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.
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
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?