Fact: Arm Candy is Better than Man Candy

Let’s just say I am beyond obsessed with arm candy. If I don’t have all of my bracelets on I feel naked! I recently just got back from a vacation in Saint Martin and I bought a bracelet from a brand called Halcyon Days. Halcyon Days bracelets are so cute and they are from London! Halcyon Days bracelets also have all three royal warrants, which is extremely rare! Love the hype around Kate and all the Royals? Well, they wear this brand! Halcyon Days are popular for their hinged enamel bangles that come in three different sizes. I absolutely love my Halcyon Days hinged bangle and I cannot wait to get more so I can layer them all together!IMG_3092IMG_3091IMG_3088 Kate Spade also makes some great arm candy for layering. I love Kate Spade jewelry because it is a good price point and it wears really well. Not to mention, she makes the cutest jewelry and it works as a good addition to bangles you may already own.

We cannot forget that arm candy is not complete without a watch! My favorite watches to wear are Marc by Marc Jacobs and Ted Baker. I am also dying to get a Tory Burch watch so once I get one I will be sure to review it and let you all know how it is. The great thing about adding a watch to your arm candy is that it is a functional accessory. You can look good while being on time!IMG_3394Shown in the photo above is my Halcyon Days bangle, Pandora charm bracelet, and my Marc by Marc Jacobs watch

Some other bracelets I like pairing with my arm candy is tons of Alex and Ani bangles, my Pandora charm bracelet, as well as my beloved David Yurman bracelet. The best part of arm candy is that you can pair designer pieces with low-end pieces. It is about how they all look together, not necessarily how much they cost!

What are some of your favorite arm candy pieces to wear!? Be sure to let me know.

XO Haley

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All You Need is Love

So today I went to where I will be interning to check it out and right across the street is the most amazing wall art! It was so cute and said LOVE all over it in red! My sister and I just had to stop and take a photoshoot in front of it (I mean everyone else walking by was doing it!) This also got me all excited for Valentine’s Day and to show the ones I love most how much they mean to me!IMG_3500I am wearing a Wildfox skater dress that is not only so adorable but also incredibly comfortable!  I love how this dress has long sleeves because it is perfect for California ‘winter’ (68 degrees).  I had no clue this mural would be on the wall and just happened to be wearing my heart dress, funny how it worked out!  The hat I am wearing is from Topshop, of course, and I absolutely love pairing Keds with almost every outfit!  They are the perfect shoe to just throw on and go.  They also match pretty much every outfit which is a major plus! FullSizeRender-6 FullSizeRender-7 IMG_3499I am loving my time in LA so far and I can’t wait to find more murals all throughout the city!  In light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day tomorrow and my post being about love he once said, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear!” I hope everyone has a nice MLK day off and that you all stay full of love and vest dressed!

XO Haley

Plaid Obsessed

So I am sure you all are learning very quickly that I am OBSESSED with plaid since so many of my outfit posts incorporate plaid into them.  I have had my love affair with plaid ever since I can remember (pretty sure my first bikini from Limited Too was plaid)! So when I saw these plaid pants I just had to get them!1796927_791249100924951_1777568582506202247_o

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Bean Boots

I have finally gotten bean boots and I absolutely love them! Let me show you the outfit I paired with my new boots and then I will talk more about how obsessed I am with them!DSC_0342 DSC_0346 DSC_0359 DSC_0376Bean Boots// AG Jeans// Turtleneck// Chevron circle scarf// Louis Vuitton//Marc by Marc Jacobs watch// David Yurman Bracelet//David Yurman Ring

So these Bean Boots are really great for rain and snow. They are extremely affordable for a pair of boots and they are also really comfortable!  They take a bit to stretch out but once you wear them in a few times they are perfect.  The only thing about these boots is that if you want them for the wintery months you need to order them in October. Sounds crazy but these boots are ALWAYS back ordered so the sooner you order them the faster you will get them. I love pairing fun socks that will show with these boots (as you can see from my photos!)

The turtleneck and scarf I am wearing are both from J.Crew and I loveeee wearing this combination so much. The turtleneck is so warm and cozy I never want to take it off and of course it makes for a very warm and chic look for the cold this winter.

What are some of your favorite outfits to pair with bean boots?! Be sure to let me know!

XO Haley

Vacation Wear

Happy 2015 everyone!! I hope you like the new additions to the website!  My amazing sister helped me fix it up and I added some topics that I will be discussing a lot on my blog.  Be sure to check out her instagram for the prettiest scenic photos (@ktakesla)

So I am back home and more depressed than ever. If you all have been following my instagram (@vestdressed_) then you would know that I have been in complete paradise for the last 14 days! My family rented a villa in Saint Martin on the French side (I will be showing pictures of the beautiful island in my travel section of my blog later today!) and it was the most amazing vacation to date! I would highly suggest the French side of the island to anyone thinking about visiting! I thought I would show a few outfits that I wore while on the island!

So first before I went on vacation I went crazy on ASOS! They have the most amazing outfits for vacation wear and their website is even organized for vacation wear so it is all very easy to find!

The first outfit from ASOS that I sported was this outfit where I channeled my inner Kim Kardashian! I absolutely love Kimmy K so this was everything I wanted and more!  Also you all will notice that with all of my outfits I have Flash Tatoos on!  I cannot rave enough about these Flash Tatoos!!  They are so fun and a MAJOR vacation essential!

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Textured crop top and pencil skirt//Rebecca Minkoff envelope clutch//Flash Tatoos

I wore this Kimmy K outfit with my Rebecca Minkoff envelope clutch (that my sisters got me for Hanukkah!) that I absolutely love. I also paired this outfit with a turquoise necklace and earrings that I got in Marigot at the Bazaar in Saint Martin. For those of you who don’t know, a Bazaar is like a huge flea market but they sell lots of Caribbean items and it is a lot of fun to look around at everything!

This lilac (fav color!) shift dress is from ASOS as well and it was the perfect dress for the carribean. It is so flowy and I love that the straps are flowers! So cute and elegant!  My sister who helped me fix up my sight is with me in this photo!

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Lilac swing dress//Jack Rogers//Flash Tatoos

The second outfit from ASOS that I wore were the cutest pom pom shorts in the world. These shorts are SO comfortable and they have pineapples and flowers all over them. I paired this outfit with a crop top with an open back that I got from Nordstrom a few years back. This was a great combo!

 

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Tropical pom pom shorts//Jack Rogers//Flash Tatoos

The next outfit from ASOS I wore was a matching two piece set that I have been dying to get! I have wanted a matching set for quite a while and this one is absolutely perfect! It is so fun to wear and I love the fabric.

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Floral print top//Floral print shorts//Jack Rogers

For my last outfit I FINALLY got a pair of funky pants!! I have been wanting some funky pants for a while and I found some on ASOS (of course) and even on sale (score!). These pants are by seafolly and I absolutely love them. They are extremely comfortable and extremely fashionable. I paired my seafolly pants with a Brandy Melville t-shirt and Jack Rogers! It was the comfiest combination possible!

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Seafolly pants//Jack Rogers//Brandy Melville t-shirt

Phew, I know that was a long post but I wanted to show a little of some of my outfits!  I will post another vacation post roundup next week with some other outfits I wore!

Did any of you go on an awesome vacation over your winter break?  Let me know if you did, I would love to hear where everyone went!

XO Haley

 

Comfy Casual

As we shift into winter I thought I would post just one last fall outfit post! This outfit could also be worn in the winter however. Just add a hat and gloves and you are set.  P.S. check out the beautiful trees behind me!!

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I have been wanting a Barbour jacket for quite some time!  I finally splurged and got one and I am completely obsessed!!  I love that the sleeves and the inside of the coat are plaid!  As you all know from reading my previous posts I am obsessed with plaid!  It is so fun and adds major flavor to any outfit.  The Steve Madden boots are my go-to brown tall boot for the fall and winter season!  I absolutely love them.  They are very comfortable and extremely affordable.  This Faux fur infinity scarf I am wearing is so incredibly soft.  My neck was so warm the whole entire day I was wearing this.  I love it so much I also got one in black!!

I hope everyone is enjoying the change from fall to winter!  I am escaping out of the cold for a bit to go on vacation with my family!  If any of you are heading somewhere tropical for vacation too be sure to let me know!

XO Haley

Fall Chic

It is still technically fall so I thought I would share another fall chic outfit!  This outfit is soooo comfortable while still being extremely stylish!

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IMG_95187 For All Mankind High Rise Skinny Jeans// Steve Madden booties// Michael Kors Tote// Fair Isle Cardigan//Brandy Melville top

These 7 For All Mankind High Rise Skinny Jeans are great!! They are SUPER skinny so great for cuffing like shown in my photo’s and they work extremely well when tucking them into knee high boots, since they are practically a second skin!

I absolutely adore this Michael Kors Tote! My sisters got it for me for my 21st birthday and it is a fantastic bag! I definitely suggest it to anyone looking for a nice black leather purse!  The sweater I am wearing they no longer sell ,but no worries because I have a super cute alternative!  This sweater is so warm and adds style and flavor to any basic outfit!

I hope everyone enjoys their last few days of fall!!  Let me know what your favorite thing you did during fall this year!

XO Haley

Channeling My Inner Blair Waldorf

These last few days have been so exciting and emotional! I have officially graduated from college (so exciting) but unfortunately I have had to say goodbye to so many good friends. To all my beautiful friends out there, it wasn’t good bye it was see you soon <3

I thought putting this outfit together was perfect because now that I am a graduate I have to start dressing business casual for interviews and future jobs! This would be a perfect business casual look while still being able to show your full personality! Let’s get to the outfit details! And of course, there is plaid, because well, I am just MAD for PLAID!!

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I have to start by saying that I was SO thankful for my sister letting me borrow her awesome new Kate Spade Sunglasses!  They were a lifesaver.  For some reason I could not keep my eyes open for the life of me (it was tragic) so I slipped these diva Kate Spade Sunglasses on and I was set!  I am completely jealous of these sunglasses and want some for myself!  I love how big the frames are on them and how fun they are to wear!

Of course my skirt is plaid, which I love!  Not only is this skirt plaid but it is also scalloped at the bottom making it the best of both worlds!  This skirt is from ASOS and I would highly suggest it.  Pairing a white ruffle cami with this skirt and a nice blazer like I did hear makes for a very fun yet sophisticated look.

Let’s talk tights!!  I have received few questions about what outfits to wear tights with and where I get my tights so I am going to discuss those questions!  The tights I am wearing are from J.Crew and whenever I want some new tights I always go to J.Crew to get them!  The tights that J.Crew sells are really great quality and they last for a really long time.  I love wearing a thicker tight (like a sweater tight) as well, it just depends on what type of outfit I am pairing with the tights!  Most tights are footed which is nice because if you are pairing tights with an outfit it is so you can stay warm while still wearing versatile outfits in the wintery months and staying chic.  So don’t be scared to try some tights with an outfit because it could make all the difference!

I am a complete Gossip Girl fanatic (hopefully some of you are too??), and I have to say I LOVE Blair Waldorf so whenever I can I try to channel her and I think this outfit did a pretty good job at channeling my inner Blair Waldorf!  If you have a Gossip Girl inspired outfit be sure to comment and show me!

XO Haley

Pea Coat Praisin’

The chic simplicity of a nice pea coat is perfect to add to any outfit in the wintery months.  This is one of my favorite outfit combinations I am wearing!  A classic black and grey outfit with some pops of leather.  The pea coat I am wearing also dresses up my outfit just a tad which I love!

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