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can’t get enough…denim vests

Here I am once again wearing a denim vest. I think the reason why I’m so obsessed with vests after so many years of swearing them off as “too 90s” is that they’re practical! I have chubby arms and often like the layering effects of jackets or blazers but dislike how my arms feel like sausages busting out of casings.

Enter the vest (denim or really any material). Great for layering, offers some warmth, some casual stylin’, matches many different styles, and easy to obtain or produce.

What do you think of this trend? How would you wear (or not wear) a denim vest?

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Outfit Details:
Vest: Gap jean jacket that I cut the arms off of [no sewing just scissors], thrifted $4.59
Dress: Merona from Target navy print & ruffle dress, hand me down from friend FREE
Belt: NY&Co. OLD
Necklace + Earrings: vintage nautical, thrifted $2, earrings are vintage too
Shoes: Strange tictactoe navy dance flats, thrifted $5

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bye bye jacket, hello vest!

I really wouldn’t call this a refashion. This is more of a jacket makeover! This project helped me do 2 things: 1. I really wanted denim vest and 2. I had a double breasted jean jacket that I wasn’t really wearing and didn’t really like all that much. The sleeves were too long and too tight.

So, I simply cut the sleeves off the jacket. I had some technical difficulties because I keep forgetting that sewing like 3 layers of thick denim is next to impossible unless you have industrial machinery. Alas, it didn’t turn out as perfect as I expected but who cares? You can’t really tell 🙂

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I wore my brand new vest to work yesterday with a maxi dress. I think I like it better worn open:

vest-mini-refashion + maxi dress vest-mini-refashion + maxi dress What do you think? Was it worth cutting off the sleeves to make a vest?

Outfit details:
Jacket/Vest: Victoria’s Secret, old
Dress: Cato maxi dress with belt, thrifted $4.59
Necklace: Catherine Popesco, ebay
Sandals: Sam Edelman Gigi, piperlime on sale

pretty stripes + pyrex

I am trying to wear as many summery dresses as I can before the weather takes a turn for fall. Being that I live in NC though, that time might not come until October or it could happen earlier.

Here I am wearing one of my favorite thrift store finds, a Talbots nautical-inspired striped (chevron) dress that the first lady herself wore back in 2011.

I am also standing in front of the majority of my vintage Pyrex collection. Yes, I have a problem.
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Oh and it’s hump day already? Whoa.

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Outfit Details:
Dress: Talbots Shoreline Striped Dress, thrifted $4.59
Necklace: The Limited anchor nautical necklace {NLA}
Belt: Really old from NY&Co.
Shoes: Rainbow flip flops (not really what I wore to work)
Accessories: Pyrex collection

i love stripes!

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I LOVE STRIPES! and my first purchase from eshakti.

I bought this skirt on clearance but misread the size chart and ordered a L/12 which is TIGHT around the waist. I had to wear my tightest control shorts ever. Oh well. The skirt is super cute, was a good price, and arrived quickly (cause it was ready to ship and not customized). The quality seems good too but I’ve only worn the skirt once.

And also yay pepper plants + deck that badly needs staining, lol.

Hope you’re all having a great day!

xo,Nout

Outfit Details:
Skirt: eshakti contrast colorblock pleated (striped) skirt (not customized), on clearance for $30. For sale here but not on clearance.
Top: Michael Stars black shirt, thrifted $3.59
Shoes: Tahari black patent mary jane peeptoe pumps, congsignment $8
Necklace: red brick north UK cat necklace
Headband: gifted

recently thrifted: watermelon dress

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I recently found this super cute dress at one of the local thrift stores and I couldn’t resist the watermelon-like color palate 😉 I am trying to get all my very summer clothes worn before fall is upon us. Although living in the south means fall could show up sometime in October.

Plus, my cat Lafayette or “Laffy”. He’s a sweet 17-lb chunk.

Hope y’all have a great Tuesday, dear readers.
xo,
Nout

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Outfit Deets:
Dress: ECI lime green, white, and reddish dress, thrifted $5
Necklace: lime green bubble necklace, ebay $15
Shoes: Mel for Forever21 (NLA)
Belt: OLD NY&Co. white belt
Cardigan thing: Old Michael Stars white open cardi, TJ Maxx