Today's Everyday Fashion: The Long Vest

 
Long black vest, cropped ivory pants, ankle strap heels
Long black vest, cropped ivory pants
Long black vest, cropped ivory pants
Long black vest, cropped ivory pants, ankle strap heels
 

Today's real-life fashion scenario: a speaking engagement at the University of Central FL! Yesterday I was the guest speaker at The Exchange at the College of Business Administration, as well as the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership's Blackstone LaunchPad, where I shared my entrepreneurial story and lead a workshop with students (pics below). It was my third time speaking at Blackstone, and my first time at The Exchange. This is what I wore, which we stopped to photograph on the way home. The atmosphere at UCF is pretty laid back so I was going for a combo of dressed up but comfortable, and it fit the bill. I also like the cold shoulder affect you get when you pair a long vest with an off-shoulder top. It's a little style hack that I'll definitely be using to get more mileage out of my long vests! 

Vest: Express, $29 (similarsimilar, similar, similar)
Top: H&M, $6 (similar, similar)
Pants: Express, $42 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Shoes: Saks OFF 5th c/o, $70 (similarsimilar)
Purse: Marc Jacobs/Saks Off 5th, $288 (similarsimilar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot One, Two, Three
Approx. dates: Pants, top and shoes are 1 year ago. Purse and vest are 6 months ago.

Photo Credit: Joshua Johnson

Photo Credit: Joshua Johnson

Photo Credit: The EXCHANGE at the UCF College of Business

Photo Credit: The EXCHANGE at the UCF College of Business