Layering on a Chilly Day :: Faux Fur Vest & Sculpt Wedges

by wendy

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I love layering!  It’s March, but it’s quite chilly in San Francisco.  A chunky knit sweater alone will not provide enough warmth, but a chunky sweater and vest is a different story =)  I bought this faux fur vest from Micheal Kors last year and have worn it countless times.  It gives me the warmth that I need and at the same time is animal cruelty-free.

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Because the faux fur vest is such a luxurious statement piece, I wanted to use a similar color knit sweater underneath, so that it would not take attention away from the vest.  This sweater cardigan is so comfortable!

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Even though, it’s technically Spring in San Francisco, it feels like Winter.  The days are chilly, but on the bright side, invite warm cups of tea or hot chocolate =)  I couldn’t go outside just with shorts, but shorts and layering underneath is a different story =P

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I love this Yves Saint Laurent Arty ring!  It gives a pop of color to any outfit.  The stone is quite large, and at times, I’m afraid of cracking it by accidentally hitting it against a table or something =/  I’ve read a story where a girl chased after an elevator as it’s about to close, and stuck her hand in between the elevator doors while wearing her Arty ring, and the ring cracked in half =(  Poor girl and that’s some powerful elevator!

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She’s my only Fendi bag =)   She’s from the Classico collection.  Her exterior is lined with durable fabric canvas and her interior with incredibly soft lambskin.  I simply adore this design – timeless and chic.

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These shoes are the ultimate vintage luxury!  The design makes me feel like I’m back in the days where trunks are the preferred luggage of choice when traveling.  The suede is soft and velvety.  These sculpted wedges are by Azzedine Alaia.  And I got her on… Ebay for $250!  The original retail price was $1,700.  Alaia shoes rarely pop up on Ebay so when I saw this one, I immediately contacted the seller.  Unlike traditional shoe boxes, all Alaia shoes come with these beautiful heavy weight boxes that are designed to look like vintage storage boxes.

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I hope you enjoyed the pictures!  They were taken by my dear friend, David Kim.  Thanks David for the awesome pics!!! =D

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:: Outfit ::

Vest :: Micheal Kors faux fur vest
Cardigan :: Forever 21
Bottom :: Armani Exchange wool shorts
Accessory :: Yves Saint Laurent Arty ring
Bag :: Fendi
Shoes :: Azzedine Alaia

:: Photo credits ::

David Kim at www.davidkim-photography.com