The Covered Perfectly Cascading Vest

The Covered Perfectly Cascading Vest

Since I broke my hip six months ago I’ve put on a solid 10 pounds. No fun and something I’m dressing to hide.

I still can’t work out. I’d joined a beautiful new gym after the second Orthopedic surgeon told me I could do Pilates. He was wrong and my new Orthopedist, forever known as Doogy Howser, tells me he doesn’t even want me walking my dog right now.

You can only cut out so many calories a day. Add the menopause weight and you’ve got me looking to hide my middle.

Several months ago I reviewed this fabulous top by Covered Perfectly. One of my favorite casual, knit tops. I’ve now been asked to review their new Casacading Vest.

It’s a Boho style feminine vest that hides a multitude of sins! It can be tied, belted, or just worn flowing. And for me, right now, I like it floating around my middle. Distracting and camouflaging.

I’m wearing it over a column of black. Big surprise 🙂 Wearing it this way, the vest conceals the outer sides of my silhouette, which is slimming.

The Covered Perfectly Cascading Vest

It’s available in many patterns and colors. Shop the collection here.

Covered Perfectly was started by Pauline Durban. She got tired of wearing tops with sleeves that were too short and a body not long enough to cover her tummy. So she launched her own company in 2013. It’s been a smashing success because she addresses issues for women over 50.

The clothes are all made in the USA. They offer free shipping both ways in the US and worldwide shipping.


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  1. Bea Jo
    November 15, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    I just want to say…you look great…and your hair color just so compliments you.

    • Jennifer
      November 15, 2015 / 9:20 pm

      Thanks Bea Jo! It’s always a surprise to me when my hair works out 🙂

  2. November 12, 2015 / 1:41 am

    Jennifer, you did such a great job styling this Covered Perfectly Cascading Vest! That color looks amazing on you!

  3. Esther Zimmer
    November 10, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    Hi Jennifer,

    I’m sorry to read about your hip and not being able to exercise. Just for the record however, I think you look fabulous! Gorgeous scarf too, I’m going to check them out.

    Take care,

    Esther xx

  4. Linda S.
    November 10, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    Oh Jennifer, I totally hear you on the menopause crap around the middle. A few months ago I really started noticing it although my weight had remained unchanged and I exercise almost every day. I think I mentioned before that my doc said no twisting because of my rib issues. I had been doing a twisting exercise to tone my waist and since I stopped I have noticed my waist looks thicker, sort of straight up and down. I’ve always been fairly thin so it’s hard for me. My husband likes my curves but I hate them!

    The vest is a good solution and stylish too. I have been buying looser tops these days so I will have to check out their website.

    I really hope your hip improves soon, sending positive thoughts your way.


    • Jennifer
      November 15, 2015 / 9:18 pm

      Thanks so much Linda. My hip continues to be a problem but I hope to get some answers soon! For me to get this weight off I’m going to have to be able to work out. Or at least walk!!

  5. November 10, 2015 / 9:36 am

    I just saw you and there is no way you look to have gained ten! I think you looked terrific. Maybe the ten pounds were good on you? I love these kind of vests. This is very pretty. Good luck on the live chat today. I’m away or I’d chat too. Hope we can meet in Sf for lunch soon. Maybe with Contessa? xo Kim

    • Jennifer
      November 15, 2015 / 9:16 pm

      I’d love that Kim. Let’s pick a day!!

  6. Connie*
    November 10, 2015 / 9:00 am

    Jennifer!!!!! Oh. I am right there with you. I couldn’t exercise until recently and even now it is slow going since I don’t want a relapse. I, too, have gained a big old 10 lbs. and it does not want to budge. So much fun. You look very sleek. I would never have thought you had gained anything. I look upon my own weight gain as an opportunity to buy new clothes and my face does look a bit younger. Catherine Deneuve famously reminded us that at a certain age we have to decide between our face or our ass. Good luck with hip. Difficult as it is, not overworking it does seem to help.

    • Jennifer
      November 11, 2015 / 10:11 pm

      Thanks!! It seems my body has chosen my face! Now if I could just make myself do some sit ups! That doesn’t involve my hip:)

  7. November 10, 2015 / 8:14 am

    Jennifer I was at my internists yesterday and the 10-15 pounds I have put on in spite of all of the rehabs and walking….it just will not go away!

    Love tops like this!!

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  8. November 10, 2015 / 6:49 am

    Don’t tell anyone about the 10 pounds and they’ll never know. You look great. I like the structure of the vest, but I don’t wear prints. Will take a look and see if they have solid colors. I know how frustrated you must be about not exercising. I had 10 breast cancer surgeries 10 years ago and was faced with the same doctor’s orders. xoxox, Brenda

  9. LoriM
    November 10, 2015 / 5:23 am

    Ouch, I feel your pain, but you look great. These cascading vests are growing on me…. hmm…

  10. November 9, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    Very pretty. Can you swim at least or nothing? I need to exercise or I go squirrely! You look lovely at any rate.

    • Jennifer
      November 11, 2015 / 10:08 pm

      I am squirrelly! I didn’t ask about swimming but I will.

  11. November 9, 2015 / 7:21 pm

    Oh my, where on earth did that 6 months go? You could have fooled me about your weight gain, way to hide it! Black is definitely a great option and it looks very nice on you. I’ve been impressed with covered perfectly items for some time now, smart woman! You make one beautiful model and spokesperson for them. Love the way you styled this vest.
    Now let’s get that hip better.

    • Jennifer
      November 11, 2015 / 10:07 pm

      Thanks Trina. That 6 months has raced past. Every year races faster and faster. I found a new orthopedist, so fingers crossed!!

  12. November 9, 2015 / 5:54 pm

    I’m so impressed with the positive attitude you display here on the blog, despite what must be a crushing change to your lifestyle. You wear that vest beautifully!

    • Jennifer
      November 11, 2015 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you. I have to focus on the positive or I’m sunk. Life is frequently a roller coaster and I try to hang on best I can.

  13. Shawn Brown
    November 9, 2015 / 5:49 pm

    Wow, how timely. I went to my nurse practitioner today and asked her how in the world I could have put on 10lbs in the last 6 mths, without my caloric intake changing and my exercise being increased. We figured out I had increased my antidepressant 6 mths ago- which has resulted in weight gain. Talk about a rock and a hard place! I’m 5’4″ and 156lbs. I’m empathetic with your weight gain.

    • Jennifer
      November 11, 2015 / 10:03 pm

      The antidepressant is always a culprit. But better to not be depressed with a few extra pounds.

  14. Donna
    November 9, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    You look fantastic! Wish I had a magic wand to make all your hip problems disappear.

  15. November 9, 2015 / 4:22 pm

    Well you look lovely and no one would know what you know…you look great just as you are right now!

  16. Linda G
    November 9, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    I have also gained weight, but with no excuse of injury or recovery! You actually look beautiful with your unwanted 10 pounds, Jennifer!

    • Jennifer
      November 9, 2015 / 4:01 pm

      My face loves the weight but I can no longer wear any of my jeans. Thank goodness I own a lot of clothes with stretch 🙂

  17. Terri
    November 9, 2015 / 3:13 pm

    I think you look fantastic! I’d been wondering about your injury, since my husband developed similar pains about the same time and it took us all summer to get to the bottom of his pains (a labral tear and worn out hip). I broke my leg January of 2014 and have struggled with weight that creeps up on me too, but I walk 5 miles a day and have become vegan. I FEEL better than I probably look.

    • Jennifer
      November 9, 2015 / 3:59 pm

      That labral tear is painful stuff! For me there’s more concern with crushed cartilage. Congratullations walking 5 miles a day! Way to go. I hope your husband will get the right care.

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