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Vest Weather

It is indeed the most wonderful time of year… But I’m not talking about the holidays — yet.


(I literally just put away my Halloween decor. Ha!)

It’s VEST WEATHER, my friends!

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Oh, yes. Fifty-some degrees in November… I love this! So much. Like, its too chilly to wear just a shirt but not quite cold enough for your quilted jacket. It’s crisp, it’s comfortable… Frankly, it’s downright f–king amazing.

(Please, Chicago weather gods; don’t punish me for today’s post!)

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Given the fact that winter weather seems to claim the majority of our calendars here in the Midwest, is there such a thing as owning too many vests? Or rather, too many faux fur vests? (I realize how awful this sounds as I’m typing it… Fully acknowledging my Single White Female’ism.)

Today’s gorgeous green-hued number is a recent acquisition from Nordstrom — and at 40% off in three different colors, can you blame me?  It’s a great layering piece — plus, it’s enough of a statement that it catches the attention of others.  Other females, at least… #ManRepellingtotheMax, but oh well.


Of course, Vest Weather indicates that can you embrace only wearing your sleeveless topper outdoors — and frankly, you should. Whether it’s a faux fur separate or a puffy white Northface, they keep you warm and cool at the same time… It’s like a scientific style miracle.


Now, speaking of Northface, did you know they make boots?

… Or rather, cute non snow-specific boots?

Perhaps I’m the last to know on this, but I’m really glad I found these before winter rolls around. It’s not often you can find a perfect marriage of comfort-meets-style in the shoe department — and these boots are well-insulated, comfortable and surprisingly chic.

The quilted interior is a beautiful touch — and they come with a second set of neutral-colored laces, if blue’s not your hue of choice. (FYI, they run true to size. I got a 7.5, which is my normal shoe — not boot — size.)




Long sleeve tee: Treasure&Bond
Skinny jeans: Hudson ‘Krista’ jeans
Mid-calf boots: The Northface ‘Ballard’ boots
Faux fur vest: Laundry by Design (40% off in three colors)
Shopper tote: Ecco (also love my reversible faux-leather option)


Hair styling: Living Proof’s No Frizz collection (get the introductory kit here)
Blush: NARS ‘The Multiple’ in Riviera (blended with NARS Kabuki brush)
Foundation: bareMinerals Complexion Rescue (in ‘Natural’)
Lipstick: NARS satin lip pencil in ‘Palais Royale’ (my fave!)
Mascara: bareMinerals volumizing mascara

*Click to shop: Northface outerwear | Northface shoes & boots |
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*Shop the trendfaux fur vests, below:

*Hallie’s picks: Laundry by Design, $83; Steve Madden, $80


Iron & Honey Photography

Thanks to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.


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