Let's be honest. Rather, let me be honest. If I could, I would wear this vest EVERY single day. But if I did, it would lose that WOW factor that I love so much about it. It's that piece that if I am having a bad day, boosts not only my self-esteem, but also my spirits. Do you have something in your closet that puts a little pep in your step or carries a special place in your heart?

What is it? I would love to know!

Here's a fun story: My bracelet has been hand stamped with three letters, PYT. Shortly after Eddie and I met, I was invited to a party that Eddie's fraternity was throwing. He happened to be at the entrance when I arrived. He greeted me by calling me "PYT", needless to say, I was smitten. No one had referred me to as Pretty Young Thing. Later to find out, Eddie couldn't remember my name. He sure was quick on his feet! 

Top: L'atiste (check out this one) | Vest: CQ by CQ |  Bottoms: ASOS (similiar here and here) | Shoes: Marc Fisher | Sunglasses: Tom Ford | Bracelet : All the Wire | Clutch: American Apparel (Love this one) | Earrings: Nordstrom



My 2nd tip for staying cool this summer is pairing that paper-thin blazer with an equally light t-shirt. Again, it's not rocket science, but it goes to show that throwing on a blazer with your t-shirt/jeans combo can elevate your look tremendously. Just remember: you want your outfit to look intentional, so be sure the fit of your jeans and t-shirt are on point to avoid looking like the blazer was your girlfriend's idea. 

Blazer: Suitsupply (just like this one) | T-Shirt: J.Crew Factory | Jeans: DL1961 (super cheap pair here) | Shoes: Suitsupply (check these out) | Pocket Square: The Tie Bar (similar here) | Watch: Omega (vintage) | Sunglasses: RayBan