Monday, June 16, 2014

Dressing up T-shirt and Jeans

BB-Dakota-Tuxedo-Dress

BB-Dakota-Aslan

Current-Elliott-Fling-Jeans


Kurt-Geiger-London-Britton-Pump

Zara-clutch


Dress (worn as a vest): BB Dakota, last seen here
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Bracelets: Bauble Bar (here, here), C. Wonder
Clutch: Zara, old

I hope you guys had a great weekend!  Mine was filled with lots of World Cup games and a great dinner with my dad for Father's Day.  

You may recognize this vest from when I wore it to the Aveda Fashion Show (here).  While I love it as a dress, it isn't really practical for my real life.  Since I work in a very creative, fashion-forward environment now (a far cry from the conservative business casual attire I wore as a strategy consultant...), I decided to make this tuxedo dress more casual by layering it over a t-shirt and my favorite jeans.  I know I've worn these jeans often on the blog, but they are so comfortable and I love the distressing.  I can't recommend them enough.  My red lip and fun heels were the perfect finishing touches.  Whenever I wear these shoes, someone always comments on how the heel could be used as a weapon...

By the way, I didn't carry this bag to work, but my big laptop bag just didn't go as well in the picture!  

Have a great day! 

Thanks to everyone who entered the Francesca's giveaway!  The winner is Christy Peeples DuBois!  Congrats Christy!!

Linking up with DC In Style, More Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express, and Fizz and Frosting

Linking up with Walking in Memphis in High Heels, The Fashion Canvas, Life's a Party Dress Like It, Style Elixir, Because Shanna Said So 

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69 comments:

  1. That is a fun vest! I love the way you mixed it up!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  2. those boyfriend jeans are perfect on you! Love them.

    The Style Scribe

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  3. Those jeans are pure perfection on you. I love your clutch too!

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  4. Cute jeans, especially with the heels.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  5. Omg that vest is a dress! What a great versatile piece!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  6. Hi Nicole,
    You look awesome.
    I really love your clutch
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary

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    1. Thanks Maggie! The clutch is so fun I had to have it when I saw it in Zara!

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  7. LOVE that clutch! SO fun!! A fun way to step up an amazing b&w look! Happy Monday!

    xx. Michelle
    www.themichmix.com

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  8. I love that you styled the dress as a vest - such a creative idea and it look so cool! Those shoes are awesome, and I love that they can secretly be a weapon too :)

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    1. Lol, Thanks Ashley! These shoes are so fun!

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  9. I want that vest! It looks great on you. :-)

    Mo

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    1. Thanks Mo! You are so creative that you could probably make something similar!

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  10. Adore how you restyled that dress as a vest! Such a great idea... I need to start figuring out how to remix my closet :) You look fab as always, love!

    xo, Bekka
    Palm and Peachtree, A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog
    Instagram | Facebook | Bloglovin

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    1. Thanks Bekka! I just hate seeing pieces hanging in my closet being neglected. :)

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  11. Very creative of you to wear the dress as a vest! I love how your whole look came together. You look great! :-)

    www.girlinahotcity.com

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    1. Thanks Monica! The clutch is really fun!

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  13. LOL at "but my laptop bag didn't go as well." Yeah, some things just aren't as blog-friendly, are they? Besides, the color of the clutch is such a perfect accent to the black and white color scheme. Love the way you dressed up your tee & jeans.
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks Gina! I had to keep it honest!

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  14. As soon as I saw that vest I thought it was your dress from the fashion show!! I seriously love how you used it in a different way - so chic and stylish! It is such a great piece and now I want one :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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    1. Thanks Maggie! It is a fun piece, but a little short!

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  15. Love how you're wearing the dress as a vest, it really looks great, I love how you paired it with heels and distressed denim as well! Great look!
    Xoxo,
    Brittany Blake
    Accordingtobrittanyblake.blogspot.com

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  16. that clutch is so fab! I love it! what a chic look! love all the gold details!

    kelseybang.com

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  17. Beautiful color clutch! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    xo Courtney
    www.byobeauty.com

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  18. Fun clutch! It's a great colour!

    xo T.
    Initialed

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  19. those jeans look so good on you, ive been looking for a pair of perfectly distressed jeans and i can never find anything quite like it. great outfit

    xx hersilvershoes

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  20. Loving those boyfriend jeans and those pointy toe heels! So chic!

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  21. This outfit is beautiful Nicole! I love every piece in this look. You look stunning!!!!
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  22. I saw the sneak peek on your insta and it was so worth the wait, perfection!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  23. Really nice vest! This outfit is really perfect <3 <3
    kisses

    Francesca http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it

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  24. This is a great vest - nicely styled. I love a piece of clothing that is truly versatile. Oh and that clutch is gorgeous!

    X Diana

    www.thecolecollection.com

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  25. I'm a huge fan of the blazer vest. Love how you used it to dress up this outfit!
    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  26. Those heels are amazing and that bag is so cute! I need both immediately.

    Ashley
    www.minck.co

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  27. You look absolutely beautiful!

    http://www.fashionadventuresatanyage.com

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  28. Love your lipstick and that bright blue clutch with all the neutrals! You've got the dressed up jeans look nailed!

    Jessi
    www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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  29. I love this outfit!!! Such a great look. Love the boyfriend jeans you paired with your top as well. :) So cute. Love your look.
    Angela
    www.prettyinherpearls.com

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  30. LOVE how you turned that dress into a vest! So creative!

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  31. Girl, you rocked this dress-as-a-vest look. I love it!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  32. Such a cute look! Love how you turned that dress into a vest! Fun idea! Great clutch!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  33. Love the cobalt blue clutch! And, the distressed denim and stilettos! cherie at stylenudge.com

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  34. I never would have though of wearing a dress as a waistcoat, it looks great! You whole outfit is definitely something I would wear. I love your heels and your blueclutch! I'm co-hosting Stylish Tuesday today but there has been a problem with my link so I will include it here in case you weren't ableto follow

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  35. Nicole - so clever to use this dress as a vest. Funny about your laptop bag, I don't normally take photos with mine either - it just does not look as cute. Love that clutch - so fun!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  36. Just found your blog & I am loving your style. I think I like that dress even better as a dress!
    Beautiful!

    Maddy
    http://cassidylou.com

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  37. Fabulous look! Love that vest!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  38. Absolutely LOVE this look! That vest is so fab! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    EatPrayWearLove

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  39. OMG you are definitely looking so high fashion in this sleeveless blazer....love it!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  40. What a great idea to wear that dress as a vest! Get more bang for your buck!

    Lindsey
    Thrift and Shout

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  41. Oh wow, that is so cool that you are wearing a dress as a vest! It looks so amazing and unique. Very chic! I love how creative you are. I am totally going to steal this idea ;) haha

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

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  42. You are killing it in this outfit...love your jeans!

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  43. Love that vest with the jeans and clutch! Congratulations, you are one of our featured bloggers this week. Thanks for linking up!

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  44. Love that dress as a vest! The proportions are perfect with the rolled jeans, big blue clutch, and arm party.

    Katie - See What Katie Wears

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  45. Love your outfit and that clutch is adorable. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. Have a wonderful day~

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  46. LOVE the tuxedo vest! Looks so chic with the contrasting denim. Your style is amazing!
    xo Meg
    http://meg-a-porter.blogspot.com/

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