Bright Stripes and a Puffer Vest

I received a text message on Friday from my friend A. that Old Navy was having their great fall haul sale and had puffer vests for $15. Now A. is a big fan of puffer vests, but I am not so much. While I think they look super cute on her and on most women I see wearing them, I think they make me look sort of, well…puffy. But, for $15, I thought I would give a puffer vest a try.

I happened to run into A. when I made my quick puffer vest stop at Old Navy. I’m glad I did because I couldn’t decide which of the many colors to choose. So I chose the only color that A. did not already have…the winter white (or crème de la crème, as Old Navy calls it). And much to my pleasure, Saturday presented an opportunity to style my new crème de la creme puffer vest.

It was cool and windy and I was headed to an Autumn Festival on Wellesley Island with my boys and my husband’s BFF, A., and his daughter. I needed comfort, color, and movability for festivaling in the cool autumn wind with three little people in tow. So jeans, boots, sweater, and a scarf were an obvious combination. I had this colorful striped Chaps crewneck sweater that I snagged at 90% off from Kohl’s a while back that I have been itching to wear. Dark wash skinny jeans and flat ankle boots were practical, comfortable, and on trend. I finished the look with my favorite Tree of Life necklace by Denise Smith and a heavy knit winter white scarf. Topped with my puffer vest…I went from feeling kind of puffy to feeling kind of awesome.

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Vest: Old Navy Quilted Fleece-Lined Vest in Creme de la Creme.

Sweater: Chaps for Kohl’s. No longer available. Similar Chaps sweater available here.

Jeans: Old Navy Rock Star Skinny Jeans.

Boots: Bed|Stu (very old). Bed|Stu currently does not have any boots similar to mine, but, Oh dear, I am lusting for every pair of ankle boots they currently have available here.

Scarf: The Gap (very, very old). Old Navy has this Chunky-Knit Infinity Scarf in Creme de la Creme, this Cable-Knit Infinity Scarf also in Creme de la Creme, and this Sweater Knit Scarf in Cream.

Necklace: Sterling Silver by Denise Smith.

How do you style your puffer vest? And have you grabbed a new one from the Old Navy great fall haul? Do you feel puffy or awesome when you wear a puffer vest?

Keeping it on the edge (and sort of puffy),


Linked with: Fresh Fashion Forum Link Up with Sydney Fashion Hunter, A Labour of Life, Happiness at Midlife, Top of the World Style Linkup with High Latitude Style



I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

8 Responses

  1. What a great deal on that vest! I love it layered over the striped top! This is such a cute and cozy look!

    Doused In Pink

  2. Girl, I am loving the striped sweater! So sad it’s out of stock now,

  3. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The puffer vest looks great with the candy colors of the striped sweater.

  4. I personally am not a fan of puffer vest as well since I feel bit too puffed in them. I love how you styled it with the fun bright sweater and I think it looks fab on you!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.


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