Thursday, September 11, 2014

Puffed Out

PUFFED OUT
{Via}
Get your puff on with a puffer vest! It honestly took me a little while to get into the whole vest thing {I think it had something to do with an unfortunate looking vest I wore with my school uniform in the seventh and eighth grade}. Fortunately by my freshmen year of college I was all about wearing a Vineyard Vines vest with my oxford shirts and jeans in the fall, I was able to get over my hatred of vests unscarred. I still prefer coats, jackets, trenches, and such but every now and then a fall day just calls for a puffer vest.

J. Crew seems to have the cutest patterns and most stylish puffer vests that I have come across at least. There was a herringbone puffer vest J. Crew had last year that I wish I had gotten but luckily J. Crew Factory has it this year! In the South you never know what the weather is going to be like; I remember when I was ten during the middle of January it was close to 80°F, a friend and I were running around in our summer clothes and two day later it snowed. Down here a vest is always a good thing to have in your wardrobe for a cold fall day or a warmer winter day, and besides they are fun to style!

If you are lacking a vest from your collection of outerwear I strongly suggest you invest in a good quality one this year. They are perfect to throw on over a sweater or a plaid shirt. Here are a few of my favorite puffer vests from J. Crew and the J. Crew Factory store.

28 comments:

  1. I've never heard it called a puffer vest before! In the UK we call them gillets or a waistcoat haha. They keep you so warm in the winter :) x

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    1. I love those two terms! But yes a quilted vest definitely does the trick in the winter!

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  2. To be honest I usually prefer a coat or jacket over a vest, too, but these cute patterns make me want to switch it up a little and wear vests more! I think the second vest you've featured is my favorite :)

    Jenna
    The Darling Sort

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    1. The second vest is my favorite as well, I just love the print and style!

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  3. I have one in my wardrobe and it's mainly there because I never think of wearing it- I like your vest choices and style combination in the first photo :) xx Maja

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    1. Happy to hear you enjoyed this post :)

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    1. They really are! They would be perfect to wear to a football game or relaxing next to a fire.

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  5. I think a navy vest will pop up on my fall wish list since it goes with so much!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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    1. A navy vest would go with so many things, it would be without a doubt a great thing to add to you wardrobe!

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  6. I completely agree. I really want to, but I just can't jump on the vest bandwagon. I feel like they wouldn't be nearly warm enough, and that my arms (and subsequently rest of me) would be freezing all day! But they look so darn cute with riding boots and a plaid shirt in the fall. Hmm, decisions, decisions.

    -Katherine
    http://thegreenbows.blogspot.ca

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    1. They actually keep you surprisingly warm, you should give one a try!

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  7. i'm really looking to invest in a great vest this fall, great post.

    mon | http://www.monsemble.ca

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  8. i dont own any puffer vests but they look so cute on!!

    http://carolinapinglo.blogspot.ca/

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    1. I love how easy they are to put on over a shirt or a sweater!

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  9. I'm OBSESSED with puffer vests! I own five! Seriously the best for layering in the fall :)

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    1. They really are the best for layering!

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  10. I'm obsessed with the herringbone vest!!! Still haven't gotten it but hopefully I'll be able to soon!!! Your blog is so cute! I just came across it! I have to follow!!! :D

    xo, Lizzie
    Haute-off-the-press.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the follow and the lovely comment! I am obsessed with the herringbone vest as well, I wish it weren't on backorder...

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  11. puffer vests are one of the best things about colder temps! great post :)

    xo, carli
    www.puppiesandpolkadots.com

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  12. Ive been dying to get a puffer vest from J.Crew, I love this blog post! xo

    Marly Rae
    http://marlyrae.com

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    1. So happy to hear that you enjoyed this blog post! J. Crew has so many great vest that would be a good addition to any wardrobe!

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  13. I so love puffy vests! And I also totally understand the crazy weather in the south! you always have to be prepared!!!

    - Emily
    www.dimplesofdixie.com

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