The Great Puffy Debate

Saturday was the first time I really got the heads up from the weather gods that winter is coming. It was pretty darn cold! Highs were in the 50′s and it was super windy. I went to the Farmer’s Market in a light jacket and sweater and soon realized the ensemble was going to need to be beefed up.

That’s where my friend puffy vest came in. You see, I have a love / hate relationship with puffy clothing. I adore my brown L.L.Bean down jacket, which I affectionately refer to as “Turd Coat” for obvious reasons. It is the most ridiculously warm coat known to man, and I do think it’s cute. However, puffy apparel is just not the most flattering thing in the world. I mean, it’s adding a layer of poof to where we most often want to remove poof. Sometimes, however, you have to think about the warmth level. So, puffy vest came out to play for the first time this season and was paired with some other cold weather essentials.

This picture was taken at my favorite flea market / antique store in Brunswick, ME. This marks the first time I have ever walked away empty handed. WHO AM I???

Puffy vest: Old Navy
Gray sweater: Gap (a million years ago)
Jeans: American Eagle
Plaid scarf: Century 21 in NY
Booties: Minnetonka Moccasins
Belt: L.L.Bean Signature
Bag: vintage Dooney & Bourke
Sunglasses: Target

Are you a puffy coat / vest enthusiast? Are you like me and have a love / hate relationship with them? Do you hate them and think people look like fat little snowmen waddling along the street when they wear them? Are you even listening to my mindless blather?

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Salt = sodium = bad. Sweet = calories = bad. Well, isn't that just a bleak outlook. I firmly believe that without salt and without sweet we all just live in a world of lettuce. Plain lettuce. Fun? No. This blog is about life. Namely, my life. But, not that specific. I myself am simply not that interesting. I live an ordinary life, work an ordinary job and do ordinary things. But... life is all about experiencing that feeling you get when you really, really like something. If you don't feel a little warm in your heart when you walk into a farmer's market or try on a piece of beautiful clothing that fits you perfectly (that just so happens to be a great deal!) then you should probably keep on a' movin' from my little plot of internet. Sweeter salt is my metaphor for the good things in life, sprinkled over everything in moderation. Banana? Kinda boring. Banana smoothie - yum! White tank top? Yawn. Statement necklace layered over said tank - now we're talking! I live in Portland, Maine. I love cooking, eating out, riding my bike and approachable fashion. This blog does not chronicle my every waking moment. This is because you will probably not be entertained by the 10th day in a row that I eat the exact same salad for lunch. It does chronicle a healthy, active, fun-filled, colorful lifestyle, in Portland and beyond. It also covers dogs. Cute ones mostly.
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6 Responses to The Great Puffy Debate

  1. Tina says:

    Cute…Love it!! :)

  2. I totally agree with your love/hate outlook on puffy vests/jackets. This post just reminded me that I have a great Burton puffy vest that would be perfect for our night time walks. Funny, how we forget about the things in our closet!

  3. sitting at work, freezing, and wishing i had a puffy vest right now!!!!!!!! :)

  4. Mads says:

    I love the warmth of the puffy vest, but most of the time they make me feel uber manly.
    Love/hate for sure

  5. fore front says:

    was just there this past weekend. it is hard to walk away…

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