Vest Dressed

September 30, 2015

I’m so excited to be sharing this amazing vest from Free People. As my mom would say, “That’s a piece you will have the rest of your life.” All wool, classic, and tailored: it’s, the perfect investment piece, especially for this season when long vests and trench coats are so in style. Be sure to check out Free People for all their amazing fall pieces. I want it all! I wore my vest as a dress with my tie blouse this time since it’s not quite cool enough to pair it with pants. I love that it provides that versatility! You can rest assured I’ll be styling it all fall and winter. I did realize the first time I sat down that next time I’ll have to pin it to save myself an embarrassing slip…

I have the awesome opportunity to speak at my work today about blogging. I’ve never talked for 30-45 minutes in front of 60+ people. I’m nervous! Wish me luck. free people vest, bow blouse, black heeled booties, fringe bagfree people vest, bow blouse, black fringe bag free people vest, bow blouse, fringe bag free people vest, bow blouse, heeled booties, fringe bag, karen walker sunglasses 1 free people vest, bow blouse, heeled booties, fringe bag, karen walker sunglasses free people vest, bow blouse, heeled booties, fringe bag free people vest, bow blouse, karen walker sunglasses, fringe bag

Vest as a dress c/o Free People // Blouse: Pleione (tie added by me, last seen here) // Booties: Nordstrom Rack (similar, similar) // Fringe Clutch: Topshop // Ring and Earrings c/o Kendra Scott // Sunglasses via Ditto’s Endless Eyewear – use code STRAIGHTASTYLE for your first month FREE

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  • Reply Mary Murnane October 3, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Love this whole look! Stunning and so very chic! Back in the day I was the vest queen and still have a gazillion stashed away in my closet. It’s been fun pulling them out again. Watch for some of my favs in upcoming posts 🙂

    Hope your speech was a huge success!

  • Reply Dawn Lucy October 3, 2015 at 7:58 am

    SO chic and luxe! My mom used to use that phrase too and as a sassy little chick, I would always shoot back, who wants anything for the rest of their life?! But now I get the appeal of quality classics for sure. 🙂

    Thanks so much of sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & hope to see you back again next week!


    Dawn Lucy

  • Reply Elizabeth aka Ela October 2, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    I love how you added fringe clutch to this look. Great styling, as always! And good luck on your presentation! I’m sure you’ll rock it:-).

  • Reply Katey Haines October 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    What an amazing and classic look. I love this long vest! Free People really has some great pieces lately, I have found so much I want to get. We’d love you to stop by and join our Tuesday Fashion Party Link Up.


  • Reply Merritt Beck October 2, 2015 at 8:44 am

    such a gorgeous, chic look! So polished and pretty!

    The Style Scribe

  • Reply Heather Davis Wyancko October 2, 2015 at 8:33 am

    I’ve had my eye ont hat vest for weeks!!!! I love it… you look amazing. xo
    Heather Wyancko

  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom October 1, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    This is such a gorgeous look on you! I love the blouse under the dress, too!


  • Reply monalisa October 1, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    This look is so stylish! Loving it! Hugs!

  • Reply Kathleen Harper October 1, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Lovely combination and styling. Your vest dress is beautiful!

  • Reply ≈ CARMEN ≈ October 1, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    You look amazing! It’s such a chic & understated look; it’s all about the details. Free People wins again! :]

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  • Reply Kileen October 1, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    i love how you styled this vest and that fringe bag is amazing!

    cute & little

  • Reply Seerlee Archer October 1, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    You are seriously nailing this look! xx

  • Reply Kathryn October 1, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Wow what a gorgeous piece! Definitely a classic. I hope your talk went well!

  • Reply Larisa October 1, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    LOVE Free People- that vest is a classic you’ll wear for years.

    xx Larisa @

  • Reply Grace Liang October 1, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    You are so right about the long vest and trend coat trends. I am so in love with your outfit, how can you bring on a A game every time? 😉

    Take care and keep in touch!

    Please stop by today for Color and Grace Fashion link up!


  • Reply Helen October 1, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    You look gorgeous, love this outfit!

    I currently have a giveaway on my blog, you could win a pair of sunglasses – let me know your thoughts:

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  • Reply Erica October 1, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    One word comes to mind – CLASSY! Beautiful blog with great style. Stopping by from

  • Reply Bibi October 1, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Woww this is a gorgeous vest – perfect for fall! x

  • Reply jess z October 1, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    That is a unique piece. I love how the bow of blouse peeks out.

  • Reply She Said He Said - Fashion October 1, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Your mom is right, what a gorgeous piece that will NEVER go out of style! I love the bow blouse you paired with it.

    XO Chelsea

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