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DVF fur vest & Theory Ima leather pants

DVF fox fur vest (available here and here)
Theory cropped wool jacket
Theory Ima leather pants (great style here and here)
Proenza Schouler boots (great style by Fendi sale here)
Happy Friday! We have a day off from work / school here due to a snowstorm that sweeps the northeast. While I am writing this post, snow starts to pile up and may build up to 2 ft overnight. We are expecting a white Chinese new year tomorrow. 

Theory turtleneck sweater
Marc Jacobs hobo
Jimmy Choo glasses

The DVF fox fur vest is definitely one of the most practical pieces in my closet. You can wear it over a dress, to a dinner or even a party; wear it on a sweater to work, or for a stroll or grocery in the weekend; put it over a leather (here) or wool jacket to overcome extreme cold without bulk. I received many questions of this vest, the fitting and availability. Size wise, you may want to consider one size up (I wear this vest in size small, 5’4, 109 lb). It was sold out in Saks Fifth Avenue, but is still available in DVF official website and MATCHES. In snowy days, you can easily brush the snow off the fur and hang it back in your closet~

The new toy (Leica D-LUX6) works well (clear and less distortion) in fitting rooms without flash, where are normally poor lighted. The large aperture (f1.4-) and quality lens are the niche points of this camera. However, it doesn’t give you much boca. It still need to be tested outdoor.

Thank you for your reading and have a good weekend!


My cold weather solution I: leather pants, jacket and down coat!

Down jacket: Theory
Leather jacket: Vince (here)
Leather pants: Theory ima leggings (online sale here)
Boots: Proenza Schouler
Gloves: Saks Fifth Avenue
Fox fur scarf: Adrienne Landau (style for 2012 sale here)

Temperatures in Boston go from extremely cold to extremely colder this week! A small single digit showed up on my thermometer this morning. It says on the weather website that the temperature may reach negative 9F with windchill. My choice for such an extreme weather is wearing the combination of leather and down jacket.
Top = 3 layers
1. Club Monaco wool/cashmere blend Julie turtleneck (sale @ $29 here, and my review here)
2. Vince crewneck leather jacket
3. Theory down jacket
Bottom = leather pants & boots (my review in a previous post)
Accessories = fox fur scarf + leather / cashmere gloves

Layering a leather jacket or fur vest underneath a coat is the best way to keep yourself warm in an extreme cold weather, especilly in windy days. Leather can make an unpenetrable wall to the weather, which is the reason that bikers and motocyclists always wear leather jackets. Since modern leather jackets mostly have slim fit, you can definitely avoid a bulky look even wear several layers. Same principle applies to leather pants, which do a better job to combat the cold weather than jeans.

Share a pair of booties that my girl friend picked (more information of the booties available here).

Salvatore Ferragamo Carlita boots ($283 at SF outlet store, item number 0480760150700)

Thank you for your reading and stay warm!

The look I like…

Proenza Schouler Lace-up mid boots & Theory leather leggings

Sweater: Vince
Pants: Theory IMA MAXIMUS leather leggings (black, here)

Hi all, I hope you had a relaxed long weekend! My girl friend and I spent couple hours in a nearby outlet today, and took home some deals :). The leather leggings by Theory (same style as here and here) had a second price cut recently, and has an extra 25% off now. The price was $835, and is $171.75. It comes in black suede, brown suede and gray leather. I sized up for my strong legs (size 2 instead of my normal size 0). It was purchased from Theory outlet store (phone # 5083847799, item number 8359181151). 

The leather is soft to touch. Here is the measurements taken from size 2: rise = 8 ” (including the elastic waist band), waist = 27.5 ”. 

The wrinkles are a little bit annoying, but they are seem to be there even on models. I chose to ignore them~

Proenza Schouler lace-up mid boots

The first time I tried lace-up mid boots!  I was also attracted by the leather and calf hair combination. They are nearly 90% off the original price (was $1,450, is $173.70). They are pretty comfy for the 4.25 ” heels, and did not give me a hard time during the 2 hours I walked on them. 

Tomorrow I will post my girl friend’s picks from Salvatore Ferragamo, Tod’s, Theory, etc. 

Thank you for your reading and talk to you tomorrow!