Patagonia Los Gatos Vest & Plaid Flannel

Hey there! How was your week? Hooraaay! We made it to Friday! 😉 One of my best friends (Elissa – she’s a flight attendant) had some downtime this week in between work trips, so she kept me away from my computer (no complaints, it was a lovely break!) and we had some fun running around town, doing some shopping and of course, eating at a few favorite Austin spots. Today is her last day in town, so while she gets her hair done down the street, I am excited to get this post up while I sit at Starbucks waiting for her to finish! I love having my friends back in town…for the longest time nearly all of my best friends lived in either New York City or Chicago – it’s been so great since a couple have moved back to Austin in the last few months! For those of you with all of your friends in one place, you are very lucky!!

The Austin weather has been iffy recently – today it’s gorgeous and sunny, two days ago it was freezing and rainy…as always, it’s terribly unpredictable! That said, I scooped up this adorable fleece vest last fall and lemme tell ya, it is THE best $99 you will spend all year! I will forever stand by this adorable vest as both cute, warm and sooo perfect for layering. The color is fabulous, too, and goes with everything!

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One of my go-to fall/winter uniforms has always (…and will always be…) a plaid flannel button up, comfy denim, a cozy vest and of course, a great pair of ankle booties. It’s one of those effortlessly casual looks that remains both fashionable and approachable – which is a winning combination in my book!

My plaid button up only has a couple sizes left, so I’m linking to a few alternate options that are super similar below. My vest is by Patagonia and this thing sells out SO quick – I am wearing a size small for reference, it runs snug, so order a size up! My jeans are Articles of Society and have some stretch to them = a comfortable go-to and under $60! Finally, my booties are Treasure & Bond and yes, they’re the ones I’ve been wearing a TON because this color is the perfect neutral and I love the heel height…not to mention they’re under $100 sooo, that’s reason enough to add ’em to your shopping cart! 😉 Oh! And my handbag is Gigi New York – LOVE the darling monogram option!

Do you have anything fun planned this weekend? Blake and I will be busy bees with Watson family festivities! My brother and sister-in-law are having a joint baby shower (a new little Watson will be here in two weeks, eek!) and my nephew (Liam, he’s 11) is hosting a “cocktail poker party” …which means we will all wear cocktail attire, play poker and eat some yummy appetizers he has been preparing for us.. Liam is one-of-a-kind and sent out printed invitations for this party (…which is just my family invited, ha!). He even ordered a ton of decor via Amazon with all of his Christmas gift cards… I’m pretty excited about it haha. Blake is amazing at Poker, so I’m hoping he’ll win it all! 😉

Wishing y’all a wonderful weekend! XOXO

**Photos by Brandon Hill Photography

vest – c.o. PATAGONIA / plaid top – NORDSTROM / jeans – c.o. ARTICLES OF SOCIETY (just $59!) / booties – TREASURE & BOND / sunglasses – RAY BAN


  • Liv says:

    Now I want this vest. Love it!


  • Jessica says:

    Hi! I know this is an older post but just hoping you can help – looking into getting a Patagonia Sherpa vest (either the Los Gatos, Retro X or Retro Piled) to wear primarily over flannel tops and button downs for fall. Would you suggest getting a size larger for layering or should I stick with my regular medium? Thanks so much! Oh and your blog is wonderful!

    • livvy says:

      Hey Jessica! Thank you for the kind words! I would size up – I am wearing a small and have since purchased a medium so that layering looks/feels a little more relaxed (that tightness in the underarms is no fun!). Hope that helps – such a great vest!

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