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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sport Utility




Sunnies: Tom Ford (73% off!) | Necklaces: Banana Republic, Express (option) | Top: Amazon (last seen here) (option) | Vest: JCrew Factory | Jeans: 7 for all Mankind (option, budget option)  | Bag: Kate Spade (option) | Booties: Vince Camuto (option, option) | Polish:  Chanel "Rose Exuberant" (gifted), Pure Ice "Private Show" (gifted)

Sport utility. You get it? Baseball tee plus utility vest? Bet you thought I'd be blogging about SUVs today. I mean, I do need to start thinking about new cars. Eventually. But back to my outfit… gosh I'm so clever with my titles. 

I totally meant to do a partial tuck of this skirt and add my skinny leopard belt, but I completely forgot until I was looking at the photos. Oh well - just imagine it's there. All of our snow is melted, and we actually hit 65 degrees over the weekend - it was magical. However, it's not gone for good - it's back into the 30s and is supposed to dip into single digits again by the end of the week. So I guess you can still consider this outfit part of the winter white category even though to me, this is really the stepping stone into more of a spring outfit. I'm actually quite excited to style this utility vest again and again! How, you ask?

See pin here



I know what you're thinking, and yes, you do. You do need one. It's kind of just like a scarf in the summer - it doesn't really serve much functional purpose, but it adds interest and breaks up the monotony of an otherwise basic outfit. Plus, I'm always a fan of adding dressy touches to a casual piece, which is why I like the idea of statement necklaces and frilly skirts with this. What do you think? How would you style it?


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Linking up for: Style Sessions, Erin and Laura for Trend Spin Linkup, Love Your Look, and Stylish Tuesday, #AllAboutYou.

26 comments :

  1. With spring coming, this vest is a staple. Well paired! I can't believe that we are STILL not each other's follower.. I am following you on Blogloving now

    p.s. Thanks for the invite to Manic Monday.. I was late but joined anyway :)

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades
    Dubai, UAE
    http://www.mjoat.com/

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    1. Aww - never too late to link up! Thanks for the support and sweet comment!

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  2. I love all of the aspects of this outfit. The booties. The bag. The vest. The baseball tee. The statement necklace. Gorgeous!
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Valerie! I've been itching to wear this baseball tee again and had an a-ha moment when I realized it would be great with this vest!

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  3. this is such a perfect and adorable outfit! love how well everything matches. perfect! :) x
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  4. Loving this outfit!! That vest is so cute and definitely versatile! Love it with the white jeans!!

    xo, Erica
    www.casuallystyled.com

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    1. Thanks, Erica! I feel like I wear white jeans a lot! But I loved the idea of them with this vest!

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  5. I was just going to say, "Where did all your snow go?!" Cute outfit. I love the booties!

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    1. Sadly I think it's headed back our way (the snow.) Boo!
      But at least we were able to thaw out for a few days!
      Thank you for stopping by!!

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  6. This is a great look! Love your utility vest so much. I haven't bought one yet because I'm not sure I'd get enough use out of it but simple layered looks like yours are what give me inspiration!
    Visiting from the Trend Spin Link up :)
    Lauren
    Exploring My Style

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I really never thought I'd like a vest like this, but vests and jackets have been my thing lately!

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  7. I just came across your blog on the #AllAboutYou link up, what a lovely post I love the jewellery that you have chosen.

    http://emmalschwarz.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Awesome - thank you so much for popping over! I really love the crystal necklace - it's very lightweight, which is a bonus!

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  8. I love this! Utility vests are the best!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. I am definitely seeing that now and can't wait to wear this more - you definitely have great ways of styling yours!

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  9. So cute! I love the vest. I don't have a utility vest, but I definitely need one now!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. I would recommend one for sure! Definitely more versatile than I imagined them to be!

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  10. I love the white on white with the utility jacket. Ok you are right this is something I need lol Looks like the perfect layering piece for spring and fall. love your booties and your necklace :)
    Dee
    Ms Dee Kay

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    1. Ha! I hope you find your perfect one and can't wait to see how you style it!

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  11. I love that vest, and I love the baseball tee gives the impression of even more layers. Great outfit!

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    1. I didn't even think about the more layers illusion! Good point - makes me like this more myself!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Loving the military jacket/vest right now too! Thanks for linking up to Trend Spin, come back next week for stripes and checks :)

    xoxo
    Erin @ The Fashion Canvas

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    1. Thanks for the comment! I shall be back!

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  13. You are so right - the vest is slightly redundant, but at the same time, just adds interest to the whole look. Nice styling, and thank you SO much for linking to #AllAboutYou x

    Mama-andmore.com

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