so i (sort of) hoard clothes, because i truly believe that fashion is like the circle of life, it just keeps going around and around. trends and silhouettes tend to come back in style even decades later, and therefor sometimes i cannot bring myself to purge certain items in my closet. what if my style changes? what if this comes back in? what if i have an outfit that would have gone perfect with this? i know, my life is so hard. so i really love it when something old finds its way to jump out at me and act as the finishing touch to a great look. it makes me feel less like i am just a few piles of clothes and a dead cat away from being on A&E. and this Express vest, circa 2001, is a perfect example to prove my case. without it, my outfit would have been mearly jeans and striped blouse, no effort at all. and though this particular blouse is gosh darn amazing, now the look is layered and fabulous and just screams “Natalie!” (or Cher of Clueless, whichever you prefer).