Faux Fur Love

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Today I am presenting you with one of my favorite outfits. I wear this get-up routinely because it is so comfy and still trendy. Notice, most of my favorite outfits are associated with comfort. I know this outfit is not on the cusp of a trend but rather at the end of it, but it IS still in style and I still love it. The faux fur vest featured lead me on a exhausting hunt, I went to at least 10 stores across 5 zip codes. I get ideas in my head of what I want and then I go searching for it. My mom thinks I'm crazy, she says "most people just go to the store to see what they have, not you, you already know exactly what you want." She thinks I should just design the stuff I want instead of spending days (some times weeks) looking for a ridiculous idea in my brain. Well, mom, I'd love to!! Who wants to be my financial backer? Anyways, I digress, This vest was on my mind for a few weeks before I found it at, none other than, Forever 21.  I was ecstatic! It was in my price point AND the last one they had!! I hope you like what I have paired my fur vest with! This look cost me $80.79 plus tax.

Brand: American Eagle
Purchase Price: $ 2.00
Purchased From: Unique Thrift (Chicago, IL)
Suggested Retail: $29.00
[Faux Fur Vest]
Brand: Forever XXI
Purchase Price: $28.00
Purchased From: Forever XXI
Suggested Retail: $28.00
* I rarely pay full price for things, but let’s be honest,
Forever 21 is already super discounted*

Brand: Forever XXI
Purchase Price: $5.99
Purchased From: Goodwill
Suggested Retail: $19.80

Brand: Forever XXI
Purchase Price: 10.00 with new tags
Purchased From: Flea Market (Central CA)
Suggested Retail: $17-$25.00

Brand: Charlotte Russe
Purchase Price: $4.00
Purchased From: Charlotte Russe
Suggested Retail: $6.00

Brand: H&M
Purchase Price: $6.80
Purchased From: H&M
Suggested Retail: $6.80

Brand: Xhilaration
Purchase Price: $5.00
Purchased From: Target
Suggested Retail: $ 8.00

Brand: unknown (It’s been rubbed off from use)
Purchase Price: $19.00
Purchased From: GoJane.Com
Suggested Retail: Unknown, But I do know my girlfriend
bought the same pair from Forever XXI for $30.00

Photographs By: www.davidswann.com


My Heart Blogged said...

I love the outfit. The vest looks so good with shorts. I wish I could design stuff when ever I pleased. I can get really picky about clothes. Right now I'm obsessing over the perfect pair of floral flats, for under $20, of course.
My Heart Blogged

kris said...

Just found you via twitter. I've been shopping the GW's in LA forever, and I recently started a blog to share my finds and my GW fashion journey. Love that you live locally. My fav GW is on Santa Monica and Stoner Ave in West LA. Do you have a favorite store?

Unknown said...

@ myheartblogged, I can totally relate to having a vision of what you want and not being able to find a retailer who carries it in your price point. I found these two pairs of floral flat just now on ebay. I don't know what you're looking for but maybe these will be promising :)



Good Luck with the search!!

Unknown said...

@ Kris, I am so glad you found my blog and it appeals to you :) I just looked at your blog, WOW you do find some amazing stuff as well!! I can't say I have been to your favorite GW, I will have to find it now!! My favorite is Off of LaBrea/9th over near Miracle Mile area. I live right down the street so I go just about every day. I recently went to one in Pasadena however, and they had some really great stuff too!! I am rarely disappointed in the GW though :) Good luck with your blog and I will defiantly be checking up on it!!

ChiccaStyle said...

Love this outfit, especially the fur vest!!!

modanista junkie said...

You are a true thrifty fashionista my dear!!! I, too am obsessed with bargains and thrift shopping!! The faux fur vest looks amazing on you.

p.s. Would love to exchange links. Let me know if you're interested. Totally would love to add you on my blog roll. :)


Unknown said...

@ ChiccaStyle Thank you!! Your site is super cute too!!

@Melrod, Thank you so much! I'm totally down :) I'm following you on Google now :)

Kvilla9 said...

I loooove this outfit everything about it. Love all the layers and the boots def caught my eye.

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Loving the fur with the shorts. You look awesome and the photos are great.

RUNWAY Blog said...

I really like your clutch!