Friday, January 29, 2016

Sweater Vest Revisited

Back in November I wrote a post titled "Sweater Vests:  Yea or Nay?".  In that post I discussed my initial doubts of the practicality of sweater vests and whether or not they worked for my body type.  It ended up being one of my most popular posts of the year.

So for today's fashion post, I thought I'd bring back that very same sweater vest, but styled in a slightly different way.

 In the first post, I styled the vest with different shades of creams and grey and short black booties.  I liked that look, but I wanted to see what the vest would like with a solid line of black underneath.

Instead of a cream shirt under the vest, this time I wore a black (or very dark charcoal grey) top underneath.  Like the first shirt, this is a very thin cotton garment (old, Express).  Wearing something thin underneath the vest helps reduce bulkiness and also keeps me from getting overly warm.

For jewelry, I accented with a multi-strand silver necklace and a black and white silver bracelet.  I painted my nails blue, because I thought it helped offset the overall dark outfit.

Here is a side view of the vest.  It has a long, asymmetrical side, and is shorter in the front and back.  The back is a solid cream.

I wore tall, flat black boots (old, J.C. Penney) with silver studs and buckles.  I chose tall boots over short ones to elongate my figure due to the heaviness of the vest.

The front of the vest has lapels with a solid black edge.

My jeans are simple, high waisted, straight leg jeans by St. John's Bay.  They are one size bigger than I normally wear in pants because they don't sell my normal size in St. John's Bay in store.  It's a problem I have to deal with a lot at most department stores, for their smallest size in Misses or Women's is usually a size 6.  Rather than buy on-line or shop elsewhere, I just buy the six and wear my clothes a little looser than I'd like.  That is why the material is buckling on my legs.

Other than the fact that my pants are too big, I really like this outfit more than the one I wore in the previous post.  I think the solid line of head to toe black compliments the vest and makes me look slimmer.  And who doesn't want to look slimmer?

This a.n.a textured vest is still available HERE, and the jeans are available HERE.

So what about you?  Which outfit do you like prefer?  Have you purchased any sweater vests yet this season?  I'd love to hear from you!

Linking Up with these Fabulous Blogs HERE.


  1. Your vest is darling and looks so cozy! I'm also loving your necklace!

    Doused in Pink

  2. Love the vest, Amy, but I have to say that you're making me so cold standing in all the snow! Brr!

  3. Love the vest. And the boots are amazing. Thanks for stopping by earlier! Sabina

  4. Definitely a yay to sweater vests! I'm loving yours, and love that you chose all black underneath!

  5. I really like the stripes on this vest and I think it would go with a lot of different tops! I love how you styled it here. It looks SO soft and warm!


  6. The vest looks great with the dark greys underneath! And I love the necklace & bracelet!

  7. Such a cute outfit! And love the blue nail polish!
    I thought our JCP was the only one not carrying smaller pants sizes. It's frustrating trying to find jeans that fit here in the small town I live in.

  8. Great vest - it looks so warms and love the asymmetrical hemline! It stands out nicely against your black base. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday! Hope to see you back next week.

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  9. You are adorable! I've lost 82 lbs, and look forward to wearing some of your ideas one day soon! A our thirty more to go :-) thanks for sharing, now...go get some hot cocoa...brrrrr!!!

  10. Your vest is lovely, and a classic black and white stripe like this goes with everything :)

    I'm not a vest person (I prefer to have my arms covered up when it's cold) but they do look like great layering pieces and it's nice to see you are getting a lot of wear from yours :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  11. Soft and pretty and looks comfy too. This would be a great teaching look for me. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  12. Glad you decided to keep this cute sweater vest, love how you styled it!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!



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