|LAROK 'Cadet' vest (here, similar); J Brand x Hussein Chalayan pants (here, similar);|
F21 sweater & tank top; Vince Camuto 'Braden' boot in Whiskey (on sale! here)
Anyone notice my sleeve was up on one arm but not the other? Haha. Silly me, I didn't realize until after but I'm not OCD or anything so it doesn't bother me. I'm sure it bothers some of you! :)
Anyway, this vest is made of a stiff cotton that really holds its shape. I like the fit, except the waist is abnormally high. It may not look like it, but the waist belt is actually on my rib cage in these photos. This vest probably wasn't made for people with longer torsos. It needs to be a good 1.5-2 inches lower, where my actual waist is. But that's not a problem because I can easily alter the belt loops.
Now get this: those flap pockets? YAH THEY'RE FAKE. Ugh, I didn't know this before I bought it. I had considered it, but seeing as this vest retailed around $238, I thought, Okay, it's that expensive so there's no way they would skimp on the pockets. But I was SO WRONG! I got this vest for uber cheap compared to the retail ($30) so I can't really complain, but I was still disappointed that they faked me out! (see what I did there? ^___^)
Besides the abnormally high waist and the faux pockets, I really like the design of the vest. It has cute military-esque embellishments like the studs and the brooch-badge, as well as the grommetted belt around the waist. I particularly like that there is a hole at the side. Makes it more girly, I think.
Overall, since I got this vest on uber-sale, I can justify the alterations and faux pockets. But at $238 retail?