How was your weekend, friends? Ours started with a family trip to the State Fair, and ended with preparations for our son’s first Homecoming. #gulp Almost overnight, it’s as if time hit the fast-forward button, and he’s literally growing and changing before our eyes. It’s amazing to watch him become a young man, but I’d be lying if I said my heart wasn’t aching just a little at losing my baby boy. #doublegulp
Let’s move on to the topic of puffer vests before I start bawling! Ya’ll know I’m a fan, especially considering I named them one of my Fall’s Essential Seven. They provide an extra layer of pattern or color, but not necessarily a lot of bulk or too much warmth.
It’s easy to pair a vest with a striped or plaid top, jeans and booties…but today I want to share two ways of dressing up your weekend puffer for casual work days.
This little swing dress is the perfect base for so many outfits this Fall, including a puffer vest and scarf. I lean towards quilted vests for less bulk and more styling choices (as opposed to the puffier, frost-free styles), and these booties dress it up a bit, while still remaining comfortable.
Fit Tip: The dress is a soft ribbed knit, with a fun pleats and a peek of skin in the back. It runs a tad small, so I sized up for more length and room (I’m wearing a Small). It’s not too thin, and will look darling with tights and knee boots a few months from now!
Just as in home decor, mixing metals in your style adds depth and interest to an outfit. I love how this sterling silver Multi-Band Cuff (from Nambé’s new jewelry collection, available at Macy’s) pops against the gold and brass. Simply paired with a watch, it makes a great little arm-party!
For a second look, I paired the plaid vest with my favorite bootcut jeans and a turtleneck sweater. Alone, the jeans and sweater are a cute outfit, but the vest works that Power of Three magic.
Monogrammed Bag c/o | Similar Leopard Heels | Sunglasses
Monogrammed Bag | Similar Leopard Heels | Sunglasses | Necklace | Watch | Cuff
Where do you stand on puffer vests? Are you a fan? What about mixing metals in your jewelry? I vote yes to both! Oh, and thanks for all the love on Friday’s Dressing Room Diaries! I think Mama Sugarplum will have to start making regular appearances! What do you think?!
*This post is created in collaboration with Nambé, but all styles, ideas, and general puffiness are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*