While I was in Los Angeles and San Francisco last week I found these two lovely vintage vests. I’ve always had a thing for crazy old vests-I think both of these qualify! It’s a look I’ve always loved, it’s a great American classic. These definitely both have a Woodstock vibe going on that I love.
The fringed leather vest on the left was purchased at American Rag on LaBrea (always a heaven for those who like a heavy dose of Americana with their vintage). There were a couple of fringed vests like this but I chose this very one because of it’s beautiful, sort of wine stained color and because it hangs beautifully too. I love that it’s unbelievably long too-to see it in motion is amazing. This could look great with both trashed-out jeans or pretty delicate dresses-here I wear mine with a sheer chiffon Phillip Lim dress and Marni strappy heels-
(couldn’t resist sticking in a swing shot-you really can’t get the full effect without seeing it move!)
The lamb-fur suede one with flowery embroidery is soooo much fun. I got it at Wasteland in San Francsisco-which I should mention is great for designer vintage. This vest however looks like it was a souvenir that someone bought while they were abroad…in any case it’s surprisingly wearable and super cute with funky wedges. I don’t have a picture but as soon as I bought it I threw it on over a vintage lacey tunic and my grey Hysteric Glamour jeans (which are faded and a little bootcut)-and with Miu Miu wedges that had flowery emroidery on them. In this picture though I’m wearing it with a vintage Teal Traina dress and Chloe criss cross strap sandals.
Did I mention it was only 28 dollars? Amazing find! The suede is worn a little thin and there is some staining on the fur but other than that it’s in good shape. It’s a littttleee bit more wearable than the other vest because of it’s length. Love them both though!
Uh oh, now I’m going to start collecting vintage hippy vests…I can tell, I love these ones so much. A little bit Balmain too, no? Christophe Decarnin had a few hippy vests on last season’s runway.
^isn’t that lightly marbled pink shirt so cool with the bad-ass bejeweled vest?? and the ripped embroidered pants: too cool.
Sorry if this weekend’s posts have been comprised entirely of a bored girl taking pictures in her bedroom, haha. Just had to show you my favorite new accessories! :)