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My love for all things cold shoulder and off the shoulder are real. I've already proven this to you guys here and here and here. My love for the utility vest is also real. I don't think I have enough room in this post to link to all of my utility vest outfits. I've been seeing vests (and overalls) paired with OTS tops, and I've been wanting to try this. I liked how the vest grounds an otherwise flowy off the shoulder top and basically turns it into a cold shoulder.
Sunnies: Oakley "Kickback" | Necklace: Kendra Scott "Phara" (gifted) | Vest: JCrew Factory (option, option) | Top: CS Gems (c/o) | Jeans: American Eagle | Booties: Naturalizer "Fortunate" (c/o)
I loved how this ended up looking in real life. I always let out a sigh of relief when an outfit works just as well in real life as it does in a flay lay. I wore this to a super casual 90th birthday party for the husband's grandmother. I decided to go with non-distressed skinnies because off the shoulder plus rips plus fringe booties seemed like a lot of trends to throw into one outfit.
These booties though!!! My local Naturalizer store invited me to attend a Friends and Family event. They let us preview some of their latest styles and then pick out a pair to take home! I immediately fell in love with these fringe babies. I felt silly not even bothering to try on any other pairs, but why mess with perfection, right? Plus these were the last pair in my size, so I had a ninja grip on the box to make sure no one stole them from me! Ha! They feel like pillows on your feet though. I'm not even exaggerating. Remember the last pair of boots Naturalizer gifted me? And remember how much I wore them? I see the same fate for these booties.
This weekend wasn't busy, but then it was!! We discovered some staples that had been inadvertently left in Petie, our rat terrier. The rest of them were removed about a week and a half ago, but somehow these got overlooked. Luckily, our local vet was able to remove them and we didn't have to drive an hour back out to the surgeon, but that threw our whole Saturday for a loop and we seemed to be behind in the rest of our errands as a result. The pup is worth it though, don't get me wrong!! It's just funny how a somewhat laid back weekend always ends up turning into a frantic, busy one!!
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