Tag Archives: Mad for Plaid

OOTD :: of the plaid dress and jeans

10.3.14

10.3.14

10.3.14

Seriously, who knew? I know I didn’t, but now that I do, there’s no way you’ll ever stop me from celebrating Plaidurday.

I mean, that’s just totally genius – an entire day dedicated to the awesomeness that is plaid. That’s almost as awesome as May the 4th and definitely more awesome than Talk like a Pirate Day. And I’m joining in the fun with this unabashedly plaid frock, even if it does make me look pregnant.

I’m once again attempting this dress-over-pants thing and I think this is gonna be my last attempt. It’s just not doing my vertically challenged-ness any favors. The only reason I’m even doing it now is because this dress really does require something to keep it modest. It’s almost at that point where I donate it to Aly’s closet which I’m sure will excite her to no end because it’s a Taylor Swift label. (Btw, who knew Taylor Swift had a clothing label? I just scored this from the thrift store.)

I like the casual vibe of the boyfriend jeans and the brown wedges. I love the ease of the babydoll cut. I adore the pockets. It’s a perfect outfit for a Friday and it’s unrepentant in its flirty plaid-ness.

Vive le vendredi!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Taylor Swift
Jeans – Aeropostale
Wedges – Old Navy

:: Linking ::
Style to Inspire @ Rhea Et Cetera

 

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OOTD :: of oxblood and sassy stockings

10.9.14

10.9.14

10.9.14

There is a saga attached to this outfit.

It began with the white dress. My favorite white dress. The one I loved so much I bought in two other colors. The one I swore I’d take care of and wear until it shredded from overuse.

And the one that somehow shrunk (or maybe I grew? yeah, right!) between last season and this.

The good news is that it only shrank in length – it still does fit everywhere else (boobs and belly are still well camouflaged). The bad news is that it’s now entered the realm of girlfriend-that’s-waaay-too-short-for-work-you’re-scandalous.

So I styled it utilizing my new fave trend: dress over pants. Unfortunately, the plaid trousers I chose made this dress look like a Southeast Asian caftan. Now there’s nothing wrong with Southeast Asian caftans per se, but the whole look just wasn’t working for me. Even throwing on a cocoon cardi didn’t quite cut it.

I was getting ready to scrap the whole thing – dress and all – and try another frock with the plaid pants when I remembered these stockings. I don’t think I’ve ever featured them on this blog – I may have bought them before I started :: MCC :: – so it was a truly serendipitous brain fart. You know me, I’m all about novelty, yeah?

Then, it was really only a matter of picking which color from the stockings I’d choose for my completer piece. Oxblood/burgundy/maroon was the fun choice, and since these shades always remind me of school marms (in a good way, of course), the wise old owl necklace was a total given as the final piece of the puzzle.

Of course, for the sake of full disclosure, I have to reveal that I did not wear these heels with the outfit after all. I forgot I’d be going to a teacher training up at the college which requires walking which requires walking shoes. So imagine this look with burgundy Chucks and you’ll have the rights of it.

 

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Merona @ Target
Cardi – F21
Stockings – HUE
Necklace – F21
Heels – Type Z

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl
The Lovely Lookbook @ Greater than Rubies

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OOTD :: of scarves, stripes and sneezes

10.8.14

10.8.14

10.8.14

Hullo, Wordless Wednesday!

Thank you for allowing me to pattern mix with plaid and stripes, both of which should help fool the eye into thinking this dress is actually an appropriate length for work.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Dorothy Perkins
Jacket – F21
Scarf – H&M
Heels – Karina @ Payless

:: Linking ::
WIWW @ The Pleated Poppy
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl

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OOTD :: of flirty flannel and flyaways

10.7.14

10.7.14

10.7.14

This has got to be my favorite outfit to date.

Dare I say “perfection”?

Because let me just count the ways of love:

  1. TARDIS blue
  2. snuggly flannel
  3. flirty, twirly skirt
  4. forgiving scuba fabric
  5. comfy yet pointy-toed heels
  6. pockets!

Throw in a good hair day and an obliging wind and not only do you have a perfect ensemble, you have a perfect photo shoot as well. I think saying any more at this point would be gilding the lily.

 

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – francesca’s
Top – Merona @ Target
Shoes – Janine @ Payless

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl
Sophisticated Style @ Fashionably Employed

 

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