zara diamante waistcoat, american apparel t-shirt, Los Angeles fashion blogger

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.

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zara beaded vest, diamante waistcoat, rag and bone jeans

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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!

DetailsZara 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)

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  1. says: Annick

    Lovely look! This reinforces my recent obsession with sequin clothing! I’ve been looking for a sequin skirt or top, but this vest is absolutely stunning! Love how you’ve dressed it down with a tee and jeans! :)

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  2. says: Michelle

    Good point about the variety of metals. It is such a pretty piece. I have a tee similar to yours that I picked up at Michael Stars. So far I have only worn it as a quick solution for running errands or just hanging around with family…will have to consider ways to dress it up.

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