Over and under

Talk about flipping things around…I was originally going to layer my furry vest over my military jacket, but I’m so glad I wore it underneath instead!!

If you are one of my regular readers, you may have noticed that I rarely wear my jackets or coats done up; unless it’s truly icy out, I always leave them hanging open – much to my mom’s chagrin!!  And it’s not just to show off my look!!  I think it has something to do with that constricted, borderline-claustrophobic feeling that I can often get with pieces that aren’t very stretchy (the same reason that you almost never catch me in button-front shirts or blouses!!)

Anyway, this vest has the cutest stand-up collar…but you never get to see it, because I never wear it closed; the collar is always folded down!!  So today I had the bright idea of putting it on under my coat, and using the collar as a sort of pseudo scarf!!

I really love how this finished look came together…but what do you think??  Did I make the right choice by wearing the vest this way??



  1. February 19, 2014 / 10:02 pm

    Monika this is far, far, far overdue… I've finally found time to visit and comment!!! You've been such a wonderful supporter of my blog and I'm so ashamed that I've just never got round to visiting yours. I knew I would eventually, and so glad I have!!

    You've got a fabulous style, and with regards to this furry vest, YES – it totally works underneath! I love your platinum crop and am loving going through your archives. Now following you everywhere I can think of – you're in my Bloglovin feed now which is the main one. You're a good friend and I hope to reciprocate your loyalty much more in the future!!

    Much love
    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb

    • February 20, 2014 / 3:06 am

      I'm so excited by your visit, Catherine (is it really weird for me to say that?!) I've been a big fan of YOUR style and blog since I first "discovered" you…and am feeling totally flattered by your kind words right now!! Thank you very, very much!! XO

  2. February 20, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    The fur vest looks amazing styled like that and I never would have thought to do that! You rock! Like you, I'm a big fan of stretchy! Style + comfort = heaven!

    • February 20, 2014 / 3:06 pm

      Sometimes it's all about looking at old favourites in a new way, dear Dawn!! But then again…the familiar is very comfortable; and like you say, comfort equals heaven!! 😉

    • February 21, 2014 / 12:07 am

      Thank you very much, Nancy!! I think my other bags might be getting a little jealous…I'm wearing this one ALL the time right now!! 😉

    • February 21, 2014 / 7:22 am

      I am definitely a "neutrals" kind of girl, Brie…but I'm trying to add a little bit of colour here and there!! Thank you so much for visiting!!

  3. February 21, 2014 / 4:08 am

    Oh absolutely, it was a great idea! Love how the vest doubles as a scarf. And don't get me started on those shoes…really hot 🙂 Love that last picture, so happy and natural!

    I would like to invite you to participate in my international giveaway: http://bellapummarola.blogspot.it/2014/02/firmoo-international-giveaway.html
    Take a look and see if you like it 🙂 Only takes a few seconds to participate and there will be 5 winners!

    • February 21, 2014 / 7:16 am

      My husband is ALWAYS making me laugh when he takes my photos, Anett…if I didn't include at least a few of them, I wouldn't have a lot of pictures to post most of the time!! 😉 And I am looking forward to checking out your giveaway!!

  4. February 21, 2014 / 1:46 pm

    Wow my dear Monika, thats such a good idea to wear the vest underneath. That looks so cool and fits perfectly together with your military jacket. And it's great how the collar looks like. Very special. And I'm looking forward with you that catherine von notdressedeslamb had commented at your blog. Because her blog is the reason, that I found you. Have a nice weekend, Conny xoxo
    Pants and Tops

    • February 21, 2014 / 2:24 pm

      I didn't know that you found me through Catherine's blog, dearest Conny!! I am so happy (and so amazed!) to be meeting such lovely friends from all over the world since I started my own blog…aside from getting to pretend that I'm a model (ha ha!) it is certainly the BEST part of this adventure!!

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