My Vest Friend

Okay so ya’ll are totally allowed to punch me in the face for that overly cheesy title. I just couldn’t resist. Don’t judge me too hard for it, coming up with post titles can be challenging! Hehe.

This J Crew quilted puffer vest has been one of my all time favorites since it first hit stores a few years ago. I first got it in the holy grail herringbone pattern and have been loving it every fall and winter season since! This is my first solid color J Crew vest that I have gotten and I can’t wait to style this versatile piece with ummm everything in my closet? What clothing item in my closet would dare say no to this navy beauty? No one I want to be friends with and wear… that’s for sure! Harsh? Maybe. But I’m fine with it.

The J Crew Quilted Puffer Vest | Progression By Design

J Crew Quilted Puffer Vest | Progression By Design

J Crew Quilted Puffer Vest | Progression By Design

Black Cole Haan Riding Boots | Progression By Design

| Quilted Puffer Vest, J Crew Factory | Oxford, Gap | Bag, (old, similar here) | Boots, Cole Haan | Sunglasses, Forever 21 (cheap, but the perfect Prada dupes!) |

photos by Stephanie Drenka


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  • Reply Kayleigh September 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Such a cute vest! Love!

  • Reply Dani September 23, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    I want that vest! I have had my eye on one but it is still a little to hot to wear down south. but that is a must have for this fall.

    xoxo Dani

  • Reply Jenny September 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Haha I think the title is cute!
    No shame, girl.
    I love this cute outfit.
    I’m adding you on SC right now.
    My username is bowsoverbros.

    xoxo, Jenny
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  • Reply The Southern Stylista September 23, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I love how you styled this vest! I have it in herringbone, cream, and navy so I’m always looking for new ways to style them 🙂

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  • Reply Nicole September 23, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    I love love you vest and your boots! Such a perfect outfit for the first day of fall!

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  • Reply Jordyn September 23, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    I love this outfit so much for Fall! You look completely adorable!
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  • Reply Morgan September 23, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Love this post! Your outfit is my go-to outfit during the fall plus you can never, NEVER go wrong with a vest!

  • Reply Ashley September 23, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Vests are my favorite part of fall! You styled this so well, I love your boots!
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  • Reply Lauren September 23, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    You look so gorgeous! I absolutely love this look!
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  • Reply Jessica September 24, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I love items that you can pretty much just throw over the top of anything! It looks good on you!

  • Reply Morgan September 24, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Snapping for my blog is so fun! Can’t wait to see all your BTS stuff!

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  • Reply Seersucker Sass September 24, 2015 at 10:25 am

    I love your vest! I really want to get a new one for fall 🙂 You look so preppy and darling!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass
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  • Reply Allison Leighann September 24, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Not only do I LOVE this vest, but I also adore those boots! Also – I just decided to use my snapchat for blog stuff as well! I added you. My name is allisonleighann 🙂

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  • Reply Cassie September 24, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    This is such a nice looking vest! I really have been looking for a vest for this fall/winter and this looks like such good one. Plus yes, that navy blue, love!

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  • Reply Tiffani September 24, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I live for vests when cooler temps roll in!
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  • Reply Tiffany Khyla September 24, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I seriously love the cheesy title. It’s so cute! I also love your vest. It’s absolutely adorable. So perfect for fall.
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  • Reply Stephanie @ Diary of a Debutante September 25, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Loving your equestrian vibe!

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  • Reply Macarena September 25, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Loving this vest! And your punny title is on point. 🙂

    xo //

  • Reply Melissa September 25, 2015 at 10:39 am

    I love a good puffer vest for fall and winter! I need to invest in one. The herringbone pattern and texture is a must! Thanks for suggesting a J.Crew staple!

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  • Reply Brittany September 26, 2015 at 11:37 am

    I am SO jealous you’re able to wear vests and boots. It is still way too warm here for that, but I can’t wait!

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