Ms. S&C would say she is having a sweater vest moment, but truth is she has been having a sweater vest moment her whole life.
I still have a vest from the Gap that I bought a hundred years ago when in high school. Even though it no longer fits and has one or two moth holes, it still sparks joy! I have another Fair Isle vest from my college years. Whatever one’s opinion is of the Gap now, it made some timeless classics 20+ years ago!
The prospect of Spring has me thinking about layers, and there is no better option for layering than a smart little sweater vest. Here are a few options that caught Ms. S&C’s eye recently.
Ms. S&C is at a loss. She bought this super awesome lace dress from Banana Republic for a special occasion next month, but has no idea what shoes to wear with it. Black? Dark brown? Chunky heel? Sleek pump? Given the 1920’s-inspired style, maybe something vintage-y? T-strap? (The shoes on the model are not an option, by the way.)
Giving credit where credit is due: inspiration for this post came from the William Carlos Williams’s poem “The Red Wheelbarrow,” and the deep red rain boots Ms. S&C found at Banana Republic for $29.99.
Fall wardrobe planning continues! Last week, Ms. S&C highlighted a few favorite items from Anthropologie. This week, she’s sharing items from another one of her favorite retailers: Banana Republic.
With the help of the Give & Get 30% off special, Ms. S&C was able to *get* the below items (and *give* a percentage of the sale to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society). I know what you’re thinking: everything is gray and black. Where is the color, Ms. S&C? Where is the boldness? Where is the glamour, you speak of? Why is everything so…so business casual?
Ms. S&C’s fall wardrobe picks: items that are versatile
and so much more.
While Ms. S&C does want to infuse some glamour in her wardrobe, another important element is versatility: the ability to mix and match (and the ability to wear the items to work). Accessories are, of course, another major element: shoes, bags, belts, statement jewelry, fun scarfs, gloves, and tights. (Good lord, don’t forget the tights!) Textured or printed tights can transform the ruffle skirt (though, it is silk and pretty fabulous on its own) into something spectacular. A studded belt can help give the herringbone jacket some edge. And, a bold printed scarf up top, those leggings (and the chic suede booties) on bottom — you can put together a kick ass outfit.
Ms. S&C wants to know: What do you like for this fall? What items do you want in your closet this season?
The blog dedicated to shoes, cocktails, and things related was created by Ms. Shoes & Cocktails, a Washington, DC area resident, who lives with her husband and dogs, and is surrounded by friends with good taste and a weakness for cocktails. Miss Mojito also joins Ms. S&C as a contributor. Miss M is from Richmond, VA, and lives and breathes for the delightful Cuban cocktail from which she borrows her name.