Monday, July 2, 2012

Vested (See Jane Wear)

Old Navy vest, F21 tank, Saint Grace maxi skirt (similar), Prada wedges, Chloe bag (similar)
Sometimes, I think mid-summer dressing can be monotonous; it seems like the only options are dresses shorts.  Rinse and repeat.  (Note: no complaints from me, though--I dream about 88 degree days for about nine months out of the year!)  Come July, I'm normally in a clothing rut.  I'm hoping this lightweight vest will help me spice up the ol' wardrobe; it's the lightweight layering piece that I probably don't need--perfect!



51 comments

Andrea said...

What a cute casual outfit. I love your striped skirt. :)
xo Andrea
Wonderful and Marvelous

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

looking gorgeous! love the vest!

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Estherina said...

Love the outfit!

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soulofashopper said...

Love the striped skirt!!! :) xo, Alma
http://www.soulofashopper.com

Caitlin said...

Love the vest! Sometimes Old Navy's vests can be a little mom-ish, but this is the perfect cut and wash.

XO,
Caitlin
www.douxrousse.com

Amy said...

Love the outfit and especially loving the vest! Might need to get one!

Amy

www.Leopardandlillies.com

blue roses said...

really love the long striped maxi, and the vest looks great for layering; unfortunately, here in the nyc metropolitan area, it is so hot and so humid, i would die with any layer on. i see some ladies still work the layers around here, and either they have no sweat glands, anywhere on their bodies, or they ignore them and are brutally uncomfortable.

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seaandswank.com said...

great find on the vest! i'm with you on the summer wardrobe needing a refresher come July.

Sea and Swank

For All Things Lovely said...

Love the outfit--especially the vest!
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Megan

Collections said...

I absolutely love this outfit. That striped skirt is great.

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Samantha Green said...

gorgoeus! love the skirt and the denim vest :) xx

Elisse said...

Haha, I loved that phrase "it's the lightweight layering piece I probably don't need - perfect!" That makes me feel better about a lot of my recent summer purchases!

carlycross said...

Love the striped skirt. I have the same one and I have been wearing it high-waisted with a skinny red belt and black tank with a few swipes of red lipstick. Probably too wintery for summer, oh well!

thedandylife said...

I feel the exact same way about summer dressing. I can't deal with the humidity in New York and half the time I end up in a tank top and shorts which I find so dull.

I love the idea of adding a lightweight vest, however! Great find!

Carla said...

Very cute, summer-y outfit! I'm also looking at investing on a jean jacket and vest... It's one of those pieces that I keep NOT buying. - Carla

Jessica Broyles said...

Love this look - beautiful skirt!

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Jeans and a Teacup said...

I agree. I feel like it's harder to create interesting outfits when you can't layer because of the heat! The denim vest looks great though!
~Jessica
http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

sip-n-wear said...

Love the skirt!

LV said...

that striped skirt is too cute!

Miss Hannah said...

Adorable outfit! I have a denim vest too and I love how simple it can be to transform an outfit with it.

Also, I need that bag. :)

xo Hannah

http://myrunawaystyle.blogspot.com/

@jackiegiardina said...

I seriously LOVE demin vests!!! I feel like I wear mine entirely too much but I'm totally okay with it

xo Jackie
...livingaftermidnite

octoberchic.com said...

What a cute comfy look! Really like it.

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Luna said...

I couldn't agree with you more! As much as I look forward to summer (every year), I keep forgetting how the heat and humidity (I'm in NYC) makes it unbearable to wear anything other than dresses or shorts/skirts and a loose tank. That denim vest is such a great buy and pulls together your look quite nicely - I might have to pick one up myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

xo,
Luna
theredtrousers.com

Audrey said...

perfect weekend look! Love that vest paired w/the long skirt! www.casualglamorous.com

petite blonde said...

Big plus for jeans vest :)

jules said...

i love the ease of summer dressing, when you don't have to worry about too many layers! this is a great outfit jane!

xo julesinflats.blogspot.com

The Jones said...

I've been sticking with casual, breezy garments lately...it's 100 degrees in Mpls today! Just wore my striped maxi this weekend...am definitely going to take your cue and throw on some denim on top next time.

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

April said...

Love. The vest with the striped maxi skirt is great. Been looking for a great affordable jean vest for a while now! It definitely adds something to a plain old dress :)

-April
http://pieceology.com

Closet Fashionista said...

That vest is the perfect finishing touch! And the skirt makes your legs look a mile long :)
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Josie said...

Such a fun way to shake up your summer wardrobe -- I love it!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

The Writers Ink said...

Love your skirt!! It's Winter in Australia now so I am loving your posts and Summery outfits.. :)

nat x

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Mojo said...

love the skirt..love the all though..
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Stefani said...

Great casual outfit! Love it!
xx

Scuttle said...

This makes me want a vest so bad!
Very cute

xoxo
Holly

http://myscuttle.blogspot.com/

Giovanna said...

Such a cute look! Loving your vest and bag! Definitely need to get my hands on a denim vest asap!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Jackie @ This Is What I Enjoy said...

Loving this one!

I too spend the entire year wishing for summer weather, and I get a bit bored of my clothes by July. Still, I wouldn't want to ever rush away the hot summer weather :)

fashionDays said...

you look great with that vest! Like it a lot*
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awhite said...

Ahh- denim, stripes and cognac-colored leather. Perfection!

-Ashley
http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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Bree said...

Love this look- so causal yet put together!

Bree
Dream in Fashion

Taylor said...

love your beachy hair!

sarah said...

I like the vest! I feel the opposite about summer clothing- I find winter dressing to be boring- just jeans and sweaters. I guess you could make the argument about any season, really. Your skirt reminded me that I need to put some use into my maxi dresses.

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

You look absolutely chic in that outfit!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Jacy said...

Love the edge that a simple denim vest adds!! Adorable summer look :)

~Jacy

http://laviedelenore.blogspot.com

this free bird said...

are you anywhere near socal this weekend? trunk show at the bf's restaurant and wish you could be there!! SHOES.

this free bird said...

ps--denim vests forever. i swear i wear mine every day.

Life's a shoe said...

love your maxi skirt!!!

Anna said...

nice look

Kate said...

This combo is PERFECT! Maxi skirt, denim vest... gah, I love it! You look so effortlessly chic & amazing! Perfect summer look!

Olya said...

I love the dark striped skirt paired with brown color accessories.I also find the combination of stripes and denim fabric relaxing and casual. I am trying to do the "Striped dress 5 days/5 ways challenge." So please come and check it out. :-)