I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving Day — with stuffing, pumpkin pie, and your favorite holiday films! We here at Directrice Global Industries, Ltd. are dining with close friends and calling family outside D.C. We have also planned a movie double-bill that probably will not happen: Funny Face and Finding Dory. Nothing too heavy for the holiday.*
But first, Business!
I need to put together some posts.
A timely re-presentation of this vest which is on sale** at Marissa Webb in this black cotton and a spectacular metallic jacquard
. . which I would like, but cannot justify because: (a) I have this black one and (b) I have a metallic jacquard bustier. Let it never be said that The Directrice is greedy and foolish.
May I posit that a vest like this is an excellent investment? Hear me out: If you add this vest to any top and pair of pants, you are instantly wearing a fantastic outfit. You could combine this with a tee shirt and jeans, a white blouse and grey trousers, a tissue-weight turtleneck and wide-legged pants. The possibilities are endless and almost no-fail. The only possibilities for failure are jarring color combinations. For instance, if you wore the metallic jacquard version with pale pink pants and a red turtleneck, that would be a failure. But short of that, the vest is almost fool-proof.
Note: The vest is not fabricated with a cold-weather technical material. You will need a coat. I thought I could sneak outside to take a few quick photos without a coat, but I was mistaken. I am not a professional model.
Come closer, and re-acquaint yourself with the second-best vest. Perhaps the case for declaring this vest the best vest can be made; it is black and therefore goes with everything.
Always have an ace in the hole!
Vest: Marissa Webb; Pants: JCrew Point Sur Washed Wide-leg Cropped Pant; Turtleneck: JCrew; Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff; Bag: Sophie Hulme Bolt Bag
* Am also listening to WETA’s Classical Countdown . . . which cracks me up. Where will Beethoven’s 9th Symphony land this time? Appalachian Spring came in at No. 22; Aaron Copland has been robbed.
** Start at the Marissa Webb homepage, where the Black Friday sale code (30% off) is provided.
5 thoughts on “The Return of the Second-Best Vest”
Re: cold, freezing, dying etc … I suggest socks first, then coat. Thank you for all the lovely work you and your staff at Directrice Global put into the blog !
The vest is definitely an eye catching garment and I like it a lot after studying it for awhile.
You are so good at picking out unusual things. You have opened mine eyes!
I wonder about the vest over a slim t-shirt dress.
I’m hesitant to say “move this vest to first place” since I love your best vest in khaki… and the khaki is a tad longer, non? How about a draw? The ruffle on one shoulder makes it a contender.
The bag is also wonderful. And I’m truly diggin’ the cut of the pants.