Sunday, December 6, 2015

Red Rose Pumps and a White Vest.

Happy almost-Monday everyone! Yesterday by noon or early afternoon at the latest, I wanted to post my Christmas Home Decor on this blog of mine but so many pictures (since it is really Christmas in every room of our household) and so much editing, plus several hours of work, left me with very little time for a decent post. I promise you, after another outfit featuring Pumps (today's), part one of the Christmas Home Tour is coming! Several of you have expressed interest, so yeah.

Today's Outfit features Gorgeous, Holiday-Perfect, Red Satin Pumps which we will get to, in a little bit. But first, let's talk about this little White Vest. I have wanted a Long (tunic length) Vest for a while now, especially seeing how Kate always styles hers effortlessly. She also recently added a Baby Pink Long Vest which I love. So, about a month I won a giveaway for a Vest (from Znu) via Laura. I was really happy to win and I had a choice between a white, a black and I think a navy vest. I have a couple of black vests (though not a tunic length) so I chose the white I had coveted. Znu is another one of those Chinese websites that sells trendy and other modern pieces for very inexpensive prices. My piece arrived within ten days which is actually fast shipping from such a far away place. But I was so disappointed when I received my vest. Of course, it was only about ten bucks so it is not like I expected the best quality but it looked very little like the picture. The length was what I expected but the material was super thin and flimsy (it looks like a doctor's coat), making the vest looking so cheap (though I managed to dress it up with other well-made pieces from my wardrobe, today). I think if the vest had one single medium-sized or big button or a cute white belt (in a thicker material), a nude lining and a thicker sturdy lining under the rounded collar (for the collar to stay down easily), it would have not been bad. I would have also preferred it a couple of inches longer but the length didn't bother me. I was totally going to do a nice review on this piece had I been satisfied with it but I cannot lie. I stay true to myself and to my readers, always. Even-though I was disappointed with this piece I have seen a few great reviews from other bloggers that have gotten things from Znu before. And the lady who I have been e-mailing back and forth with and whom I openly told about my problem with this vest, has been extremely friendly and helpful. So far I have received great customer service. I was made a VIP customer for a month, which means that I can order a piece for free from them and I hope to have better results, next time. 

I was still able to make this cheap little vest look half-way decent I think. Especially since I added a Wide, Double-Buckle Nude Belt. I paired it with Dark Flared Jeans which fit so well, a Long-Sleeve, Deep-V Collar Blouse in a very light metallic knit and a Sequin-Embellished Camisole peeking from underneath the blouse. I kept in mind that it is the month of sparkles and glow so those two tops make this a little festive. Of course, the Gorgeous Rosette Satin Red Pumps from Payless (yes Payless) totally dress it up as do my matching red lips for which I am wearing my newest red lipstick. I saw almost identical pumps like these from Ivanka Trump, a few months ago, for about 160 bucks. Mine are a few years old though it is only my third time wearing them and they cost less than one-third of the price of the Ivanka Shoes. They are beautiful, make a statement and are both well-made and comfortable, too.

Black Peplum Camisole w/ Silver+Gold Sequin Embellishments: Target (similar, love this), (fun intricate option, best deal, love this), (similar, great deal), (gorgeous option, Splurge, my favorite).





25 comments:

  1. Sweet Ada, hope you and baby Viv are well. Loving this smart casual look and that little sparkle! Thanks for your well wish sent my way for my surgery.. it really meant a lot :)

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  2. shame that the vest wasn't as high quality as you expected! I never order white things online, as they are almost always flimsy and see-through, I prefer to check them out in store in person. Although I don't buy or wear much white normally really I guess! Glad you could still get some wear out of it :)

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  3. Love those fun red shoes!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  4. Loving the red heels as well as all the sparkle in this look!!

    Hope you had a great weekend girl!

    xo Erica
    Casually Styled

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  5. love the white vest! I asked for oen for Christmas : )
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  6. I love the vest belted and the touch of sparkle! Those red shoes are darling!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  7. Love the way you have belted the vest, makes it so much more stylish and you can't go wrong with red shoes for the holiday :) Have a great week!
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  8. Thank you for your honest review. I have never showed or worked with Znu before. I have been wanting to get a vest, too... not sure what color I want it in, though. I really love how you styled this vest though and I think you actually made it look better then it actually is (because it looks great to me!) in this post. I really love the hint of the embellished top underneath it.

    I can't wait to see your Christmas home tour! Yes, those posts are a lot of work, so take your time. I need to photograph my home this week, I'll be sharing my home tour next week. But, I am sharing my Christmas porch on Tuesday evening! YAY!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  9. Thanks for the honest review. Even tho you don't like the vest. You make a very chic outfit using it. Have a great weekend.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  10. That top under your vest is so pretty! Love the mix of dressy and casual here. :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  11. You put together a very nice outfit with this vest, Ada. I'm sorry it isn't a piece you really like. Your red shoes are so cute! I'm looking forward to your Christmas Home Decor post.

    Danielle
    www.spring2spring.com

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  12. You really did make the vest look nice! I hate that it wasn't what you had hoped for. I really like the look of the belt with it!!! Can't wait to see the Christmas home tour:)

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  13. Too cute! I am loving those red heels! Perfect for the holidays!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  14. I love the added belt to this look. It really polished off the look nicely! Can't wait to see the home tour soon -xo

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  15. i have to say my favorite part would be the earrings. such a sweet and lovely detail!

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  16. I love how you accented this neutral look with a pop of red from those gorgeous shoes! Too bad that vest wasn't quite right (although you styled it well!)--I think if it had been higher quality, like you said, it would be a really versatile piece!

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  17. Pretty love! The sparkles are perfect for the holidays and I love the added belt! Feel free to drop by and join my link-up!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  18. Thanks for your honest review of the vests! I had a similarly disappointing experience with SheIn. Although I did like one thing I ordered, I returned the others because of poor quality and the return process was shady. Anyways, you did a great job of dressing up the vest! You can't tell at all that it's not very nice.

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  19. I love adding red to outfits- especially this time of year! Feels really festive. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  20. Love this look Ada, and the pops of red go perfect :):)

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  21. Great look. I actually entered that same giveaway a few times not knowing Znu was a Chinese or cheaply made ran site. I have learned through blogging to stay away from companies like these as most of them sell counterfeit or cheap goods in general. So sorry you didn't get the best of quality vest. Somehow Laura's looked of great quality and good length.
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

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  22. Hi Ada!
    You look great in jeans. I especially love the cream belt to accentuate your waist. Pretty look, and I like your decor, I still have to do so much!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  23. Loving everything about this! The sparkle, red pumps, and that vest are fabulous!

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  24. Your outfits keep getting better! This look is so fun for the holidays at home

    michellespaige.com

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