December 2, 2011

Phoenix Layers

It is COLD in Phoenix today! This morning when I went outside I could see my breathe! December is really embracing the cold, and I am totally ok with that. I am also completely ready to embrace this month with open arms, and I'm ready to fully enjoying the holiday cheer. I've even been thinking about getting the She & Him Christmas album, and I don't even like Christmas music!

On Tuesday I had a get together with a few girlfriends at my favorite coffee shop in downtown Phoenix. My good friend Courtney (who has a sweet blog called Phoenix is Haute) was wearing this awesome layered look of a cardigan and a jean vest that she picked up at my favorite store (Levi's, of course). Well I was inspired by Courtney's look, so I decided to recreate it my own way.

I bought this vest my first year in college on super sale. Throughout the years I have gone back and forth with loving it, and recently rediscovered it in my closet when I went through a cleaning spring to find long forgotten sweaters (it's finally sweater season). A few years ago I put a The Format (favorite band in high school) button on it and have not taken it off since. I kind of love pieces like this that you can keep around forever. A jean vest is timeless!

Today I am SO excited because Scott and I are going down to Phoenix to check out our friend Sanford's art on display at Bragg's Pie Factory, and then heading down to Crafteteria! I look forward to this amazing craft show every year and I'm so excited that it's finally here!

Outfit details:
Jean vest: Urban Outfitters
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Shirt: Gap
Jeans: Levi's
Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Minnetonkas

What are you up to today? Any holiday plans yet?
-Chelsea xo


  1. I love this coldness! It's so awesome to layer up for a couple months! Have fun at Crafeteria! I wish I could go but I always work First Friday's...

  2. I love the denim vest over the sweater! Such a great look!

  3. oh i love that bag! we'll be at crafeteria too (hopefully) - maybe i'll see you there :)

  4. Totes saw you at Crafeteria, but I was way too shy to go say hi! Such a fun event.

  5. i love this layered look! great jean jacket!!

    <3 steffy

  6. The She&Him album is good! If you feel yourself getting into the Christmas music vibe, check out Micheal Buble's Christmas too, it's sooo fun! x

  7. I really like your layered cardigan/jean vest look :) I noticed it on courtney's blog too! super cute the way you both styled it!

    I am moving to Arizona in five months. I'm going to be a teacher there, and when I came across your blog I got super excited! I can't wait to connect with some phoenix area bloggers. I haven't really found a group in my current location.

    By the way, you totally need to get the She & Him christmas album :) I have it and it's really great. The songs don't' really sound like Christmas songs, so that's probably good for you since you don't like Christmas music!

    I am really excited to be following your blog now! :)

    take care,

  8. Love this Chels! Your Hazel-y green cardi is the prettiest! AND I love our new love of the denim vest! I totally got the Levis love from you girl! SO great hanging with you and the S's yesterday!! XO