Monday, September 26, 2016

The wine-colored vest

American Rag Utility vest in Zindindel, Wine colored utility vest, stripes and leopard
Sunnies: Ray Ban (other color options here) | Necklace: BaubleBar | Vest: American Rag via Macy'sBag: Kate Spade (option) | Top: Gap (current stripe here) | Skirt: Express (similar here, option here, pencil skirt option here) | Shoes: BCBGeneration "Jaze" pump (more sizes here)

You guys know my obsession with anything wine colored runs deep. You also know that my obsession with utility vests runs even deeper! I already had olive, grey, khaki, but I was missing an important one! Wine! With fall officially upon us, I was on a mission to find the perfect wine colored utility vest. I felt like I won the lottery when I ordered this one because it literally was the first one I found and it fit and felt perfectly. I was prepared for a longer, more difficult search because I don't feel like all utility vests are created equal!

American Rag Utility vest in Zindindel, Wine colored utility vest

Jenna co-hosted a shopping event at Maurices a couple weekends ago and she pointed out this anorak vest there. I liked it a lot, but there was only one size small, which had a blemish. When I went to order it online, they didn't have a small, so I figured it wasn't meant to be. It's probably for the best anyway because it's softer and more lightweight and I prefer my utility vests to have a little bit of structure to it. This one meets all of my criteria and then some!

BCBGeneration Jaze Pump

American Rag Utility vest in Zindindel, Wine colored utility vest, stripes and leopard

For size reference, I am wearing a small. I was wary of the American Rag brand because I had no idea how the sizes would run. Plus, someone posted a review with my height and weight measurements and she ordered a LARGE. I was very confused by this, but went with the small, which fits like a glove. There's room to give, and the drawstring waist gives it the perfect silhouette! She did say she likes to use the pockets for when she's not carrying a purse, so perhaps that's why she needed to size up so much? Anyhoo, I vote for getting your true size.

American Rag Utility vest in Zindindel, Wine colored utility vest, gingham and leopard, flat lay
Originally posted here

I couldn't resist doing a flat lay the second it arrived on my doorstep. I love pairing wine with most prints and patterns - stripes, gingham, animal print, it goes with all the things, I promise! I was able to score it during Macy's VIP sale, and since Macy's always seems to have good promotions going on, I hope this makes your stalk list! Definitely one of my most coveted things I was hoping to add to my closet room for fall!

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  1. Oh I've never seen a utility vest like this in burgundy before, what a great score! It looks wonderful with your outfit too, I'm sure you'll get so much wear from it as the weather cools :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you've had a great weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. I love this outfit! The vest is great, and matches your sunglasses perfectly.

  3. Hi! I'm new here to the link up.I love the utility vest, a very versatile piece for the wardrobe. Great colour too.Thank you for hosting x

  4. Loving the wine color for fall, so pretty! And those leopard print pumps are amazing!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  5. Love the wine colored vest!!

  6. This vest is everything, so happy I got it as well.


  7. Loving this rich, pretty color! The outfit you put together with it is adorable!

  8. I would live in that vest!! I love it!

  9. This is by far the cutest utility vest I've ever seen! What a gorgeous color!


  10. Burgundy is always one of my fave colors in the fall & this vest is adorable on you! Love it with the leopard heels. Thanks for hosting every Monday Carylee!

  11. I am obsessed with this look! The wine... The stripes.... And definitely the cheetah print :)
    I need to get this vest ASAP
    Thank you for hosting,


  12. I'm on the look out for a different colored utility vest. I love this one!

  13. Reviews can be so helpful and SO confusing at times!! But I'm glad you trusted your instincts with this and got it because it really looks perfect! Loving it in this outfit!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  14. I almost bought a vest this color when I was looking for mine!! It's such a rich color and looks especially good with the navy prints!!

  15. Loving the wine colored vest! Perfectly styled as usual.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  16. Ooh I love the wine version of this vest! I have a green one and wear it constantly--I think I need to add another color to my collection!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

  17. That is a gorgeous vest. Now I want it!

  18. Love the colour of your vest! I finally purchased an olive coloured utility vest and plan to wear it all Fall!

  19. Such a great colored vest. It's so much fun to watch the colors of the seasons come out when a new season rolls around! xx, Conni

  20. Love it! I'm completely over the moon for the one I have in olive, but this wine version is just so pretty and unique! I don't think I've seen one in this color and I love that!
    Also, thank you again for the heads up on the KS licorice pumps :) I wore them on my anniversary and even Nate was like, you need more of those because they are sexy!

  21. This vest is fantastic! I'm of the camp that if you find something that works for you, buy it in every color! I think the wine color is my favorite on you so far. With the green not far behind!