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Fashion and Lifestyle Blog by Kelssey Layton | Styled Blonde

Closet Favorite: Vests

My hands-down, absolute favorite items in my closet? Vests. They can easily take a basic outfit from plain Jane to fashion-forward & trendy. Military inspired vests, faux fur vests, puffer vests… I really just love them all! The “vest” section in my closet seems to constantly be growing since those are the pieces I am gravitating towards most when I shop lately. 
Sweater: Old Navy / Vest: Old Navy & similar / Pants: Target similar here / Shoes: Gap / Necklace: Buckle / Watch: Kate Spade / Purse: Forever 21 similar here / Bow headband: Hazel & Olive

This Old Navy vest closely resembles the popular J.Crew version, but is a fraction of the cost. I scored it this past weekend on a shopping haul where I used up the substantial amount of rewards I had racked up! {I love shopping trips that end up being “free”} 🙂
I also want to give a shout out to these snakeskin loafers from Gap! They have been on my feet four times in the past week since I bought them! I love the neutral color, fun texture, & comfy style! 

& I know freezing temperatures may seem to be a distant thought but those cold nights will be here before you know it! {some of you may already be there!} If you will be spending any time at all outside this winter, you know you’ll need some fashionable accessories. Make this bow headband #1 on your list! Not only is Hazel & Olive my favorite online boutique but this knit headband comes in several colors to compliment any hair color! At only $19 bucks + f r e e shipping, you’ll be glad you scored it now before they are all sold out!

Floppy Wool Hat & Mink Lined Vest

I mean, does it get any more “fall” than this? When I stepped into my closet this weekend, this outfit was practically begging me to be worn together! I just couldn’t resist the rich colors, the fun print, & the soft textures!

Vest: Hazel & Olive / Tunic: Kohl’s color is “navy tan” / Maroon Skinnies: Forever 21 similar here / Floppy Hat: Target / Ankle Boots: Target similar here & here/ Purse: Kate Spade save option, splurge option / Watch: Kate Spade / Bracelets: Mindy Mae’s Market & J.Crew Factory / Tassel Necklace: Forever 21 similar here
It finally cooled off this weekend in Oklahoma but the temperatures seem to be on their way back up for the week! This light tunic paired with a vest is the ideal layered look that is very “fall appropriate” yet still tolerable with the 80 degree temperatures.

While this navy vest has the perfect structured, military-inspired look on the outside, it has the softest mink lining on the inside! I seriously love how soft it is. Hazel & Olive has this vest for you in several colors along with lots of other fall staples!
Has the weather officially cooperated for a fall wardrobe in your neck of the woods?

Confessional Friday

Good morning friends!
Come join along with my fellow blonde, Leslie & I as we confess our deepest, darkest secrets {okay, not really that deep & dark but just play along}!

1. I about lost my mind earlier this week. I typically lay out my outfits for an Instagram picture in the morning. This particular morning, I left my outfit on the ground while I was doing my make-up just a few feet away. Of course this would be the time that I drop my brand new powder and it shatters on top of my brand new Old Navy flannel. Oh joy. 
I was determined to wear the darn shirt. I cleaned her right up and went along my happy way!

2. As a cheer coach, this is a stressful time of year. Weekly football games, pep assemblys, & starting choreography for our Nationals routine. I love those 19 little gals but man, they sure make me stress eat! Good news though, our competition this weekend is at the OKC outlet mall. Whoever planned that location, high five to you!

3. I posted earlier this week about faux leather pieces for fall. I missed this LOFT skirt in my searches but I will definitely be making it mine all mine this weekend!
4. You couldn’t have missed it if you have so much as glanced at social media this week, but Bloomingdale’s is having a great friends & family sale where you can score great deals on Hunter boots, a Tory Burch crossbody bag, quilted jackets, & more with code: Friends {20% off!} Shop more of my favorites below.

5. A friend had her 1st baby this week & it just about melted my heart to watch my sweet husband hold that little bundle. One of these days it will be even more special… 🙂

Well, that wraps up my dirty little secrets for the week. Share with me what you have in mind!