Seasonal investments

I've been a bit reluctant to delve into my coat closet this fall, even though I know it's the last day of October and I'm just in denial. Much like my yearly challenge to delay the first wearing of tights, I'm keeping the coats in the closet for as long as I can and giving myself a little extra layer with vest.

I'm particularly loving the long blazer style of this vest from Rosegal, it adds polish, and that extra bit of warmth I need. When it gets colder I can opt for a fur vest, layer over sweaters, and even layer over lighter jackets. Coats are inevitably coming, but for the moment, I'm holding out.

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The Rundown
Striped Shirt L.L. Bean thrifted
Long Black Vest c/o Rosegal
Black Pants Gap similar
White Mules "Camila" Rebecca Minkoff
Bag "Astor" Linea Pelle
Watch "Classic Sheffield" c/o Daniel Wellington
Faux Pearl Earrings c/o Lydell NYC
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Pearl and Pave Ring Forever 21
Sunglasses c/o Sicky
Nail Color "Marshmallow" Essie

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Thanks to Rosegal for sponsoring this post. 


  1. I'm totally with you, let's hold off on the coats. I've been layering up but holding out on the coat for now. Great classic look!

  2. I'm a huge fan of these longer vest---really almost any time of the year. I think they can be work appropriate yet perfect for a casual look too!!
    I kinda feel the same way about my boots as you do your coats---I know they'll be getting constant use in the next couple of months, so I don't want to overdo it yet!!

  3. Love this classic black and white look, and how you are still styling the RM mules I also have -- must bust mine out!


  4. Haha, I'm doing the same thing with my coats! But I have one that has really thin arms so once I need to start wearing thick sweaters it will be harder to that one might have to come out with a tee under it.

  5. Loving this long vest...such a great look!!


  6. Such a pretty vest - I am kind of surprised you can still wear mules in this time of the year.
    I cannot believe October is over.

  7. You know I have a deep love for a good long vest - I bought mine sort of on a whim but it's proven to be one of my favourite things in my wardrobe, so practical in so many scenarios and stylish, too. With that said, there are still so many ways that I haven't worn my vest and with stripes is one of them, so I'm going to have to take a little inspiration from you next time I style it!

  8. I am 100% the same way. Coats are all fun and games until you HAVE to wear them or else you will freeze. Even though I have quite the impressive coat collection as I am a sucker for a pretty coat, those things stay put until I NEED them. I love this vest! Very chic!

  9. Your vest seems like a lovely layering piece, and I really like the stripes with it. I'm sure the cold weather will his soon and you'll be glad you held off on wearing your coats now as you'll be able to enjoy wearing them more :)

    Hope you had good weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  10. I know the feeling, because once we're in coats, we don't come out for months. I love how you wore this vest for added warmth! I've been layering light jackets for now. Denial, indeed!
    Happy Halloween!
    xo Annie,
    New England Romance

  11. One thing i have noticed about black and white mixture is that its one of the most perfect colours to match together. They easily and simply fit. You look so pretty girl.

  12. You styled your vest in such a classic and wearable way! Love it!


  13. I so love the look of these long vests, perfect on you with the stripes!

  14. It's amazing what a vest can add! Love it with your stripes.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  15. I love the vest over the top of the stripes- very Parisian chic. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  16. I've been on the fence about a long vest like that, but you wear it so effortlessly I think I need to give it a shot! This is such a chic look!

  17. What an amazing classic look dear! I love your Breton top and how you styled it! The vest is perfect and you have incorporated it so great into your look!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  18. I've been contemplating adding a vest to my closet and I just love yours - it looks like a really well-tailored piece.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  19. I always love stripes the most in the fall. It's just such an easy and chic look. Major bag envy over here too!


  20. The long vest looks great. This is a great fall look.