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Friday, May 31, 2013

Fully Vested



Since I naturally gravitate towards more tailored pieces, I tend to have a difficult time in the warmer months putting outfits together that are both comfortable & polished.  So, this denim vest has become my new favorite layering piece because it adds just the right amount of structure that I crave with summer basics, but I can still wear it on 80-degree days without getting overheated.  And how amazing is this quilted bag?  I've always said that I'll never own a Chanel (as beautiful as they are, I could never spend that much) but this one has that same classic style and is just over $30!






What I'm wearing:
J. Crew top (on sale here), Thread & Supply vest c/o TJ Maxx (similar here or here), LOFT skirt (similar here or here), MRKT wedges (similar here or here), c/o T&J Designs necklace (here) & cuff (similar), c/o QuestHaven Fashions bag (on sale here), Ray-Ban wayfarers (similar)

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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

I've been looking for the perfect denim vest! Love this look on you! And that skirt is SO cute.

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Natali said...

I like your skirt and necklace very much!

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Alice Warren said...

I have been on a hunt on denim vest. I had one in my hands at Target and decided to wait and the next day, it was all gone.

Love this outfit from head to toe!


Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Ladies in Navy said...

very very cute! :)
kw ladies in navy

Averie Garman said...

I love everything about this outfit!!!

Styleclouds said...

I really like the look with the vest - it gives it a little bit of edge, but not too much! You look lovely! xo, Christina

Styleclouds

FootprintsIntheCity Inna said...

LOVE your hair! I am hoping to get a similar cut in a few weeks, and hopefully this time I wont chicken out! Totally hear you on the Chanel bag, but if I had the money I think its the one thing i would run to splurge on! Have a great weekend!
xx
Inna
Footprints in the City

Melissa Myers said...

Darling outfit! I love everything about it!

Joanna Julia said...

Very nice daily outfit. The skirt makes it so vibrant!

Greets from Warsaw,
fashion4ever.pl

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love what you did with the necklace over the vest, so cute!

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

I usually just throw my denim vest on top of my outfit to top if off, love how you made it part of the entire look by buttoning the top and putting a necklace OVEr it...so cute!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
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Alyson said...

yay for the denim vest! i'm equally obsessed. it just works over everything. I adore how you styled it here, and that j crew? i wanted it so bad in the gold stripes!

alyson
www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

ceislin.com said...

This look is perfect on you! Conservative with a twist (totally my style as well!) Love the necklace choice with the look!

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Dina Karivalis said...

I love a good denim vest and the color of that skirt is gorgeous on you!
xo Dina
Sweetest Somethings

Alexandra GS said...

I simply cannot get enough of my denim vest lately! I find myself reaching for it, but have to remind myself that my readers probably don't want to see that thing again... Love how you layered the necklace over the collar. Great look!
-Alexandra
www.rhymeswithfashion.com

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I'm with you on the whole layering thing. I used to hate fall/winter because I never knew what to wear and then it quickly became my favorite because the layering possibilities are endless. It's so hard to layer in Louisiana in summer! But I love the look. Love the necklace over the vest!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

FashionFlirt said...

Love the jeans vest together with the striped shirt and that lovely orange skirt! xxx

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Rebecca said...

You are such a whiz at layering all the right pieces Kim.....love the vest as the center piece of the look!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Kayla Gilbert said...

AHH-dorable!! I love this Kim! That orange skirt is awesome! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

lucia m said...

loving the skirt!

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clpatters said...

Oh my goodness. This outfit is adorable! Love the denim vest on you, and how you paired it with the skirt.

Johanna said...

Love the pleated skirt and color - paired perfect with stripes!

CousCousandCorkWedges said...

I love the necklace worn over the denim gilet! I'd love a Chanel bag too! Andrea x

http://couscousandcorkwedges.blogspot.com/

Chelsea said...

LOVE this denim vest on you girl! It's in the high 90s here and I'm having a hard time even wearing pants, let alone layering lol. You look gorgeous!

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

navy and orange said...

obsessed with this look and your blog! perfect

xoxo navy & orange

Kacie Ellis said...

I love how you styled the vest!

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Chelsea Davis said...

I swear you can literally pull anything off! A trash bag with a rhinestone necklace if you had to! Love this striped top with the pleated skirt! Always an inspiration!

XO Chelsea http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com/

Shannon Willardson said...

Love the pleats in that skirt

Shannon
http://GBOfashion.com

Kamikaze Nadel said...

I love this skirt!

Kaitlin said...

You look lovey! I love the combination of denim vest and pleated skirt.

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FitTravelerAJ said...

I like how you layered the necklace under the collar of the vest. But I'm not sure I could rock a denim vest, let alone in the summer! I tend to stick to the basics when its so warm.

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Leyla Wright said...

I love the look, especially the colour of the skirt!

leyla xx
mythoughtsandboredom.blogspot.co.uk

Allie Emme said...

I have the same dilemma with finding comfy and polished clothes to wear during the summer months! I'm not a t-shirt at all.
xx Allie | A Song to Pass the Time

silvergirl said...

I am in love with how you styled this vest with the statement necklace
I will be stealing this look from you very soon!!
Brett

& Pretty Things said...

loveee this outfit! :)

& Pretty Things

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Love that skirt! What a great pop of color!

Audrey said...

I'm all about the denim vest right now and I love how you styled your look. I may have to throw mine over a striped top next :)

Dee said...

Cute! I love all your affordable style options! Thanks for posting them for us to enjoy!

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Courtney said...

i'm obsessed with this look, love the denim with the color pop and i can't get enough of the statement necklace. pure perfection and totally inspiring <3

Xo Courtney
ColorMeCourtney.com

beautysinger7 said...

Love all your outfits!

beautysinger7 said...

Love all your outfits

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