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Ok, I know…  worst title ever.  But cut me some slack;  my brain has been on overload lately and I’m proud just to be writing at all.

A couple of days ago I went shopping for a dress I have been in love with for over a month.  Naturally, they didn’t have it.  I have been to two different locations and looked online without any success, but I digress….

I did find something else I loved though and hope to add it to my collection very soon.  Enter the fur vest.

*A cute, inexpensive option from forever 21*

Now because this is from Forever 21, and therefore fits into my budget this is a faux fur vest, which works perfectly for me as I can’t make myself wear real fur.  But regardless of whether you go faux or sport the real thing, this is a look to keep an eye on this season.

This is typically so far removed from my normal style that I was actually shocked by how much I liked it; I guess I’m evolving.

The next day I was reading through the October issue of Lucky Magazine and came across an article with Michael Kors.  He listed the 5 things every woman should have in her wardrobe and right there at #1, was a fur vest.  Actually it was a “coat you can wear anywhere” but he specified that a fur vest is great because “you can wear it inside if you’re chilly or outside over a slim coat”.  I feel like it might be fate telling me to run and purchase said vest this weekend.

So how do you wear a fur vest?  Here are some images I found while doing a little research.

* Here is a take on the “over a slim coat” look found on Apparel Therapy*

*And here is a bit of a casual take on the fur vest.  Found at Babble*

*And finally a more formal look, very Breakfast at tiffany’s.  Found at Ali Express*

And here is an idea for how I hope to style my own fur vest once it is safely in my possession.

Fur Vest Luxe
Fur Vest Luxe by fashionistarookie featuring set of bangles
This is a very luxe take on how I would actually be able to afford to wear this look.  But I love the look of light neutrals paired with gold jewelry and minimal makeup and hair.  It’s clean yet classic, simple yet chic.
So tell me, will you don fur?  Do you prefer faux or the real deal?  Do tell!
XO,
FR
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*Photo property of Fashionistarookie.  Please don’t use without permission of the writer*

Welcome to the first installment of what I like to call Trendy Tuesdays.  Each Tuesday we will look at a trend for the current season.  We can discuss the trend, whether or not we like it and how to get the look at different price points since we aren’t all millionaires (shocking, I know!!).

Our first trend is the “high low skirt.”  I first saw this while shopping a couple of weekends ago and since then have been noticing it more and more every where I look, which led me to the assumption that this must be what the cool kids call a trend.

*Via Pinterest*

I personally LOVE this look!  I think skirts are a comfortable, yet still classy way to spend a casual afternoon.  It’s just as easy to pull off as a pair of jeans yet the style factor has been upped 1000%.  Now having a swayback, I can’t always wear skirts easily.  If the length is good in the front, it is always shorter in the back and that can cause problems.  With this skirt, problem solved!!  This is definitely a trend I will be trying this season.

So where can we find this look at the different price points?  Well, if you are rolling in the dough and looking for new things to spend money on here is this skirt that I found on Net-A-Porter.  This is the Skaist-Taylor Lydon dipped-hem silk-voile skirt and it can be yours for only $670.  Steal right??

 

*via bing*

Ok, now for the rest of you out there that don’t have the spare funds to drop two car payments pocket change on a skirt, there are some cheaper options out there that are still just as cute…  FYI:  These are the ones that I will be shopping at.

 

*Via:  Forever 21*

Just as cute, right??  And at only $15.80 you can get an entire outfit and still have money left for a weekend getaway to equal the amount of the other skirt.

Is this a trend that you are going to get behind?  If so, which one do you prefer; to spend some extra money for higher quality or to save some money on a less expensive option?

Extra:

  • If there are any other trends you would like me to cover let me know.  Either leave me a comment or email me:  fashionistarookie@gmail.com.
  • I am loving knee high boots and am wanting a pair in my closet ASAP!  However, I have calves that makes boots a bit difficult to get on (thank you, ballet).  Anyone have any tips on where I could find some boots that might fit?
  • And finally.  I am in the process of putting together an exciting giveaway and will keep you updated once I have all the details in place.  Keep an eye out for that!

Hope you all have a great week!

XO,

FR