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Tuesday, August 25, 2009



Vested Interest

If we could find it, we would post a photo, circa junior high (well, alright, we’d never do that), when Annie Hall was all the rage. We, like every other budding fashionista (pre popular coinage of that title), raided our father’s closet for his vests and skinny ties, donned Joan and David wing-tip oxfords and fancied ourselves a la Diane Keaton.

If our wish decades ago was to convey an image of quirky charm, no doubt today’s style-conscious gals would dub themselves the same, and maybe add a bit of contemporary edginess. The sure cure? The vest.

The vest has been making a comeback for awhile now, and one of the cutest early revivals came from Mike + Chris with both their enviable leather and fleece versions.

These days, a crazy sick vest can be had in a wide-price range and in styles ranging from super casual to ultra high-fashion.

Seen above:

Nanette Lepore "Egyptian" Leather Vest

A rugged motorcycle vest in subtly distressed leather is still undeniably chic and feminine in a slim-fitting silhouette with studded detailing. Full-zip front with attached belt and side buckled tabs. Tailored with front and back shaping seams and a subtle back peplum.

* Catalog Item Number: 11322
* Leather
* Dry clean
* Imported
$595


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