WIW: Black and White

NO-Vember trudges on, and I'm realizing I usually don't repeat my outfits in a 3-4 week span.  Buying pieces that interchange with my wardrobe has been my thing for a few years now, and this month I'm really seeing the versatility in action.  I never buy an item than can be only work with one outfit - I usually don't buy "outfits" either.  A few weeks ago I picked up this plaid moto zip vest to go with a few winter outfits. Today its just cool enough to play with my first idea.  3/4 sleeve ponte dress, tights and booties. This is the first time I've worn booties instead of my knee highs with a dress...feeling all kinds of out of proportion, but I'm here and I'm going with it!  The vest is made to zip all the way up, but my chest isn't having any of that!  Thankful for vests with diagonal zippers!

Two pics - #1, how I walked into work #2 - the inside look.  I am deftly afraid of this white bag my husband got me for my birthday.  It's just BEGGING for me to ruin it!  Not one of my more versatile bags at all.

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  • rute replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous! Love the jacket and the booties! So trendy and chic!

  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago

    Love the silhouette and the plaid jacket. So fab!

  • Debra replied 7 years ago

    The jacket is gorgeous, love it in this outfit, YLF

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Great jacket! I like the booties a lot!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Wow, you look spectacular. Love the bag and the vest and your expression in #2 is priceless. 

  • replied 7 years ago

    Great vest, Von!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • kkards replied 7 years ago

    this is fab, love the booties with this dress. and the vest really helps to lift this look to another level.

  • Tricia replied 7 years ago

    Eeee, I LOVE this. I love your style!

  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago

    Love this plaid jacket, and bootiesl with pencil!

  • replied 7 years ago

    Absolutely gorg! Love the plaid vest.. I think you got all the proportions spot on too.

  • carambola replied 7 years ago

    Beautiful! Love everything about this.

  • MuseumGal replied 7 years ago

    You are coolness personified.  Love it all.

  • Von replied 7 years ago

    Thanks everyone - I'm digging the booties more as the day goes on, I think I was self conscious about it because my husband made the comment yesterday that the booties looked weird with a skirt.  He had no commentary this morning, so I think he didn't even notice.  As for the vest, I love that the belt doesn't go around the outside on the back, it's internal, which keeps the back of the vest from being all bunchy.  Sometimes the little details really make a difference.

    My camera timer always catches me as I'm getting antsy waiting for the shutter to click.  Today, I just went with it!  I really need to research a remote for this camera!

  • Thistle replied 7 years ago

    You look terrific! 

  • Vicki replied 7 years ago

    "Going with it." Love your confidence in going with the plaid and bootie action, because it's a brilliant way to dress in November. Keep the remixing coming.

  • shedev replied 7 years ago

    Love the vest, Von. I think you got the proportions right.

  • Emily replied 7 years ago

    Von!! You look amazing.  This might be my fave WIW of yours.  Your legs look amazing in the skirt and booties, I hope continue to rock the look!  The vest is fab too - may I ask where you got it?

    Great bag from your DH - is that cream leather coach?  I have the hobo style in the same cream colour. Once I wore it crossbody with new jeans and the blue dye rubbed off on to the bag - luckily it came out with bar soap.  I carried mine pretty heavily in spring and it held up well, despite the fact that I am not careful with bags.  So I hope you carry it without fear :D

  • Caro in Oz replied 7 years ago

    This is one of my favourites of yours - YLF.

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Beautiful.  Love that jacket!  This is stylish and beautifully put together.

  • Neel replied 7 years ago

    So chic! Love this look! The plaid vest is too cool!

  • peacechick replied 7 years ago

    Wonderful look, love the vest and the booties and the ribbon tie gives the moto a sweet twist!

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