This vest caught my eye early in the season, but I kept passing it up until I found it on super sale a month or so ago. It’s one of those fast fashion pieces that is surprisingly well made for the price. The whole garment is beaded, which usually isn’t a cheap or easy thing for manufacturers to do (later versions I saw in store were more sporadically beaded than this one). I also appreciated the mix of gold, silver, and olive color beads, which makes it work with a variety of hardware metals, and keeps is surprisingly neutral. It allows me to indulge in my love of vests in a more relaxed and slightly boho way for summer.
Because the vest is so busy, I kept everything else simple. A drapey black t-shirt, black accessories, and gold jewelry are a simple base for a decorative top layer.
On another note…I’m loving the American Apparel Track T as the perfect soft, drapey t-shirt. It’s the perfect length, width, neckline, and amount of soft drape. I bought the Track T in grey and went back for the black because I loved it so much. I only wish it came in white!
Details – Zara vest :: American Apparel t-shirt :: Rag & Bone jeans :: Kate Spade shoes :: Chanel Handbag :: J.Crew belt :: Michael Kors watch :: Stella & Dot bracelet (c/o) :: Daisy Knights ring (similar on sale)