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Monday, May 19, 2014

Manic Monday: This vest


Guys, I just love this vest. I'm honestly surprised how *much* I love this vest. I was skeptical whether or not I would actually wear it, but the price per wear keeps getting lower and lower. When I first wore it on the blog back in February here, I linked to this Atlantic-Pacific outfit, which I have re-created today. I must say, this may be my favorite styling of it yet! Maybe. Though with that midi striped skirt….

Mix it Mondays: See how else I've styled this vest!
1: Sport Utility | 2: Remixed to the Max | 3: Travel outfit | 4: Girly and Gingham





Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Earrings: Stella and Dot | Necklace: Francesca's (option, option)  | Vest: J Crew Factory (option)  | Top: Gap (option)  | Belt: Gap (option) | Bracelet: Natasha Couture (option, option) | Bag: Kate Spade (optionoption) | Jeans: Delia's | Pumps: Kate Spade (option, awesome budget option)

I've put myself on a self-imposed shopping ban for a little while. I feel like I've been doing lots of splurging lately, so I figured I would calm down a bit. It's good because it forces me to remix the pieces I already own such as this vest! I really do think you guys need one, too! I was able to score it during one of JCrew Factory's sales, so the next time I see the price drop, I shall let you know! Though, it's worth it to me at its current price, just sayin...

Hope everyone has a great week! This will be my first normal week since March, so I am looking forward to getting caught up at work and in life! 


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74 comments :

  1. Super cute + that bag is gorgeous! I need a utility vest ASAP :)

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    1. Thank you so much! And I agree - you sure do! :)

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  2. Love all the pink and those sparkly shoes! It's like you are wearing Edward Cullen on your feet. :)

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    1. This made me legit laugh out loud! Thank you!! Haha

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  3. I've been saying all year that I needed a utility vest! All your styling has been me realize I definitely need one now!! Can we talk about the shoes for a second? AMAZING! You have the best shoe collection!

    Hope you had a nice weekend!
    Casually Styled

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    1. Oooh, yes, please get one so I can pull even more styling inspiration from you!
      And thanks so so much!

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  4. I love everything about this look- so cute! (And I have everything to recreate it...except the vest!) Fantastic style!
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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    1. I would love to see you re-create it! Thank you so much!

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  5. Ooh, tough call on which styling option is my favorite...so no, I can't choose. I honestly like them all and you make a great case for that vest. (I also like that you said "whether or not" which is the title of my post today...almost, ha ha!) But the shopping ban? I need one too. Would you like to sponsor each other? Except Memorial Day is coming up and there will be sales...so I don't know.
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. Why did you have to remind me about Memorial Day sales! Ugh!! I will do my best to support you in your non-shopping endeavors though! But it would be much easier if I could live vicariously through you! ;)

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  6. This outfit is so cute, I love pink gingham.
    If you get the chance, join my linkup today to share your amazing post.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. Thanks! I felt like this was a very Rachelle outfit when I was putting it on!

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  7. That vest is one versatile piece and you did an awesome job with putting all the lovely details in it!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! I really love the fit of this vest and the way it nips in at the waist!

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  8. Well you KNOW I love the vest!! Adore it with the gingham!!! Great color pairing too! I'v recently decided I need to add more gingham to my closet, so I love seeing it here!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. I am on the hunt for the perfect navy/white gingham top, with wider checks than my shirt has today. If you see one - let me know! I have one on backorder from JCrew Factory, which is not supposed to be available until like July! Noooo!!

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  9. Been thinking of getting a vest like that. I just love it. Very cute outfit.

    Kreyola Jounerys

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    1. Thanks, Kreyola! The vest is really something new for me for some reason, but I'm loving it!

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  10. I just got a similar vest from Old Navy and I'm loving it!
    I love you paired the vest with pink gingham. It is very refreshing!

    Serena
    http://sfashion903.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yay - awesome! I want to see how you style yours!

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  11. I love that vest too, Carylee. And what a cute cute outfit! And don't get me started on those shoes...so gorgeous!

    Cynthia
    http://myrosecoloredshades.com

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    1. They're definitely my princess shoes! I could not resist them! :)

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  12. Good luck on your spending freeze. I did well with mine until Tory Burch offered 40% off! Your Kate Spade really pops and I totally love your vest!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Well...I may make an exception if a fave retailer goes on crazy sale! I just feel like I've had quite the splurges lately! Need to tone it down and not emotional shop!

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  13. I personally this vest with the stripped dress the most. That is near perfection!! Thanks for the link up :)

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    1. Oh, yes, the stripes is not only my favorite with this dress, but one of my all time favorites on the blog! It just pulled together so perfect! Thank you for participating!

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  14. I like all the ways you styled the vest but my favourite is todays! The pink, belt and jeans all go so well together-what a great job styling! I've been on a shopping ban too-I need to stay away from the stores because once I'm in the temptation is just too strong, lol:)
    Marta xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. Yes, the first thing I do is delete all my sales emails! Those are pretty dangerous, too! Good luck with your ban!!

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  15. Love your cargo vest and the touch of adding pink as your pop color, looking fab :)
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. I love pairing girly with boyish styles! This is really fun for me to wear!

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  16. Thanks a lot Carylee! Now I need a utility vest. I am also on a little shopping pause. I just went through a major closet purge as we're getting ready to move again. But we're going to Orlando this weekend for a soccer tournament and I can't not shop there. Sigh. I love all looks, but today's and the striped skirt are my favorites.

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    1. Haha! Well, you've enabled me to buy some stuff, too! Eeeshk, banning shopping while on a trip is hard - good luck!!!

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  17. Love your recreation of this outfit, it is just perfect!

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    1. I appreciate that so much - thank you!

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  18. I love your vest too! It's so versatile, and you could probably wear it anytime of year depending on what you pair with it! Also loving the jeans and shoes!

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    1. Yes, I know, right! This thing is easily a year round piece! It's really great!

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  19. I love how you styled it (definitely need a gingham shirt) and those shoes are so much fun :)

    Natalia

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    1. Thank you!! I was going to grab nude shoes like the pinspiration photo, but I couldn't resist the girly glitter against the "tougher" vest!

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  20. Everyone needs a good military vest!! :)

    Jessi
    www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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    1. A thousand percent agree! Although I was skeptical until I bought one for myself! Glad I did!

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  21. The utility vest is so super cute and I love it even more with the girly pink gingham and those beyond adorable bow sparkly shoes <3 It is always the coolest when two styles are mixed up together! Hope you have a great week this week getting back to your regular life. XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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    1. I'm glad you can relate! It's always a combo I incorporate in every one of my outfits! Rough and soft. Girly and masculine. Edgy and feminine!

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  22. I love my utility vest too, but I haven't ever worn it like this! I need to try it with a belt on the outside. It looks awesome!

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    1. Yes, you should! It's a great way to re-purpose the vest in a different way! Awesome that small adjustments like this can make a piece even more special!

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  23. Super cute outfit with that gorgeous bag!! I have been wanting a utility vest but wasn't sure how to style it :/ until I saw your post! Thanks so much for always giving us great inspiration and for hosting the link up!
    xo,
    Monica
    glamvolution.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww - thanks for that Monica! It gives me so much satisfaction if people are able to pull inspiration from me. I certainly pull tons from you, so consider this my payback!

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  24. That vest is awesome, I am missing an utility vest from my closet. All your remixes are great but I am in huge love with today's outfit. The shoes and bag are stunning!!

    As always a pleasure linking up, Carylee. =)

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    1. Thanks, Ada! And yes, you should find your perfect vest asap! I am surprised how much wear I get out of this, and it's also the first thing I reach for when I am picking a travel outfit! The extra pockets are awesome for the airport! :) Thanks for your support and participation!

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  25. The Olive looks great with the Pink! I like all of the ways you styled it too. :-)

    Mo

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    1. Thanks! I need to pair olive and pink more often!

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  26. I love your bow shoes! So cute - such a great touch to the whole outfit!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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    1. Thank you! I couldn't resist the glitter! :)

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  27. This is such a cute look. The pink color is so bright and cheerful! Love all the details.

    By the way: I've just nominated you&your blog for the Liebster Award! Check out my blog for details!
    Rathana xo ✪FabFashionaire.com

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    1. Thank you! And - very flattered, thanks for thinking of me, I will check it out!

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  28. Love, love, love this outfit!!!!!

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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    1. Thanks, Agi! I could see you in this outfit for sure! :)

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  29. You nailed this look! It's perfect. I also enjoy your remix looks. Have a great week! <3
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it - remixing is my favorite!

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  30. Those shoes!!! I seriously almost had to get up and do a happy dance, they are so fab! Pinned, gorgeous! Thanks so much for hosting x

    Mama-andmore.com

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    1. Hahaha! Well, I certainly cannot blame you!! Thank you!

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  31. This look is so fab!! The pink gingham, pink bag, and shoes- all just so perfect!!

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I honestly never would have put this together without the pinspiration!

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  32. Oh my gosh I love it so much with the pink gingham!! I want to add a military jacket to my wardrobe so badly this year... I don't know why I haven't yet!!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh yes you need to ASAP! I hope you find your perfect one! Then I can pull inspiration from how you style yours!! :)

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  33. Ok, I just love the utility vest with pink and sequins! It's the perfect mixture!

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    1. Thanks! It really is! I can't believe how much I enjoyed wearing this!

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  34. I love that vest too! I don't think I own a single vest, but I love the utility vests. And it looks so perfect with the ks shoes!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. I have a very small collection of vests but they're so fun! If you're gonna get just one, I would definitely recommend a utility vest!

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  35. The best part of that vest is that it can be worn all 4 seasons which makes it a great option to re-mix within your wardrobe and a definite savings! Hopping over from Whitney's Linkup.

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    1. Yes, yes, yes, absolutely! Thanks so much for stopping by again!

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  36. Great look! Absolutely adore all of the pink and I love how you have styled the vest multiple ways. Definitely a more realistic way to dress :)

    xo, Bekka
    Palm and Peachtree, A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog
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    1. Thank you! I love pieces that are easy to mix and match!

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  37. I love this vibrant layered look! Thanks for linkup up with us at the #howIsummer linkup!

    xo,
    http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

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    1. My pleasure - thank you two for hosting!

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