I'm smiling so big because out of a lot of trial and error, I think I finally found a button-down plaid shirt I like. If you read my flannel shirt post HERE, you would know that I've been struggling jumping on the plaid shirt trend for awhile now. I think I finally gave up ever finding a plaid shirt that worked for me and then I had a JCPenney coupon burning a hole in my pocket. Off to the store I went, and I spotted this one. "Hmm, do I or don't I?" I wondered. I decided the least I could do was try it on. I was pleasantly surprised with the fit, so my fourth plaid shirt came home with me.
I paired my new plaid shirt with another new purchase, this burgundy Old Navy Textured Frost Free Vest. I own two other nylon vests, a medium weight white vest last shown HERE and a thin black vest last shown HERE. This Old Navy puffer vest is probably the "puffiest" vest of the three, but to my surprise, I love it. I always avoided vests that are too thick because I thought they added unwanted pounds to my frame; however, I love how cozy and warm it is and because my arms and legs are not covered, it doesn't make me look as big as I thought it would.
I bought a size Large so I could comfortably fit lots of layers under it. I struggled with choosing between a size Medium and a size Large. The Medium fit perfectly, but I worried if I added a thick sweater underneath it would be uncomfortable. I didn't want to get a size Large because I thought it would make me look bigger, but I think ultimately it was the best choice for layering.
I absolutely love the color and fabric of this vest. It's a not a shiny nylon like most puffer vests are. I can't quite describe it, but it's more of a canvas type of material.
Because my life in winter involves mostly from walking from a heated building to a vehicle, I have the feeling I will be wearing this vest in place of a winter coat for most of the winter. I get so hot wearing a winter coat inside stores, that this vest is more suitable. Because of the thickness of the vest and the high collar to protect against wind and cold, I will be perfectly warm wearing it for short periods outside.
I wore suede black booties from Famous Footwear (old) with grey skinny jeans from Target (old).
My infinity scarf was purchased last year from JCP.
And here are a couple of pictures of just the shirt. It is by Stylus and it is a size medium. I think the more subtle color and stripes are why I am more comfortable wearing this plaid shirt than others I have tried.
The top is also a little longer in the back than it is in the front...which is always a plus for me!
Stylus Long-Sleeve Oversized Tunic - JCPenney: HERE, Nicole Miller Kira Satchel (no longer available) similar: HERE, Grey Tassel Infinity Scarf (no longer available) similar: HERE, Grey Skinny Jeans (no longer available) similar: HERE and HERE, Black Suede Booties (no longer available) similar: HERE, and Textured Frost Free Vest - Old Navy: HERE.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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That button down is absolutely darling!ReplyDelete
The Adored Life
So glad you finally found a plaid shirt that was perfect for you, Amy! I really like the color of it and your puffer vest. They look so great together.ReplyDelete
Thank you! It took a lot of tries, but I think I finally did it!Delete
A really cute outfit. Love the blue and burgundy together!ReplyDelete
Great Fall look, Amy! I love your fringe-y scarf. Thanks for linking up, xoReplyDelete
Such a cute plaid shirt! Navy and burgundy are great together! And I love the gray fringe scarf! Super cute look!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ruth. My daughter took these photos and she mentioned how well navy and burgundy looked together as well.Delete
Darling outfit! I really like the color of your new vest. It will go with so many things so you will get lots of wear out of it. I sure know what you mean about plaid shirts. Every time I try to wear one of my vests with a "plaid" shirt, I feel like I should hang a sign "Gone fishing"! I like this plaid, because it looks more feminine. I did just buy plaid vest this weekend and am itching to style it!ReplyDelete
Thanks Karen, for me, I think burgundy has become the new neutral...I swear it goes with everything! I'm anxious to see your new vest!Delete
It's hard for me to find button downs that I love too. They always fit so strange on me! Love the check print!ReplyDelete
Thanks Shauna! It's good to hear I'm not the only one who struggles with button downs.Delete
such a great look! I have trouble finding button downs too but because of my massive boobs lol either its to tight at the boobs and wont button or too lose and I look a mess lolReplyDelete
Life is just Rosie
Thanks Rose. I have the same problem with button-downs due to the same issue. You would think they would make button-downs for women with larger chests. Sizing up is not an option because then it doesn't fit elsewhere.Delete
Love the color of this button down - especially paired with the vest - super chic! Thank you so much for linking up with us for Monday Mode!ReplyDelete
Thanks Rachel, I really like the color too!Delete
Hi Amy Love this mix of navy and burgundy! Pretty mix of colors on you.ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking to Turning heads tuesday
Thanks Jessica, who knew navy and burgundy went so well together? Love it!Delete
I love the colors of this outfit! I have a navy vest similar to your vest and I might wear the same look with opposite colors!!ReplyDelete
Bows & Clothes
Thanks Sarah, that sounds like a great idea! I can't wait to see it!Delete
What a great plaid top! And that vest is adorable on you! You can't go wrong with a puffer vest!ReplyDelete
Thanks Laura, it's taken a few years, but I think I've fallen in love with puffer vests!Delete
This shirt is kind of modern interpretation of the plaid and I like it too. The burgundy vest is great peace.Exactly like you wrote, if you need to keep yourself warm but still to be comfortable. Thank you for sharing with My Red Carpet. o)ReplyDelete
Doesn't it feel good when you find an item that finally fits the bill, Amy?ReplyDelete
Love the vest too---I know what you mean about going from warm car to warm building---I always laugh and say that I'm an indoor girl!!
Love that pattern of plaid!!! The color looks great with the vest you've chosen :)ReplyDelete
Trendy & Tidy
Love that plaid - it looks great on you and is so cute styled with the marron puffer vest and gray jeans! Its so exciting to finally find "that thing" that you have been searching and searching for without any luck. I had that same situation this summer with a black and white striped tee. Pretty much had given up and then it was like it magically presented itself to me. You and that plaid shirt were meant to be. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Erica! Glad to know I'm not alone!Delete
Thank you for linking up with the Top of the World Style Linkup this week!ReplyDelete
The Hosiery Spot
Thanks for joining Top of the World Style. That shirt is really nice!ReplyDelete
Your Welcome, thanks!Delete