Topping It Off :: fedora + denim vest

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Do you know what fall is the perfect season for? Hats! I've actually never worn a true fashion hat before (no, baseball caps don't count)...until now! And you know what? I love them. Hats really are the perfect way to top off a stylish fall ensemble. 
Leather has been everywhere this season: dress sleeves, shirt collars, boot detailing, etc. But one of my favorite, unexpected ways to rock leather is through accessories. This leather bracelet has been a hero for me this fall - it's practically been glued to my wrist. It's edgy, versatile, and ultra-chic! 
These black booties have become my fall staple and I find myself wearing them a few times a week. I love how they're plain enough to be highly versatile yet different enough to draw attention. The studs and leather detailing definitely set these babies apart.  
This beautiful and unique necklace was sent to me by Julia from Eternal Girl. Eternal Girl can be found on Etsy (click here).
What makes Julia's jewelry insanely creative and special is that all of her pieces are made from her own hand-drawn designs. Each drawing features an object that has specific symbolism to henna tradition - how cool is that? She makes black, colored, and even custom designs. I absolutely love my little swan!  
Dainty pearl earrings soften the black, edgy pieces of this look while adding a subtle feminine touch.
The more rings the better, and don't be afraid to mix metals. 
This dress is just my cup of tee. A tee shirt dress is simple until you add accessories, which makes playing around with them so much fun. Vest, hat, booties: check, check, and check.
Photos by Brooke Faison 
[dress: Brandy Melville, vest: Gap, hat: Urban Outfitters, boots: Nordstrom, *necklace: Eternal Girl, watch: Fossil, earrings: Macy's, bangle: Alex & Ani, leather bracelet: Michael Dawkins]

I really love this outfit and it's one of those looks that I feel great in. We all know that confidence is key for looking your best and I couldn't agree more. Maybe it's this new hat, but something about this look has me feeling fantastic! 

It's been a busy last couple of days but I am currently in Virginia enjoying a short break from school. Let me tell you, this little mountain vacay is much needed and I am taking advantage of every second. Yes I brought this fabulous hat and yes beautiful fall pictures of the mountains will be coming soon! 
SHOP ::


55 comments:

  1. Love this look! <3 I think the hat really completes the whole outfit, and that hand-drawn necklace is absolutely beautiful. I'll definitely stop by the Etsy shop to take a look :)

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  2. This look is perfect! The denim vest adds just the right casual feel to it.
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  3. cute outfit!

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    xx

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  4. Oh this look is so cool! And love the boots I want to get a pair like this too. Did you change the design of your blog? It looks good!

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  5. Beautiful look and your hair looks so pretty here. *__*
    Wish you a wonderful week...

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  6. You look amazing Kathleen! I wish I can rock vests, it never look good on me no matter how I style it. hehe. Love your shoes :)

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  7. I love the dress with the booties. Denim vests seem to versatile. Great way to pair it!

    xo, Amy Ann
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  8. Cute! You're beautiful, and I love your makeup here.

    Miranda
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  9. Wow I love this cool outift and I would wear this in a heartbeat. Amazing dress, vest and booties. One of my favorite looks so far. Enjoy your little vacay!!

    xx

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  10. cute and stylish! fedora looks absolutely adorable on you!

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  11. you look wonderful sweety!
    happy monday!
    <3

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  12. I love your outfit so much!

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  13. the fedora is gorgeous and so is the dress and vest! love ur lip colour!
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  14. I love the pops of pink and daintyness. You look darling and ready for fall. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comments. I would love to invite you to my second link up party going live tomorrow. I featured my favorite 5 out of 23 from last time and will be featuring my next favorites next week, so hope you can come by. Rachel xo

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  15. Great!

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  16. I love this trendy, ultra-stylish casual look! The fedora adds a nice touch <3

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  17. I think this might be my favorite outfit of yours to date! I don't know what it is.. maybe the simple striped dress or the denim vest... or the adorable hat. All put together and you just look so cute and chic!

    xo, Yi-chia
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  18. <333 such cute post !
    love it
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  19. This is beyond beautiful! the dress is wow
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  20. I love stripes, so this outfit is PERFECT to me!
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  21. jean and stripe , what a great conbination. Hello, i really love the style you presented here and may i use your images for editing post? and i also wanna ask you to visit my blog we can follow each other. do not be shy let me know

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  22. This is so cute....totally reminds me that I need to get a denim vest asap!

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  23. You rock this look Kat, I love your striped dress!!!!
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  24. Have a wonderful day Kat!! I’m looking forward to see your new post :D

    xx Mira

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  25. This fedora looks amazing on you sweetie
    I really love your outfit
    Kisses
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  26. Yay! You wore a hat! I am so happy as you look fabulous in it! I really think it is the perfect accessory to spice up that whole outfit along with the leather bracelet! The dress is so cute and I love the layered denim vest that makes a unique look! Have a fabulous time on your vacation! I am so looking forward to seeing some pictures!

    Rebecca
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  27. I love this look! It looks so carefree, comfy and stylish! The hat and vest definitely make the dress pop!

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  28. Love, love , love this look. So cool and chic. You look good in fedora hats. The vest adds a lot of coolness and youthful vibe to the outfit and the fedora adds the sophistication. Oh the boots is perfect for the whole look. Nice necklace too.

    xo
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  29. I love hats all of the time, so I think this is a great addition!! The stripes and the vest and the hat all look awesome together!!

    Love, love, love!

    xo Jackie
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  30. I love your style! You're so pretty!
    xoxo

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  31. Wow – love this look! You look absolutly stunning and your hair is amazing!
    Would wear the outfit, too and I want all the products in my closet!
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  32. You look gorgeous in your Kat, i love your stripe dress!

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  33. Have an awesome day sweetie
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
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  34. Lovely look, like this boho style specially the booties, hat and dress.

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  35. You look super duper cute Kathleen! I love your hat.
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  36. you look great!
    love the necklace

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  37. love this look! your hat is perfect! :D

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  38. totally like it!
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  39. You look super cute! You're so right about the striped tee dress, it's such a great staple to build on! That and the hat can be worn over and over all autumn long.

    xx

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  40. lovely look! I love how relaxed and chic it is and I immediately recognized Ethernal Girl's necklace - they are so gorgeous!

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  41. Loving the striped dress and the leather bracelet! <3


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  42. Boots and necklace are just amazingg!
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  43. Great outfit! Love how you styled the denim vest.

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  44. I love denims forever and you gave it a new look..very classy!


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  45. Such a cute outfit - love the stripe and jean combination!

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