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Thursday, August 25, 2011

I Love Me a Dress and a Vest

Dress: Target (shop)  |  Vest: Old Navy (shop)  |  Belt:  H&M  |  Wedges: Target (shop)

I hadn't really bought vests before because my practical self would get the better of me when it said, "Vests are pointless.  They have no sleeves and won't keep me warm."  But after seeing how much layering with a vest could impact and define an outfit, I had to get one!  I'm trying really hard not to wear it everyday, but I really think I could wear this vest with every single outfit.  

And can we talk about this dress?  Newly bought from Target, and I adore it because I can imagine over 10 ways to style it through all four seasons.  I'm thinking of doing another "One Dress Many Ways" post with this dress and more options for colder weather.  One warning if you are tempted to get this dress: It shrinks in the wash.  Like, a lot.  I washed according to instructions and it shrank 2-3 inches!  Luckily, I dug the tag out of the trash and was able to return it with no problem.  But I think it's so versatile that I was willing to buy it again a size up and let it shrink to fit me.  I'll let you know how that goes!

18 comments:

  1. Such a simple outfit, but SO well thought out and looks beautiful.

    You pretty little thing you :)

    xx
    thistimeisacharm.blogspot.com

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  2. Your comment on my blog made me laugh. Glad YOU can pull off a vest. :) 

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  3. I love this whole look!

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  4. Your style is absolutely fabulous :-) Thanks for sharing.  I'll be sure to visit more often for inspiration.  Blessings

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  5. Hey girl,

    Love the vest and I had the same problem with Disqus last week. The lovely B.Inspired at BravoeRunway showed me how to fix it: go to your Disqus dashboard, click on Admin, you'll see all approved comments, click to show spam- some comments are getting stuck in the spam folder. Once you approved these "spam" comments they will appear on your blog. Hope this works!

    Liv @ bklynlifestyle.blogspot.com

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  6. I love wearing vests! They are so much fun. I love them of all lengths too...cropped, middle, and long.
    Shasie
    of Live Life in
    Style

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  7. OMGGGGGG LIV!  Thank you so freaking much!!!  I seriously had like 15 comments that were filtered and it was frustrating the crap out of me!  You made me SO HAPPY!  :D

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  8. You're so welcome. I was really annoyed when it happened to me and so glad a fellow blogger shared her solution with me. Glad I could pay it forward.

    Liv @ bklynlifestyle.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm buying this dress tomorrow, it's SO cute! I love the vest also, I might be making a trip to Old Navy very soon!

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  10. So pretty! I love every single part of this outfit! If I werent on my new budget I would be on Target's site now ordering that dress!

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  11. very nice. you pull off the dress and vest well

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  12. Strangely, I could never picture myself in a vest like that, but you certainly wear it well. I've seen a couple other girls who have that dress and have the exact same complaint. Luckily you got the right size!

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  13. I was just at Target today and missed that dress.  I was distracted by a olive green dress like the one you've worn on your blog and a gingham shirt from the boys section that I ended up buying for my husband (yep, he's a petite but don't tell him I told you, LOL).  The dress has a lovely print and I think it'll work with a bunch of different colors.  And I agree, vests are pretty useless when you think about it, but they're so darn cute!

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  14. i have been eying that dress's skirt twin at target but i kind of like the dress even more!  and i love how you styled it with that great vest!

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  15. I love this look! Have the exact same vest and have worn it a few ways but love it with such a feminine dress! Great job :)

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  16. Audrey, you have a great site - this post may be of interest if you like a laugh - http://www.comicbookandmoviereviews.com/2011/09/in-retrospect-vext.html

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  17. Another gorgeous dress from Targer and I LOVE THIS OUTFIT. A Vest can really change the look of an outfit and is a great layering piece. =)

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