After Five

10 May

Banana Republic Military Vest, Chambray Jacket, White Cropped Jeans - San Francisco Fashion and Style Blog
Banana Republic Military Vest, Chambray Jacket, White Cropped Jeans - San Francisco Fashion and Style Blog
Banana Republic Military Vest, Chambray Jacket, White Cropped Jeans - San Francisco Fashion and Style Blog
Banana Republic Military Vest, Chambray Jacket, White Cropped Jeans - San Francisco Fashion and Style Blog
Banana Republic Military Vest, Chambray Jacket, White Cropped Jeans - San Francisco Fashion and Style Blog
Banana Republic Military Vest, Chambray Jacket, White Cropped Jeans - San Francisco Fashion and Style Blog

I’ve been looking for a slim-fitted military vest forevs and was so happy to find one…on sale none the less. Wore it to work today with a springy dress, and toned it down for dinner with a casual pair of cropped skinnies. Yay for affordable staples!

Next Thursday (5/19) I’ll be I’ll be co-hosting the After 5 event at Banana Republic with my gals Amber and Aimee (so excited!), and would love more than anything to see y’all there. :) Swing by the 256 Grant location near Union Square between 5 and 7pm and score 25% off purchases over $100.

Not only would it be amazing to catch up/meet up in one of the prettiest stores downtown, but they also have some stellar pieces right now (ransacked the store yesterday). Mark your calendars — hope you can make it! <3

*wearing Banana Republic chambray jacket, military vest and cropped jeans (c/o Banana Republic)

47 Lovely Comments on “After Five”

  1. Emily 04. Jul, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    I love this whole look :) These pictures are great! I especially like the last one. I would never of thought to add the jean layer on top of the military.

  2. Jackie 30. May, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    LOVE the wedges! Where are they from?

    Laura Reply:

    Thank you! They are Elie Tahari, from Bloomingdales I think. :)

  3. Corks + Caftans 19. May, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    Just magic. The shoes kill me, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say the blue nails cinch the whole thing. Brilliant as usual, Laura!

  4. andwhatelseisthere 17. May, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    This is the best look, i really like it!!! Keep up the good posts!!!

  5. Stephania Andrade 17. May, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    loving the military vest paired with the jean blazer!

  6. Ria 16. May, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    I want a military vest as well!

  7. yvo 15. May, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    super loving this look!

  8. femi 13. May, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

    I love the military vest! I have been looking for once for ages as well..,. too bad we don’t have Banana Republic were I live enjy the after 5 event!

  9. Eli 12. May, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    Loving that vest…I’m totally going to try to make it out to this! Is it at the Union Square BR?

    Laura Reply:

    Yay! Would be so amazing if you could make it — would love to see ya there! Union Square location, yes. :)

    Have an awesome weekend! xx

  10. BrooklynBlonde 12. May, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    I love this! So clean yet the little details make it totally you. Plus, amazing sunglasses + layering.


  11. Rach is Ordinarily Urbane 12. May, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    Blue nail polish twins!! I’m obsessed :) And that is the most perfect sleeveless trench I’ve seen. Best of luck tonight! x

  12. ToVogueOrBust 12. May, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    Very stunning yet simple outfit, I love how it’s casual but at the same time so pulled-together and chic. You look gorgeous as per usual!

    Alexandra xo

  13. Caitlin 12. May, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    I’m loving this vest, not only as a stand alone piece but layered under the chambray jacket. Wish I lived closer so I could attend the event you’re hosting at Banana!

  14. ryder 12. May, 2011 at 5:56 am #

    beautiful. and the view looks magnificent. combination is 2 safe play for me.

  15. Lainey 11. May, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    I really love those pants. I want a pair of white pants that are super flattering, and these seem to be it. You look great in them!

    Laura Reply:

    Thanks!! Yeah this was the first time I had tried on BR jeans and I am definitely a fan. These are petites, bc I liked the cropped fit. Affordable too — I’d def recommend ’em! :)

  16. Victoria 11. May, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    What gorgeous style and photos! I live for street style, it’s so inspiring :)

  17. Bec 11. May, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    you are killing it with this outfit. amazing.

  18. april 11. May, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    You look stunning!
    Love this outfit on you!

  19. Margot 11. May, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    So fun! I love that vest so cute! Wish I could come to the event next Thursday! Hope it is fabulous!


  20. Sonia 11. May, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    Love how you combined the white denim with blue denim – so chic – and ALL BR pieces at that. You styled them so well…! I hosted an After 5 event in NY recently and it was such a success :)

    In Pursuit of Style

    Laura Reply:

    Thank you! And yay, awesome that you hosted the NY After 5 event! Glad to hear it was a success — cannot wait! <3

  21. Cara 11. May, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous, love those pants!
    xo Cara

  22. The Styley 11. May, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

    Lovely outfit and great pictures. I just had a post (yesterday) about white jeans. Yours look terrific!

  23. Alicia 11. May, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    Love this BR look you pulled together! Unfortunately I won’t be able to swing by the event but have fun!

  24. La Petite Olga 11. May, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    Great outfit! Love the colors!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  25. amalie 11. May, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    love the denim on top of the green vest!

  26. LJ 11. May, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    You are not afraid to mix stripes with floral print. Posted your chictopian outfit on my blog!


    Laura Reply:

    Thanks so much, you are awesome!! Loving your blog and the adorable post about spring shorts — honored and excited to be included! xo

  27. April 11. May, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    Yay for getting your military vest!!! I think I’m starting to crush on one now…what a staple indeed!

  28. CessOviedo 11. May, 2011 at 9:03 am #

    Gorgeous pictures! Last one is a vision, love the outfit and the color from your nails pops out beautifully!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  29. Raspberry Jam 11. May, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    Nice photos and great outfit!


  30. Christina of Profresh Style 11. May, 2011 at 8:13 am #

    If I’m in town, I must come see your lovely face! I’m coming to SF tomorrow. Will you be around? I’m loving how you styled some simple pieces from Banana. So chic and updated. Love it gf!

    Laura Reply:

    Yes!! Please please please do — would LOVE to see you. Miss you big time. I’ll be around tomorrow, what are your plans while you’re here?!

  31. nydontleaveme 11. May, 2011 at 5:40 am #

    The vest is lovely. I love that you paired it with denim!
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  32. sammi 11. May, 2011 at 3:58 am #

    great look! i love the sunnies!

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  33. Shelby 11. May, 2011 at 3:47 am #

    great look laura! i love the layers on top, and the white jeans are perfect with them! your photos are so beautiful <3shelby

  34. kelly 11. May, 2011 at 12:52 am #

    love those shoes! and that military vest is spot on girl~

  35. vasilieva 11. May, 2011 at 12:16 am #

    fantastic pictures, simply stunning, loving the look

  36. Raspberry & Rouge 11. May, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    That’s so pretty! Love these images! Gorgeous! Love the top! Well done dear!! XO Raspberry & Rouge

  37. salome 10. May, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    Loe the Khaki vest ;)

  38. Angel @ | 77inspire | 10. May, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    fabulous vest. Come to china. i wanna hired you as my personal stylist :)

    Laura Reply:

    haha, girlfriend you got yourself a deal! How fun would that be?! :)

  39. Sheryl 10. May, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    Love how you styled this outfit!! Awesome vest!!


  40. 10. May, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    LOVE!! I saw that vest and TOTALLy thought of you!! Can’t wait <3