Note from Pauline Durban, founder of cabotparticlematters - The new MicroModal Vest is my new favorite, and Terri loved it too.
I agree with her, it does make you look slimmer. Terri shows a few ways to style it below, however; she is going to do part two and let her styling talents run wild. I can't wait to see what she does next.
Over to Terri...
It’s been a while since I’ve had a long vest in my closet. That changed when Pauline of cabotparticlematters asked me to review something from her new spring line. I was immediately drawn to the “Vest With Pockets”.
Pauline does designs for all women but especially thinks about us ladies over 50. cabotparticlematters’s made in the USA clothes come in sizes S-2X so she has us all covered! For reference, I am about 5’5″ and am wearing a size large.
I honestly feel that cabotparticlematters’s new vest makes me look slimmer. This is achieved by the vest’s length and a strategically placed bronze button.
The vest’s finishing features also include one-inch bands along the edge and armholes. The fiber content is 94% Micro-Model and 6% Spandex.
Coming in the colors black or blue, this vest is easily a three-season layering garment. A little more about the fiber that Pauline uses for her garments.
MicroModal® is one of my favorite fabrics to wear because it is luxuriously soft and feels great against my skin. Also, it is a truly sustainable fabric.
MicroModal® is derived from the inner pulp of beech trees. All processing is done in accordance with strict environmental standards including chemical-free spinning and dying, rainwater for growth, and produces no toxic discharge. This sounds pretty good for Mother Earth.
On With The Styling
After coming up with six ideas, I decided this review was going to be in two parts; there’s just too much this vest can do. Today’s styles are casual and very wearable for all women. Sourcing items from my closet, these weren’t done just for today’s post. I’ve worn all three out and about (see the collage at the very end). This vest has been working hard.
With Black Stretch Side Striped Pants
I like color blocking and it shows in my first idea. As it still can be a tad cool around my part of the world, I teamed my vest up with a Merino V-neck sweater and a pair of black slim stretch pants with hounds-tooth side stripes.
Shoes are Vince Camuto slip-on but I also like the idea of metallic or colored sneakers to give a little color punch. Long pendants complement this vest perfectly. This one by eNVe Design by Nganis one of my favorites. I finished the look off with a black and cream Rebecca Minkoff Love bag to carry out the color block theme.
Adding a Few Stripes
For my second idea, I’m still in black and white but added stripes. This round I’ve paired my vest with a black and white cotton knit top and black slim jeans. Striped Tees are just one of those basic things that should be in everyone’s closet (IMO). And ditto for a good pair of black jeans.
Going Towards the Grey
Grey comes into play for my third and last style for today’s post. I chose a grey marled cotton top and a pair of washed-out black jeans that from a distance look gray.
I still wear suede boots in early spring and added some by Rebecca Minkoff. Neutrals are a perfect palette to feature a dramatic pop of color and I sometimes like to do that with a bag. This is another Love bag in patent reptile texture by Rebeca Minkoff.
Again, another long pendant. This one is a DIY affair because it’s was a quick project to find something(s) cool and put it or them on a chain.
That wraps the style ideas up for today. cabotparticlematters’s “Vest With Pockets” is reasonably priced and so versatile it is well worth the investment. Again, Pauline does make her garments in the USA and I’m all about bringing it home.
And another plug for this fabric. MicroModal® is so soft and easy wearing. Do you think this vest would help out in your spring styles and would you pick the black or blue?
Just one little extra thing.
MeadowTree Style readers receive a 20% discount on up to two items! Use the discount code MTS20 when you check out at cabotparticlematters. The discount will apply on up to two items. Or you can take advantage of the buy 2 get 1 free, any combination.
From my small town’s new wine bar, St. Patty’s Day celebration with friends or visiting my daughter’s art studio, cabotparticlematters’s long and lean vest has been working hard.
This also shows you don’t have to button it to still have it work its magic. My grandson William gets credit for Rachelle’s studio photo (I made a promise that I would let you all know). As most of the time, Michael took all other photos.
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed my review and ideas for wearing this vest. Take care, everyone, and until next time…stay creative.
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