Puffer Vest


I had another whole post prepared for today. It was all about how to decorate with coffee table books and it was pretty great (Don’t worry, that’s still coming tomorrow), but then I saw that J.Crew Factory women’s puffer vests are 50% off (seriously) today only and had to share the love! These photos were already shot so it was basically written in the stars.

Whenever I get questions about fall staples, puffer vests are near the top of the list. I have a pretty strong collection, but added this houndstooth-patterned black and white version to the crew a few weeks ago. It’s currently on sale for $54. It also comes in navy and white gingham which I didn’t see when I bought it but now think I need… right???

Their classic solid quilted vest, available in six colors, is marked down to $49. I swear, you guys, the quality is just as good as the regular J.Crew version (although the designs are definitely different), and they sell theirs for $120. FYI this isn’t sponsored by any means, I’m just a true puffer vest fan!

As my love of pattern mixing continues, I paired mine with a plaid shirt that I picked up at Express last week. It’s a dead ringer for a Rails shirt but at a fraction of the price. Again, on par with the quality believe it or not.

Sorry for the hardcore sales pitch today but thought it was a necessary message to share with the world. Although all my posts this week are feeling a little “surfac-y”, I’m trying to write a longer post to update you guys on our fertility struggle. I’ve learned a lot during these tough times and I feel like such a phony not talking about it while it consumes so much of my waking (and sleeping) hours so stay tuned for that next week.






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  1. splash of preppy said:

    Such an adorable look! Love all my j.crew vests!

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  2. Kristina Anderson said:

    Super cute combo, I have and love this vest too!

    Kristina does the Internets

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  3. Regine Karpel said:
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  4. Caitlin said:

    I love their puffer vests too! I have a burgundy and navy one, and I’ve been on the fence about grabbing the houndstooth. May need to snag it with this great price!

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  5. CelebratingthisLife said:

    Love this look! Vests are the perfect layering pieces for this time of year. I really do wish you all the best with everything you are going through. Sending positive vibes your way! xx Rox-Anne, Celebratingthislife.ca

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  6. Liv said:

    The perfect fall look.



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  7. Barb said:

    Vests are perfect for Fall weather! Unfortunately, we are experiencing a heat wave where I’m at and i am so over this heat. Bring on the cooler temps already!


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  8. Erika said:

    I so appreciate hearing about your fertility struggles. My husband and I struggled with infertility for a long time, and I think the worst part of it is the isolation and shame. It’s something no one talks about or feels comfortable discussing. I’m finally pregnant after a LONG struggle, and I am really trying to be more open about our journey because it’s so important to me for people to show more compassion (i.e. saying “So, when are you two going to have kids? Get going!” vs. “Would you like to have kids one day?”). I am thinking of you and know that if you would like to start a family, you will do so eventually (infertility really is a MAJOR lesson in patience!). Everything comes with hard work and for many, pregnancy is no different 🙂

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  9. Tess_Sequins are the New Black said:

    The perfect fall look! I need this vest 🙂 Happy Friday!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  10. Alex Hancock said:

    LOVE love love this look! Fall is my favorite season!! I was wondering, do you have any plaid shirt suggestions (I love the one you’re wearing here from Express, but also looking for other alternatives) Would you be willing to do a plaid post? I have a blackwatch plaid blazer from Ralph Lauren that I adore, and ever since I bought it I’ve been trying to incorporate more plaid styles into my Fall wardrobe. Just figured I’d throw the idea out there….Happy Monday! xx Alex

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    • Julia Dzafic said:

      Great idea! PS I’m currently obsessed with this one (which is 30% off today with code MONDAY): http://bit.ly/2cG8b1Z

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      • Alex Hancock said:

        Amazing! Thanks so much 🙂

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  11. Casey Dressed To Code said:

    That purple Kate Spade bag is amazing!

    9.27.16 · Reply