Fashion Friday – Plaid Shirts & Puffy Vests

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Fashion Friday – Plaid Shirts & Puffy Vests

Happy Fashion Friday!

When I was at the Biltmore Gardens the other day with Marilyn she said I just happened to be wearing the quintessential fall outfit and needed to make Fashion Friday.  Who I am I to argue with my bestie, so we snapped a few pictures of the look.

I got back home and decided I totally agreed with her.  This outfit totally screams fall!

Perfect fall look---> jeans, riding boots, plaid shirt and puffer vest! Pictures at the Biltmore Estate! / Running in a Skirt

Now you guys know I’m not much of a jeans girl, but when I do go that route, I reach for these dark slimming jeans.  I know faded jeans are making a resurgence but I feel the dark kinds are more universally flattering.

I layered this look with a long neutral tank, my favorite purple flannel shirt from last year and a white puffer vest.

Perfect fall look---> jeans, riding boots, plaid shirt and puffer vest! Pictures at the Biltmore Estate! / Running in a Skirt

I topped the look off with my end of season Ralph Lauren splurge boots.

You know guys… with views like this and fun layered outfits… fall is really growing on me this year.

Perfect fall look---> jeans, riding boots, plaid shirt and puffer vest! Pictures at the Biltmore Estate! / Running in a Skirt

I hope you all have an amazing weekend.

I’ll be at the Asheville area March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction tonight.  I’ve been working behind the scenes on the auction committee and I hope everything goes as planned.  It’s a huge fundraiser for us, so hopefully everyone will have a great time and we will raise a lot of money to help babies!  I’ve got a formal dress, heels and a busy day ahead so wish me luck!

Shop the look:

Plaid Shirt: Target, similar HERE <— Love this! and HERE <— Target for less than $25!

Puffer Vest: Macy’s, similar HERE <— less than $30, steal! and HERE <— Tommy for less than $90.

Jeans: White House Black Market, similar HERE and HERE <— adore these 7 For All Mankind

Boots: Ralph Lauren, similar HERE <— Ralph on sale! and HERE <—Bandolino for $60-$100

Thanks for stopping by today! Come back Monday for a look behind the scenes of Running in a Skirt with a fresh currently post.

I’m linking up with: Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Tara for Fashion FridayFashion Friday , Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday and Bloggers Who Inspire Me.   Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies.

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Your turn!

Plaid– yay or nay?

What are you doing this weekend?


By | 2017-08-15T14:04:07-04:00 November 6th, 2015|Casual, Fall, Fashion, Winter|40 Comments


  1. Stephanie November 14, 2015 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Love this look! I have know been looking for a puffer vest. I think I’m going to get a mustard color and cranberry color!


    • JulieWunder November 14, 2015 at 11:14 am - Reply

      I’m totally loving mustard color things this fall. Such a great color.

  2. Jess November 12, 2015 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Ahhh Julie, I miss Asheville.Ilove the gardens there atthe Biltmore, what a great place forpics! You look lovely and I am a big fan of the vest with your boots!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

  3. Farrah November 9, 2015 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    I have one plaid shirts, but you make me kinda want to get another one–that outfit’s super cute!

    I was keeping it on the cheap, so I didn’t make it to Biltmore, but thanks so much for all your awesome suggestions! I managed to make it to a bunch of em’! Recap to appear soon, hopefully! 😛

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:18 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad you had fun and tried the suggestions! I wish I could have met you!!!

  4. Annmarie November 9, 2015 at 8:56 am - Reply

    So I am not usually much of a plaid shirt girl but you make it look good- thinking I might have to invest in one for the fall, along with a puffy vest of course! 🙂

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:04 pm - Reply

      I think it’s all about the fit and color! You can make it feminine 🙂

  5. [email protected] November 7, 2015 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    I like this casual look! Your plaid shirt is so pretty and looks great with the vest. And, the gardens are beautiful as well!! It sounds like you really enjoyed this day with your friend. I hope things went well for you at the March of Dimes Auction. Will we see your formal dress in a future Fashion Post? Hope so!

  6. Lo @ Travel the Unbeaten Path November 7, 2015 at 2:25 am - Reply

    So adorable! And the Biltmore Estate is just gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to get a puffy vest but I just don’t know if I can pull it off…


    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      I’m sure you can! It was totally foreign to me as a Florida girl too– but I finally took the plunge!

  7. Lucie November 6, 2015 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Puffy vest are great! We are having such great weather here in Ontario that I haven’t needed mine yet! I”m all for plaid in the fall!

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 6:58 pm - Reply

      Me too! It just turned cold in Asheville, so I think I’m going to use it even more now.

  8. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes November 6, 2015 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Puffy vests are a staple in my closet. I can’t live without them in the fall!

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      I’ve been all about them lately too! So cute and functional!

  9. Hayley November 6, 2015 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    I love these photos! They are so full of color and your outfit is gorgeous! I love plaid button downs!
    Thank you for linking up with Favorite Fashion Friday this week!

    Hayley –

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Hayley! Great to see you on Running in a Skirt!

  10. Mary Beth Jackson November 6, 2015 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    I agree with you- I love the darker jeans, skinny lady! Good luck tonight! I am sure your event will be fabulous!

  11. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West November 6, 2015 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Hi Julie! Cute outfit! I think I’ve worn this exact rendition in the fall before. It’s definitely plaid, boot and vest season!

  12. Nicole @ Fitful Focus November 6, 2015 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Love that look! I just bought my first plaid shirt and am super pumped about it. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  13. Rachel @ November 6, 2015 at 11:10 am - Reply

    I’ve never worn a puffy vest but you make it look so stylish! I’m a huge fan of WHBM!! Their jeans are fantastic!!

  14. Jess @hellotofit November 6, 2015 at 10:49 am - Reply

    You’re so cute!
    I love puffy vests – I got mine on sale at J.Crew and I try and wear it as much as I can 😉

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 6:52 pm - Reply

      Ohhh! I bet it’s super cute! J Crew excels at winter stuff!

  15. Pragati // Simple Medicine November 6, 2015 at 10:42 am - Reply

    I love puffy vests! I only get to wear one a handful of times in Florida so I always look forward to traveling to cooler temps just to have the opportunity 🙂

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 6:51 pm - Reply

      I remember that 🙂 Now I travel to Florida to extend my sundress season :-))

  16. Love the puffy vests! I have not really had a chance to wear it much as we are having such a warm fall. They look great though! Have a fun weekend

  17. Susie @ SuzLyfe November 6, 2015 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Welcome to my uniform (sometimes there is a substitution of a thermal for the plaid). This is what I wear for about 3 months straight!

  18. Libby Haire November 6, 2015 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Hello, this surely looks like a great Falling for Fall outfit! And, like Blane, I hope to see some pics of you all “gussied up” as some old southerners would say. Plaids always make me think of fall and winter activities. Keep on rockin’ the looks!

    • JulieWunder November 11, 2015 at 5:03 pm - Reply

      Thank Libby! I have pictures of the outfit for Friday!

  19. Marilyn November 6, 2015 at 6:37 am - Reply

    Beautiful as always 🙂

  20. Blane Sherer November 6, 2015 at 5:54 am - Reply

    I like your fall look.
    I hope all goes well with March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction.
    Hopefully we will later get to see some nice pictures of you all dressed-up (smile ).

    • JulieWunder November 11, 2015 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      Thank you! Yes, I have them loaded for Friday.

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