You may not be able to layer this vest underneath any coat; actually I tried at home, and I did look like wearing football protective gears underneath, lol. Well, this vest can seriously keep you warm. I wore this outfit in an upper 40F winter day, and did not feel cold. Quality wise, I have no complaint so far. I did not notice any significant (fox) hair falling throughout the day, which happened to my lamb fur vest at the very beginning.

You have different choices to wear this vest: with skinny jeans and boots (as Michelle paired here), or with pencil / flare leg jeans and heels. For my height (5’4), I prefer the later pairing. What is your preference in wearing a fur vest? I added a skinny belt to create a peplum top look, which may also help to elongate the legs. Instead of flare leg jeans, a mini skirt or shirt dress will also be good choices for this vest. I can’t wait to experiment different pairings… Do you have any other suggestions?
sweater: Vince
vest: DVF
jeans: JBrand
belt: JCrew
shoes: Prada
bag: Chanel

Thank you for your reading and Happy holiday!

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Vince crimson v-back cashmere sweater & review of Sam Edelman pink pumps

For those who celebrated Christmas, I hope you all had a wonderful time.
sweater: Vince v-back cashmere (try one size down if you can)
jeans: rich and skinny
boots: Materia Prima
bag: Mulberry Alexa
scarf: Alexander McQueen 

We had a great time in NYC, satisfying food cravings, enjoying shopping and museum, and catching up with friends. However, for us, life in Boston seems to be much easier than that in Manhattan. I prefer to a lazy life, driving-parking-shopping…… without waiting for a taxi or taking crowded subway. 
My order of DVF fox fur vest arrived today (see here for the same vest on Michelle). It is size small rather than medium as I thought to be. I tried it on immediately, and was impressed AGAIN by its softness, air light weight and pretty color. 
The measurement of this DVF vest (size small) is: 37 ” bust, 21” from shoulder to hem and 11” from armpit to hem. I am still waiting for my Vince fox fur vest (size small) then will make a decision. 

In a previous post, I was asked for a review of the pink SAM EDELMAN pumps. I can easily handle these pointed & skinny heel pumps (4”). I walked in them for couple hours last time and the experience was not bad. They do have nice arch support. However, for 4” heels without any platform, you may not expect them to be as comfy as flats or low heels.  To be honest, I won’t wear them out all day without a pair of flats in my bag (this is my rule for most high heel pumps actually). They have leather (suede) upper and synthetic lining & sole. I bought my normal shoe size. They are $60 in Neiman Marcus right now (item # 017119234127) and more colors are available on Amazon (here). If you are looking for a pair of pumps in a fun color, for dinner or party, this pair could be a choice. They are not the best, but definitely worth $60. 

Thank you for your reading!

Vince cocoon cardigan with purple accessories & Christian Louboutin shoes sale @ barneys

Merry Christmas!
Best wishes from FABBYLIFE to you and your family!

sweater: Vince
leggings: Sassybax (thick texture not only keeps me warm in chilly winter days but also gives great butt lifting and tummy control)
scarf: Adrienne Landau fox fur 
belt: JCrew
booties: Materia Prima 
A must-go place in NYC for us is Metropolitan Museum. The little boy loves Egyptian exhibition and arms & armor. He wore his lately favorite, a silly warrior hat or helmet, to the museum today, and received numerous compliments. My hubby even called him a mobile landmark in the city. During shoes shopping, SAs always could easily found me in the crowd…

With a 6 yr old boy, shopping one store a day is a luxury thing. I browsed New York Barneys today. Share some eye candies and my new buy.

Designer shoes are on sale! Most of them already had a second price cut. 

A good selection of Christian Louboutin shoes are 40% off. 

I took home a pair of Christian Louboutin Atomic 100 calf browse in taupe. For 4” heels, they are definitely comfy! The cut-off style (an extra strap on the top) makes these slingback pumps easy to wear; the back strap doesn’t fall down. I bought size 6.5 (half size up of my normal shoe size).

I also love the leopard print wedge booties (same here), which are on sale at $717 in New York Barneys. Could not spoil myself that much, so finally I let this pretty pair go. Also, you might need to go half size up for this particular style. 

For anyone who is interested in a full frame camera, Amazon has Nikon D800 on sale. We bought a D800 four months ago, and are very happy at this camera! 

Rag and Bone Lisbeth Metallic Sweater in NYC

Coat: Burberry down coat
Jeans: Citizen Humanit
Booties: Ash wedge sneakers
Scarf: Adrienne Landau fox fur scarf (great style and deal, here)
Bag: LV neverfull
We are in NYC, for Nathan’s birthday (today) and Christmas. Christmas is a great time to visit NYC, which explains all the crowds. The only thing you need prepare for is an outfit to keep yourself warm. My picks are a down coat, a fox fur scarf (a great style and deal, here) and wedge sneaks. What else could be better than burying the chin and ears in the super soft fur, when you walk in a chilling and windy winter day.

I quickly browsed Saks Fifth Avenue on the 5th Ave later this afternoon. An extra 40% off certain sale items and a second price cut in shoes seemed to make all Saks stores more crowded than before. I was attracted by a leather panel blazer, made by Cut25 (here, which is not available at 

It is size 2 (size 0 was sold out). It fits well, expect for the slightly long sleeves. The lamb leather is not super soft (it is thick!), but not stiff at all. It should be great with a white tee and with the collar standing upright. It was $850 and is on sale around $310. How do you think of this blazer? Should I keep it?
We normally stay at Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, which locates less than 20 minutes driving distance away from Manhattan. I like lying in bed, viewing Manhattan skyline. There is a shuttle nearby to Manhattan (port authority). We usually just pay $13 to drive into the city, and find a free parking spot nearby Columbia University (between 80 st and 116 st, along Riverside drive, where I lived before). 
Thank you for your reading and merry Christmas!

Rebecca Taylor studded quilted leather jacket & DVF fox fur vest: greetings from NJ

Greetings from Michelle and me, at NJ!
Michelle’s outfit

DL1961 angel ankle skinny (some styles have 20% off, this particular pair is true to size)
Stuart Weitzman boots
Celine mini luggage  

I am happy to see this beautiful fox vest on Michelle,  very chic and cozy! It is a great day-to-night piece: pairing with jeans during the day, and with a dress at night. Borrow an online picture showing a night look~
It was $985, and is on sale at $354.60 in Saks Fifth Avenue. I bought a size L one for Michelle and ordered a size M one for myself (size P and xs were gone). Going up 2 sizes should be okay for this puffy short vest. I haven’t tried mine yet. Fingers crossed! The item number of this fur vest is 886115323575 (at Saks Fifth Avenue). In case the size M one doesn’t fit me, is anyone interested in this vest?

Rebecca Taylor quilted studded leather jacket (here, and cream color here)
Theory turtleneck sweater
Citizen Humanity skinny jeans
Vera Wang boots
LV tote
The mixture of studs, quilt and bordeaux color butter lamb leather gives this cropped jacket a perfect chic looking, with sweetness! I removed all leather pull tabs (on the zippers) which did not seem to fit the overall style. Personally I love simple, chic and sophisticated jackets, rather than too many western elements. 

I bought this Rebecca Taylor leather jacket from Saks Fifth Avenue, with $286.80; is it a steal of a deal? It was originally $1195. For any of you who is interested in this leather jacket, the item number (saks fifth avenue) is 884092354339. I bought size s (one size up).

(happy birthday boy)

Thank you for your reading, and Happy Holiday!

Uneven hem sweater & riding boots: extra 40% off at Saks Fifth Avenue

sweater: Vince
jeans: rich and skinny
shirt: JCrew
coat: Burberry
bag: LV
necklace: JCrew
scarf: Gucci
Hi all! It seems that we won’t have a white Christmas this year. It will be sunny while chilly! We will celebrate our holidays in NYC this year, and my little boy’s birthday there as well. Can Santa find us there and deliver the little one’s gift to our hotel room?
Do you think henna a popular color this year? Vince has several styles (vests, sweaters and silk blouses) in this color. I bought mine early this year, and picked size medium instead of my normal size xs. Going two sizes up,  my rear can be covered by this sweater. My rule of choosing an oversized top is to check whether the shoulder fits.
I layered a chambray shirt underneath my sweater today, keeping me warm in the office and giving me a chance to wear my elephant necklace (my skin is super sensitive).

Does elephant mean good luck? Anyway, I like the color combination, golden, blue, yellow and red. It is from JCrew, and on sale at $42 right now.

Saks Fifth Avenue starts an extra 40% off comtemporary clothes today in store, and there will be an extra 50% off the day after Christmas and New Year. After that, in January, we may expect up to an extra 70% off sale like usual, as a consolidation sale in certain stores. However, I noticed that good things went super fast this year and many clothes were already gone. You might want to check the current sale.
Sharing you couple fitting room pictures which I took in Saks Fifth Avenue.
DVF fox fur vest, $354.60 (was $985)
I wore size L in this picture. I may need a small or medium instead.

Vince fox fur vest,  $646.20 (was $1795)

I wore size M in this picture, and ordered both size xs and s. Fingers crossed.
Thank you for your reading!