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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thoroughly Modern


When getting ready for a night out, whether it's a date with my husband or cocktails with girlfriends, I usually gravitate towards a silky blouse & skirt or a cami, blazer & skinny jeans. But every once in a while, it's nice to step outside my comfort zone and try something totally different and unexpected.  I've used this vest before as a layering piece (here), but I like the idea of wearing it alone & buttoned up for a modern take on evening separates.  It has a tailored & sophisticated feel that's a nice departure from the feminine styles I normally wear.  If you don't have a menswear-style vest, try this same concept with a buttoned-up blazer (hint: secure the inside of the lapel at your bust with double-stick tape or a hidden safety pin so you don't risk revealing too much).








What I'm wearing:
c/o LuLu*s vest, Forever 21 trousers (similar here or here), Zara heels (also in black)
Expressions NYC clutch (similar here or here), A.V. Max cuff c/o Lemon Stripes, 
c/o Jeweliq earrings, Rings: H&M (similar) and c/o Jeweliq
Lips: L'Oreal Colour Riche (Fairest Nude), Nails: Essie Fun in the Gondola

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