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The Look for Less: Rag & Bone Tuxedo Vest

Rag and Bone at ShopStyle

Though it's currently sold out, this Sleeveless Boyfriend Jacket (aka vest) by Rag & Bone originally retailed for $400 at La Garconne.

Wet Seal at ShopStyle

To get the look for less, try this long tuxedo vest from Wet Seal instead that's just $22.50. I'm beginning to build my fall fashion wishlist and a vest like this is definitely up there. I saw this video of singer Estelle perform on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien wearing a very similar vest over a white tank paired with a sequin mini and gladiator heels—and she looked amazing. You could just as easily wear this vest with a tee, jeans and boots. It's an easy way to update your wardrobe for fall with a fashiony, menswear-inspired vibe. Love it.

lovely jacket

random question btw: what is the quality of clothing purchased online from forever21?
#1 Catherine on 2009-08-24 08:53 (Reply)
Great jacket. Would love to accessorize it too! Catherine, I just discovered another blogger (think thru fashion) reviews items from Forever 21. It's a great site to get an idea of how some of the items are.
#2 Dina's Days (Homepage) on 2009-08-24 09:23 (Reply)
Dina: What a great site! I love Sydne. I'm already a fan of Think Thru and now I'll have to make another daily read.

Catherine: Forever 21's clothing can vary greatly in quality. If possible, browse in-store to develop an eye for what they do well. Pay close attention to the product description (material, size charts, size of jewelry pieces) when ordering online. It's not a hard and fast science, but the more you shop there, the better you'll get at being able to "predict" what items will look like in person and how they're likely to fit.
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2009-08-24 12:50 (Reply)
This is a great vest, good find! I'm always looking for pieces I can wear to work (in an office) but also casually.

I like your "dress by number" posts of celebrity styles. I recently started a blog about making your fashion pieces go further, teaching women (of all ages) how to dress for less, etc. Would love for you to check it out! ('ll be linking to you on the bottom of my blog as another great read, and be checking in regularly. Great job!
#3 Jessica (Homepage) on 2009-08-24 19:38 (Reply)
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