Wednesday, November 19, 2014




Wearing //
J.Crew pumps, love these


I know plaid shirts, coats, and scarves are a huge trend right now, but I've actually been a bit leery of trying them on myself. Plaid is such a classic print, so I don't know where my reservation comes from. I do own a beautiful plaid coat that I am determined to wear again this year, but other than that, my wardrobe is comprised of mostly solids. I was thinking about why I don't gravitate towards it, and I think I found the reason. Every single guy I know, my husband included, wears plaid button-downs. I feel like a boy in plaid! There, I said it. Even looking at these pictures, I feel very "boyish". The heels help of course, and maybe the lipstick too. Nate loved it! In fact, he's never complimented me so honestly as he did when I wore this shirt over the weekend. Go figure.

Before I wish you all a happy Wednesday, I'd like you to check out a survey I participated in on Gina's blog regarding trends in my area. Other ladies from across the country did the same, and it's really fun to read. Link here!

9 comments:

  1. I can totally relate to your thoughts on plaid! I also have a wardrobe of mostly solids, and this is the first year I've added a little bit of plaid. You definitely do not look like a boy here! I feel like you really kept your feminine classic aesthetic with just the right touch of trend in the plaid shirt! That's so cute that your husband liked it so much. :)
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    1. Even with jeweled buttons and a chiffon type fabric, it took a couple hours for me to warm up to the plaid! I just can't help but associate it with men, which don't get me wrong, isn't a bad thing! It's just a bit out of my comfort zone. At least my favorite color (cobalt) is in the mix ;)

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  2. Yes, plaid is everywhere. I got a really nice button down at Joe Fresh but I seriously feel like a boy in it, so I can totally relate haha. You dressed up yours really nice. Love those blue heels.

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    1. Thank you Lilly ;) You look great in everything!

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  3. That's so funny - I've personally never equated wearing plaid with the boys...although my first plaid shirt was one I stole from my dad to tie around my waist during the 90s grunge phase LOL!

    Your top looks fab on you - not boyish at all - and how cute that hubby liked it so much :-)

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  4. Love the blue pumps (of course), and I can see what you are saying about plaid...but I say there isn't anything a great necklace, heels, and makeup can't glam up :)

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  5. Well I love the mix of masculine inspired and girly pieces. And you're right- the heels definitely help! I think you look effortlessly chic! Http://morepiecesofme.com

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  6. Thank you zeba, Tara, and carylee! I thought it was only me who was a little clueless about plaid, but I guess not! I've seen all three of you wear it well :) Its all in the styling.

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  7. I've always loved plaid and you're right my husband wears a lot of plaid :)

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