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Thursday, January 6, 2011

taming the wild beast within. or at least embracing him... her... whatever.

 shoes: converse brand. jeans, long-sleeve tee, & vest: gap (what the trifecta? that. is. embarrassing.). belt: pocket's. watch: citizen brand. hairthing: gifted.

I don't know about you, but I think puffy vests are awesome. And warm. Which is a huge win-win when you check the outside thermometer every hour *fingers crossed* that you get to the 15-degrees mark that day, and heaven forbid mother nature sends you into the blazing-hot 20s because you'd probably have to break out the shorts and have a luau in such balmy temps.

I'm not bitter. I'm just sayin. It ain't hot.

(ahem) So. Puffy vest. Love mine. Throw it on over a long-sleeved tee, and we're in business. After donning some dark wash jeans, of course, because otherwise (a) chilly! and (b) gross. I was warm at this point, but felt rather, well, puffy. I happened to glance at my belt hanger...a crazy idea forming in my hot little head...

...with an internal monologue that went a little something like this: A belt? Over a PUFFY vest? Dare I? No way. I'll look like the Michelin man! Wait, is it MISHuhlin or muSHELLin? Hmmm...note to self: pay attention next tire commercial. But hopefully it won't be that one where the old lady chucks a tire in the store window...seen THAT about a bajillion times. Oh. Belts. Let's go brown.

I belted it up, donned the thickest most comfiest warmest socks I could find (Pocket's, natch), threw on my fave red converse shoes [Editor's note: They're actually my only red converse shoes, in case you're wondering. Which makes them my favorite and, technically, also my least favorite. I think I just blew someone's mind.], and braided my hair into two messy free-spirited braids. And added one loosey-goosey braid for my front bangs and pinned it back with a flower. Which I think is Unexpected and Maybe Awesome. Goes with the whole outdoorsy-backwoods(wo)man-devil-may-care vibe of today.

Happy Thursday.

Want this look? converse vest jeans long-sleeved tee
  

9 comments:

Out Of A Bandbox said...

Oh my, I have four puffer vests in my closet! They are the best!

Work With What You've Got said...

I DO love a puffy vest. I've bought more than one in my time but I never seem to be able to work with them. Perhaps because "cold" here is more like 45 than 20. Yours looks great though!

The Suburb Experiment said...

Random fact: the old lady throwing the tire through the window is the longest running commericial in the US.

I used to wear puffy vests a lot when I lived in colder climes. I like it belted, it gives it shape!

Jilliebeanie said...

This may be my favorite post of all time, ever. I've been a puffy-vest FREAK since I was approximately 2 months old. AND I have never thought to add my own belt. BRILLIANT. I'm going to do it. Maybe even this weekend, we'll see. Oh and MY only converse sneakers happen to be red also. I think we're twins or something.

Destined For Now said...

Oh you're cute! I love the adorable flower.

RaeLynn said...

"I think I just blew someone's mind". LOVE. I'm pretty sure I can't be happy until I own a pair of red converse. I'm for real.

Jilliebeanie said...

Did it. Posting the look on Wednesday. Linked you like, a zillion times. Sorry. Thank you. You're welcome.

Ramsey said...

Way to calm a puffer vest...you are always so cute and funny....love looking at your pictures!

Julie said...

Put my head on your shoulders. This is an outfit I'd like to rock. Except my boobs are too big for a puffy vest. I really would look ridiculous in this outfit. You look fab though.

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