Gingham Vest

Last weekend my best friend A and I went to the mall, officially looking for bathing suits for Maui. I had my mind on another piece of clothing that I wanted to try on to see if I loved it in person as much as I loved it online. I was thinking, no dreaming of a J.Crew vest that I had spied on their website a few days earlier. I usually like to look at my purchases online and consider them for a few days before making the purchase to make sure I will use it and love it.

We tried on a few things (ok, really we just tried on hats, see above photos) at Nordstroms before making our way over to J.Crew. I tried on the vest and promptly fell in love. I seem to love all things navy, and gingham, and this jacket had pockets! It was in short, the golden trifecta!


I took it home and am now thinking about naming it. Any suggestions?  Have you ever had a piece of clothing that you just had to have?