Clothed with Grace: Keep It Simple

Friday, January 3, 2014

Keep It Simple

Whelp, back to school today. Whomp, whomp.  Break has been great, I've had some time to myself and some great time with family too. Today is a workday and I have grades to finalize and lesson plans to write.  

As for my outfit, I'm going to come out and say it, sometimes layering a shirt under a sweater is just too much work. Seriously. Getting the arms and collar just right is the last thing I want to do when I'm already tired in the morning, and having to get up early for the first time in weeks. So, today I am keeping it simple with this red vest and my Stella and Dot necklace, and that's ok. I love the overall ease of this, and it's perfect for looking put together and cozy at the same time.

Vest: $3 Studio Works (thrifted) similar
Sweater: Express similar
Necklace: Stella and Dot same
Bracelets:  Chimera, Moxie , Renegade Stella and Dot
jeans: Old Navy $19 similar
Shoes: Vera Wang $12 similar


  1. Oh my I totally agree! I always feel a little constricted too. Love the stripes!! I'm a new reader. Have a great first week back! (My hubs teaches high school physics so he is back too.)

  2. I love red on you!! This look is great!

  3. This look is great! We're back on Monday, BOO! :(

  4. Love this outfit Ginny. I totally know what you mean about it being too much work about layering a shirt under a sweater. I also wanted to comment on your Fair Isle sweater. I bought one from Banana Republic and I love it!!!!!!!! Love yours!!!!!!

    Happy New Year!!!!!


  5. I have to agree, I have NO idea how you wear button ups under shirts all the time! I love the way it looks, but man it is just too uncomfortable for me! That shirt is the absolute perfect striped shirt and I really love the way the colors of the necklace pop with the red vest :)

    <3 danielle

  6. Great vest! I love it with the striped shirt and your necklace colors compliment it all! We have to go back on Monday (although they are predicting -40 temps so we shall see).

  7. What a classy and simple outfit. :-)

  8. Great color combo, digging the arm party too! Love me some gold jewelery!

  9. Yes, sometimes simple is best! Layering does take a lot of adjusting, not just when you put it on but I often find myself pulling and adjusting as the day goes on. Yesterday was our first day back from break, but then we had a snow day today!

  10. I have a hard time with collared shirts under sweaters too. Love the vest!

  11. Ha, I thought I was the only one who had problems getting my collar just right!

  12. Simple but Adorable. I love the Vest with the Striped Boat Tee. You acquired another great Vest in your large collection of Vests. And that Necklace pops. I am also loving all that snow, by the way. =)

  13. Love this look!
    I have to agree with you on the shirt + sweater deal--I just attempted it today, but it turned out to be too much work, so I abandoned that look. Ha!

  14. You seriously have the best vest collection (and they are all great deals at that)!! I am still searching for a perfect faux fur vest! :)

  15. What great Winter fashion!! Love Lady Vera flats! So great to have affordable fashionable shoes...

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  16. You look fabulous in red!! Love love love it <3

    Hugs and kisses

  17. So not looking forward to going back to school either! Cute comfy outfit!

  18. Gorgeous red vest and statement necklace! I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other--please join my GFC and I'll follow you right back!


    xo Jess

  19. Aww you look so lovely!!! I adore your arm candy!! <3

  20. Simple yet adorable outfit, Ginny! Hope you have a great week!

  21. This outfit is so nice, Ginny! It's simple but cute, and I really like that sweater! I'd totally wear it with all my vests ;)