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Military Vest Style and $150 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

Moms Do Fall Fashion

Last year we collaborated with a slew of fashionable mamas to bring you our Moms Do Fall Fashion Series and we were so thrilled with all the fall style inspiration our influencer collaborators shared, we thought we would team up to do it all over again this year! And first up, we have one of our long time friends, Carly from Thirty Something Fashion. After you’ve seen our featured fall outfit, make sure you head over to Carly’s site to see what she has in store for you! And speaking of today’s look, I decided to tackle the military vest.

Military Vest Style

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I’ve loved the countless military vest outfits that I’ve seen all over Pinterest the past several years and I actually snagged my own a couple fall seasons ago, but I’d yet to style it until recently. I decided Moms Do Fall Fashion was the perfect opportunity to share with you my tips for how to wear a military vest…And my number one tip for putting a look together with it is to pair it with stripes. It doesn’t get much easier than that. They go together perfectly! If you’ve been around our site a time or two and checked out our fashion archives you know how much we love our stripes here at Take Time for Style, namely blue or navy stripes.

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We’re of the firm belief that every girl needs a striped tee in their life and, ifΒ  you’re anything like us, more than one! I have a super comfy striped tee that I typically throw on with boyfriend jeans and comfy shoes like moccasins, but this time I decided to jazz things up a bit by throwing my forgotten military vest on over this go-to mom outfit of mine. And I loved the end result! I mean, I’m rockin’ a look I can comfortably run my fall errands in, but it’s much more fun than a plain old tee and jeans combo.Β What do you think? Do stripes and military vests make you as happy as they do me?

military vest style

And now that you’ve seen latest my fall fashion crush, head over Thirty Something Fashion to see Carly’s! But first, enter our $150 Nordstrom gift card giveaway below. Just think about all the fun fall pieces you could snag with it!

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  • mami2jcn

    I love the trend of riding boots for fall.

    September 25, 2017 at 9:10 am Reply
  • Elena

    My favorite fall trend is over the knee boots

    September 25, 2017 at 1:42 pm Reply
  • Natalie

    My favorite fall trend is ankle boots with leggings!

    September 25, 2017 at 1:51 pm Reply
  • Sara Zielinski

    My favorite fall trend right now is ankle boots.

    September 25, 2017 at 2:56 pm Reply
  • Elle

    My favorite fall trend is boots as always.

    September 25, 2017 at 4:01 pm Reply
  • Emeryl

    I don’t keep up with trends, but I do like military style clothing like the one here!

    September 25, 2017 at 4:12 pm Reply
  • Alicia Taylor

    For food – I love pumpkin spice. For clothing, I love boots. I always look forward to being able to wear them again.

    September 25, 2017 at 4:33 pm Reply
  • christina purvis

    Love wearing my boots!

    September 25, 2017 at 9:18 pm Reply
  • ellen beck

    My favorite fall trend is breaking our the chunky sweaters and of corse boots. I love fall and am so glad it is here!

    September 26, 2017 at 12:15 am Reply
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    September 26, 2017 at 12:15 am Reply
  • ellen beck

    Follow on instagram as @tannawings thanks for the chance.

    September 26, 2017 at 12:18 am Reply
  • Jessica Taylor

    My favorite fall trend is a denim jacket and duck boots!

    September 26, 2017 at 7:48 am Reply
  • Andi

    Pumpkin anything! πŸ™‚ But in all seriousness, I am obsessed with ponchos and vests.

    September 26, 2017 at 10:56 am Reply
  • Stacey Roberson

    Boots, leggings, a long tunic sweater and infinity scarf. Love this look!

    September 26, 2017 at 11:06 am Reply
  • Lauren Durst

    Even though I live in Florida, I can’t get enough flannel during Fall. Turn down the A/C and get cozy! πŸ™‚

    September 26, 2017 at 11:25 am Reply
  • Anna Pry

    velvet booties, deep colors and jean jackets

    September 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm Reply
  • HS

    I am loving tall boots.

    September 26, 2017 at 1:25 pm Reply
  • Jeanna

    My favorite fall trend is booties!

    September 26, 2017 at 3:22 pm Reply
  • Vanessa Flores

    I don’t follow a fall trend but I love wearing boots and long sleeve shirts, even cardigans.

    September 26, 2017 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • deanna watson

    I love to wear cardigans and booties in Fall. I also love Fall fashion colors.

    September 26, 2017 at 6:14 pm Reply
  • tiffany cheung

    Looooove the infinity scarves! I want to collect one in every color! I also am loving all the velvet dresses, I’d love to try one on! I’ve seen some in plum, and it’s gorgeous!

    September 26, 2017 at 6:39 pm Reply
  • Kenya F

    I can’t wait for Fall to finally make its way to NY. It’s been a little too hot for me at this time. My favorite items for the fall are booties, sweaters and scarves!

    September 26, 2017 at 9:46 pm Reply
  • Shelley

    My favorite fall trend is riding boots.

    September 26, 2017 at 11:20 pm Reply
  • Shirley

    My favorite fall trend is the ankle boots and the military jacket !

    September 26, 2017 at 11:26 pm Reply
  • Kathy Hanley

    I like the new pieces in velvet and crushed velvet because they are easy to wear and are warm for the winter.

    September 27, 2017 at 12:08 am Reply
  • amber

    love the military vests

    September 27, 2017 at 7:24 am Reply
  • cassandra m

    I love wearing plaid in the fall.

    September 27, 2017 at 11:43 am Reply
  • Jodi

    Anything that is a deep plum color!!!

    September 27, 2017 at 12:09 pm Reply
  • john hutchens

    My wife’s favorite fall trend is the big chunky scarves.

    September 27, 2017 at 1:55 pm Reply
  • Aleksandra Nearing

    I love the plaid prints that are in fashion right now.

    September 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm Reply
  • Stephanie Phelps

    My favorite fall trend is boots

    September 27, 2017 at 6:31 pm Reply
  • Sarah Hayes

    i love wearing leggings and tunics

    September 27, 2017 at 8:59 pm Reply
  • Chrissy

    My favorite fall trend is oversized scarves!

    September 27, 2017 at 9:12 pm Reply
  • Colleen Boudreau

    My favorite fall trend is big chunky oversized sweaters.
    & I subscribed/followed everyone.

    September 28, 2017 at 1:36 pm Reply
  • Kayte CookWatts

    I just read that cabbie hats with feminine touches are in style. I love hats, I think they add “pop” and fun to any outfit.

    September 28, 2017 at 1:45 pm Reply
  • Laurie Nykaza

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    September 28, 2017 at 4:27 pm Reply
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    following @thatchicmom on Instagram

    September 28, 2017 at 4:28 pm Reply
  • Michelle D.

    My favorit fall trend are definitely boots!

    September 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm Reply
  • Jennifer Sakurai

    So Cal tends to skip fall and go right into its version of “winter” (eventually). I can’t wait to wear jackets, my new booties, and get a spiced apple cider at Starbucks when it gets cooler!

    September 28, 2017 at 9:21 pm Reply
  • Sarah Cool

    My favorite fall trend is boots!

    September 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm Reply
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    September 29, 2017 at 12:01 am Reply
  • Kelly Kimmell

    I love infinity scarves and a great pair of ankle boots.

    September 29, 2017 at 6:43 am Reply
  • Angelica Dimeo

    I like scarves

    September 29, 2017 at 7:15 am Reply
  • sandra

    the vest looks good on you so maybe I like vests

    September 29, 2017 at 8:12 am Reply
  • Amy Cooley

    My favorite fall trend is boots and cozy tops.

    September 29, 2017 at 8:42 am Reply

    My favorite fall trend are boots with a block heel. Love them!

    September 29, 2017 at 11:19 am Reply
  • shannon fowler

    my favorite fall trend is boots. Unfortunately here in florida we don’t get many days that really feel like fall.

    September 29, 2017 at 3:21 pm Reply
  • rita leonard

    I love lots of layers and boots. Get looks for fall

    September 29, 2017 at 3:33 pm Reply
  • Gabrielle

    Velvet is absolutely my favorite fall trend! All the new pieces I am seeing are gorgeous and sumptuous.

    September 29, 2017 at 7:02 pm Reply
  • Gabrielle

    Already followed as @velvetwhip and am already subscribed as well.

    September 29, 2017 at 7:04 pm Reply
  • Kim Pincombe-Cole

    I love the heritage plaid blazer trend for Fall this year! And booties for Fall will always be at the top of my list….

    September 29, 2017 at 7:12 pm Reply
  • Gabrielle

    I follow every single instagram account as @velvetwhip

    September 29, 2017 at 7:16 pm Reply
  • ellen beck

    I am following @carlywalko on Instagram

    September 29, 2017 at 8:37 pm Reply
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    I am following @audreymcclellan on Instagram

    September 29, 2017 at 8:38 pm Reply
  • ellen beck

    I am following @mommainflipflops on Instagram

    September 29, 2017 at 8:38 pm Reply
  • Cheryl B

    I like the booties, skinny jeans and sweater.

    September 29, 2017 at 8:42 pm Reply
  • Dana Rodriguez

    I really love all the velvet I have been seeing.

    September 29, 2017 at 9:12 pm Reply
  • ghassan alsaleh

    I love any blouse with high neck

    September 30, 2017 at 2:40 am Reply
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    September 30, 2017 at 9:27 am Reply
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    September 30, 2017 at 9:28 am Reply
  • Ashley Spaustat

    Long sleeve florals

    September 30, 2017 at 11:11 am Reply
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      I subbed! πŸ™‚

      September 30, 2017 at 11:12 am Reply
  • Lynda Del

    My favorite fall trend is getting to wear scarves again.

    September 30, 2017 at 11:40 am Reply
  • alicia gordon

    my favorite fall trend is big chunky scarves. they are so fashionable and warm!!!

    September 30, 2017 at 3:31 pm Reply
  • Annmarie W.

    I love little short booties in the fall…I feel like they’re always stylish in autumn!

    September 30, 2017 at 5:29 pm Reply
  • Colette

    I love the boots and capris

    September 30, 2017 at 9:10 pm Reply
  • mary ballerin

    I’ve already liked army jackets, olive drab colored clothing but I also like the long, thin cardigans that hide ‘things’ πŸ˜‰

    September 30, 2017 at 11:34 pm Reply
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    October 1, 2017 at 2:15 am Reply
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    October 1, 2017 at 4:54 am Reply
  • sheila ressel

    My favorite fall trend is boots. Any kind of boots!

    October 1, 2017 at 7:41 am Reply
  • Irene Lirette

    My favorite trend is the ankle boots with leggings!

    October 1, 2017 at 4:02 pm Reply
  • Meghan Malicoat

    My favorite fall fashion is skinny jeans with tall boots.

    October 1, 2017 at 9:05 pm Reply
  • tracee

    I don’t have a favorite fall fashion trend, but I have a fave food trend – apples!

    October 1, 2017 at 9:33 pm Reply
  • Tegan Ghirardello

    I love flannels and boots

    October 1, 2017 at 9:59 pm Reply
  • Seyma Shabbir

    I love the booties and the forest green colors.

    October 1, 2017 at 10:27 pm Reply
  • Susan Christy

    Scarves and booties

    October 2, 2017 at 1:22 pm Reply
  • Lisa Ehrman

    The military vests are really cute with jeans.

    October 2, 2017 at 6:48 pm Reply
  • Brenna H.

    My favorite fall trend is always boots!

    October 3, 2017 at 12:07 pm Reply
  • Elisabeth

    My favorite fall trend is dark nail polish, especially red!

    October 3, 2017 at 3:25 pm Reply
  • Serena S

    favorite fall trend – scarves & boots!

    October 3, 2017 at 7:51 pm Reply
  • Laurie Nykaza

    Let us know you’ll be following @mommainflipflops on Instagram after you leave here: i do follow her!

    October 3, 2017 at 8:21 pm Reply
  • Laurie Nykaza

    I love boots for fall they are warm and so cute too.

    October 3, 2017 at 8:23 pm Reply
  • kelly woods

    As long as I have on boots I am happy πŸ™‚

    October 3, 2017 at 9:54 pm Reply
  • Amy Tolley

    I love sweater cardigans vests comfy fashionable jeans or pants boots and sometimes a great flannel shirt..

    October 4, 2017 at 1:00 am Reply
  • Ashley Mauceri

    Boots without a doubt! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

    October 4, 2017 at 9:31 am Reply
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    October 4, 2017 at 12:05 pm Reply
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    October 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm Reply
  • Alina

    All kinds of layering, especially scarves.

    October 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm Reply
  • Stafford

    Booties for me please!!!

    October 4, 2017 at 12:53 pm Reply
  • Kelly Evans

    Skirts, tall boots and knee socks are my new favs!

    October 4, 2017 at 1:39 pm Reply
  • Kelly Evans

    BTW, I followed EVERYBODY on your list! Thanks for referring I loved them ALL!

    October 4, 2017 at 1:40 pm Reply
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    October 5, 2017 at 3:08 am Reply
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    I am following @thedudemomon Instagram

    October 5, 2017 at 3:09 am Reply
  • Kathryn Pruitt

    Favorite fall trend is long cartigans!

    October 5, 2017 at 8:46 am Reply
  • Sean C

    This Fall is all about layering with scarves and long cardigans for me.

    October 5, 2017 at 8:47 am Reply
  • Melanie Evans

    My favorite fall trend is ALWAYS boots!

    October 5, 2017 at 11:59 am Reply
  • patricia Eisner

    What a great giveaway! Love xoxo

    October 5, 2017 at 3:34 pm Reply
  • Lili Tankersley

    I may be a little behind, but I love the little driving loafers!

    October 6, 2017 at 7:28 am Reply
  • Farrah Wright

    Love this fall trend, hoping we get to experience fall here in florida this year.

    October 6, 2017 at 9:16 am Reply
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    October 6, 2017 at 12:52 pm Reply
  • ellen beck

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    on Instagram

    October 6, 2017 at 2:44 pm Reply
  • Susan Smith

    My favorite fall trend is boots I love all kinds of boots.

    October 6, 2017 at 4:06 pm Reply
  • Sarah Hall

    My favorite is bringing out the sweaters and jackets to wear in the brisk air.

    October 6, 2017 at 4:52 pm Reply
  • Jamie Rannila

    I love the military vest and cut out booties!

    October 6, 2017 at 8:43 pm Reply
  • Kimmy Ripley

    I love tunics and leggings in the fall. I just lost 35 lbs and desperately need new clothes. Shopping at Nordstrom’s would be a dream come true!

    October 6, 2017 at 9:54 pm Reply
  • MaryAnn

    My favorite fall trend is knit sweaters.

    October 6, 2017 at 10:34 pm Reply
  • michelle levine

    I still love stilleto knee high boots I get excited when i get to wear them.

    October 6, 2017 at 11:38 pm Reply
  • ellen beck

    I am following @thedudemom

    on Instagram

    October 7, 2017 at 1:16 am Reply
  • Laurajj

    I love the scarves and boots! So much you can do with both of them!

    October 7, 2017 at 11:24 pm Reply
  • Lynn Tran

    I love sweater weather and wearing boot all day everyday

    October 8, 2017 at 10:14 pm Reply
  • Zoey

    I like wearing berry lipstick in fall.

    October 9, 2017 at 3:02 am Reply
  • Lori Z

    Boots, sweaters, I love your vest!

    October 9, 2017 at 8:53 am Reply
  • gloria patterson

    What is your favorite fall trend? Is scarfs and booties

    FYI have followed all Instagram accounts and email


    October 9, 2017 at 12:32 pm Reply
  • Tammy Woodall

    I really like the Green Vest pictured above. I love scarfs and comfortable boots.

    October 9, 2017 at 4:58 pm Reply
  • Kat M.

    I’m loving the mustard yellow and spruce green colors in fall fashions.

    October 9, 2017 at 7:11 pm Reply
  • Samantha Sullon

    My favorite Fall trend is ankle boots. I absolutely think they go well with any outfit!

    October 9, 2017 at 8:45 pm Reply
  • Edye

    I love boots! πŸ™‚

    October 9, 2017 at 9:00 pm Reply
  • Autum

    I love pretty much everything about Fall styles from boots, to comfy sweaters and layers to the scarves!! If I could dress that way year round I definitely would!

    October 9, 2017 at 9:55 pm Reply
  • ellen beck

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    October 10, 2017 at 3:13 am Reply
  • Morgan Hunter

    I love that entire outfit! So cute!

    October 10, 2017 at 10:23 am Reply
  • Christina @

    I’m not very trendy, but love classic boots. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    October 10, 2017 at 11:22 am Reply
  • Brenda Hong

    Love boots for fall!

    October 10, 2017 at 12:29 pm Reply
  • Dawn M

    I love a big comfortable sweater and boots.

    October 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm Reply
  • cindy caudle

    apple cider I love it anytime but fall seems perfect

    October 11, 2017 at 12:34 am Reply
  • Nannypanpan

    Definitely boots for fall

    October 11, 2017 at 8:11 pm Reply
  • latanya

    I like the velvet dress

    October 12, 2017 at 8:43 am Reply
  • elizabeth miller

    My favorite fall trend is an oversized sweatshirt style shirt with a cute pair of skinny jeans.

    October 12, 2017 at 6:33 pm Reply
  • Shandi Messmer

    My favorite fall trend is definitely ankle boots. So cute!

    October 12, 2017 at 7:16 pm Reply
  • sandra

    Wearing scarves

    October 12, 2017 at 9:05 pm Reply
  • allison bahr

    I have purchased three new pairs of ankle boots, so thats all me this year! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

    October 13, 2017 at 11:46 am Reply
  • Gabrielly Margutti

    My favorite fall trend is ankle boots.

    October 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm Reply
  • Katie Bellamy

    I like layering in Fall!

    October 13, 2017 at 10:50 pm Reply
  • Leela

    I love high leather boots.

    October 13, 2017 at 11:24 pm Reply
  • christina purvis

    I’m a subscriber!

    October 14, 2017 at 12:32 pm Reply
  • Audrey Stewart

    I subscribed. I love the new jackets.

    October 14, 2017 at 6:11 pm Reply
  • Mary Beth Elderton

    I’m thrilled to see updated tunic sweaters and leggings with boots.

    October 14, 2017 at 7:24 pm Reply
  • Laurie Strebe

    Warm lined ankle boots with skinny’s and layered tops!

    October 14, 2017 at 8:14 pm Reply
  • Terry Stevens

    My favorite fall trend is the oversize sweaters.

    October 16, 2017 at 3:11 pm Reply
  • mickie smith

    My favorite fall trends are boots or big chunky sweaters!

    October 17, 2017 at 11:13 am Reply
  • Ellen Casper

    I love boots and oversized sweaters

    October 17, 2017 at 5:18 pm Reply
  • Cynthia Gaarder

    I love riding boots and big sweaters

    October 17, 2017 at 8:36 pm Reply
  • Mona Petersen

    Wearing booties and sweaters

    October 19, 2017 at 10:32 am Reply
  • Christy Peeples DuBoiszj

    I am enjoying all the velvet this fall season.

    October 20, 2017 at 11:24 am Reply
  • Crystal T

    Favorite fall trend is plaid and flannel everything!

    October 20, 2017 at 12:41 pm Reply
  • kerrie

    I love chunky knit sweaters!

    October 20, 2017 at 1:58 pm Reply
  • Angelica

    Are blanket scarves still trendy this year? They’re my fall trend at least! I LOVE THEM! πŸ™‚

    October 20, 2017 at 6:04 pm Reply
  • Terry

    I am already a subscriber.

    October 21, 2017 at 3:43 am Reply
  • Lauryn R

    My favorite Fall trends are blanket scarves, boots and oversized sweaters!

    October 21, 2017 at 5:19 pm Reply
  • Jerry Marquardt

    I love those designer boots as a trending fashion for the fall season.

    October 22, 2017 at 3:40 am Reply
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    October 22, 2017 at 3:45 am Reply

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