Monday, June 29, 2015






Wearing //
Express vest (on sale, check stores)
Zara pumps, similar
J.Crew Factory clutch, similar here & here






I had been seeing white vests on a lot of lovely ladies, and I liked the effortless layer over a simple tee or tank and jeans. I just had one little problem - I didn't own a vest, so I couldn't create the look for myself. During the Express sale last week, I decided to pop in and see if there was anything I needed. I was getting ready to leave the store empty-handed, until I saw a few of these white vests hanging by the dresses. It met my criteria - it was white. I love the length, the single button, the faux pockets on either side, and the tuxedo fabric. It's the perfect layering piece to dress up an otherwise simple (i.e. boring) look. Funny, because as I was flipping through a Spring magazine yesterday, I saw plenty of celebrities wearing vests. I guess I'm behind on more than just my reading material. I have to confess, I'm completely over fashion and women's magazines. With blogging and Instagram showcasing the latest trends, I don't feel it necessary to subscribe to them anymore. It's a pity really. My dream growing up was to work at a fashion magazine, but I'm cancelling my subscriptions. Is it a sign of the times?

What do you ladies think?


12 comments:

  1. I love the vest! So cute. I really need to pick one up.

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  2. Love the vest! I have a black one, but I always think I need (wink) a white version for summer. I know you will get a ton of wear out of this. I love your delicate KS necklace. Hope you had a good weekend friend!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  3. This looks so lightweight for summer! That vest is the perfect little extra detail.

    Sequins&Stilettos


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  4. this vest is so cute, love this classic look. I would love to replicate it with shorts.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  5. This is why I love having the same pieces as my favorite bloggers - they plan my outfits for me! I haven't worn this grey cami with just regular blue jeans yet and I love it, especially with the white vest for contrast! I am with you. I still enjoy People Style Watch because they cover affordable fashion but I'm not into any other "fashion" magazines. Everything is too high end and unattainable. I also don't follow blogs that are too high-end and unattainable, but it's really nice that there's something for everyone now!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Yes that's one magazine I still enjoy flipping through because they do a lot of looks for less. I'm just bored by them in general though! With the rise of bloggers, I think many of these magazines are going to go by the wayside. Sad, but true!

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  6. Oh my goodness - I'm nodding along with you about the fashion magazines...I gave up most of my subscriptions a while ago and only had 1 (Stylewatch) ...and I JUST decided not to renew it - I don't really read it anymore. I liked it because it had celeb style - and nowadays a lot of it is filled with blogger style - which is great - but I can just see that online LOL!

    Love the white vest - I'm eyeing a white blazer with a similar drape - like you - I've been seeing how it is such an easy piece to wear with jeans and a tee. I haven't embraced vests yet - but they look fab on you!

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    1. You took the words right out of my mouth! Yes, there are so many bloggers being featured in magazines now that it's pointless to buy a magazine when you already follow that blogger. I wonder if the magazines realized this would happen. I'm guessing they didn't!

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  7. I love it! I think that you will get a lot of use out of it, and I'm a bit jealous that I don't have one also! I wear my olive vest incessantly, and I think this would be a great alternative! Nice!
    Carylee | more pieces of me

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  8. Love the vest on you! I've been struggling to find one that is a good length, and this one is perfect!

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  9. Thank you so much for your comments ladies! I'm happy I can provide some styling ideas for vests! I think they would look equally good over shorts and dresses. Anything really! I hope you'll try one

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  10. I totally forgot about my white vest hanging in my closet! I need to bust it out! Thanks for the reminder :) I'm way behind on my magazines too. I still haven't read April's People StyleWatch mag (It's the only one I subscribe too). I feel the same as you, I see so much fashion on blogs and Instagram that I'm not as excited to look through my magazines.

    http://elementsofellis.com/

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