From now on, we might need spend most of our weekend time in homedepot rather than shopping malls. It is our first time buying a new construction home, and there are lots of new issues we need to face, from the roof and windows to the appliance and systems. We are nervous but excited!
Category Archives: J Brand
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.
I want to share some layering tips:
1. Stick to the same color family. No matter your choice, try to go with colors that can all fit in the same color family.
2. Layering a longer thinner piece under a shorter thicker piece. Wearing a tunic style long sleeve shirt under a short leather jacket with 3/4 sleeves and a scarf can give you a stylish and chic look.
3. Mix different fabric. The rule is thinner, lighter fabric always stay underneath.
4. Defined waist makes petite frame more proportional. Try a belt or fitted jacket to give some shape and dimension to the outfit.
5. Scarf is an essential item to achieve a layered look.
Fabby readers, do you have other layering ideas want to share with us?
Down Vest: Burberry Brit (old)
Sweater Coat: Vince (Available Here)
Colored Jeans: J Brand in Merlot. Style “Maria” ( Higher rise waist, very comfortable). Similar Here
Boots: Chie Mihara (Style “Marbor” 2011 winter collection)
Scarf: Givenchy (similar here)
Mine was bought last year, while there are couple similar good styles available this season (check here and here). One thing I would like to mention is that the same style in different colors may have different textures. Last year, the light gray coat that I have was softer to touch than dark gray ones. Small size (sz 2) goes very fast, so I would not expect to find them on the sale rack.
The teal sweater is made by Theory, a super good deal from Theory outlet store at $66. Do you notice that Theory size goes small these couple years? The Theory crimson wool sweater (mentioned in the previous entry) was sent back to the store because it was too tight and short on me. I prefer a longer sweater, which can be easily worn with skinny jeans/pants, in the winter time.
Does my scarf remind you LV classic shawl? It is the Tory Burch all-over T scarf (different colors: light camel, violet and tree green). The quality is comparable to LV classic shawl, and size is slightly smaller. In the recent couple years, the decent quality at an affordable price makes TB clothing and accessories stand out from other brands. Check them if you get a chance! By the way, the color I wear is called ‘timberwolf’.
Selective Gucci bags and wallets are on pre-sale (33% off) in Neiman Marcus…
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This A-line coat by Opening Ceremony was bought last season, the style of which is significantly different from my other Burberry coats. Though it seemed to be simple and easy-to-wear on the mannequin, it is the most troublesome piece in my closet. 1) It is A-line, but the hem is too wide for a petite girl like me (5’4); 2) It is not only A-line, but also cone-shaped. It makes me look ‘stronger’ from the side; 3) The combination of the colors and style of this coat seems to be too casual to wear any heels. So far, the best pairing I found for this coat is with Via Spiga over-the-knee boots. Taken together, petite girls might want to think carefully before buy a cone-shape coat!