I’d like to think that my taste is interesting because it is eclectic and a little unpredictable. That you never know what strange thing is going to tickle my fancy. The Photographer says that this unpredictability makes it very difficult to select gifts for me but I say, Untrue! Plus, I am always delighted by a box of chocolates!
With that said, I readily acknowledge that I gravitate toward types and my closet has a significant number of similar-looking black dresses, black jackets, and black shells/vests.
And, I probably have a half-dozen items in duplicate or two colorways.
I have this vest in black. I suggested that you buy it when this eye-catching fabrication came out last fall.
During the year-end Marissa Webb warehouse sale, its price almost went negative and I decided that I could indeed make a spot for it in my closet.*
Allow me to show you its versatility with two very different blouses.
Option 1: An oversized white shirt, which you’ve seen before here.
This is fun, isn’t it? Let’s take a look from all sides.
Note how charmingly Y-3’s trademark (III) is framed by the vest.
Option 2: The Michelin Man.
As one of you previously noted, one interpretation of this blouse is muscular.
I am not sure if I can wear this to work. My initial instinct is “no” but I have a feeling that I will wind up wearing it some day just because I feel like it.
I think it would be reasonable on a day when I have after-work plans like a concert or a reception.
Michelle Obama did pave the way for a little glitz during the day. I’d hate to see her efforts erased.
Vest: Marissa Webb; White blouse: Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto from Yoox; Stiped blouse: Tibi; Pants: JCrew Campbell capri; Shoes: Coach: Bag: Sophie Hulme
* In November, I said that it would be greedy and foolish for me to buy this metallic jacquard vest. Well . . . that was then and this is now. The price was substantially reduced at the end of the year and upon further reflection I realized that this vest is very different from my metallic jacquard bustier. Futher affiant sayeth naught.