This vest has made many appearance on my blog (most recently in Salt Lake and less recently standing in the road in front of my house).
My mom gave it to me many moons ago and it has really stood the test of time. It's my most worn piece of outerwear by a long shot.
The hood, however, is removable, and I don't think I've ever once worn it with the hood on.
But, when we decided to do a fur post for this round of Raiding My Sister's Closet, I realized it was the only single item with fur on it I owned (this probably comes as a complete shock - I definitely look like the kind of person who would own a lot of fur, I know).
So, I pulled it down from the top shelf of the hall closet, reattached it, and voila!
Per usual, my mom was ahead of her time.
(Also, can you believe this snow? Now you can see why we didn't leave the house for three days - except to take these pictures, because obviously I have my priorities).