2012-06-07

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Vest? Thrifted Pants? Maison Scotch (similar, kinda pricey here) Shoes? Ash, Winners 
Tank? Victoria Secret (here)


I thrifted this vest last year at the same time that I thrifted this dress. I was with my friend and when I came out of the change room with the dress, I got the immediate thumbs up. When I came out in the vest, I got a moment of silence. Before she could give her opinion however, I shushed her. Now, shushing should ordinarily be reserved for children who interrupt adult conversations (though I grew up with 'the look', not 'the shush'...) but this vest was never up for discussion. It was an immediate yes from the moment I found it on the racks. I knew there would always be room in my closet for some velvet trimmed with gold beads and silver sequin scallops. It took me a while to wear it but I think I found the vest a good match in these drop-crotch cargoes...
Maybe if my friend is lucky, I will let her borrow this vest sometime. I doubt it though. I don't share sequins very well....

33 comments :

Rebecca Jane said...

Velvet AND sequins? Definitely a win in my books.

Natasha Fatah said...

Great vest, I would give it thumbs up for sure. And I loved your reference to "the look" - I grew up with the look as well. My mom's look would scare the hell out of us.

xoxo
~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

Tinacious Me said...

super cute vest! love the details!
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Dawn said...

The vest is awesome. What about the bracelets?

wesothrifty said...

Dayyum, girl.

briannelee said...

Its pretty sweet. Maybe she wanted to steal it for herself ;)

Stephie said...

Lovely steal!! First thing I loved in this outfit was the vest... hoping I get a fabulous find like that one day!!

Consider Me Lovely said...

Oh my goodness, give me that vest!!

Anonymous said...

This is actually a really pretty vest! Also, I laughed my ass off when you mentioned "the look". Oh my God, how many times has this happened? I and my brother were always SO scared when she gave as "that" look! But there were times when we were extra naughty when we were outside and then she both gave us the look and menaced us with the infamous phrase "wait till we get back at home". Ah..good times :P And yep, this comment has nothing to do with the post technically, but...memories! :P

Emily {tomorrow never knows} said...

oh my god you fucking rockstar. I will NOT apologize for that potty mouth since it was totally needed to make my point. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
do you ever not look amazing? my god... i mean gosh.

Chaucee said...

Love this vest! And I like how you paired it with the baggy skinny cargo pants.

Jessica Broyles said...

hahaha I don't share sequins very well either.... but I love your vest! Great find!

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Cora said...

I LOVE the vest and how you styled it. Two thumbs up!

FutureLint said...

That vest is awesome! Maybe the moment of silence was because she was blown away by it's shiny awesomeness? Every time you wear those pants, I want to steal them!

A-Dubs said...

Obvy, you are/were totally right.

Love all your photos, of course, but am especially loving this series!

newpetite said...

I would have not really thought of pairing that vest with cargo pants! You are genius!

Courtney said...

i'm loving the vest!

Please may I? said...

What not to love with that vest?! Its stunning.

X x

Natalyas Closet said...

OMG that vest is stunning! And I love your pants :) http://www.natalyascloset.com/

Jennifer said...

The vest is cool - the shushing was needed!

Those boots are amaze!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

barefootandvintage said...

it must be hard to be you...walking around all day...being gorgeous.
smooches.

Gina said...

your beauty is effortless and that is ultimate! I think you could wear anything and ROCK it!
-Gina
classyeverafter.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Only you could take such a vest such as that and make it so completely b.a. Props, girl, mad props.

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Kimmielovesparis said...

This post cracked me up...I could see the Shush and she probably got the look as well.
Love this outfit!

caffeinerd said...

Love the win o' a vest with cargoes. Shushing justified. ;)

Thrifted or Scripted? said...

To me, this is the perfect way to wear a vest like this. You are a genius when it comes to mixing high-low, I love it!

jas said...

awesome vest!

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babycham said...

i love your outfit!!!

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Sandy a la Mode said...

super loving that vest!!

Anonymous said...

Hyuk, hyuk, hyuk!! My first chuckle was in reference to your classy brown boat of a car. How well I remember that monstrosity! It was monstrous even then! My second laugh was at the "drop crotch" Man I hate drop crotches. How do you manage to pull it off with panache? :D Mrs. H

The Girl with Everything said...

You make it all look good. I would never wear that vest and yet I adore it on you.

Sarah said...

I gotta say, never in a million years would I have picked that vest from a rack of clothes, but you are working it and making me love it!! And in my family, we call that look the Joan look, after my grandmother. And it has been passed down through the women in our family, lol.

Jessie Artigue said...

I am so in love with this outfit that I have saved and referenced this post several times in the last few days. (Referenced = creepily stared at hoping that my own inspiration would strike.)

Figured it was time to go ahead and pin it for posterity, and let you know that you're rocking my world! XO