AJ Wears :: A Striped Vest

I was so big on vests last summer, so it's surprising that this is one of the first appearances of a vest this year. It's like wearing a blazer that doesn't make you hot...ie, perfect for steamier summer days. I recommend the vest for anyone looking to add interest to a simple outfit. Black dress? BORING. Black dress with vest? OKAAAAY.


How cute is this necklace? For those of you trying to read that like an H, it's actually a hashtag - as in, #ootd (outfit of the day!) Little back story - I'm a social media manager by day, so I basically get paid to tweet and hashtag things (I know. Awesome). I thought it would be cool to have a Twitter inspired necklace, so I worked with 9th&Elm to make one! They specialize in handmade, custom, and otherwise awesome goods so I'd definitely check them out if you want some really unique pieces.

Vest, BCBGeneration (exact).
Dress, Forever 21 (similar from same).
Shoes, JustFab (s/o in multi, exact in black).
Necklace, c/o 9th&Elm.
Bag, Alexander Wang.