outfit: white and vested

June 23, 2014

white & army green vest
My quest for the perfect military vest can be traced back at least two years ago when I borrowed Kimberly’s during a blog conference and knew I needed my own. I’m convinced it’s that versatile layering tool that goes over anything like this outfit, or a great tank dress, or something in the middle like a v-neck tee and shorts. I’m hesitant to splurge on new-to-me styles — especially when I can find what I want at a steal — and in Florida there are only so many days you can pull off a vest without sweating to death.

This Old Navy find is a major style win in this average girl’s closet, adding extra personality and depth to an otherwise pretty basic white look (though how cute are the gold pineapples on this $12 tank?!). I wore this outfit on Saturday for brunch to celebrate my grandma and husband’s birthday’s (an annual tradition; they’re one day apart), and I felt pulled together, yet comfortable, all day.

details --- gold, army green and a pop of blue

PS: these flats were a recent splurge…. went for it during the amazing Saks sale because as we discussed in this post I’m really a flats girl at heart who wanted a chic neutral pair in lieu of heels or wedges. These transition seamlessly from weekday to weekend, and I adore the quilted and gold details.

white and vested

gold pineapples + a pop of periwinkle vest: old navy (code SAVE for 20% off) // tank: old navy (also comes in grey with silver) // denim: old navy (old; similar) // flats: tory burch // bag: rebecca mink off (sold out: on sale now in rose & mint; pretty!) // necklace: madewell // purple bracelet: ℅ sequin // spiky bracelet: nordstrom

white & army green vest

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  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara

    LOVE the pineapple tank…so much fun with your vest!

  • http://www.pennypincherfashion.com/ Kimberly

    Yay for the vest - you know how obsessed I am with them! And I love that pineapple top - such a cute summer look!! :)


  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    This look is so cute, and something I can totally recreate, which I always love.

    Chic on the Cheap

  • Kristin Clark

    This outfit is so cute! Loving the military vest.

    Kristin of LivingInColorPrint.com

  • http://www.smartnsnazzy.com/ Lia ~ Smart n Snazzy

    I have the same pineapple tank and love it so much! It’s super versatile too; I dress it up for work and just throw it on with shorts for play! I think I’ll be buying the gray one too :) Great look, Alyson!
    xo ~ Lia | Smart n Snazzy

  • http://fabulouslyaverage.tumblr.com Joanne Almonte Mason

    This is such a cute look! I almost snagged that tank this weekend (awesome sale, am I right?!) but decided not to at last minute. You’re making me regret it!

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  • The Fashionable ESQ

    Hey girl! I love this look on you. You look awesome. It’s so hard to find the right cargo vest…I ordered an Old Navy one online and it was wayyy too long…not a cute look at all!


  • http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com/ ashleigh

    I love the pineapples! I work in Hospitality so I mind of collect them. They’re the symbol of our industry. I own that vest too btw. It’s like the new bubble necklace lol. You did a great job lightening it up with the lighter colors.

  • Ash

    I love your outfit! I just bought this tank and wasn’t sure how I wanted to style it… Thanks for a great idea! :)

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