(gap striped cotton scoop neck, thrifted polyester navy vest, 7's high-waisted wide leg jeans)
i hate to admit it, but this vest sat idle and tucked away in my closet for many months until i found some guidance from jessie, my live in fashion consultant-- pair it with stripes! she said. (when in doubt, throw some stripes into the mix! is jessie's latest styling motto)...though stripes have been big for some time, she's right... and i wouldn't have thought of that. i think it did the trick!
i feel slightly like a sailor in this outfit, but i love it, and i embrace my inner deckhand with gusto. (i did in fact grow up sailing with my father on a twentyfive footer upstate!) ...and the nautical theme is one that rarely goes out of style. i refrained from pairing it with my long ship pendant necklace, though i did consider it. that would have definitely taken it too far.
this vest was found this past fall at a great little vintage consignment shop in greenpoint brooklyn called 'kill devil hill.' the shop is a riot with its vintage candy selection and stuffed gopher display, and jessie and i had fun pawing through their dress and denim selection. we found this navy polyester vest that happened to fit me just right. we also picked up a bottle of homemade vanilla extract on our way out--a treat being made and sold by one of the shop girls. man, i love brooklyn.