OOTD :: of same old same old but at least it’s plaid




Move along! Move along! Nothing to see here!

These are not the ‘droids you are looking for…

After all, there’s nothing new or innovative about today’s outfit. In fact, I think this is the most Spring Break-y of all my looks this week. And there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m probably going to live in some iteration of this skinnies/button up combo come summer break too.

The only vaguely fashionista thing I did here was trying that reverse layer thing with a short-sleeved thing over a long-sleeved thing, and I think that’s one of those so-last-season things. Of course, I did some stylish pattern mixing, but the blues of both top and bottom are so close that it almost doesn’t count.

I was gonna try the cropped top look but I was too chicken to take scissors to the black tee. I failed cutting in kindergarten, you see, and I was afraid of ruining a perfectly good top. If I had to do this outfit over, though, I think I’d use either a shorter tee or a closer-fitting one. This just looks a wee bit sloppy for my sensibilities.

Ah, well. At least I’ve covered some 40s trends. Did you know that plaid and gingham were really big in that decade? And it’s a testament to the awesomeness of these two prints that they’re still mainstays in the fashion world today. Some things are just meant to be classics, n’est-ce pas?

P.S. Lest anyone forget – this week is T3 and I hope to see some interesting offerings, both in the fashion and the literary sense.

 : Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top (both tee and button up) – Old Navy
  Skinnies – Almost Famous @ Karmaloop
Shoes – Converse All Stars


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15 thoughts on “OOTD :: of same old same old but at least it’s plaid

  1. The gingham and plaid are fabulous together! I don’t think it looks sloppy at all…call it “spring break chic”!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Why, yes. Yes, I will! Spring Break chic indeed! I love it! And I love you for stopping by with happy, encouraging words. 🙂

  2. Val S says:

    I think it’s a cool outfit – I love the gingham with the plaid. And you didn’t once mention the T word for Tuesday!

    I’m trying to come up with something for T3, but feeling sort of uninspired. I may have to take liberties with the guidelines…

    • mtsedwards says:

      I’m getting better with the T word, aren’t I? ;p

      And with Selah’s permission, I may want to take liberties with our guidelines officially. It’s so close to Gracey’s Literary Stylings linkup anyway so perhaps it needs some tweaking.

      Lemme know how you interpret it and maybe I’ll get some ideas from you on how to revise the linkup specs.

      • Val S says:

        I’m just gonna be pretty loose with relating my outfit to my book, but it’s still an outfit. I don’t know how you could make it different from Gracey’s. Maybe make it for any book you’ve ever read, even Dr. Seuss?

        • mtsedwards says:

          Hrmmm…that’s a thought. But then the parameters are vast and might stymie people more than encourage them. Must ponder some more…

  3. jenortega says:

    I dunno…to me the pattern mixing seems very progressive ; ) I like the outfit in general.

  4. It’s a nice look, what’s the problem with it?

    • mtsedwards says:

      Oh, no problem, Nicole. I guess it just feels very pedestrian and staid to me. Which, if I think on it, is a pretty alarming statement – when did pattern mixing and/or TARDIS blue start feeling pedestrian and staid to me? Gah. Ignore my ramblings. I think I’ve just hit a case of the Spring Break blues. ;p

  5. Anne the SpyGirl says:

    Thank goodness you are going into the 40s trends. I’m going to direct my readers to your site this week!
    I didn’t know that plaid was a 40’s thing!

    You look adorable.

    (composed on my phone enroute to NYC via the Metro North train)

    • mtsedwards says:

      Woots! You’re back east now! Loads of picture opportunities, I hope?

      Just waiting for you to begin the linkup, my friend. I’ve got three more outfits waiting in the wings for ya and I’ve already begun planning to dress like a tree for next week. ;p

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