I have a bit of problem when shopping... I tend to fixate on a certain item, especially if it will complete "the perfect outfit," and then wait impatiently until it goes on sale and I can make it mine. (I totally just read that in the voice of Governor Ratcliffe in Pocahontas, so do with that what you will.) Anyway, I saw this vest at Old Navy back in October on our trip to Connecticut and it just happened to match perfectly the plaid flannel shirt that my darling sister (April) bought for me. She's a generous soul. And a few weeks later when it went on sale, I snatched it up. It's turned out to be a really great investment because I've already worn it a ton and it's only really been cold for a couple weeks!
I love this vest because it's a warm layer but it's not the typical "puffy" vest... those are adorable but these days I don't really benefit from anything with puffy in the name, you know? =) So the fact that this one is thin and has the quilted look I'm loving on all kinds of stuff this year is a big plus.
So, without further gushing about the vest in question, here are a few different ways to wear it! (None of them actually include that flannel shirt, a fact whose irony is not lost on me.)
I know these are all pretty Christmas-y, but it's December and I won't apologize for that.
This is alllll from Old Navy. Except the boots which I stole from Mamaw's closet solely for this picture. =)
Sweater: Old Navy (Black Friday!)
Boots: Nine West
Necklace: J.Crew Factory
Dress: Old Navy
You think I shop at Old Navy a lot? Ha! No apologies... their clearance racks are my kryptonite. There's no need to "explain" these outfits (don't you love when bloggers are like "Can't wait to style _________?" I'm like, "Don't you mean wear?") but I do love this vest and even though all three outfits are fairly casual, you could probably dress it up a little if you tried.
SO run and grab one of these if you can still find them in your local Old Navy. There are lots more styles on sale right now and they're so perfect for a warm layer, especially in these ridiculous North Carolina winters when you want warmth but not too much since the weather is so fickle.
And there you have it... far too many paragraphs about a simple vest and a few outfits. Brevity has never been my strong suit. (Oh, for crying out loud, Ashley, end the post or shoot it and put it out of its misery!)
P.S. Linked up with Lindsey!