whimsical wednesday {shall we vest?}

"Gretchen: Regina, you're wearing sweatpants. It's Monday. 
Regina: So...? 
Karen: So that's against the rules, and you can't sit with us. 
Regina: Whatever. Those rules aren't real.
Karen: They were real that day I wore a vest!" - Mean Girls

I have a real problem. I constantly want to buy cocktail dresses.

It takes an inordinate amount of self control to abstain from buying them, and usually results in me asking myself: why, on earth, would I need another cocktail dress? I don't go to enough cocktail parties to warrant yet another LBD, sparkly shift, or red strapless...

I feel the same way about faux fur vests.  My lifestyle doesn't warrant fur. I rarely wear vests. And yet, I find faux fur vests to be completely irresistable.  If I were the type of girl that had a closet that beckoned a faux fur vest, I'd indulge in the following...

When feeling preppy, I'd opt for the Aqua Faux Leopard Fur Vest from Bloomingdale's. The bow adds an element of sweetness to the animal print.

When feeling fabulous, I'd opt for the Michael Kors Faux Fur Button Front Vest from Macy's. You really can't not wear Ray Bans with it.
When feeling trendy, I'd opt for the Faux Fur Midnight Vest from Ann Taylor + shorts. Combining two trends, flawlessly...
When feeling less bold, I'd opt for the Sanctuary Natalie Faux Fur Vest from Piperlime. It's understated.
 And when feeling outdoorsy (shall we hike?), I'd opt for the Faux Fur Vest, from Eddie Bauer.
The fact that I just thought of five occasions for vests makes me think this whim might be worth indulging in.

...It makes me wonder how I ever say no to a cocktail dress.