Winter Kate Win

The lovely ladies at In Their Closet were kind enough to host a giveaway on their site a few weeks ago, and who should be the lucky winner, but yours truly! I was thrilled to be the recipient of a gift certificate to Boutique To You to purchase anything from the Winter Kate by Nicole Richie collection.

I adore Nicole Richie's laid back but graceful bohemian style, and it comes through in her clothing line as well. Though my personal style is a little different, I knew I'd be able to find something I loved for myself with ease. I chose the Winter Kate Fall Smyth Vest, a classic black sleeveless vest that will work perfectly with a variety of pieces already in my closet, and it arrived over the holidays.

double-breasted button detail for a tailored look

the silver buckle detail in the back is a fun accent

This vest is sophisticated enough to pair with a dress and pumps (like my most recently acquired pair of leopard print platforms, seen here), and modern enough that I can slip it on over a tee with jeans and boots. Most importantly, it's a timeless staple that I'll have in my wardrobe for years.

Thanks again to In Their Closet, and to Boutique To You. Both sites were wonderful to work with on fulfillment of the gift certificate, and I would definitely shop Boutique To You again based on their fabulous customer service.