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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Blue Shawl Vest


I never met a layer I didn't love. And just because fall is over doesn't mean you have to put those layers away. Arguably, winter is an even better time for layering -- especially when the cold temperatures hit, it becomes a necessity!






Shawl/Vest: lou lou boutique {similar style HERE, similar color HERE} | Turtleneck: Halogen via Nordstrom {great staple piece, available in several colors} | Leggings: Zella | Earrings: BaubleBar | Ring: David Yurman | Watch: MICHELE | Bag: Chanel, buy it pre-owned HERE | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Ankle Boots: DSW {similar & on sale HERE} | Lipstick: #47

A convertible shawl/vest layered over a turtleneck and leggings is my idea of the perfect layered winter look. Although, I can't take credit for finding this fabulous vest {I'm wearing it as the longer style here, but if you flip it around, it can be shorter too!}. The credit goes to my sweet cousin and his fiance for picking out the perfect Christmas gift. I love the draped front and this blue-ish grey color, which has winter's name written all over it. When I reverse the vest to wear it in the shorter style, I will be sure it's a sunny day so you can see the color better.

In other news, you might have seen my post on Snapchat {rach.mccarthy7} a few weeks ago about an unfortunate incident I had with a deer on my way home from work. I am so happy that I finally got my car back after some extensive repairs and it's as good as new. With snow in the forecast for tomorrow, there was no way I was taking the rental car for a spin...quite literally! I'm so happy to be back in my SUV!

Any fun plans for the first full weekend of 2017? I'm secretly excited for the first potential snowfall of the year, as long as it starts once I'm home for the night! See you back here on Monday!

This post is linked up with: Mix & Match Fashion  | Twenties Girl Style | Stylin in St. Louis | Living in Color | Pumps and Pushups | Thursday Fashion Files  Rachel The Hat | Fashion Friday | Friday's Fab Favorites | Daily Style Finds | East Coast Chic | Friday Favorites | Casual Friday | My Refined Style



  1. Oh no, so sorry about the deer, I have been there and it's a little scary, I thought the deer went into a million pieces but it was my car, lol. LOVE this vest and reversible...YES!!!

  2. Love this shawl vest, super cute and so versatile. So glad that you got your car back and about the poor deer.

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. I've been on the hunt for a shawl vest and this one is perfect! Love it! Glad to hear you have your car back too! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. Oh no! I didn't hear about your car and am happy that you are OK! Enjoy the snowfall this weekend! Cute waterfall vest too, I love the color!


  5. Your vest is so cute! Love how it drapes! I didn't hear about your car and the deer. I'm so glad you are okay!

    Doused In Pink

  6. Rachel, I don't think I wished you a happy new year! Enjoy your first 2017 snowfall!

  7. This shawl vest is so cute and seems very cozy. Happy New Year!


  8. Those deer are dangerous!! Glad you are ok... This vest is adorable. Love how you styled it :)

    Brittany :)

  9. Love that vest! It looks super soft and warm!


  10. So cozy and chic- and loooove that Chanel. Gorgeous!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. A deer!! Yikes, glad you are ok! On a lighter note, this look is fabulous lady! Love the shawl vest and obviously your bag!!

    xx, Elise

  12. Ugh! Deer always scare me, especially when I see one on the side of the road staring at me while I'm driving!! Glad you are ok! This blue vest looks sooo soft and cozy! It also looks great with this all black look!


  13. I love that layered look and the fact that it's a vest too! You can't go wrong with a lot of layers in the winter. Also, such great news about getting your car back! It sucks not having your car around, that's for sure!

  14. Such a great vest! Love it paired with all black :)

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  15. That vest is adorable! I love how it drapes and it paired with the all black! So chic!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  16. I love comfy cardigans and vests like this! Feels like you're wearing a blanket haha :)

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

  17. I love your vest! We're having our first snowfall of 2017 this morning and it is so pretty outside!

  18. I have been looking for a vest exactly like this one! I love how you styled it over all black--so chic! Can we talk about how pitiful the snow was?! But honestly, this is the perfect amount for me!

  19. Love this look--great way to break up a monochromatic look!! Chic!

  20. Great vest, I love the colour and your bag is amazing! Gemma x

  21. You look stunning, Rachel! I love the color of the shawl, so pretty.
    I wish I was good at layering, I'm not but something like this, I could totally do.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, girl!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  22. Your cousin and his finance did a great job, that's such a pretty vest! I love the waterfall design and color, it looks so good paired with the all black! I don' have snapchat (yet) so I'm just learning of what happened, I'm glad you're okay! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the snow once you're home ;)



  23. Love love love this vest, such a pretty color! So sorry to hear about your car, but am so happy you're alright. Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

  24. Lovely outfit, you look great! I especially love the bag and your nude lipstick, its such a gorgeous colour! So sorry to hear about your deer incident, glad everything is okay now! Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

    xxxx from Emily //

  25. A vest like this is the perfect layer, and I love this one with the black outfit. Good news about your car!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  26. That was a great Christmas gift. The waterfall vest is quite pretty. Sorry about your deer incident, glad you got your car back.

    I welcome you to stop by my blog too. I run a style linkup every Thursday and I'd love for you to linkup your stylish latest looks too. Thanks.

    Happy New Year! Ada. =)

  27. Oh no, I didn't hear about the incident with your car and the deer. Hope that both are ok?
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

  28. back to catching up with fave bloggers and getting inspired...
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