Everyone has this jacket

I can see why the utility jacket is so popular, it pretty much goes with everything, and this particular one from Old Navy is very lightweight which makes it ideal for these spring into summer months.

This orange silk top is part of my last big thrift haul. It's from a store in New Canaan CT (where the rich people live) and all the clothing there was half off. I left with this bright orange tank, a white Loft pencil skirt, a black Banana Republic tee, and a grey cashmere hoodie. I got it all for $30, which is both a lot of money, and not a lot of money. Thrift shopping is funny like that.


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The Rundown
Orange Silk Top Thrifted similar
White Shorts Old Navy similar
Utility Jacket Old Navy
Sandals Franco Sarto via TJMaxx similar
Grayson Bar Bag Linea Pelle
Gold Hoop Earrings Amazon
Stingray Station Necklace House of Harlow c/o South Moon Under
Watch "Stella" Fossil via ebay
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Sunglasses "Cat Eye Combination" Cole Haan via TJMaxx
Nail Color "Haute as Hello" Essie

46 comments

  1. In love with that jacket, seriously. Your bag is also super cute! Cute blog.

    www.lavishingg.com
    xx

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  2. I need that jacket! I just got a utility vest -- very excited! -- and have a camo jacket similar to this. They're so fun and versatile for the summer. You look so perfect here.

    alyson
    www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

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  3. The utility jacket is a must have in every girl's wardrobe. Super cute look and your legs look amazing!

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  4. I really need to get myself a utility jacket, I've wanted one for a couple years and still haven't done it, haha. Love that silk top too, such a great color
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  5. You do a fabulous job mixing textures. That sheen on the orange top is great with the utility jacket. The thing about utility jackets is they are great for all year. I also love all the pockets. Four items (which I'm sure are all great quality) for $30 is a good deal, but I get where you're coming from on it being a lot too.

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  6. I'm so glad I got a utility jacket this year...it really is a wardrobe staple! I have to scope out the thrift stores in rich neighborhoods near me :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  7. I don' t have that jacket. Womp. Womp. Buttttt I regret now not getting it because it looks amazing on you!

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  8. Those white shorts have dressed up this casual look. Gold is such a chic touch too. There are some basic pieces which always works seems to with everything.

    xoxo Ra

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  9. I need that jacket! It's so perfect for cool summer nights! And what an amazing deal at that thrift store! Love your tank!

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  10. I really need to get a new utility jacket. Mine is in less than stellar shape. I should check out Old Navy!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  11. Things I can relate to in this post:

    1. shopping at thrift stores where the rich people live. LOL! They donate the best stuff! There is a Goodwill by the college campus in Boulder CO that I go to because they always have J. Crew and Banana Republic and all the great name brand goodies!

    2. Utility jackets. I just did a remix of mine. I love it. They are the best jacket ever--next to denim and the trench of course.

    3. $30 at a thrift store is a decent amount of money. But it usually means you got a lot of great stuff out of it.

    I love the olive, white and orange combo here Lydia!

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  12. Love this look! That utility jacket is perfect!

    xo
    Brittani and Katie
    www.pleasantlypetite.com

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  13. Love your mix of orange, military green and blue here, so chic!

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  14. The colors go wonderful together and of course I like the idea of a jacket with shorts.
    I do not own a utility jacket, maybe I should.

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  15. So cute! Love this look! And, for the record, I do not have this jacket. Although I wish I did...

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  16. I totally need that jacket. It looks beautiful on you, lovely. xoxo

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  17. It looks so awesome with that orange!

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  18. I can see why everyone has that jacket- it's super cute. I may be the next person to add it to my closet...

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  19. I just love utility jackets!! And with the pop of orange it is the perfect combo :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  20. Ahh love your House of Harlow necklace!!! This outfit looks amazing on you <3

    ombrevogue.blogspot.com

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  21. I *do* have this jacket! It does not look nearly as good on me as it does on you though. I love this look!

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  22. I love mirrored shades!! They look fantastic on you lady! Thanks for entering the giveaway! :)

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  23. oh, I don't have such jacket, but I do like the way it looks on you) Such a casual, yet chic outfit turned out:) I also love the way you look on those photographs, you are spreading such positive energy, which is great!

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  24. I wore almost this exact outfit last week, great minds think alike :)

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  25. love this with shorts
    never thought of pairing it with them
    Brett

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  26. I really love all of these colors together!

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  27. Well I don't own one yet!! lol! not really my style! I do love your necklace though!!
    Two Hearts One Roof

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  28. Indeed, I have that jacket. And I love it! It looks so good and with that amazing ON price tag, it's such a good buy. Love how you paired it with shorts here! So cute.

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  29. Thrifting is the best ever! I love that jacket and every time I see you wearing this bag I immediately neeeeed it!!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  30. Ah, the utility jacket. It's true that everyone has one, including me - but sometimes there's a reason for that, like the incredible practicality and total comfort of the piece. Plus, they go with everything. Even, apparently, shorts! I never thought of it but I will be trying it now :) And as for your thrift haul... four pieces including cashmere for $30? I am, as ever, seriously impressed.
    xox,
    Cee

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  31. Ooh that utility jacket definitely works well with your bright outfit! $30 rocks for all those goodies!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  32. So cute! Loving that utility jacket! It looks perfect next to the orange!

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  33. I have a utility jacket that I bought years ago from Loft that I don't give it much love. Yours is a great fit and perfect with the orange top. I think you did pretty good with your shopping haul for $30!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  34. Super cute outfit! love the casual chic look!

    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  35. Super cute outfit! love the casual chic look!

    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  36. Ha! Well you're not wrong...everybody DOES have that jacket. I was tempted to get one, but I kind of feel like it'll be out of style next season when everyone gets tired of seeing it all around.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  37. i love the combination of colors in this outfit and that jacket fits you perfectly!

    cute & little

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  38. I need one too. have been trying to get hold of one for months. just end up buying other stuff always. love those shorts!

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  39. I dont! lol but you look great!

    kisses.
    www.taislany.com

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  40. What a great jacket and thrifted at that! A utility jacket is definitely a staple because of its versatility.

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  41. There is something so chic about this color combination! I love it!

    Joanna

    coastalcloset.blogspot.com

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  42. I love this casual look! Comfy and simple!

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  43. This is a nice casual outfit. I like the white shorts.

    the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  44. everybody's got that jacket, and with good reason! it's awesome! I scored one similar to this at H&M over 5 years ago and it's one of my favorite jackets!

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  45. Oh wow, I am loving the color combination in this outfit! The orange and green look so good together.

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  46. Love the utility jacket. Mine's from Old Navy too. Such a great casual piece.

    Katie - See What Katie Wears

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