Rated 5 out of 5
┬áby frequentshopper2 Comfy and Chic!
A sales associate that knows me well brought this vest to my room, and I told her that it wasn't my style but that I would try it. Well, after trying it on, I loved it.
As for the fit, I am normally a size 6 (5'10". 140 pounds#, and the Medium fit me well. I was able to zip it, but it still had a slimmer fit. The Medium didn't look bulky either, which is surprising since it's a rather thick vest. Since I am tall, it hit right about at the waist, but I will always wear it with a long top hanging out the bottom.
As for the material, it is a nice, sturdy, thick denim, and it is lined with faux fur at the collar and in the back. This will actually add a little warmth #but clearly not as much as a coat or jacket#.
I bought this mainly to wear with skirts and over dresses. I feel like it will toughen up some of the "cuter" styles that I have and that it will also bring a more casual element to some of my dressier pieces. It's certainly not a necessity, but I thought that it was a fun piece and unlike other items in my wardrobe. #I have it on in the picture with the Ide Lace Skirt and a long-sleeved tee.#
November 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby donkey OBSESSED
After seeing this styled in the current lookbook, I was so anxious to try this on. This vest is just so amazing and versatile, it works with obvious choices but it also changes the look of anything such as a beautiful flowy dress or skirt. Because of this, it's completely versatile and an outfit maker.
I tried on both the M and S and asked the SA her opinion (I'm typically a M/8). The vest looked best OPEN in the small, but it was a bit tight when I closed with the buttons on the bottom (because the vest is double-breasted and overlaps when closed). The M was a bit too big open, but fit appropriately when buttoned. The SA agreed that I would mainly wear this open, so I bought the small and actually re-sewed one of the inside buttons to be closer to the outside so now it works perfectly!
You won't be disappointed with this vest, it'll change up your entire closer!
Also, FYI, the entire inside back of the vest is lined with the faux fur so it is quite cozy and warm.
October 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby ishopanthro This season: the vest
Vests are on trend this season, and at Anthro you'll find great ones like this. I spotted the Lapka Vest in store and tried it on, but I wasn't going to pay the hefty price. But when the Thanksgiving sale rolled around, I added it to my online cart, and it was mine. It's of great quality, and the XS fit my 5'2" 102 lb self just perfectly. Another great find at Anthro- if only I didn't have to wait for sales to roll around for gems like this to be mine.
December 10, 2012