Scarf - old but rarely worn
Top - Uniqlo
Yellow vest - made it
Skinny jeans ( that still fit, Yeah!) - HM
Shoes - Forever 21
Bag - M.G. road
Watch and ring- gift from Hubby
Necklace - Clover center
I absolutely hate the collar on the vest because it is a poor job. Also, the vest looks wrinkled just because I kept on stitching over and over the fabric, which kind of ruined it. But apart from that I think I did an OK job. Next time I will just stick to collarless vest which are way easier to make and look good with (collar) shirts.
I finally wore the vest today after hiding it for so long to have lunch with a former classmate from fashion school. She gave me compliments on it which made me see the vest in a new light. Seeing fashion bloggers I follow wearing yellow vests also boost my confidence in mine.
If you want to make a vest without collar, you just need to cut an opening at the front of a dress that is a size larger, hem the opening closed on both sides and you are done. If you have better skills, try adding a slit at the back or some kind of embellishment to make it look like a coat. I added buttons in mine.
Look at the back!
I entered this outfit for an Instagram challenge a fellow blogger has initiated which centers around thriftiness. This outfit is not really thrifted but since I made the vest for peanuts, I reckon it was good enough to be featured. The challenge is over now, but you can always check the featured outfits by using the hashtag #ABCsofthrifting or go follow @dinasdays (she is super fun and thrifty) .
So what do you think of my vest? Do you like the way I styled it?