Monday, October 26, 2015

Create28 Fall ~ Pinned It & Did It!

One of my favorite ways to get outfit inspiration is of course, Pinterest! Problem is, I Pin a zillion things and follow through on one or two! This is why I love these Pinned It & Did It posts! It forces me to go back through my pins and find ones I have been dying to try.

Here is one of my VERY first pins--one of the first Fall outfits I pinned when I first opened my Pinterest account a year or two ago!

I have LOVED the fur vest (I love vests of any kind...more on that tomorrow!!)  but I know it's a trend and I typically am very cautious when I purchase "trendy items." I will wait a season or two to see if the trend sticks or goes away because the last thing I want is a closet of things I can't wear.

So I am going to lay it all out about the backstory of this vest ~ First, it's a kid's vest (Justice!!!). Next, I found it at a kids consignment store! The best part was, it was $7. I figured $7 wasn't bad to "try the trend."

Will I splurge for a more expensive version? Probably not. Fur vests can go bad really quick if you don't get the "right" one and you can end up looking like you had a dead animal draped around you. So the ones I have found and actually LIKED are pretty pricey. There are other more classic pieces I want to spend my money on (AKA: The Blardigan)!!

Verdict: Consignment stores and the kid's section work well for me when trying trendy items!!! :)

Here are some of the fur vests I like where the "dead-animal-look" factor is low :)

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  1. It never really crossed my mind that fur vest can look strange after a while. It makes sense, if my 'fluffy furry' blanket can get a bit weird after washing do will the vest.

  2. That vest is such a great find and I cannot believe it's Justice! I love this look and now I want a fur vest!

    Doused In Pink

  3. This is the perfect replica! Great job! Loving that scarf -xx


  4. I'm the worst about being a Pinterest hoarder-then-forgetter. Love the pinned it/did it prompt! You totally nailed this one, I love how this turned out! And that vest... what a steal!

  5. Great find!! I love a fur vest and need to break out mine soon.


    Hope to see your Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  6. I hope vests never go out of style because I own a ton of them. Well even if they do, I will wear one. You re-created this look to a T and it's great. Great vest and smart tip on where to get one like it. I like you pin a bazillion things but I have to re-create more of those pins.

    I also love that royal blue outfit you featured from last week, Casey. =)

  7. What a great find! Love your comment "look like a dead animal wrapped around you". I think I have yet to find a good fur vest…maybe this is why?

  8. I love the fur with the gingham! So cute. I agree about the fur vest trend...definitely don't want to fill your closet with fur! I just purchased a fur vest from Cato Fashions for $45 which is a bit higher than I would have liked, but it has a cable knit sweater back and very soft plush fur on the front. I haven't worn it yet, but I may try it with gingham now! Thanks for the inspiration!


  9. I love Pinterest, you nailed this look girl!

    Pumps & Push-Ups

  10. Great re-creation! I really like that this is a more casual way to style a fur vest. I've never thought about pairing my fur vest with a scarf - will have to give it a try.

  11. What a great find! I totally love it. I've been looking for a fur vest too but not sure about how much I would really spend on one.

  12. This looks cute on you! I do the same thing - check out thrift stores for the trendier items. Then I don't feel too bad if they don't work out for me.

  13. You nailed this look Casey, I love it! I love the added scarf too.
    Rachel xo
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    Garay Treasures

  14. Love this look and you're so right, the wrong fur vest can be a disaster. Love that you found this one!


  15. I love that you found this at Justice because I, too, have found that kids clothes often make for the best style finds! Glad I'm not the only one who does this ;o). Great vest and what fun to recreate Pinterest looks!

    Ginger & Zimt

  16. Cute look! Love the layers!

  17. This look is great and I need to copy it as much as I can... so, I def. need to pin it! I can't wait to get my new fur vest out of the closet!!


  18. You nailed the look. And hard to believe it's a kid's vest! :)