First up, let's recap my SNAP! attire:
Shirt: Gap (Outlet) Skirt: thrifted
Cardigan: Old Navy (Outlet), Shirt: Target, Jeans: American Eagle, Shoes: Gap (Outlet)
I love the look of collared shirts under a sweater or cardigan, but I hate when the shirt sleeves bunch up under the sweater or when the layers feel restrictive. My solution: use a sleeve-less blouse/collared shirt under the sweater. This particular shirt actually has a short mandarin collar with ruffles around the neckline. Also, note the lace socks with my shoes...does anyone else like to wear these socks instead of going barefoot in your ballet flats? I know sometimes the extra 'stuff' going on can look funny, but it is way more comfortable for me (and less stinky) if I wear no-show or lace socks.
T-shirt: NY&Co, Jeans: American Eagle, Apron: Lowe's
This is not the best showing of this outfit, but it's one of the best I have. This t-shirt is a bright blue color with tiny white polka dots, and a lower neckline in the back (lower in the back than the front). I like that it is a bit different take on a plain t-shirt without going too bold...and I think the different neckline lends itself to a more fancy feel in an ensemble.
Shirt: White House/Black Market, Skirt: White House/Black Market
I visited my Aunt and Uncle's house while I was in Utah. The cutie next to me is my cousin K (isn't she so pretty?!?). You can't tell, but I am wearing a black pencil skirt (and brightly colored floral heels).
And since being home from SNAP! I've been trying out a few pieces I picked up in Utah - One piece in particular (a gray vest from DownEast) has been a fun item to work into my wardrobe.
I have always loved the look and feel of a tailored suit, and a three piece suit is even better...and I've been looking for a vest (to replace a tailored denim one I have that doesn't fit anymore). My biggest obstacle was finding a piece that was more fitted and versatile. My new vest is reminiscent of a men's suit, but has a more feminine cut.
Vest: DownEast, Shirt: Old Navy, Jeans: JCPenney, Shoes: Gap (Outlet)
I've tried styling the vest multiple ways, including wearing it open or buttoned. I liked the look of the vest loose over a peasant blouse (even if my hubby didn't think it showed off all of my curves), but I wanted to try something different. I topped off a white 3/4 sleeve t-shirt and multi-colored wrap-around skirt with the vest buttoned, then added nude pumps.
Vest: DownEast, Shirt: Gap (Outlet), Skirt: thrifted, Shoes: Shoe Carousel, Bracelet: Kohl's
What do you think; is the vest too frumpy, or just right? Should I try to tailor it (nip in the sides a bit) or leave it be?
How do u like them Apples?