Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Splurge v Steal: Quilted Puffer Vest

      It is no secret that I love a good bargain. It has gotten to the point that I have a hard time buying an item at full price because I have learned that if you are patient,  almost everything goes on sale or you can find a less expensive version.  Now obviously there are some things that you just can't substitute for the cheaper version, but I can rationalize those purchases by saving on others

     I have had my eye on the J.Crew quilted puffer vest all season, but I didn't like the $120. 00 price tag especially when I already had two other puffers in my closet.


   This past weekend at Old Navy I spotted this pretty puffer which is nearly identical to the J. Crew one, but it was a steal at $25. ( Normally, $44.00, but currently on sale).  The quality is also great. In my experience Old Navy can be hit or miss with quality, but this vest has great fabric that doesn't feel cheap and runs true to size.


In my opinion the gold exposed zippers add a nice touch to the vest and give it a little added pizazz.
This vest also comes in cream, coral, and navy although it looks like some of the colors are sold out online.  At $25.00 I am tempted to go back to Old Navy to pick up some of the other colors, perhaps add a pretty monogram to the vest.


  1. Love that vest!!! I saw it online last week but they were sold out. Def looks much more expensive than the price tag!

  2. I am addicted to the puffer vests...I got a pink one at J Crew on clearance last year and bought a navy one on sale half off at the J Crew Factory store this past fall. I also found some cute ones on super sale at Talbots and Lands End.

    Stay warm!

  3. Great find! I hope the ON vest keeps you warm!


  4. Love it, especially the color you chose!