I adore the look of fur vests.

Faux.  Real.

Over sleeves.  No sleeves.



Perhaps it stems from all the episodes of ‘The Rachael Zoe Project’ I watched, and watched, and watched.  “I die”.

Furs aren’t typically cheap.  AND, the animal cruelty horror stories don’t quite settle well with my animal loving ways.

So, after much thought and consideration, I decided refurbishing is the way {for me}.

A few years ago, I set out on a mission (near obsession) to find me some furs.  I shopped around at consignment stores and, to my stylish delight, found a couple of super fab furs.

This beauty – $25!

I am not sure what kind of fur it is and neither did the consignment shop salesclerk.  Perhaps a wolf or coyote?  I sure hope it isn’t an Opossum.  Mercy.

In no way do I mean any disrespect toward anyone when I admit my curiosity about the origin of this fur.  Could it have made it’s way off the ‘Trail of Tears’?  Or, was it once owned by a caveman?!?  Because, it is not lined or tagged and you can see the stitching on the inside.  I, for one, have never known anyone who could score a fur AND stitch it.


To date, this vest is definitely the most interesting one.  I do wish I knew the story behind it.  I think.


Next time on refurbished :: Red fox jacket, turned vest.




  1. love it, trish! styled like only you could!

  2. So happy to find you in blog world! You’re a beautiful person, inside and out, and I’m honored to know you.

    • Trish says:

      Thought I would join in on the fun 😀 So sweet! Thank you. The feeling is mutual. xoxo


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