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Decree Utility Jacket c/o jcpenney | Ralph Lauren striped cardi | Sunny Leigh silk rosette blouse (Macy’s clearance a few years ago) | Lucky Brand Sundown jeans | Tipper Braided Hobo c/o Handbag Heaven | Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Fuchsia 

Meet my favorite safari vest’s cousin, the utility jacket. I’ve very nearly worn that vest to death, so I thought she could use a break. When I was at jcpenney a couple weeks ago shopping for an upcoming collabo (stay tuned) I came across this cute little number in the juniors department. I usually don’t venture into junior territory since everything’s cut for 2×4’s, but jackets I can do.

I will wear this utility jacket at least once a week. Consider yourself warned.

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Hi, I'm Keira! I love bookstores, beauty counters, and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and (some of) my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear.

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20 Comments

  1. 12.1.11
    Sharon said:

    Check the clearance rack. I had my eye on this jacket and went back to get it and it was 19.99 plus I had a $10.00 off a $10.00 purchase. Score so I bought new earings as well!

  2. 11.27.11

    One of my faves I’ve seen you in so far. Love the utilitarian and nautical combo and the colors. Plus, the bag is FAB!

    xo,
    Kate

  3. 11.26.11

    I love that jacket, and I love JCP. Need to check my local one and see if they have it there :-)

  4. 11.25.11
    Anonymous said:

    I have that jacket as well please give us some more ideals on what to pair with it

  5. 11.25.11
    Melissa N said:

    love the layering! i feel like i need a good army jacket/shirt, yours is perfect!

    talesofmonkeyandpig.blogspot.com

  6. 11.23.11
    Christine said:

    Love the layers! I wear my new blazer about once a week now!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

  7. 11.23.11
    Elizabeth said:

    Love the jacket, especially paired with the stripes underneath. I think the *real* star here is your lipstick though…amazing. Your skin is looking flawless these days too!

  8. 11.23.11
    Annie said:

    LOVE this….really makes the outfit!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

  9. 11.23.11

    Love the outfit, and the lipstick is the cherry on top! Looks great!

  10. 11.23.11
    Terri said:

    LOVE the jacket with the striped shirt. I have a black-and-white striped shirt, so I may need to get my hands on a utility jacket so I can effectively steal this!
    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

  11. 11.23.11

    very cute outfit!

  12. 11.22.11

    Without a doubt that jacket is my favorite of yours, all the combos you come up with are amazing!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  13. 11.22.11
    oolung said:

    Hey, I’ve got one that looks exactly the same! :-)

  14. 11.22.11
    Kayla said:

    OMG, I’ve been obsessing over the safari vest for days (weeks really, but that sounds embarassing)….I’ve googled, even ebay’d. I’m buying this asap. Can I ask how the Juniors sizing compares to regular people sizing? I’m a small in women’s sizes, but worried I might need a medium. Help?

  15. 11.22.11
    Melina said:

    Oh I love that jacket, especially paired with the stripes! Hahah, your 2×4 comment is priceless!

    xx Melina

  16. 11.22.11
    Robin said:

    Love this vest! If I remember correctly, the vest you speak of is the one from Old Navy? I have the same one. And . . . I’m wearing it today. And I wear it all the time. Should we indulge in a little ONVA? (Old Navy Vest Anonymous) ;-)

  17. 11.22.11
    ppfgirl said:

    I have a utility jacket & cargo vest and I’m so glad to know I’m not the only one wearing them non-stop! They are so easy to layer over other pieces and perfect for fall – love this look :)

  18. 11.22.11
    7cakes said:

    love this outfit. Just my kind of thing. cute jacket =D

  19. 11.22.11
    amy moore said:

    you never posted manicure monday :( my nails are naked for lack of inspiration

  20. 11.22.11

    No wonder you love that jacket! It is amazing. I’m not surprised we both love it, though, given our mutual affection for the vest version!

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