Friday, January 6, 2017

My Go-To Winter Outfit: Sweater, Leggings, and a Puffer Vest

Mother Nature keeps dumping us Wisconsinites with snow and I've been very appreciative of the photography opportunities.  Although I am beginning to worry that we are in for one long, brutal winter because of all the snowfalls and extreme cold temperatures we have already experienced thus far.


Today's outfit represents my typical winter outfit.  Anytime the weather is above freezing, I prefer to wear a puffer vest with a cozy sweater, scarf, and hat over wearing a jacket.  I also love my cozy fleece lined leggings with tall boots.


The grey sweater, plaid shirt,  and grey leggings are all new this season, everything else I'm wearing is old.  Remember when I wrote in my Stitch Fix post HERE that I returned a grey sweater because I felt I could find one a lot cheaper?  Well I did!  This sweater was on sale for $14.99 at JCPenney.  I bought three other sweaters that day (also at $14.99), used a $10.00 off coupon and a $25.00 gift card that I received for being a JCP Insider.  So the total cost of this sweater was only $6.24.  Score!

The leggings I picked up for only $3.49 at a Home Improvement Store;  if you can believe that.  My husband and I were shopping together and we saw them in a bin leftover from a Black Friday sale.  I couldn't believe my luck!  They are such high quality leggings, that I bought one in every color.


 If I have a hat and scarf on, I find all I need to keep warm is a puffer vest (as long as the temperatures are at least in the thirties!).   Of course, if I were spending a long time outdoors I would need more than a vest, but most of the time I'm just running from my car to a building.


 I bought the vest at Sears last year.  It has a detachable grey hood.


My sweater is thin, which I prefer.  I don't like bulky sweaters for they add unwanted pounds and are too warm for me.  It is longer in back than it is in front.  It also has an open weave so you have to wear a tank top or another shirt underneath.


Long sweaters that cover your butt are so hard to find, that's why I bought four of them all at once at JCP!  In fact, this one I even bought in another color (burgundy) because I loved it so much!


I wore a silver and black pearl necklace to dress the outfit up a bit more.


I always prefer wearing flats in the winter to make it easier to walk on ice and snow:  although I would rather wear something with a heel!


And I couldn't end this post without including a picture of my sweet kitty Jackson.  Can you believe how big he is already?  And he's only about seven months old!  His nose is all pink because I kept smothering him with kisses!  He wanted to go outside with us to play in the snow.  He didn't run away, he was too fascinated with the white fluffy stuff!


Stylus Long-Sleeve Tunic Sweater - JCPenney, HERE,  Plaid Shirt - JCPenney, no longer available, similar HERE, Grey Leggings, no longer available, similar HERE, Black Riding Boots - JCPenney, no longer available, similar HERE, White Puffer Vest - Sears, no longer available, similar HERE, Black Beanie - JCPenney, no longer available, similar HERE, Black and White Plaid Scarf, no longer available, similar HERE, and Black Leather Gloves, no longer available, similar HERE.

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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24 comments:

  1. I love your outfit, Amy, grey and white, what's not to like?! Well put together. Love all your snow, love you kitty, also coordinating in grey and white. Seems I just love everything in this post!

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    1. Aww, thanks! You're so sweet!

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    2. Hi Amy, as you see above, I do love this outfit. I'm linking this post in my post today. Hope you're OK with that but please let me know if you aren't and I will delete the reference. X.

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    3. Oh no, that's wonderful. Thank you!

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  2. Love your outfit! So perfect for winter!! :)

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  3. Great look, perfect colors for the beautiful winter background. Glad your kitty got to enjoy the snow a little bit too. He's so cute, I agree it's crazy how fast they grow!

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    1. Thanks Elli! I wish they didn't grow up so fast!

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  4. I love this sweater, and the price is amazing! Such a cute and cozy winter look.
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  5. You look super cute, dear, and the snow is so pretty. I don't know how you deal with the cold temps though .. I guess you get used to it? Jackson is the cutest ... can't believe he wanted to play in the snow! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

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    1. Thanks Dawn. The cold weather is difficult because it goes on for so long. We do get depressed about it.

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  6. That's a great winter outfit, Amy! And that's a LOT of snow!!! Beautiful photos! I miss snow sometimes, but then I remember that it's not all that glamorous all the time...

    Finally, how cute is Jackson!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Thanks Andrea! I think I could live with never seeing snow again, but it is pretty sometimes!

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  7. you look quite warm and cozy in your stylish winter outfit. thank you for sharing your style perspective on my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  8. Beautiful winter outfit! You look gorgeous!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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  9. Wow, you guys really got hit - we are expecting our second round tomorrow which is yet another reminder to get a pair of black leather boots - yours are perfect for the winter weather. #TopoftheWorld

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    1. Yes, we always get way too much snow in Wisconsin. Boots are a necessity where I live!

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  10. Such great accessorizing for winter!

    http://www.michellespaige.com/

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