Monday, February 22, 2016

Tan Shearling Vest and Tan Ghillie Flats.

I have had a case of the Mondays today. It was the longest and most exhausting work day. That is why I am posting so late instead of doing a morning Tuesday post. But I got an awesome happy surprise around 10.00 PM and I cannot wait to share it with you all soon, so please stay tuned.
Today's outfit was actually worn yesterday, to church and lunch after. Without my new Shearling Tan Vest, this Wine Sweater Dress would have looked cute but boring. It is that vest that adds something extra to the outfit. It is all about the third completer piece. Luckily, this vest did double duty because besides fashion purposes, it was my outerwear of choice yesterday to get in and out of car. Technically it wasn't that warm but warm enough to get away with this little clothing for a very short walk. And for the first time I am wearing Ghillie Ballet Flats. I have wanted a pair or two of these lace-up shoes, otherwise known as Ghillie Flats for a few months now. The pair I fell in love with were the Red Suede ones by Topshop. I also wanted a black pair. The red ones by Topshop were sold too quickly and I didn't want to pay full price for them. But I did get a very similar gorgeous red pair and the black ones from Topshop (both on sale) and you will see those on the blog soon. I couldn't resist this Tan/Camel Faux Suede D'Orsay pair either, especially since they were under 15 bucks at Charlotte Russe. I missed out on the Nude Pointy Faux Leather pair from Old Navy. I think this pair will be great once it is full on Spring and during Summer because they are light and open on each side. Plus, these Tan Ghillie Flats match my new Tan Shearling Vest quite beautifully. And I liked the camel flats against the patterned black from the tights. What do you think? Do you own any Ghillie Flats? If so if they are in a nude color how do you style them?

These photos were taken after a big and heavy Italian lunch, so yeah that's a food baby.
Oh and indoor pictures it is today. It took me less than 5 minutes to take these photos on a busy and very windy day and I didn't have to take a gazillion pictures either. Since I take my own photos (without a tripod or a remote - need to work on getting those), a lot of times dealing with natural light or outdoor light and all the different weather conditions it is harder to get better shots outside. It is a lot easier and quicker inside, a lot of times.
Burgundy/Wine Off-the-Shoulder, 3/4-Sleeve Sweater Dress: White House Black Market (similar in a cable turtleneck, gorgeous option, Splurge), (similar swing dress, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love this).
Tan/Nude Faux Fur/Shearling Vest w/ Faux Suede on the outside: JC Penney (New) (similar gorgeous option, Splurge), (very similar, Great Deal), (similar, Steal, love this).
Glass Crystal Drop Earrings w/ 1 Black & 1 Navy larger stone: White House Black Market (similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (similar, Steal).
Black Paisley Patterned Semi-Sheer Tights: The Limited (similar in burgundy, Great Deal, love these), (very similar, Steal).
Tan/Camel Faux Suede Ghillie/Laceup D'Orsay Ballet Flats: Charlotte Russe (New) (very similar, Splurge), (similar, Great Deal, love these), (similar laser-cut option, Steal).

Shop more Ghillie Flats below. (I want a few more pairs - just saying.)

P.S. Linking up with Angie, Alice, Amanda, Betsy + Katey, Brooke + Erica, Cherie, Erin with Laura, Grace, 


  1. Love the vest!

  2. I love the lace-up flat trend- so cute and easy to wear!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  3. So cute! I love a good sherling vest and those lace up flats are fabulous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  4. Love this vest! I would have never thought of throwing it over this dress. They look fabulous together! I am dying over those River Island Lace ups. :)

  5. I love those shoes on everyone else...have not jumped in yet. Are they easy to put on?

    1. Hi Shelly. This particular pair I have to tie tightly in order for them to stay on good but my other two pairs are easy to put on and stay on. If you tie them tightly you should be good. Get yourself a classic black pair.

  6. Lace up flats are SO cute! what a neat idea to wear them over tights!

  7. Those lace up flats are so cute! My feet are too big for me to consider wearing pointy toes, or else I'd get some lace ups! I never would've thought to pair them with tights, they look awesome like that!

  8. Love those shoes! I've had lace up flats in my shopping cart over and over but haven't pulled the trigger yet. That vest is so cute and really pulls the outfit together!

    Doused In Pink

  9. Love that vest and actually think I have it :) I just bought my first pair of lace up flats and I can't wait to wear them! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  10. I just got a black pair and love them! I was oblivious to Old Navy's version until they were already sold out, so mine are from Nordstroms. I've been wearing them like crazy!

  11. I adore those shoes!!! Pretty lady rockin a fur vest too!!

  12. Oh yay, I love those flats! As you know I have (and love) the red ones. You're right, they'll be so great for spring too. That vest looks so cozy and warm too!

  13. Lace up flats & heels are my favorite! They are so comfortable because my foot is literally laced in! I can't wait to wear mine with sundresses this spring!

  14. the vest really is the perfect completer piece for this outfit. Great look Ada and I cannot wait to hear your news

  15. the vest really is the perfect completer piece for this outfit. Great look Ada and I cannot wait to hear your news

  16. Love that red dress on you! Can't wait to hear the news!!!
    Thanks for linking up at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday too!

  17. I've been wanting to get a vest like this one you are wearing and also some lace up flats!! What a cute outfit, love how you styled all of these great items together!


  18. I have a similar pair of lace up flats, they are the best! I love your vest it looks so warm. Red is also your color, looks so pretty with your hair color.

    XO Chelsea

  19. I love how you paired fabrics and colors in this outfit! Beautiful!

  20. The vest looks perfect with the red dress!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  21. Love the new blog design and I love this outfit! Thanks for linking up with me last week, hope to see you this week! I'll be pinning this look to the Linkup Board.


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