Thursday, December 20, 2012

Layered Fur

Ever since I wore this (faux) fur vest layered over a blazer (here), it's a combination that has been on regular repeat - especially since our weather is still warm enough to not require a heavy coat (this might be my favorite winter yet!). Admittedly, I have been wearing my hair in a ponytail an embarrassing amount lately (I blame the busyness of the holidays), so I was happy to find this sleek accessory to use on days when I'm craving a more polished look.

What I'm wearing:
Victoria's Secret blouse (here), c/o Chicnova sweater (here), Forever 21 blazer (here), M.S.S.P. vest (via eBay; similar), Levi's jeans (on sale here), Zara bag (here), ALDO booties (similar splurge), c/o Christina M. Boutique necklace (here), gifted Etsy ring (here), Target sunnies (similar), Lips: Maybelline Are You Red-dy



Megan, said...

very pretty preppy.
Xo Megan,

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

LOVE this whole look!!! i too, have been guilty of WAY too many ponytails lately. there just aren't enough hours in the day!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Lisa said...

I really like this multi-layered look. Is it comfortable to have so many layers on? I'd like to try it, but I tend to feel constricted in layers...

Alice Warren said...

What a polish & fun look! I am addicted to my fur vest - it adds just a whole lot of fun to any outfit.


Cathy said...

Love how you managed to style 4 layers, including a fur vest, and still keep it looking sleek, not bulky...fab, babe! :)

Natali said...

Fabulous vest and bag!

Victoria said...

Oh, this is just so lovely. I really love the layering! xx

- Victoria

Styleclouds said...

I absolutely love this outfit and I am a huge fan of the fur over jacket or blazer look! Beautiful! xo, Christina

Levi (tlnique) said...

Nice pictures, love the layering and the sunglasses!

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Kimberly said...

Hi Lisa,

I don't find it to be constricting at all - mainly because the bottom two layers are very thin and because I didn't button up the blazer. It's warm but doesn't feel like too much!


Ashleigh said...

I love the gold hair thing! It really steps it up over a plain elastic. Preppy + Fur? Love. Like Serena from GG, just a little bohemian.

KenzeLee said...

I love everything about this outfit! Especially the fur vest and pop of red!

xo, Kenzie

Jennifer said...

Another great outfit! :)

Benedicte MAGEN said...

nice colors

Sofia Donatelli said...

Hi Kimberly,

I love the red how it looks on you. Great idea adding the vest over the blazer for an added interest to your outfit.

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday and leaving a very sweet compliment. I love what you've done with your blog and to get mine there someday. :)

Enjoy the holidays with the kids and the family.

PS What foundation do you use? Love the color.


Miss Beanie said...

I love the layering of a fur vest and yours is the perfect thickness that it doesn't add bulk! You look posh and you rock a ponytail girl!



Amy said...

love the fur vest! looks fabulous!

xx Amy
Leopard and Lillies

Kimberly said...

Hi Sofia,

I use Arbonne Line Defiance Foundation, which I love because it melts into your skin without looking cakey - my color is 3N. :)


Kim // Six2Eleven said...

Very cute! I need to get better at are so great at it!


Samantha Tananbaum said...

The vest over blazer look is so fun! Also love the pops of color from your collar and your lips!


alongobucco said...

Majorly inspired by the red/stripe/necklace combo you're rocking here. Love it!

The Glossy Life

LyddieGal said...

what perfect layering - the black on black makes it subtle enough so that the whole thing just looks seamless.

Alyson said...

such great layering going on here!

RachieCakes said...

looks cozy, comfortable, and still chic! Love!

xo Rach

Rachel Lynne said...

Love the layering! There is something so chic about the fur layered over a blouse :)

taylor casto said...

LOVE the idea of a fauxfur vest over the blazer! must do!


teacups + B cups said...

Ok. I LOVE the layered look, but everytime I try to pair a collared button-up with a sweater, the button-up either shows through the sweater OR I look like a barrel-chested opera singer (which I am not).

Maybe it's just me. But any advice? Of all the looks in the world, this shouldn't be the one I can't pull off.

P.S. You look gorg. And there's nothing wrong with a pony-tail kind of month.


hannah said...

Love this whole look - the layering is just perfection x

Kimberly said...

Hi Nicole,

There could be a couple of things going on when you tried the layering. Either the shirt you have underneath is too thick or bulky (sometimes this happens with my chambray shirt) and/or the sweater you are putting on top of the shirt is too thin/sheer. In this particular outfit, I went with a very lightweight silk blouse and the sweater is fairly lightweight (though not sheer) too. I hope that helps!


Tiffany M* said...

Adore the vest over a blazer look. Must try this soon. Also loving the pop/peek of color with the blouse under the sweater.

Stylish Petite said...

I love the layers and never thought to layer a fur vest over a blazer! Genius.

Adoring your jeans, they look like BF jeans but I don't think they are right? I am on the hunt for a pair or possibly thinking of making my own:)

Kimberly said...


No, they aren't really boyfriend jeans - just skinny jeans that I bought one size too favorite trick so they aren't too baggy-looking! :)


3d7ec592-fb7b-11e1-b9b5-000f20980440 said...

I am loving the layering here! Especially the bright accent piece and the vest! xo
Best, M.

still being [molly] said...

wow you look stunning!!! such gorgeous layering!

House Of Jeffers said...

I've been looking everywhere for a faux fur vest... you're is lovely! The color combo of your outfit is perfect!

House Of Jeffers

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Lovely layers, pretty lady! I have come around to the fur vest trend, and am very impressed with its versatility in layering potential!

Ashley Udoh said...

Fur over the vest is such a great idea, never thought of that. Love that bag as well.

Chelsea Davis said...

Great purse, I love the multiple layers you are wearing naf yet it looks so tailored!


Erin said...

I love the layers and that awesome feathering detail in your blazer! Go Forever 21!

I'm hosting an awesome jewelry giveaway with Joyo. I hope you'll enter it!

TaraMixandMatch said...

The vest is so cute worn that way, love your creativity!

christineincolor said...

Love the layered look and red lips!

silvergirl said...

I love this polished sophisticated look
I am going to try this with my vest, but I am thinking it might be a bit too bulky
I sure hope not

Milex said...

hands down amazing again

JULIETTE said...

What an amazing outfit and quality of the pictures!! I am thinking about buying a new camera and evaluating my options, would you please be so kind to tell me what camera do you use? :)


Kimberly said...

Hi Juliette,

We use a Canon Rebel T3 DSLR with a prime lens that we purchased separately. Definitely a worthy investment!


Allie Emme said...

Loved how the stripes look against the red!
xx Allie

A J said...

This is perfect! Love everything about, stripes, fur and jeans!

-AJ said...

I'm loving this look - I just might have to try it out myself! You look amazing, as usual! xo