I absolutely love my purple vest. It's so easy to just throw it on with a shirt and jeans and look put together. It's becoming a casual/weekend wardrobe staple for me, as I probably wear it at least once a week. It's easy to wear with shorts, capris, jeans, and even the right skirt or dress. I decided after wearing this same vest over a dozen times that maybe it was time to get a new vest in a neutral color.
I had already tried on this one, this one, and this one. I looked at this one, this one and this one. There was some flaw in every one. Either it didn't cinch at the waist and I ended up losing my shape or it just wasn't the right length. Each of those six had some deal breaking flaw to me. Finally, I decided on the one below.
I think the after is pretty good, although I still see some spots of hot glue. I've tried freezing it off, melting it off with a hot iron, and removing it with isopropyl alchohol. I still personally think it looks better than the jewels but I'm going to see if there are any other ways to remove hot glue. If all else fails, I could always put on some decorations that are more age appropriate for me, like this or this. Or just wear my hair down and it will probably cover it! :-P