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Banana Republic vest + Banana Republic pleated skirt + J.Crew crossbody bag

Banana Republic vest + Banana Republic pleated skirt + J.Crew crossbody bag

Banana Republic vest + Banana Republic pleated skirt + J.Crew crossbody bag

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fun weekend! I didn’t do anything special this time; I just ran some errands, cooked for the week, and relaxed with my family. I always enjoy staying at home, eating pizza, and watching a good movie.

Now, let’s talk about today’s look. I’ve finally purchased my first long vest! I’ve always liked them on other women, but, until a couple of weeks ago, I hadn’t even tried on one. I find this classic style very versatile and plan to pair it with jeans, short dresses (haven’t tried that yet!), and skirts. This long vest looks fantastic buttoned up or left open; I intend to layer it when the weather is not so suffocating. Whenever I purchase a new piece, I try it out with many other clothing items and accessories to see how well it will fit into my collection. As you can see from today’s post, this vest aced the test!

Thank you very much for stopping by!

Danielle

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Vest: Banana Republic

Skirt: Banana Republic

Bag: J.Crew

Shoes: Steve Madden

Sunglasses:  Chanel (I also love these and these)

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174 Comments

  1. September 18, 2015    

    Such a great look. Legs for days!

  2. September 16, 2015    

    very chic and classy.. Always been a fan of long vest. This one looks great on you.

    Tega Enai
    http://www.tegaenai.com
    xoxo..

    • September 17, 2015    

      Thanks, Tega!

  3. September 16, 2015    

    Love your long vest paired with this!

    Alice
    http://www.happpinessatmidlife.com

    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • September 17, 2015    

      Thanks, Alice!

  4. September 15, 2015    

    Wow! This is one of my recent favorites on you. The vest is gorgeous — so sleek!

    Hailey
    http://www.themiddlecloset.com

    • September 17, 2015    

      Thanks, Hailey!

  5. September 15, 2015    

    Love your style and chic sense of looks here makes me inspired. 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com

    • September 17, 2015    

      Thank you very much, Heather!

  6. September 15, 2015    

    Black and white is a favorite of mine so I’m loving this outfit. I’ve been wanting to style a long vest but haven’t gotten around to it. Love how you styled yours. Very polished and chic. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    • September 17, 2015    

      Thanks, Cynthia!

  7. September 15, 2015    

    Love you style! Gorgeous and chic. I’m a follower and looking forward to more great looks!

    • September 17, 2015    

      Thank you very much, Carrie!

  8. September 15, 2015    

    Love the way you styled your vest. I have a similar vest on my blog right now that I paired with jeans. But I love the classy way you dressed things up too!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • September 17, 2015    

      Thanks, Yasmin!

  9. September 15, 2015    

    absolutely beautiful look
    I posted a new post, I’d love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    fashion blogger
    kiss

    • September 17, 2015    

      Thanks!

  10. September 15, 2015    

    Oh I so want to get a long vest. I never thought to style it button up, but this looks great.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    allienyc.com

    • September 17, 2015    

      Thank you, Allie!

  11. GI.
    September 15, 2015    

    Black & White look is always perfect, so cool!
    xoxo Gi.

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    • September 17, 2015    

      Thanks!

  12. September 15, 2015    

    Awww super love it,you know im all into black and you nailed this ootd woman,the vest the skirt that sexy looking sandals,perfect.
    Xoxo Bing.

    http://www.bingyourstyle.com

    • September 17, 2015    

      Thanks, Bing!

  13. September 15, 2015    

    Super chic look ! Loved it 🙂

    • September 17, 2015    

      Thanks, Bhabya!

  14. September 15, 2015    

    You’re so chic Danielle, totally obsessed with your long vest!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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    • September 17, 2015    

      Thanks, Paola!

  15. September 15, 2015    

    I love this look. Is very stylish.
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    • September 17, 2015    

      Muchas gracias, Isabel!

  16. September 15, 2015    

    Love the fab minimalist style!
    Edita
    http://www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk/

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Edita!

  17. September 15, 2015    

    I love the dress. It’ s so beautiful
    Itziar
    http://www.etlittlethings.com/

    • September 16, 2015    

      Gracias!

  18. September 15, 2015    

    Love that sleeveless blazer!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Ashley!

  19. September 15, 2015    

    Who doesn’t like a slice of pizza? This vest is a winner because of its versatility! I will look for one, it is a must have essential, I love how you paired it with the vibrant short skirt and the strapless heels, You look fab!
    fashionstylemogul.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Meron!

  20. September 15, 2015    

    I love that vest worn as a top! Your style is great.

    Alicia| http://www.betweenthepearls.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  21. Dania
    September 15, 2015    

    Darling you look beautiful love so much your mini skirt.
    Kisses

    http://www.angelswearheels.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Dania!

  22. September 15, 2015    

    you look beautiful! I love the jacket and the skirt!
    http://www.alessandrastyle.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  23. September 15, 2015    

    I love what you’ve done with this vest. The balance between it and the mini skirt is perfect!

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    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Alecz!

  24. September 15, 2015    

    You’ve balanced the vest perfectly with the short skirt, Danielle

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Suze!

  25. September 15, 2015    

    That vest is amazing! So classic ad so chic!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  26. September 15, 2015    

    It looks very elegant styled that way, I cant wait to see the other ways you style it.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thank you!

  27. September 15, 2015    

    This is such a beautiful outfit – you look so chic and absolutely stunning! 🙂

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk
    http://www.youtube.com/user/sprinklesofstyle

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Layla!

  28. September 15, 2015    

    Nice and classic outfit! Loving the top… Have a nice week 😉

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thank you!

  29. September 15, 2015    

    Very elegant. The long vest really elongates your body and you look tall and slim. Great look X

    http://www.leopardandspice.com/

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Mini!

  30. September 15, 2015    

    So classy, love your style!!
    Kisses
    Martina
    http://www.pinkbubbles.it
    NEW POST

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Martina!

  31. September 15, 2015    

    So chic and classy! Have a great week!

    Tamara xxx

    http://www.theglamandglitter.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thank you!

  32. September 15, 2015    

    Amazing vest and skirt!

    International Giveaway on my blog http://lookwhatimwearingtoday.blogspot.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  33. September 15, 2015    

    This outfit and that vest is perfect babe! You look stunning!

    Hope you’ll check out my page and let me know your thoughts! I love meeting new bloggers xx

    Helen xx
    http://CH1K.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thank you!

  34. September 15, 2015    

    looking so chic head to toe
    http://www.thefashionfraction.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Michele!

  35. September 15, 2015    

    So glad you got your first long vest! It’s one of my favorite layering items especially for early fall!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  36. September 15, 2015    

    black & white is always a great combo. The skirt print is lovely
    xxx
    mari
    http://www.ilovegreeninspiration.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thank you!

  37. September 15, 2015    

    you look so damn amazing

    http://carrieslifestyle.com
    Posts online about Provence, Tuscany, Miami…

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thank you!

  38. September 15, 2015    

    Love your skirt!! You look so great in this outfit!
    Love,
    Kisses and hugs from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  39. September 15, 2015    

    you always look so chic, love the skirt
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Laura!

  40. September 15, 2015    

    Great look!! Love the look of the vest over the skirt. Tres chic!

    xo Annie
    http://www.laircake.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Annie!

  41. September 14, 2015    

    Love that sleek vest! Great outfit! 🙂
    http://tickleyourvanity.com/

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  42. September 14, 2015    

    This outfit is amazing. I love that skirt and how everything blends so well with it.

    http://www.pinkqueen.com/

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  43. September 14, 2015    

    This is such a cool and classy look. I really like the blazer top, very sleek!

    http://www.theaisleofstyle.com/

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Katie!

  44. September 14, 2015    

    You look so lovely and chic!

    Agnes x

    http://www.blvckbee.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  45. Tash
    September 14, 2015    

    Looking so chic!

    RedLip&Love

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Tash!

  46. September 14, 2015    

    that vest is so fantastic! great style! so chic!
    kelseybang.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  47. Amy Ann
    September 14, 2015    

    I love a good weekend at home! You look so chic in your black and white.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Amy Ann!

  48. September 14, 2015    

    Gorgeous look Danielle!!
    Flaunt and Center

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  49. September 14, 2015    

    Hi sweetie
    you look elegant and stylish
    kisses
    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary – Fashion blog

    • September 16, 2015    

      Grazie!

  50. September 14, 2015    

    Gorgeous outfit details, Danielle! Love those skirt and vest! Very stylish and chic! 😀 Happy Monday!
    http://www.lenparent.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thank you!

  51. September 14, 2015    

    Gorgeous outfit details, Danielle! Love those skirt and blazer vest! Very stylish and chic! 😀 Happy Monday!
    http://www.lenparent.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  52. September 14, 2015    

    Hello,

    Beautiful shoes ! 😀

    Sarah, http://sarahmodeee.blogspot.fr/

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  53. September 14, 2015    

    I love the long vest…beautiful outfit!

    http://roadesque.com
    http://ourruins.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Valerie!

  54. September 14, 2015    

    Love your vest and your sandals. You look gorgeous. Kisses

    • September 16, 2015    

      Muchas gracias!

  55. September 14, 2015    

    What an elegant chic look!! U look so awesome!!
    Xoxo

    http://www.sweetsimpleday.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thank you!

  56. September 14, 2015    
    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Sofia Clara!

  57. September 14, 2015    

    The vest is fantastic! Love this sleek look! 🙂

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Kathrine!

  58. September 14, 2015    

    LOVE the vest! And I don’t remember the last time I stayed home + ate pizza on the weekend but that sounds amazing. I need a break from traveling! Have a great week!
    xx
    Carly
    http://bunbunbook.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Carly!

  59. September 14, 2015    

    Your vest looks great! You look so powerful in this look. You will get a lot of use out of this piece. I am loving vests right now. I hope they stay in style for a long time. They are such a great laying piece.

    Kathy
    http://www.glamsimplified.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Kathy!

  60. September 14, 2015    

    Love how you styled it, I was actually searching for the new ways to dress up my vest and here you are! Thank you for the inspiration!

    http://www.StripesNVibes.com
    BlogLovin

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Tanya!

  61. September 14, 2015    

    Sounds like your weekend was wonderful and you got to relax! Those are the best weekends!
    I love your long vest! It is so chic and you layered it beautifully!

    Rebecca
    http://www.winnipegstyle.ca/Blog/default.cfm

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Rebecca!

  62. September 14, 2015    

    In love with the waistcoat <3

    The Cutielicious
    http://www.thecutielicious.com
    Federica

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Federica!

  63. September 14, 2015    

    I love the vest top, and always black and white palette 🙂
    xo, jill
    http://www.BornFancy.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thank you!

  64. September 14, 2015    

    I love this long vest! It looks so fabulous paired with this black and white skirt. You look gorgeous!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thank you!

  65. September 14, 2015    

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Sometimes a laid back weekend is the right way to unwind and relax. I absolutely love this look on you though. You look amazing girl.

    Kia / KTS
    http://www.houseofkts.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  66. September 14, 2015    

    Looking chic and elegant, Danielle! Love the print of your skirt!

    JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  67. September 14, 2015    

    Beautiful black and white combo, you look great.

    http://ww.racheldinh.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Rachel!

  68. September 14, 2015    

    Lindo look Daniele curti todas as peças!
    Bjs
    http://detudoumpoucosil.blogspot.com.br

    • September 16, 2015    

      Muchas gracias, Silvana!

  69. September 14, 2015    

    Dear Danielle nice pics, i love the vest. kiss

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    • September 16, 2015    

      Gracias!

  70. September 14, 2015    

    I love trying something new and realizing it doesn’t look as horrible on you as you thought it would! I recently purchased my first pair of high-waisted shorts and was so pleased that I actually LOVED them, despite thinking they would make my already-short-torso look too stumpy. I’ve been eyeballing long vests for Fall as well and think I’m gonna have to get one now for sure!

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thank you for visiting, Tristan!

  71. S.
    September 14, 2015    

    I love this outfit!
    xx S.
    http://cappuccinocouture.blogspot.de/

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  72. Ela
    September 14, 2015    

    Gorgeous! Skirt is really pretty xx

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Ela!

  73. September 14, 2015    

    Danielle, I LOVE this look! The vest looks perfect with the skirt, adding a nice modern touch to this chic outfit. I hope you’re having an awesome start to your week!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Jalisa!

  74. September 14, 2015    

    Un look genial, me ha encantado! Un besito guapa

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    • September 16, 2015    

      Gracias, María!

  75. September 14, 2015    

    Absolutely gorgeous! I’m so in love with your vest! You look so chic! xo Vivian

    http://twoward.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  76. September 14, 2015    
    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  77. September 14, 2015    

    Yes!! I love the look of a skirt under a long sweater or jacket! Too cute.

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Sara Kate!

  78. September 14, 2015    

    Sounds like a perfect weekend to me! Love the vest! I don’t have one either but maybe I will get one now!!! Happy Monday!

    Danielle
    http://www.blushblossom.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Danielle!

  79. September 14, 2015    

    you look great–loving the long vest. and those shoes are killer!

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  80. September 14, 2015    

    Great outfit! Loving that vest on you. So chic!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  81. September 14, 2015    
    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  82. September 14, 2015    

    Gorgeous girl…Loved the look ?
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    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks!

  83. September 14, 2015    

    Your vest and skirt are perfect together!

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Tara!

  84. September 14, 2015    

    I wouldn’t have thought of pairing that vest with a skirt, but it looks great!

    http://carolinapage.eu

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thank you, Carol!

  85. September 14, 2015    

    Dear Danielle,
    you look gorgeous with that long vest! I like it very much, how you combine it with high heels and this beautiful skirt.
    It’s a very nice, classic but also fashionable look. Love it!
    Happy Monday!
    Love, Jasmin

  86. September 14, 2015    

    Wow you are so elegant and pretty! I’m obsessed of your vest! Awesome piece!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      You are so kind! Thanks!

  87. September 14, 2015    

    Love the classy, polished look!

    God bless,
    Xo, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Claire!