On top of that, Missouri gets really windy in the winter, so I need properly warm winter gear. Trousers are always a go-to choice for that, and to dress these up I added a matching vest.
This vest and trouser set is part of a four piece capsule wardrobe I've made. (I'm still altering and fixing the blazer, so when I'm done with it I'll do a post on all four pieces together.) I layered the vest on top of this bishop sleeve blouse, and I love how classy it looks!
I ended up wearing it for my birthday and a special dinner at my husband's university. As a birthday gift, my husband got me this lovely brooch from Doughboy Military Collectibles here in town. Isn't it fantastic?! That guy sure knows how to buy presents!
Blouse: made by me, Advance 4676
Shoes: Chelsea Crew
Trousers: made by me, Smooth Sailing trousers
Brooch: Doughboy Military Collectibles
Lip Stain: Kat Von D "Outlaw"
What are your cold weather favorites? Do you have any gifts you've gotten that were spot-on perfect for you?