Archive for Faux fur

Faking It

Posted in Fall Trends with tags , , , on August 12, 2010 by BEA'sBrideGuide

Faking it isn’t usually considered a positive thing unless it comes to a tan or fur.  I gave up on the tan aspect a long time ago, too much work for temporary results.  Fur is something I continue to struggle with. Last year’s vegan faux fur vest from Pencey was a hit but so were the vintage rabbit fur vests I already owned.  Yesterday another bunny came hoping into my life.

June Rabbit Fur Jacket - $498 at Nordstrom

I shouldn’t love this jacket but I do.  In the past I’ve rationalized my wearing of fur by reminding myself that I didn’t single handedly kill the rabbits and they were gone long before I decided to purchase them. I recognize this thought process is more than slightly skewed especially when buying retail not vintage. I’m still struggling to find a faux replacement with a real feel. The current contenders:

Alice + Olivia Shawl Collar Faux Fur: $398

Very reminiscent of last season’s Pencey vest, the feel is more plush and less fur like. It’s still a winner though because it will fit right in with this season’s lady like looks.

Wink Leidy Faux Fur Coat: $288

The Leidy Coat looks great belted and has less polyester than other faux fur blends making it a bit more real-feeling for me.

Cynthia Steffe Ruffled Faux Fur Coat: $525

The Ruffled Faux Fur Coat is the closest thing in texture and color to the June Rabbit Jacket that set my heart a flutter.  The length makes me feel a little bit more pimp than fashionista but I think with time I could channel that feeling into more of a chic-vintage persona.

It’s difficult to think of spending $300 plus on an imitation but the lower priced faux-furs were lacking the plush feel and look of the real thing. I’ve never been one to balk at an investment piece so I think it’s time to start faking it full-time. The Easter Bunny will thank me.



Posted in Fashion with tags , , on January 8, 2010 by BEA'sBrideGuide

Bad memories actually. I live in Pittsburgh (ok that isn’t a memory but a reality although I’ll gladly make it a memory). Pittsburgh unfortunately doesn’t get amazing chains like Zara so a friend wisely suggested we drive to the nearest Zara (3 hours away) in time for the new spring collections. This drove me to the website which reminded me off the last time I was in Zara and saw this vest:

It was on the mannequin in front and PERFECT. Except that the sales staff refused to derobe the mannequin and give me my vest. MY VEST. How dare they refuse to give it to me. I work in sale too and let me tell you I will decapitate the mannequin if I think it will make my customer happy (happy customer = someone buying merchandise, maybe you have a different definition). Zara must pay their staff well because even bribery didn’t work…

Happy 2010!

Posted in Fashion with tags , , , , , , , on January 1, 2010 by BEA'sBrideGuide

I try to avoid New Year’s resolutions as they seem impossible to keep and always involve trying to loose at least 10 pounds. However, in 2010 I am thankful I have these items in my closet and resolve to wear them as much as possible!

COH Slick Leggings in Star wash

Christian Louboutin Rolando Pump

American Apparel Tie Dye Legging

Pencey Vegan Faux Fur Vest

My Tutu!

Great additions would be….

Pencey Lace Floral Blouse: $203

American Apparel Polka Dot Socks: $13

So I can look like these lovelies…

Oh, Olivia…..

Posted in Bags, Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2009 by BEA'sBrideGuide

The City would be a much less interesting place without social turned frenemy Olivia Palermo.  She is a pro at insulting you while complimenting you and storming out of what should be a professional setting. What she may lack in niceness she makes up in volumes with her personal style. And who knows maybe this is all part of her attempt at becoming an actress. After all no one tunes in to watch the nice girl.

I have a feeling this may be the first of many posts.

A favorite Olivia look and the look for less:

Olivia and Johannes at a He's Just Not That Into You screening

Olivia and Johannes at a He's Just Not That Into You screening

Juicy Couture Faux Fur Vest: $328

Juicy Couture Faux Fur Vest: $328

American Apparel Sheer Jersey Tee: $26

American Apparel Sheer Jersey Tee: $26

Bare Necessities Liquid Leggings: $30

Bare Necessities Liquid Leggings: $30

BCBGeneration Pony Boot: $158.95

BCBGeneration Pony Boot: $158.95

Steve Madden Molly Clutch: $38

Steve Madden Molly Clutch: $38


Faux Pas

Posted in Fashion with tags , , on September 25, 2009 by BEA'sBrideGuide

Fur adds glamour to any outfit. Not to mention keeps you warm throughout winter.  However, faux fur is both friendly on the wallet and our four legged friends.  I love this creamy colored vest from Express.


Express: $98

Express: $98