GETTING VESTED 3

Time to talk about vests again. Aren’t you glad?  This time I am going to show you some of the ideas that did not work, in addition to the looks I will actually wear. If you read this blog very often, you know that I am more than willing to share my mistakes with you. You’re welcome!

These ideas seemed good to me when I thought of them, and if I did not take pictures of most of my outfits before I wear them in public, I probably would have worn them. Some things are just better in your head. 😉

Here is one of the keepers:

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Followed by “what was I thinking #1”:

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Here’s a “maybe” …decided to work on it some more:

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Definitely looks better this way, but still not exactly right:

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Maybe it looks better without a vest:

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Here is “what was I thinking #2”.  Hate the necklace and belt combo, hate the shoes. Navy dress with green vest sounds good in theory. May have to try again with this one.

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Oops, here’s another one that just doesn’t work with the vest:

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Much better this way:

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So, there you have it. I’m sure you have seen enough of vests for awhile! But I hope this has inspired you to pull out that old vest in the back of your closet and try it on with some stuff.  Or go buy a new cute one!

Here is a montage of the good and the not-so-good from all 3 posts. I am showing you these so that you can see that putting outfits together is trial and error.

Please comment and tell me which is the best and which is the worst. I promise not to wear anything you hate. 🙂 I am voting for Number 15!

You will just have to imagine that the first outfit is number one and go from there. The collage maker I have will not let me add text without paying to upgrade to the premium version, and you all know I am cheap.

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Back soon with more inexpensive outfits for the older generation 😉

21 thoughts on “GETTING VESTED 3”

  1. I like 4 and 8 the best! I bought a red vest this Fall because you wore some cute red vest outfit last year that I wanted to copy!

  2. Hi! I’m thinking 4 is my favorite! Really enjoyed all these vest posts cuz I’m a vest lover from way back! Glad I found u recently, keep up the good work! Cathy C from MI

  3. Personally I like a tunic length with a shorter vest so #4,5 & 6 fit that category. Not so crazy about
    dress length with shorter vests although #7 is my fav in that category. Another comment would be
    that leggings with dresses should be long enough to meet the booties for an elongated look, hope this
    makes sense! I do love the red vest which really ‘pop’s on you. Of course I vote for #15 as the BEST &
    CUTEST!!

    1. Hi Kay, I agree that the longer leggings look better, but every style blog I follow always shows the booties with ankles showing, so I am just trying to keep up with the style. 😉 And although I do love the look of a dress with a vest, it is not the best look for me. I really still love the look of a vest with jeans.

  4. By far my favorite is 15. What a cutie! Now someone that age and that cute looks good in everything! As far as your pictures, I love 4,6, 7, and 10. I am not a fan of leggings because of my fat knees. Every fall, I say I am going to wear them, and every fall I try them on and say “no, no I’m not”. You have convinced me to dig out my vests and buy a pair of short boots.

    1. Thank you, Nancy. I think I like #4 the best also. And I am a sucker for a plaid dress. I will definitely keep working on this one.

    1. Thanks, Joyce. I plan to get a lot of use out of these vests. They are perfect for traveling….don’t even need to take a purse.

  5. You have found the fountain of youth in number 15. I like my leggings to continue into boots to lengthen the leg. I love 4 and 10, they seem to pop.

    We have had a cold snap and guess what, my first cool day I pulled out a vest and went hiking.

  6. #4
    I would wear this…I was in Kohl’s yesterday. Vests were on sale for 40% off. Would make them about $20. Didn’t have time to look but going back today!

    1. Thanks, Cathy. May have to make a quick trip to Kohl’s. On second thought, I should probably just make do with the vests I already have!

  7. I prefer #4. I guess I associate vests with casual, cozy, outdoorsy fashion. That being said — I bought a dress and vest at Old Navy this week that I plan to wear to church Sunday. And of course I would never have bought that combo had I not seen it on your blog.

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