Monday, August 20, 2012

Inspiration Monday & A Winner

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend.
It actually was a bit cool here, so being outside was wonderful.

Today is Inspiration Monday over on Two Birds today.

Our inspiration is Elizabeth Olsen:
My interpretation is a bit more fallish and maybe a bit more hard than this sweet flowy look.

I went with an almost paisley type print that is much bolder, 
but I think the vest and booties give it the same feel.
I am not  big wearer of vests and in fact only have two in my closet,
 well 3 if you count the big puffy down one.
I would never think to pair a vest with a dress,
 but I really like the way it looks.
Are you a big vest wearer? 
 Would you pair one with a dress?
 Are you loving this look or not so much?

The winner for the monogrammed key chain is Alex Elizabeth.
I will be contacting you shortly with the details on how to order you custom key chain.
 thanks to all of my readers once again!

booties-Nine West
vest-Ann Taylor


Style Journey said...

I really like this vest and the way you styled it. The booties are a fun addition.

I do like vests. They are a fun alternative to a blazer or cardigan. Oh, and I wore my cat shirt that you commented on awhile back. I thought about you when I wore it again! Heather

Cara said...

LOVE your vest and interpretation of this look Brett! I was searching for a vest this morning for this outfit and only have two myself. I opted for a denim jacket instead. Cute booties too!

Laura said...

It definitely flows nicely and gives the dress a little bit of an edge. I like it! Have a great week Brett!

Katherine said...

Hi Brett, thank you for stopping by! Oh Inspiration Monday!!!! I participated in the past...oh my, I completely forgot about it :(
I will try and do it next week :)
You look great!!! I do not own even 1 vest, but I think I have to add one, especially denim, it looks so cool and is the perfect "jacket" kind of thing for chilly summer mornings or evenings.
Oh and I just followed you :)

Coffee and Cardigans said...

I think you did a great job making the inspiration all your own. The paisley print pairs lovely with that leather vest. And I really adore the booties. This is a wonderful transition outfit as the weather cools down!


Dawn said...

Darn you look sexy in this outfit, Brett. What a great look for you, edgy and ready to conquer the world. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

two birds said...

i really like this look on you...the feminie touches mixed with the more sexy/masculine vest and booties. it's a great weather-transitional look!

Shea Sayers said...

That vest and those cute booties totally transform that dress--I love the way this looks! Great inspiration Monday look :)

Kezzie said...

Your version of this outfit is great as it is a brilliant Autumnal interpretation of it- you look great Brett!

Bravoe Runway said...

I am not a huge vest fan either! My mom however is! She always does an amazing job styling vests, this is a great look and I can def see the inspiration.

Lisa said...

You look so cute with the booties, Brett.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I think this look is great on you...maybe you should give in to vests more often!! I also love, love, love the booties!

Julie Khuu said...

I love how the addition of a vest can modernize any ol' ensemble...especially when paired with a patterned dress! Love how funky it looks, a little boho luxe, a little sophisticated chic!

Would love to get your thoughts on my most recent hotel renovation when you get a chance! Hope to see you soon!

Peace. Love. LOL!

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WendyB said...

I have a few vests and keep meaning to wear them more.

Sylvia said...

Great job on the inspiration Monday look! I love the pattern on your dress. Very pretty!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I love vests with dresses, anything to layer and add dimension! The fall colours of your dress are beautiful and I love the rock and roll feeling with the vest and booties!

Renae said...

Pretty good, girl. Great boots!

Steph said...

I really like your take on the look! I think the fall colors are totally appropriate with the upcoming season! I'm not a vest person either, so I just used a jacket.

Alex Elizabeth said...

Yes, definitely a bit fall-ish... and I am so ready for fall! I think it's been an unbearable hot summer.

A Fine Balance said...

I love the vest and fall is already here...its sweater weather in the mornings and cool cool nights!

I love the vest. I am all for them

pastcaring said...

Hi there, just found your blog, can't quite remember via whom but it could have been Dawn. Anyway - hello!
I am indeed wearing a waistcoat with a vintage maxi dress today. It does that trick of casualising (I don't think that's really a word) a frock or making it a little less girly, which I like. The combination looks fab on you, that's a great print, and I like the rock chick waistcoat and ankle boots very much.
Love Curtise xx

Thrifted Shift said...

A badass version! Love it!