I think the title of this post sounds like a children’s fairy tale, except the story of this vest isn’t long enough to be a story, let alone a fairy tale. Nonetheless, here’s my tale: once upon a time (last week), I went to the magical Anthropologie sale (40% off sale items). I chanced upon this giant loopy knitted vest, and knew it 1) had to be mine 2) would henceforth be known as the “wooly mammoth.” And readers, that is the whole story. So, today, I’m in the color of the year, marsala, and the wooly mammoth.
Knitted sweater vest: Anthropologie ($24 marked down from $150)
Denim shirt: Forever 21 ($20)
Pants: Calvin Klein via Costco ($14, retail for $70), can also be found at macys.com
Shoes: Moschino via consignment ($24 marked down from approx $400)
Necklace: Anthropologie ($14 marked down from $70)
Hat: gift via Gap
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Yes, you read that right. I found these pants at Costco, readers! What!? I know. To be perfectly honest, I have never found clothes at Costco. As the Fashion Huntress, yes, I always go through their women’s clothes when I’m grocery shopping, but haven’t found anything worth stopping for. However, I found these pants and was floored. They seriously fit like a glove and were $14. You can’t try things on there, so I estimated my size; you can always return items if they end up not fitting, but I would say if it’s spandex (as these pants partially are), they are pretty forgiving in terms of sizing. So, my tip is to check out your local Costco; apparently you never know what you will find.
2) Furry vests and oversized tops are very big (ha, ha) this season. I tend to shy away from oversized because I feel as though the pieces overwhelm me. However, I found that when I streamlined the rest of my outfit (skinny jeans and heels), the outfit was proportioned just fine. Additionally, I always like to look online or in-stores as to how a particular item is being styled. I found a picture of this vest online and saw that Anthro had styled it with streamlined pieces, and thus, had a better idea of how to style it with what I already had in my closet. Oversized is definitely doable!
Also, happy #monthly mani link up! This month’s theme is Pantone Spring 2015!
Anyone else loving oversized this season? Finding fab finds in unexpected places? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so much!