The Barbour vest...
it is a great layering piece as it is not too bulky and has great lines.
The price point is not too dear and the quality is superior.
The fit divine.
It will be one of the new "workhorses" in my casual retirement wardrobe.
The only give away that this is a Barbour vest is the logo shown here on the pocket.
One could certainly buy a less expensive brand.
Lands' End for example.
They have a few vests online this season which I had considered.
I did not find one that I liked as much as this one.
It's lines are quite shapely and very feminine.
Great to pop over a long sleeved Tee shirt or a merino sweater.
I purchased a wonderful basic grey Merino Tee at Costco.
It's a thinner layering weight and so very cozy.
It will be another staple for Fall and Winter and it was under $20!
So far I have purchased 3 things...
the walking coat by Chillox,
the Barbour vest and the Merino Tee.
I'm keeping track of my clothing purchases for the first time in many years.
Today I am wearing my cheap skinny dark wash dg21 denim jeans - Walmart
Grey merino wool Tee - Costco
Black vest ~ Barbour
Loafers ~ Franco Sarto
The hunt is over for the black pants!
Mother and I were out trolling the consignment shops when I found a fabulous pair
which are in near new condition by Bellissima.
They are a heavy weight pointe knit and in a 10 petite so no hemming is involved!
I think you'll be as surprised as I was when I found out what they cost...
Talk about a frugal and fortuitous find!
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Accessories are going to be my best friends from now on.
The scarves that I have been collecting are going to get a lot of wear.
What have you bought for Fall and Winter?
Are you keeping your wardrobe to a minimum or do you like to stuff your closet chock full?
I share a teeny tiny closet with Mr. HB,
so I do not have the luxury nor the inclination to buy scads of clothes.
Now I have more time to shop ~ I am embracing thrift.
I saw a cute tote bag on my travels...
"Keep Calm and Shop On"
so opposite from
"Make Do and Mend"
Hope that you are having a Joy filled week.