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Layered Up for Fall

Downtown Demure // Modest Fashion

Downtown Demure // Modest Fashion
Downtown Demure // Modest Fashion

Top: Joe Fresh // Vest: Ann Taylor (similar) // Boots: Coach (similar) // Bag: Anthropologie

Ring: & Apparel ($8 – use code DOWNTOWN20 to get 20% off your purchase) // Necklace: Modest Gold

Guys, guess what! It’s FINALLY fall in Los Angeles! Sadly, fall in LA merely means dipping into the 60s, but I’m grateful for the climate change nonetheless. I love layering and fall is the perfect time to experiment. In fact, fall was my favorite season when I lived in New York because the scenery was beautiful (God is really good at colors, isn’t He?!) and the weather was perfect for creative fall layering.

I couldn’t resist incorporating some of my East Coast layering staples into my favorite fall outfit: long vest, boots, and a crisp white button down. I just love the surprising versatility of long vests. They can be worn over a blouse and jeans, and they can just as easily be worn as dresses. When I found this long black vest in the 60% off sale rack at Ann Taylor last fall, I knew I had to grab it.  If you’ve never considered purchasing a black long vest, you’re missing out on an incredible trans-seasonal wardrobe staple.

Besides my vest, my favorite part of this outfit this bar necklace from a brand called Modest Gold. You can’t tell see the details from my photos, but the necklace is actually engraved with the phrase “Only Grace Now.” The phrase is inspired by Ephesians 2:9, and it’s supposed to be a reminder that salvation is ours only through God’s grace through faith in Christ. Our works and even our (often wavering) faith are insufficient without His grace. It’s a beautiful necklace, but the meaning behind it is even more beautiful. Modest Gold’s store is full of  little treasures that are inspired by biblical truths.

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    Lanae Bond
    11/07

    I really love this look! Your layered look is polished and chic!

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    Rachel - À LA MODEST
    11/07

    Very well put together! 🙂 I love black and white outfits, because they always look so classy. I don’t actually have long vests, and all I have go down to the waist. I might have to start looking for a vest like this, but I think my body type (or of course, the pregnancy belly) will make long vests not look as sleek on me as it does on you 😉

    http://alamodest.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Rachel – À LA MODEST
      11/07

      Haha! Hey, in a few months you can rock that long vest fabulously post-baby bump. Thanks for the love, Rachel!

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    Alecz
    11/07

    I absolutely love this belted vest! What a beautiful piece. And the white collared shirt underneath is a great classic touch.

    http://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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    Elizabeth
    11/08

    Beautiful, as always!!

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    Megan
    11/11

    So glad I just came across your blog!! I love this outfit! I will have to check out those necklaces, so cool.

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Megan
      11/12

      Thanks, Megan! I’m so glad you found me too (I just took a quick peak at your blog, and I’m already a fan)! I highly recommend the Modest Gold necklaces. Well worth the $15. 🙂

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    Adri
    11/11

    This look is so chic! I love that vest belted!
    xo Adri
    http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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    Oh to Be a Muse
    11/11

    I loved when I first saw this on Insta. It’s layered perfection!

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    Happiness at Mid Life
    11/11

    Beautiful fall look Liz! I am so glad we finally have some cooler weather too!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see your Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Happiness at Mid Life
      11/12

      Thanks, Alice! I may have spoken to soon — it’s back to 70+ today! *head slap*

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    Rachel
    11/14

    I never thought to layer a long vest with a belt, but it looks nice Elizabeth. Yay for fall weather there in LA.
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me”
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures