I love everything gold. Period. This sweater vest situation was another boutique find in Dallas. If I remember correctly, I talked myself out of buying it the first time, but ended up going back, because I could not stop thinking about this sweater! It's kind of perfect for Dallas, since it's never really THAT cold. I lived in the North East for all of 6 years, and Texas is a breeze compared to those Boston temps! I pretty much wear these with any bottoms: Jeans, leggings, shorts. You name it, I've worn it! It's easy to dress up and down, and of course I chose the dressed down version. Why not right? Sad news is that this sweater was purchased last winter and has since sold out. I can't even find it online! That's the beauty of boutique buys in my opinion. It sure was windy that day. Forgive me, as I'm still mastering posing in the wind while controlling the mane! Ha! Anyways, I've linked a few similar styles below. Enjoy!