Because Vera Told Me


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grey cardigan: Sears:: white scarf: Rue 21:: ruffled front tank, black jeggings: Target::
brown boots: Munro:: key necklace: Forever 21:: specs: Warby Parker, Sinclair
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lip color: Arissa, "Fever"
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Though Vera Wang is best known for her gorgeous wedding gowns, I've always idolized her for her effortless layering. Whether they be interview photos or short clips showing a quick glance at the perpetually youthful designer, she is always clad in multiple articles of clothing, draped expertly over her slender frame. 

I'm not even going to try to emulate her grace (because it can't be done... have you seen my duck face?) But here I am trying to work with different lengths and fits. You can't really see it, but the tighter-fit tank I'm wearing has a lot of satin-y ruffles on the front. And the loose, grey cardigan works to comfy the outfit up a bit. Yeah, 2 layers. If you add the scarf, that's 3. And the necklace is 4. I may just be stretching it

Ok, it may not even come close to being "Vera" but the outfit is definitely comfy and will surely be repeated multiple times. 

38 comments:

  1. You always look so relaxed and chic, If I tried this look I would pull off scruffy and uncomfortable :) xx

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  2. Yeah, this is totally working for you. You're a layering master!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  3. I love Vera, and I love this look, too!

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  4. This is very elegant and romantic. It kind of reminds me of Lestat from Interview With the Vampire. I'd love to see HIS duck face too...

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  5. I love my layers and I love your scarf!

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  6. I love the layered look, it's especially great for those days when the weather can't make it's mind up! Love that shade of lipstick :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  7. i think you pulled it off just as good :D. i always adore anything comfy and chic.

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  8. I am almost a fan of effortless layering...I want to look chic like that, too! But I fail. I just can't do it, haha.

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  9. Love the layering here! Very casual chic. I think I'm going to miss layering clothes back in SG!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  10. Laura, I think you look just as lovely as Vera Wang! That scarf is just heavenly and you pull this outfit off with such panache! I also love your lippy! Beautiful! :)

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  11. I love neutral color combos like this, and comfy is a huge bonus! Awesome.

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  12. i think your neutral color pallet with lots of nice textures is working quite well!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  13. You did a great job on this layering is not one of my strong suits but I've had to learn since the weather here can't make up its mind.. I LOVE the key necklace I have a thing for keys for some reason :)

    -Ash
    Beauty Flawed

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  14. I love Vera! I got a purse from her collection at Kohls :)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  15. vera does rule! :) you're pulling this off very well :) i love the key necklace! :)

    xo
    anita

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  16. This is a beautiful look! The scarf adds so much!

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  17. I love layering. It is nowhere near chilly enough here for layering anymore ... I miss it.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  18. Great layering :) I like this look, it's so comfy chic :) xoxo ♥

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  19. I adore this look! I am so doing this myself! Your boots are fab too! :)

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  20. you're so cute with that scarves :)

    http://dreamybubblebee.blogspot.com/

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  21. lol. The necklace is totally a 4th layer, Vera. Oops, I mean Laura.

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  22. I saw this outfit and smiled! I love it. Like, really really love it. It's so comfortable but interesting and pretty all at the same time. That's some master mixing right there! I definitely WANT that scarf. The simple fact you managed to get my yoga pants/t-shirt wearing behind to be willing to wear something like that, means you're a genius.

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  23. very nice relaxed chic outfit, I like how you layered the pieces and made it look effortlessly chic. The scarf is lovely. Vera has her style and you have your own unique laura style which is just as great. Perfect weekend outfit.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  24. and i like your new banner...very cute!

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  25. Beautiful outfits must be repeated! You look great, even with only 2 layers (or 3-4 if you count the scarf, and necklace) ;). Vera is always so stylish, and graceful.

    Call me M @ Do You Speak Gossip?

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  26. I'm gonna have to pay more attention to her. I like her designs but have never noticed the layering. I am awful at it so I could definitely use a few tips.

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  27. Love how the scarf drapes on you - adds femininity to your entire outfit :D Vera Wang's gowns are to die for!

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  28. You're so right, Vera is so gracefull... She's amazing. I love your outfit :)

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  29. You definitely have the comfy chic thing down. I really like the ease and prettiness of this outfit.

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  30. I love your layering- this looks a very cute and comfortable outfit! :)

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  31. That scarf is wayyyy too gorgeous! Love how delicate it looks!

    Those glasses look super cute on you :)

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  32. pretty scarf!

    http://navlandstyle.blogspot.ca/

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  33. i love all the ruffle-y layers! the scarf is really pretty, loving the red hot lips, too!

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  34. This is SO very vera, Laura! I love that you used her for inspiration! And that is genius layering and something I have to learn to do better (sweat shirt over fleece over tee doesn't count).
    p.s. Sly Pete (scarf) came to the Highlands this past weekend with me. Having been to Paris and now the rainiest town in Scotland, I'd say he is one well-traveled foxy scarf!
    xoxox,
    Lar

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  35. This is very Vera Wang! I love the play on layers, especially that lacey scarf! I hope you had a great weekend Laura! :D

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  36. I think you did a great job at layering!! I love your detailed scarf and your key necklace is adorable!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  37. Great layering my dear, I love Vera myself. I think I have a pair of shoes or something by her which I bought from Kohls, its somewhere in a box since we are prepping for our move...

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