Lace Dress + Army Vest

I’m not going to preach about how you can wear white after Labor Day. By this point, I’m hoping we’re all on the same page! However, there are definitely some tips & tricks for making your whites seem a bit less summery.

My best tip? Army green. A military-inspired jacket or vest is a great juxtaposition against a delicate white fabric! Add some leopard print and you’re set.

Tart Collections Dress | Forever 21 Vest (last seen here; similar style on sale here) | Gap Espadrilles (similar here) | Sequin Pendant | Julie Vos Bracelet (smaller version here) | Michael Kors Watch | Bauble Bar Ring

Photos: Hallie Wilson

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  1. 9.4.13
    Rachelle commented:

    love this vest one of my best purchase from F21.


  2. 9.4.13
    Tiffany Elam commented:

    I will for sure be rocking white- hello, winter whites!


  3. 9.4.13
    Kimberly commented:

    Love how the vest makes the dress more casual & cool – you look so cute!

  4. 9.4.13
    Heidi commented:

    Love this vest and the whole look. That little pop of neon is subtle, but amazing.

  5. 9.4.13
    stephanie commented:

    i like the combo of a white lace dress and a khaki jacket.
    xx Stephanie (

  6. 9.4.13
    Shira commented:

    This is so fun! Love the dressed down lace and it’s such a cool look!

  7. 9.4.13
    Dana commented:

    Cute outfit! Army green is great for toning things down a notch.

  8. 9.4.13
    Stacey commented:

    Everything you pair together is just so adorable!

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  9. 9.4.13
    Brooke commented:

    You nailed this look girl! Love that vest over your dress—such a great juxtaposition!

    xo honestly, b.

  10. 9.4.13
    elizabeth commented:

    Really cute combo! Love the stripe of pink going down the vest – would not have been able to resist that had I ever seen this one in stores!

  11. 9.4.13
    Kayla commented:

    Love this! So so cute! And super jealous of your tan legs!


  12. 9.4.13
    Olivia commented:

    I’m loving that vest, and can’t believe it’s from Forever 21. SUCH a good find!

  13. 9.4.13
    Agi commented:

    Love the vest. Mine from Banana Republic is finally arriving tomorrow. Took bloody long enough. I can’t wait to style it over a dress. Very excited. Great outfit JEssica.

    Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow and link up for my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up.


  14. 9.4.13
    Megan commented:

    Love the army green vest with the pop of pink at the zipper – so unexpected and fun!

  15. 9.4.13
    Lacey White commented:

    Super cute outfit! I agree – great for fall!!!

  16. 9.4.13
    Jordan Skiles commented:

    Love this vest paired with the dress! Great look!

    xo, Jordan

  17. 9.4.13
    Code Overdressed commented:

    OMG! This looks fabulous, you are making me want to go back home and change what I’m wearing right now, that dress is a pretty little number! Great styling!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  18. 9.4.13
    Alex Gens | Bronzed Sundaze commented:

    LOVE your dress!

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  19. 9.4.13
    Chelsea commented:

    The pop of pink on the utility vest is perfect Jessica… love it!

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  20. 9.4.13
    Staci commented:

    Adorable! Love the pink accent


  21. 9.4.13
    Olivia commented:

    Love the outfit. The army vest looks great with the lace skirt.

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  22. 9.4.13

    love this outfit! Super cute!

  23. 9.4.13

    that dress is gorgeous and love the way you styled it with that vest — perfection! xo

  24. 9.4.13
    Carly commented:

    I want that vest. Love the hint of HOT PINK.


  25. 9.4.13

    LOVE this look! The lace & army vest give a perfect masculine & feminine combination.

  26. 9.5.13
    Kat commented:

    love this look lady!