My quest for the perfect military vest can be traced back at least two years ago when I borrowed Kimberlyâ€™s during a blog conference and knew I needed my own. Iâ€™m convinced itâ€™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. Iâ€™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 girlâ€™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 husbandâ€™s birthdayâ€™s (an annual tradition; theyâ€™re one day apart), and I felt pulled together, yet comfortable, all day.
How was the weather by you this weekend? Our Saturday was gorgeous (thank goodness because I was up at 5 am to do PR for the first West Palm Beach GreenMarket of the season then a pool party — all before noon!) but our Sunday was a big drench-fest (i.e. apologies for photo quality in some pics!). While I normally default to denim on the weekend, I still love my cargos from a season or two ago. Are they still in? Please say yes! I plan on wearing them nearly exactly as I did here a year and a half ago (though promise my hair will look nothing like this. ever again! hahaha).
I created a list recently on my phone called “style needs” to keep me on track when shopping. Otherwise, I spend money on, yes, cute items, but probably ones quite similar to what I own that donâ€™t help me eliminate my real need for certain items for a more well-rounded wardrobe. (remember this post on the “nothing to wear syndrome?” Exactly.). Ok, on my list are fitted boyfriend jeans, minimalist strappy black heels with an ankle strap, amazing pointy-toe black heels, a few other items, and… a tweed blazer! Iâ€™ve wanted a Chanel-esque blazer for ages so when I stumbled across this at Zara (ok, truth, Tiffany found it and I immediately ripped it off the rack!) and then it fit me like so, I had an instant obsession moment.
What are the items on your wardrobe need (not want) list for Fall?? Â (ps: keep reading for more photos + where everything is from).