Daily Outfit: 7/28/10

Vest, self-made
Olive tee, Amazon
Brown skirt, thrifted
Cage heels, Chinese Laundry Scene Stealer
Silver bangle, self-made
Magenta bangle, Ragstock
Wood bangle, thrifted
Hoop earrings, courtesy ice.com

Some of you may remember me purchasing and wearing a vest much like this last summer. Posting about it caused others to post about how easy it would be to MAKE such a vest. So I made about six in different colors of jersey.


Cut rectangle of fabric. Cut circle in middle. Wear. Couldn’t be easier.

  • What Would a Nerd Wear

    the color combo is just perfection today!

  • HGGirl

    Such a cute vest! And sexy too! I think I'm even MORE impressed when a simple DIY project turns out so well.

  • Anonymous

    Sal, you're a genius! I'm going to see all my scraps of saved fabric in a new light now. Love the blog!
    Gill :)

  • AbraCat

    My daughter will love the vest idea!

  • Audi

    That vest is REALLY cool. I love the simplicity of it, and how it has layering potential either as a top layer or in the middle, underneath a jacket or blazer in the cooler months. And have you tried belting one? It seems like that might work well too.

  • Vanessa

    Those shoes are killer!

  • Melissa

    I love the pink with the brown and green, such a fun pop! Those shoes are amazing. I need fun shoes like those!

  • Rebecca

    I like the combination of pink and olive, and good job with the DIY.

  • Michael McGraw Photography

    You look really cute in this.
    -HM

  • megan at Transmission Me

    Wow what an awesome idea!! I was just thinking how I want some little flowy vests but don't want to spend the money. I love how you've styled it!!

  • Lemondrop Marie

    I really like the easy vest idea, I would however find some way to cut it wrong.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Christmas in July giveaway

  • budget chic

    Love this! But Sally I know if I tried it, it will come out all messed up, your vest looks so perfectly cut. I like that nice hot fuschia color you picked out too! Do your thing diva!

  • Anonymous

    I like the creative color combo, the olive top and brown skirt are well done. IMO the vest cheapens the look, sorry, but I do like the color choice. The shoes rock but would have been much better in a darker color – copper brown, for instance. The color you have them in is too pale and blends into your skin tone, making your calves look bigger than I think they really are. JMO.

  • Megan Mae

    Awesome idea. I should really try this instead of considering buying one. I always feel like the jersey vests are so pricey. Great solution~!

  • Justine

    That's a VERY cool vest!

  • Valerie-MN

    Very Cool DIY project. Great accessory piece to do in lots of colors and textures. A cute brooch or flower on it would be another way to wear the vest, too.

    Cool shoes and color combination, too.

  • jungleworldcitizen

    Easy, pretty and I had never thought about it….lol
    xoxo

  • kashmirstorz

    Simple yet elegant vest for sure.

  • Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    That vest is so cool. Totally want to make one of them.

    And I love the final pose. It's one I do a lot, which my friend has officially titled "Where's my dog?" I think all poses should have names – Zoolander here we come.

  • Lucy Starcrest

    Are those shoes comfy? Love them!

  • Sal

    Lucy Starcrest: They are surprisingly comfy! Though I will admit to tripping in them two or three times, something I seldom do. Must be a different shoe shape than I'm used to …

  • Ebony

    Those nude caged heels are adorable.

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    http://xoxoebony.blogspot.com

  • eek

    love your DIY vest! That's right along my sewing alley :)

    Fabulous shoes as usual!

  • Clare

    I HAVE to try this jersey vest thing.

  • Mary

    I love that vest, I made a blue one just like it last year from your pattern!! You look great Sally!

  • Mari Pili Valencia

    Sehr nützlich und richtig schön! Und die Farbe ist wirklich super!

  • Spicey

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

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