Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday: A New Vest

For a long time, vests were a no-go.

As a child of the '80s, they conjured up images of Mary Stuart Masterson in a white tank and a schlumpy, oversized black vest (a la "Some Kind of Wonderful"). Or, worse, vests AND bowler hats.

Not really interested in revisiting that.

Luckily, the latest vest incarnations are much sleeker. To wit: This Georgie military-style vest. I walked into W Boutique recently and super-stylish Jessica was wearing it with a purple-and-cream, patterned shift dress. So cute. There was one vest left — it came home with me.

My borrowed look: H&M dress and Isabel Toledo for Payless shoes.

Why I can't buy fancy-dancy, dry-clean only clothes: One recent morning — after I had gotten dressed into work duds — Middle Child hugged me and immediately illicited an "Eeeeeeewwwwww!" from Oldest Child. I couldn't understand what the problem was, assumed it was 'tween meanness. Well, apparently Middle Child hugged me with with food on her face. After she pulled back, she plucked something off my shirt and put it in her mouth.


Desert Flower said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. The vest is very chic, you can wear that over a ton of stuff. Good buy.

Pagano DesignWorks said...

This dress is fab on you, shoes are perfectly graphic with dress and vest is a stellar punctuative exclamation point. (!)

now quietly returning bowler hat to the rack...

gigiofca said...

So basically you're saying I should wear a bib or apron thru motherhood? *lol*

I love your chic, on trend vest. Very cute.

Kcookski said...

g - more like wrap yourself in plastic, like a nice couch, and be prepared to be swathed in it for a looooong time. middle child - yeah, she's 9. :)