This is a Moto vest, so it adds a bit of edginess to my outfit, which is one reason I had a hard time styling it. I tried it with all black and felt it looked to "Biker Girlish", then I tried it my grey jeans, and that looked o.k., but I seemed to like it best with blue jeans. I've also seen other girls wear this vest over dresses. I really like that look, especially if you have a flower print girly dress that you might want to edge up a bit.
My vest is by a.n.a and is sold at J.C. Penney HERE. I bought a size small since that is my usual size in the a.n.a line, but I wish I would have bought a medium. The vest runs a bit small: I can zip it up, but it is tight. All the on-line reviews said the vest ran small too.
Underneath my vest I wore another a.n.a top: a black/charcoal stripe 3/4 sleeve textured knit top. I absolutely love this top! It's so comfortable, and it is also a size small and fits me perfectly. I like a.n.a. tops for my body type because they always allow so much extra room in the stomach area.
This top is still available HERE and comes in three other colors too. I wish I would have bought it in the reddish color as well! Hm mm, maybe I'll find it on clearance soon!
Because the top is a bit sheer, I wore a lace trimmed camisole underneath. I also liked the touch of lace to help bring a bit of femininity to an otherwise more masculine outfit.
I wore this vest before taking pictures, and I didn't notice until after the photo shoot that it wrinkled in the back. I'm not happy about that. I don't like clothes that wrinkle easy. I'm assuming that happened from sitting in the car or a chair most of the morning. It is made of linen.
My jeans are Kut From The Kloth distressed boyfriend from StitchFix.
For footwear, I chose some old ankle boots from Famous Footwear that I've had for years.
Even though this vest was hard to style because of the dark color and edginess, I really like it as an alternative to the more traditional, conservative vests available to older women. When I was reading the reviews of this product on JCP I noticed one of the reviewers was in her sixties and she wrote:
There was a lot of silver hardware in the vest, so I accessorized with silver jewelry that was a bit edgy.
And as always, I carried my black bucket bag from Express....I know I show it to you all a lot, but it just goes with everything!
Have a great day! Amy
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