puffer vest to the rescue




pants: madewell 
flannel: old navy
vest: american eagle - very old (similar)
boots: hunter

so, if you live basically anywhere in the great united states, you've probably experienced some sort of strange weather the last month or so. we've had 70's down here in north carolina. which, i'm not about to complain about because i love it, but it does make it difficult to wear my fall clothes. on the few days that it's been closer to 50, i've been able to pull out the flannel and boots, but it's still been too warm to wear a real jacket. which is where my puffer vest comes in. 

puffer vests are everything that is right with outerwear, if you ask me. i currently have three in my coat closet and wouldn't mind adding to that. i actually really would like a brightly colored one because i have all neutrals now. either way, i love them. and they're perfect for this weird weather we're having.

p.s. how great is that bag? my roommate surprised me with it for my birthday and i haven't looked at another bag since. it's love, i'm pretty sure of it. 

40 comments:

  1. Lauren, Are your boots more olive in color? or are they a brighter green?

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  2. Absolutely love it! That could be my go-to outfit as well.

    What I want to know is your secret for affording Madewell and Hunter on a student budget. :-)

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    1. the pants were a birthday gift! i usually buy madewell stuff on sale, which they do a lot of great promotions, and i get a student discount. the rest of it i save up for! I don't spend a lot of money going out or eating out so i have some extra to spend on clothes and things!

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    2. Kristin - I was thinking the same thing!

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  3. I love the bag! It's perfect! I have the hardest time finding a perfect black bag...no prob with other colors just black. So deets on the bag, please! And the AE vest, have it too...such a classic, it's one of my favorite go-to's! You look great, love the outfit :)

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    1. there's a link to the bag under the last photo!

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  4. This outfit is adorable! I have a flannel shirt, but never thought to pair it with a brown vest (which I also have). Thanks for your great ideas to mix up existing wardrobes :)

    Melanie @ http://keepitsimpleandfun.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the best! I'm actually in Charlotte, NC right now!!

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  6. Um, that bag is amazing! And I am a HUGE fan of vests. I have five in my closet and at least one more coming for Christmas :)

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  7. I adore plaid, hunter boots, and puffer vests so this outfit, to me, is perfect! I really really need to go out and finally buy myself a vest. I loathe wearing coats in the winter. xx

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  8. this is such a great look -- the plaid, the boots and the vest are perfect together! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  9. I love this look. I like that the vest and top don't have to be matchy - matchy. Looks great!

    http://rebeccaslittlecorner.blogspot.com

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  10. haha i've had the same vest foreeeever! so glad to see that puffer vests are back in style! (were they ever out?!)

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  11. Super cute outfit! That bag is fantastic!

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  12. I wish I could say it's too warm to wear a jacket over here in Canada :( but alas! Cute outfit :)

    http://living-with-lemons.blogspot.com

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  13. This outfit is PERFECT! Those pants are super flattering on you, and I love the vest with the flannel! Super cute, Lauren.
    And don't even get me started on the purse. It's everything a good purse should be. ;)

    Lynette @ lynette marie

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  14. This is absolutely adorable, as are you! Love this outfit!! I need Santa to bring me a puff vest!

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  15. Love it! I have a plaid puffer vest that is my absolute favorite for Christmas (it doesn't hurt that I got it at ninety percent off either)!

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  16. Love your style! I will have to try Madewell's jeans sometime!

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  17. Not a fan of puffers on myself, but it looks totally adorable on you! I think you have to be pretty thin to pull it off.

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  18. I don't feel the boots match - the outfits looks too Wallmarty - but what do I know? Love the blog - you do wonderful work!

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  19. Cute vest and I love your jeans!! You look so great in these pictures!
    xx. McKenna Lou

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  20. jealin' over here!
    two of the top items on my wish list right now:
    - the perfect flannel
    - hunters!
    the outfit is just adorable!

    xo - heather
    www.ThisLifeIsYours.com

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  21. yes, yes and yes to all of it. very cute.
    http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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  22. What a great outfit! I asked for Hunter boots for Christmas and I am so hoping that they are under the tree! :)

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  23. I NEED A PUFFER VEST IN MY LIFE.

    Love love!

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  24. Oooh! Love that puffy vests are coming back.
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  25. LOVE. I have a hard time getting creative with the puffer vest! You work it. Also, have you gotten your money's worth out of your hunters? I finally bit the bullet and asked for some for Christmas!

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  26. Oh no, the Madewell link takes us to the site, but not the pants. Do you know which ones these are?? Thanks!

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  27. I love the boots - I've had my eye on a pair of eggplant Hunter boots for a while now :)

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  28. That bag rocks!! I've been wearing my puffer vests as well. I've got a charcoal grey and a bright red. Both are in constant rotation.

    www.domesticatedworkingwoman.blogspot.com

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  29. Love the flannel/puffy vest look. So simple yet so adorable!

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  30. Love the jeans! Do you know which style they are?

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    1. they're the skinny skinny in the oil-coated wash (i think), which may be sold out/unavailable online right now

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  31. Puffy vests are the bomb! (Do people still say that? Probably no.) They keep you warm because they cover your heart, but your arms are free which means you can EAT!

    Not that I suffer thru being cold simply so I can eat more easily.

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  32. Lauren, I am so in love with this whole look! And you're totally right about that bag, perfection.

    Alison
    www.getyourprettyon.com

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do it. i dare you.