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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mad for plaid



Coat: Target (option) | Scarf: Target | Necklace: Express | Top: American Eagle (option, option, option) | Skirt: Express | Bracelet: Express | Tights: Target (option) | Booties: Sam Edelman (option) | Nail color: OPI San Tan-Tonio

First of all, I'd just like to say - if I ever win the lottery and have ridiculous amounts of money to spend, I'd like to hire someone to follow me around all day with a fan that blows just the right amount of air at me to make my hair look like this indoors. I love the way my hair falls over my shoulders in these photos! Sometimes wind can make or break your photos, but in this case, I do believe the wind was on my side. I swear my hair is not like this in real life, though I wish it were!

OK, now that that's out of my system. The Spotlight of the Week Linkup hosted by Elle and Jacqueline is plaid. If you haven't noticed, plaid is EVERYwhere. I swear I didn't even know the word "tartan" existed until this season. I honestly had no idea there was a name for each different pattern of plaid until recently. I've always loved plaid - you guys know I love prints and patterns in general, but I've always had a soft spot for plaid. What's funny is that I don't actually have much of it in my wardrobe. As I was trying to pull together the outfit for this linkup, I realized I only have 4 plaid shirts in my closet room. I decided on this one and realized how great it would look with this boucle mini from Express. Ahh, I love this skirt so much. The texture of it is so wonderful, I automatically reached for pearly baubles to wear with it. See, this is when I still love winter.

Please be sure to check out Elle's and Jacqueline's blogs today! They are featuring one of my looks and I am just over the moon thrilled, excited, and grateful! Seriously made my week!

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Linking up with:
Bethany and Meghan for Three-fer Thursday
Tara for What I Wore to Work
Erin for Working Girl with Style
Elle and Jacqueline for Spotlight Weekly
Agi for Tres Chic Fashion Thursday

24 comments :

  1. I do love love a great wool coat worn with tights and a scarf. I just love the way it looks in person, in pics and you always pull it off so effortless. Oh, and I'm very jealous you all are getting snow. You are only 3.5 hrs away from me. Boo!

    Have a lovely day!
    ~Skye
    TheShopaholicSAHM

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    1. I am ridiculously into scarves this season! And this coat - I almost gave up on it. It has snap closures that kept unsnapping anytime I moved. I finally had the idea of adding a self-tie belt, and it's like a brand new coat!
      Thank you so much for the comment!

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  2. Funny the first thing I noticed was your hair (before I even read the text). Looks gorgeous indeed =) I really like this outfit. So chic yet put together. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thanks for noticing the hair! I wish good hair days like this happened more often than not! And thank you so much for the nice note!

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  3. Love, love, love how you styled this skirt!! So happy to see it on the blog today. :) Your hair looks beautiful- you always have it styled so perfectly, wind or no wind. Congrats on the feature!!

    On the Daily Express

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    1. The skirt is so fabulous! One of the many many things that I would have never discovered prior to your blog! Glad you approve and thank you for putting it on your blog!

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  4. You look so cute all bundled up!!! Great outfit too. And Congrats on being Spotlighted!!! I saw that and I was like, "That's my GIRL!" ;)

    http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I learn it from watching you! I was really excited about the spotlight! I never win that game!

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  5. I love your skirt! I always feel like I need to stop by Express after I read your posts- you seem to find a lot of great pieces there! And your hair does look amazing in these photos :)

    Katie
    Style Diary

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    1. Haha - yeah, I shop at Express more than a single person should, I'm pretty sure! Thank you for the sweet words!

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  6. I adore that blouse! I really want to get in on the plaid trend, but just need to find the right piece :)

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    1. I know what you mean! I've been on the hunt for a new one since I haven't bought one this season and I just can't seem to find the perfect color combo/print! #bloggerproblems!

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  7. You are so adorable! That skirt is great!
    Your hair look fabulous! :)
    xo,
    Jacqueline

    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm really in love with this skirt!

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  8. Love that you mixed plaid and tweed. We love mixing patterns, prints, and textures.

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    1. Thank you so much! I wasn't sure it would work, but loved how it fell together. Especially once I added the necklace!

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  9. Love it! I'm still trying to work plaid into my wardrobe--somehow--and I like how your outfit here works it in a discreet way (versus in your face flannel shirt plaid which I definitely cannot pull off without looking like a farmer's wife!)

    Jen
    www.lifeunrefined.com

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    1. Aww! I bet you could pull it off in a chic/edgy/feminine non-farmer-wife way!
      But thank you so much!

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  10. That skirt is amazing, Carylee, and I ADORE how you styled it with a plaid top :) thank you SOOO much for linking up!

    xoxo,
    Elle

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    1. Thank you! I'm really happy with the way this turned out. For some reason, this wasn't an easy pairing for me!

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  11. I love the subtle plaid on that blouse! It looks great styled with that gorgeous skirt!

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    1. Thanks, Lilly! It's definitely a great, non-lumberjack version of the trend!

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  12. Your hair does look fabulous! Lol. And I am loving that cute skirt with the plaid, such a perfect combo! Thanks for sharing with Three-fer Thursday.
    xo Bethany
    www.perfectlycoutured.com

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    1. Thanks, Bethany! And thank you for hosting!!

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