No running back to check the mirror one more time; no wondering if you should try a different pair of shoes or a new necklace. Nope, you just put it on and go. It's downright liberating.
This outfit is brought to you by Hannah of The Outfit Repeater (you can see the outfit I styled for her here). I asked her to help me find something to wear with this black suede vest, which I've only worn once up until now. I have a problem sometimes where I think, "Oh, this is just what my wardrobe needs" and then the new "perfect" item just sits in my closet neglected. So it was great to have another set of eyes on it.
Hannah came up with a few great ideas, and we picked this one to showcase here today. I loved the outfit so much, I wore it to work that day! It is a combination I probably would not have come up with on my own, in part because I'm way too slavish to the whole "rule" about not mixing brown and black. But I love how it all came out. If you don't already follow Hannah, you must — her thrift haul videos are an inspiration, and she is always doing great projects like her recent Fashion Flashback series. Also I covet her green hair.
Anyway, I highly recommend letting someone else pick out your clothes, even if it's only for a day. (Remember that woman who let her toddler pick out her clothes for a week?) I still love this outfit Kristina chose for me in the fall. If any other bloggers out there want to do a style swap, I'm in!
All thrifted (dress is vintage)
Total cost to me: About $9