I never thought I would be able to pull off the OTK boot trend, and once I got that one down (see here), I was ready to tackle another piece of new clothing. I was on the hunt for a long sleeveless vest for quite a while, but it’s not the easiest find for a lady on the shorter side of life like myself. While I was shopping for our trip to Los Angeles, I found this Tart vest at nk boutique in Baton Rouge, and I knew it was the one that would introduce me to the long lost world of long vests.
It can be difficult to find a long vest for a short lady, because some fabrics can be heavy and way too large for a petit frame or the vest will hit at an awkward length on you legs. I also thought that if I was going to invest in one I wanted it to be a color I could wear with a variety of outfits. This light tan option is perfect to pair with dark shades, like this black tank, and can also carry an entire neutral palette. So chic.
Splendid is the brand I always go to when I need to stock up on basics, like this mock sleeveless top (also have it in white) and other closet staples. This way you have a good base of classics to start out any outfit. This vest is easily a piece that can be worn dressed up or look just as nice with a pair of ripped jeans.
I wore this exact outfit to a live taping of Baby Daddy (insert so many LOLs right here) on our trip to LA, and it easily became one of my favorite outfits that I have styled so far this year. Tonight, March 13th, is the premier of Baby Daddy’s sixth season. We had so much fun sitting and laughing in the audience for the taping, and then we hung out all night with the cast and crew celebrating their 99th episode. It was one of those so LA moments that we will forever remember. Tune in this season…you will definitely hear Shea’s laugh!
Top: Splendid (now on SALE), similar style here | Vest: Tart (from nk boutique in Baton Rouge, La. Shop their Instagram here.) | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (from Love in Baton Rouge, La.) | Shoes: Dolce Vita (old, similar style here) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff | Watch: Apple | Bracelets: David Yurman / Kendra Scott | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Ring: Kendra Scott