InVESTing in Something Better...

white top: thrifted :: black vest and jeggings: New York and Co :: skinny belt: F21 ::
wedges: Hot Topic :: purse: Burlington?

Outfit #5 of my 6-month challenge
It was bound to happen. I knew from the very beginning of my 6-month challenge that this day would come. I just didn't think it would be this soon.

People, I just found an article of clothing I can live without. This long, black vest was one of those impulsive buys I picked up on sale about a year ago when I was putting together items for my teaching wardrobe. If I recall correctly, I only used this vest once, probably a month after I bought it, over a short, black dress to add some modesty to my outfit. (The dress was super short, and I was wearing tights. I needed something to go over my bum.) I remember not liking it then, and I still don't like it now.

Don't get me wrong, I love vests and waistcoats, but eh, this long one is jut not my style. Imma gonna invest in something better in the future. 

In fact, I'm not a fan of this outfit all that much, but I wanted to show you, dear readers, that the 6-month challenge isn't all fun and games for me. The second photo really sums up how I feel about all this. I like curling my hair, but never will I do it this tight and tiny again. They make me look really old -_-

In much funner news, look what I've been making all afternoon!!!


MACARONS!!! tons and tons of delicious, ganache-filled MACARONS!


Do you know what the middle macaron is thinking? Dude, I'm oozing awesome right now


  1. Okay, best title of a post I've seen in a while. And I actually like this look on you - the vest is sort of boho-ish and I'm a big fan of your top. Also, I think your hair is looking hot. So I think we disagree on a lot here - it's okay though, we can still be friends.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  2. I think that you look pretty pretty! I like the curly-wirly hairs! And, woman, come to my house immediately and make those macarons!!

  3. I really like the black and white of the whole ensemble, even if you don't like the vest!

    P.S. How hard is it to make Macarons? They're one food mountain I have yet to scale...

  4. I kind of love the black and white shirt. Vests have always been pretty miss with me. I have exactly two of them, one being a kind of bubble vest (for the winter I guess?) Yours looks fine, though. Plus it adds some pockets where the jeggings kind of fail you in that department. I don't know why I am arguing a case for it like I'm a lawyer on Vest Court or something...

  5. dude, i love it, actually! i love the black and white, i love the hair...i was gonna say 'hawt' before i even read your text!
    you seriously made those??!! i always see pics, but have never had one of these macaroons! they look so damn delish! nice job!

  6. I actually like that sweater vest but I'm weird. I have to say you inspired me to take on my own fashion challenge personally to help me get my esteem back up since having a baby and beginning my teaching career in the public school system here.

  7. OMG, those macaroons!!! I don't think I'd ever have the patience to make them, but they look amazing.

    I think your outfit is so cute! But I hear you about the vest. I bought a very similar one two years ago and never wear it, but still keep holding on to it. Go figure!

  8. the vest looks awesome on you I like how you out it together!

    did you make those macarons?! they look yum!

  9. I like this outfit sweetie, and you SUPER PRETTY with the curls!! ♥♥

    Your macarons will be the death of me, I am so hungry now. Uergh. I just put on 2kg by looking at your delicious photos. :(

    The Cat Hag

  10. you are adorable :) &I have been wanting to try and make some macaroons!

  11. I LOVE this look! The top and shoes are my Absolute Favorites (Hot Topic has FABULOUS Shoes!!)! And those Macaroons....OMG!! I like your hair this way, you look Young and Cute! I am also loving the way you incorporated this vest into this ensemble. I would keep it but I am a pack rat Lol. You look Great!

  12. Love the black and white color scheme of this outfit. So classy and lovely. I don't think the curls make you look old at all, by the way. I like them. Maybe that just means I have taste like an old person? Who knows..

  13. I actually really like your curls, they look so pretty on you. :) And I have a vest just like that and I don't necessarily love mine either. I love this black and white ensemble though!
    And those macaroons look sooo good! I have never had one before!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  14. yum macarons!
    i actually like your outfit, i'm a fan of how you've nipped it in at the waist! :D
    i also DO like your hair, it doesnt make you look old at all ^_^
    Rosie xo

  15. You're outfit and hair are really nice! It's very 'grown up' the perfect outfit for work! Me likee!


  16. I have definitely been searching for a top like this for a while now, and I cannot seem to find the perfect one anywhere. I am so frustrated and super jealous that you found such a treasure!!! :)
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  17. Oh those macaroons look devine!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  18. I don't think this outfit is bad at all! But I'm glad you are learning so much from your challenge (already)! mm, you are making me hungry with those macarons.

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

    P.S. The hair looks cute!

  19. laura this post made me LOL x 2338979283749 hahahah. I SERIOUSLY HEART YOU SO BAD MY HURT IS GONNA BURST HAHAHA.

    you have this facial expression that looks like ... well i can only describe as looking like you just swallowed a turd ahahaha.

    aww hon i think you look super cute and i think the hair is very farrah fawcett-ish very charles angels haha.

    but seriously lets talk about JUST HOW AWESOME YOU ARE


  20. Mmmmmmm those Macarons look tasty!
    And girl that fest looks great on you, I on the otherhand can't stand vest on me, makes me want to scream haha, wish I could pull it off though!

  21. i don't think there's any thing wrong with the vest, but i understand that feeling. i've bought items i kinda liked but didn't LOVE, then later wondered why i bought it in the first place (heck, it still happens today). hair is great! thanks for sharing the ups and downs.

    those macaroons... DROOL.

  22. I love vests personally :) They always make me look sleeker! LOL I normally don't wear them :p

    Those macarons look delish!

  23. making macaroons are on my summer to-do list! yours came out so pretty and perfect!

  24. First of all your macaroons look delicious!

    It is disappointing when you buys something only to find no matter how you style it you just don't like it. BUT something better awaits out there for you! Really like your hot topic wedges:)

    ~Em K

  25. I think you are right, the vest is kind of blah, kind of small, and just isn't working. But I do think your hair is pretty curled!

    Also, those macarons are looking pretty outstanding. wish i could be eating one right now!

    Chic on the Cheap

  26. Hi! It's Keiko from :D
    I like your top! I know what you mean! I own couple vests and I never ever wear them.. In fact, you made me want to try something!
    and macarons.. look so yum!!

  27. Ahh I'm so glad I found your blog! I like your top a lot and I really want to steal those macaroons! YUM!


  28. I just love me some black and white!!!! Those macaroons look absolutely decadent!!! I want one! ~Serene

  29. i like this outfit.. the thrifted top is wonderful!

    xo, jill

  30. oooh honey you look so great!
    love the way you wear!!!
    love macarons *_*
    very cute blog!!!!
    i'm following you by google friends hope you'll do the same if you'll like mine :)
    sweet italian kisses

    Syriously in Fashion
    Official Facebook Page

  31. I do love this outfit ! I love how you dispatch black and white and layers, very inspiring !

  32. I was surprised to read that you don't really like this outfit much, because I was thinking how awesome you look it in! Funny how that works. I do know that I have plenty of outfits in my archives that I'm not thrilled about, but have helped me in developing my own style.

    Your macarons look KILLER. I want to nom them all! Ha! I found an amazing picture once of Totoro macarons. Can you imagine such a thing?! Here's the pic via my Tumblr: Totoro macarons!

  33. Laura, I like your hair like this! Why would you think it makes you look old? I love curls, the more the better! It's funny that you don't like this outfit cause I was going to say you look sexy, mamacita! I love the black details on the shirt! And can I say I thought those macaroons were bought at a fancy schmanzy bakery? I can't believe how gorgeous and delicious they look. Would you believer I've never had a macaroon? :( Now I'm sad!

  34. mmmm dat is some tasty hair gurrl. ps- bring me macaroons?!?!

  35. I am so excited to see your blog take off like it has!! WOW!! So many followers and so many lovely comments!! I am happy for you!! Now on to this fantastic outfit!! I love love love that top and the leggings are very slimming!! I could wear a long vest it! I have come across some pretty fabulous things shopping my closet!! Your hair looks beautiful like this. Would you believe that I have never had a macaron!! Kiah

  36. omg those macarons!!!! :)
    and i love your top!

  37. I like the outfit and I'm really loving those macaroons! Kuddos to not shop for 6 months, my husband and I were talking about money today and i was thinking about doing the 30 for 30 remix again, but then I was thinking maybe just remix until Fall, lol...fall is my favorite time to go shopping!
    hmm, i think I just came up with something a new challenge!
    lol, thanks for the inspiration!

  38. you made those? You did great they look yummy! kudos!

  39. Isn't it funny what items pop out as necessities? I love when you buy something without seeing the full range of possibilities and get surprised like that. Love also the lace pattern you've got going on in this outfit.

  40. You know I am going to London for the weekend and am most excited about the macaroon eating!! About your vest, you know sometimes a piece of clothing just doesn't work for whatever reason, even though I think this outfit looks good, if you hate it, get rid! x

  41. I seriously love your glasses!!
    Those macaroons look absolutely delicious, they always look so yum but I've never ever had one. I'm going to make it my ambition

  42. yums!!! cant believe you made all of those!

  43. This is so yummy, gonna help me with my skin whitening efforts.


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