Daily Archives: January 27, 2014

OOTD :: of florals and plaids and fast food color combos




Getting dressed has never been so easy!

I knew I wanted to do a Mad for Plaid week, been hankering for one since goddess knows when. But I needed to collect the proper pieces to do the theme justice. After all, plaid is my self-professed favorite color and I wanted to create outfits that really showcased its versatility beyond your typical preppy/British gentility vibe.

So I searched and scoured and deliberately chose items that reflected my funky chameleon vibe. But then, as with all things in my life, I kinda went overboard. Oh, alright. I went a lot overboard. And you know that feeling when you have so many things at your disposal that choosing is debilitating? No? Oh. Just me, then.

Thank goodness for link ups. I knew I had to get geared up for Patti’s Visible Monday, but I’ve also begun joining in on Anne’s 52 Pick-me-up. Keeping these two parameters in mind and throwing in my own self-imposed theme was like Captain Von Trapp blowing that whistle to call his children to attention: this outfit just seemed to magically create itself and everything fell into place.

For 52 Pick-me-up, I had to choose a scarf and wear its colors. It may have been a cheat, but I chose this floral confection because it had every color of the rainbow in it, making it a breeze to pair. I picked out the red in it for my bottom and the yellow in it for my top. Yes, I remind myself of a McDonald’s advert, but I’m hoping that the lively pattern mixing mitigates that visual reference.

And do I have to explain the reasoning for Visible Monday? I’m thinking I’m pretty darned visible in this ensemble.

All in all, it’s a wonderful way to start my Mad for Plaid week, if I do say so meself.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Modcloth
Skirt  – Land’s End
Blazer – F21
Pumps – Ann Klein @ eBay
ScarfeBay (similar)

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ Spy Girl
Visible Monday @ Not Dead Yet
Très Chic Style Bits @ Searching the Inner Me

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