Gray Utility Vest + The It Dress of Fall

Fall Outfit | Gray Utility Vest | Black Body Con Dress | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Fall Basics | Gray Vest | Black Dress | Stone Pendant Necklace | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit | Peep Toe Booties | Gray Utility Vest | Houston Fashion Blog Lady in Violet

Casual Outfit | It Dress of Fall | Gray Vest | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Layered Fall Outfit | Gray Vest over Black Fitted Dress for Weekends | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Happy Friday!! This layered outfit has been planned in my head for quite some time now.  I just never could find all the pieces to complete my vision.  Utility vests and jackets have been popular for several years.  Each year I consider making the purchase, but wait too long and then my size/color combo is gone.  I knew I wanted a darker gray shade as opposed to the more popular army or olive green.  The darker gray utility vest is more versatile and much more my style.  I mean I think gray mixes well with almost all the colors!  Imagine it with a pretty burgundy, total swoon!!

Because I love a good layered look, I knew a fitted dress would be perfect to pair with a utility vest.  It plays with the proportions a little and keeps the vest from making you look frumpy.  Although, I kind of think my burgundy shift dress might look cute too if I tightened the waist of the vest a little to add shape….

Anyways, let’s talk about this black body con dress.  If you have Instagram and follow other bloggers, you have probably seen this dress a million times in an array of colors.  It is the It dress of Fall for sure!  I was already in the market for a casual cotton fitted dress to layer with, so I decided to order and see what all the fuss was about.

I kind of understand the hype on this dress.  Body con usually is not my cup of tea unless it’s Girls’ Night Out, but the ruching at the waist and crewneck neckline makes this work for a casual look.  It used to come in an olive color, if that comes back in stock I would buy this dress again in that color.  It’s easy to move in and comfy, and I have lots of long cardigans to pair it with this winter. 😉

Size Note – I sized up to a Medium.  I ordered both sizes, and the small fit on the top half, but was a little too tight for daytime on the bottom half.  I felt more comfortable in the Medium size.  Some of the site reviews mention certain colors being a bit thinner.  The black is not, it’s a good thick material.

Stay tuned to Instagram and Facebook (I’m trying to get in the habit of sharing on both!) because you will see both of these items restyled in some fall daily outfit posts!!  I have big plans for both pieces!  Ya’ll have a good weekend and thanks for stopping by this week.

Fall Outfit | Leith Tank Dress | Gray Utility Vest | Houston Fashion Blogger

Layered Fall Outfit | Gray Vest | Peep Toe Booties | Lady in Violet Houston Fashion Blog

Casual Fall Outfit | Black Bodycon Dress | Gray Utility Vest | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Casual Fall Outfit | Gray Utility Vest | Black Fitted Dress | Houston Fashion Blogger

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8 Responses to Gray Utility Vest + The It Dress of Fall

  1. Carrie says:

    Love your grey and black. The necklace and booties are perfect with this look!

  2. Shelly says:

    Love the edginess of this outfit! Super cute.

  3. Ruth says:

    I love this look! That vest is a great layering piece and I love the hem line on this dress!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

  4. This is a really sharp look! Its a great way to wear a body con dress! I have to get that dress.
    Peace!
    Cheryl
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

  5. Katherine says:

    This really is the “it” dress for fall! I absolutely hate body con but it looks so cute on you and after hearing so much about it, I’m tempted to try! I love it in the classic black 🙂

    Katherine | oneswainkycouple.com

  6. Nancy says:

    Great look! I love, adore, your shoes!

  7. Rachel says:

    This is gorgeous!! Love the entire outfit!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

  8. Love this outfit. The gray vest really gives it a casual vibe. Thanks for sharing. #StyleElixirLinkup

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