Miliary Chic

This was by far the hardest Bloggers Do It Better challenge for me yet. I went into my closet and said, “Where the h*ll is all of my army green?” I could have sworn I had a ton, but I was mistaken. What I would have LOVED to wear was my J.Crew white/blue stripe henley with an army green vest over it. I adore the look of navy/white stripes with army green. Slight problem: I don’t own said vest. *adding to my shopping list as we speak* And the even bigger problem: the J.Crew vest that I linked to doesn’t have the size/color combo I need.

So I had to improvise. My thoughts:: Army green top has sequins on it, but whatever. Military chic, right?! Chambray is military-esque, right?! (I still don’t know the answer to this question, but I can pretend.) Blazer has military-like gold brassy buttons.

I’m still in shock that I don’t have more military green. I mean, green is my favorite color to wear. It’s bizarre! Good news is that I used this experience to justify my purchase of Kristina’s first LINEBY item:: Glitterati by Pretty Shiny SparklySergeant Sparkle Blouse“. Don’t even get me started on how absolutely AWESOME it is that she now has her own line! So amazingly cool!

Sequin Top: J.Crew (similar long sleeve) (similar short sleeve)
Chambray Top: Madewell
Blazer: J.Crew
Jeans: Paige
Wedge Booties: Kelsi Dagger (a few sizes left on sale at ShopBop, too!)
Watch: Michael Kors

Yet another sequins and chambray outfit. Who knew?!

PS — Any vest recommendations for me?! 🙂

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(Photog: Megan H)

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  1. 11.22.11

    Ohhh I love this, tres chic.

  2. 11.22.11
    ppfgirl said:

    Military or not, this is a great look – love it! 🙂

  3. 11.22.11
    Neris said:

    the outfit turned out great! love the sparkles of course 🙂


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  4. 11.22.11
    Alysson said:

    I love this combo…denim top & sequins sweater over…well done!! Military CHIC for sure!

  5. 11.22.11
    Erica said:

    This is a great look – I love the sparkle as a backdrop for everything else!

  6. 11.22.11
    Nikki said:

    you are adorable! I love your outfit!

  7. 11.22.11
    aprilgia said:

    This does look adorable! That military vest is a must have. I grabbed the one from Old Navy (like everyone else!), but I must say…totally worth it! It really seems to go with nearly everything!

  8. 11.22.11

    Love this outfit!

  9. 11.23.11
    Melaina25 said:

    Love the sparkles over the denim top. Would never think to do that!

    I’ve got a “What I Wore” linky on Wednesdays if you’d like to join in, too!

  10. 11.23.11
    Jennifer said:

    Love the glittery army green sweater, it definitely passes as military inspired.

  11. 11.23.11

    Great sparkly T-Shirt, next time try it on a long skirt

  12. 11.28.11

    Military or not, I love this look! The sequins over the chambray looks great. I seriously though I had something to work for this challenge but when it came time to put together a look, I had nothing! Definitely added some army green to my shopping list! (A good excuse 🙂 )

  13. 11.29.11

    Super cute! Love the wedges.

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