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Utility Vest

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This past spring and summer, my go to piece was a denim vest. I put that thing over everything: a maxi dress, a romper, a summer dress. It just worked. Now I finally found my go to fall/winter version: the utility vest. I may be late to the game, but better late than never, right? 

I can already picture this vest over a jumper, a fitted dress or an outfit like this for its inaugural wear: a bodysuit (I’ll return to this point in a sec), skinny jeans and a pair of booties. And because of its neutral color (yes, I consider army green neutral), it will pair well with most colors and prints. A long vest like this will add depth and a bit of an edge to any outfit.

So back to the bodysuit. Why did I ever stop wearing them? The last time I snapped on a onesie like this was back in middle school. It makes so much sense! No need to worry about fixing the tuck and the best part: no bunching! I’m hooked and will be on the hunt for more. Do you have any recommendations on where to look? 

And one last thing; I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving! I hope you get to spend it with your friends and family. If you are traveling, safe travels!

Outfit Details:

Tassel Necklace: c/o Trust. There aren’t any currently available online but here is a similar from Target, $16.99 (buy one get one 50%).

Bodysuit: Gap, $44.95. I purchased this on sale and you are in luck! Use code GIFTIME at checkout and get 40% thru 11/22.

Utility Vest: Marshalls, $20 (clearance). Check your nearest Marshalls but until then, here are a few well-priced vests: Target, $29.99; Macy’s, $69.50; and Nordstrom, $88.

Skinny Jeans: Joe’s Jeans via Nordstrom (old). If you need black skinny’s, my faves are from Gap, $62.96.

Booties: c/o M.Gemi. I found a great dupe from Sole Society, $76.97 (sale).

Rider Satchel: Loeffler Randall via Bloomingdale’s (during an F&F sale, of course) (old). Here are a few dupes that are at a way lower price point: Leather Satchel Company (mini satchel) via asos, $68 and Leather Satchel Company (medium pixie cross body) via asos, $91.

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4 Comments on Utility Vest

  1. Michelle Brodsky
    November 24, 2016 at 9:27 am (3 months ago)

    As a admirer of yours I would love for you to check out some of the independently owned shops near you. Fabutique – Habit –
    KuDeTa – Mint Julep – Zia Clothing Outlet
    These women would really appreciate it. They have “trendy on a budget”.
    SHOP SMALL
    Michelle Brodsky
    The Accessorie Connection

    • Linda
      November 24, 2016 at 3:22 pm (3 months ago)

      I LOVE Ku De Ta!!!!

  2. Rakela
    December 1, 2016 at 8:31 am (3 months ago)

    I really love this vest Linda! I feel like I could wear this combo all day, every day!!

    • Linda
      December 3, 2016 at 12:38 pm (3 months ago)

      thanks girl! I’m loving its versatility!