Anyway, at Sony we were all of us crammed in a conference room and we used to see a woman walk by every day in a vest. It wasn't always the same vest, but it was always a vest. And clever consultants that we were, we had a hilarious comment for each sighting. They went like "she has a vested interest in her work," "she invested heavily in that outfit," "I think she should divest herself of that ensemble." I wish I could blame these on a lack of oxygen, but different project.
So, my point is, vests seem to be back. I guess it's part of the whole push for us to wear trousers and give up the damn comfortable, easy-to-fit, flattering dress. And every single time I see a vest, I hear Jen-from-the-Sony-project (often confused with Jenny-from-the-block) uttering one of the above witticisms. Acknowldeging that it is only a matter of time before I invest in one, because, let's face it, it is a nice way to layer and make more of just a shirt and pants or jeans, here is nice bargain of a vest ($12). I personally would buy it in black. And, you know, possibly put a shirt on. I'm crazy that way.