fun, funky, fur

Before we begin, I have a question for you… Do you and your mama share the same style? I suppose a better question might be, has she influenced yours at all? Because it’s safe to say my answer is a big. fat. yes to all of the above! And I’m laughing to myself as I put together this post, because she quite literally influenced today’s look.

bBlack Vest-2 bBlack Vest bBlack Vest-6 bBlack Vest-4 bBlack Vest-3 bBlack Vest-7vest   SHAGGY FUR VEST   |   shoes   CHUNKY HEEL BOOTIES (I wear these 24/7!)   |   bag   LEOPARD PURSE c/o   |   jeans   BLACK J.CREW JEANS   |   top   WHITE BLOUSE (old H&M, similar linked)   |   watch   KATE SPADE WATCH c/o   |   lip color   MOD PINK

Cue her running into my room a week or so before Christmas. “LOOK AT THIS VEST, KATE!” She had been on the hunt for something festive and furry for her Christmas ensemble, and couldn’t contain her excitement over finding this fun thing. And at Forever21, no less! After practically tearing it from her hands, one look in the mirror told me I needed to pick one up for myself STAT.

Is it not so fun? My favorite thing about it is it’s whimsical quality. The shag lining from the neck to the ends of the vest create such a fun, glam feel. Amid the thousands of fur vests we’ve all seen this season, this one truly stands out. And while we all know Forever21 can be questionable on quality from time to time, this piece in particular is a rare exception. I was shocked, quite frankly.

Hurry, friends! It’s ON SALE FOR $27, and all sizes are available! (P.S. While you can only return for store credit when you buy in-store from Forever21, if you order online you can return via mail for a full refund!)

Way to go, mama. I truly am my mother’s daughter!

Love from Texas,


Photography by Hilary Rattikin

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  1. nadin said:

    loved the vest!

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  2. Marisa said:

    My mom and I do have basically the same style: classic staples with a big dose of bright resort prep. We have influenced each other – I started wearing Lilly Pulitzer first but she was right there on the bandwagon!

    We have also worn the same size clothes and shoes since I was in high school, so that’s convenient. :)

    She LOVES red lipstick and I was pretty scared of it until the last couple years, but that’s the biggest difference.

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  3. Sara Kate said:

    so fun!! I really need to get some good black jeans. You look darling in them!

    Sara Kate Styling

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  4. Such a sassy and cute outfit! Love the leopard purse and the fur vest combo!

    Phyllis |

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  5. Kayla said:

    Love that fur vest and everything else about this black and white look! Me and my mamma are definitely style twins!

    -Kayla |

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  6. I’m not a huge fan of fur, but oh my goodness I love this vest! The whole outfit is so classic and put together- loving your style!
    -Angela & Amy

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  7. Kathryn said:

    Oh WHAT a fun piece! I love that you paired it with a leopard purse. So cute!

    xx Kathryn

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  8. Amy said:

    This is such a cute outfit! I have been loving black and white lately. Funny thing is I feel that my mom and I dress a little opposite for our age. My mom tends to dress like a young college gal while she says I dress like a grandmother.. hahah. Anyways. I hope you’re having a great day!!

    Amy |

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  9. Tonya said:

    No, not at all. I’m much girly-ier and into color and pattern. The biggest influence of hers would probably be toning me down lol! When I was a little girl I was more eccentric I would deck myself out on pink glitter, gold, and jewelry bur she wouldn’t let me put of the housr. I had to learn how to be more subtle. But I still love color.

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  10. Ah!! I have been eyeing this purse for WEEKS, girl. This is the first time on your blog and I’m a fan!

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  11. Love this look!Your black vest is stunning. I had a whole post designated to fur vests! Everyone please check it out at!

    Maddy xo

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  12. That vest is so fun!

    Sara | Lipstick, Lattes & Lunges

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  13. cucte blog outfit.

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  14. Oh my goodness, those boots need to be in my closet pronto!!

    The Teacup of Style

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  15. Love this! My style was definitely shaped by my mom, but I also think I shaped hers a little too! I’m always stealing things out of her closet or buying duplicates, I guess the apple doesn’t fall far :)

    Sally Elizabeth

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