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oh joy | how i'd wear a denim vest

oh joy | how i'd wear a denim vest

For the past 10 years, I've avoided denim tops like the plague. Maybe it's because I wore my last denim jacket {from the summer of 2000} to the ground and haven't looked back since. But lately, I've been loving denim jackets and tops again as they as a casual nod to any outfit. So, this month every week, I'll be sharing some of my favorite ways to wear denim tops with the help of illustrator, Jennifer Vallez. Today's denim vest adds a bit of an edge to an otherwise feminine outfit.

{1. J.Crew denim vest, 2. sequined collar from Ruche (similar), 3. Garance for Kate Spade sweatshirt, 4. patterned clutch by Falcon Wright (similar).  5. Paige dotted jeans (similar), 6. Steve Madden suede heels.} 

{illustration by Jennifer Vallez for Oh Joy}


  1. What an adorable illustration – and outfit idea! I just blogged about the Peter Pan collar this morning! One of my favorite trends for fall. Love the way you styled this.

  2. I completely understand your reservations about denim. I feel the same way, except I love it… and am always naturally gravitataing toward it at stores and in my closet..The way you dressed it up makes it flexible to wear…Cheers!!!

  3. This illustration is so cute! I think I feel the same way about denim but I purchased a chambray dotted top earlier in the summer and I’ve worn it a couple of times. I still don’t know if I can get on the “denim on denim” train.

  4. joy! sorry i meant to tell you earlier.. I’m so glad you are taking back control of your blog… i stopped coming for a while because things were getting repetitive and the postings started to look so generic. thank you!

  5. I love the twist on the post with the illustration. also just FYI i clicked on the ruche collar link but the item was missing? do you have an update?


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