I think it’s time for my cyber vacay to end. After neglecting the blogosphere completely 4 days, I started browsing my fave blogs today and found myself feeling inspired. Unfortunately, I also did not take any proper outfit pics during my vacation. I guess that’s what a vacation is all about, right. I wish I had at least taken pictures of the outfit I wore to the engagement party, but oh well.
Anyway, I did have some pictures from the Saturday before last that I never posted. This is yet another outfit inspired by my Outfit Inspiration Calendar for November (I’ll be doing another Calendar for December). The inspiration was this lovely utility vest + sweater dress combo from the 2010 Love 21 Fall/Winter Look Book (via Fabsugar).
Well, you all know how obsessed I was with my Old Navy utility vest when I bought it last summer. I honestly thought I’d be wearing it much more than I have so far this fall. Oh well, I’ve still got a few months of winter ahead of me! Anyway, I paired it with a purple sweater dress I bought from a cheap mall boutique many years ago. You’d think the thing would have fallen apart at the seams by now, but it’s holding up.
|Vest: Old Navy | Dress: Some Cheap Store | Belt: Old & DIY’d | Tights: Walmart | Boots: Bakers | Bag: Nine West via TJ Maxx | Necklace: Forever 21|
I decided to leave the scarf behind because it just wasn’t that cold and I might have died of a heat stroke with the combination of the turtleneck dress and the scarf. Instead I opted for my Forever 21 chandelier necklace. Have you all noticed that it’s my new favorite?
I belted my vest with an old cheetah print belt. I was lusting after a pony hair leopard belt, and as I scoured the internet looking for a great deal I remembered that I already had one… duh! (last seen here) but it had a big cowgirl style buckle on it that wasn’t really what I wanted… and then I remembered the buckle was completely removable…so I swapped it out with the help of a box cutter and buckle from another cheap belt that came attached to a dress (I despise the cheap belts that come with dresses…why do they do that?).
The most exciting thing about these pictures! The DUCKS! I drove by a church parking lot that was being overrun by ducks. It was amazing! (yes, I am still in awe of all the nature in my new neighborhood). I didn’t want to get to close because they started running away, but this is less than a quarter of them!