Friday, December 10, 2010

OOTD-Mad for Plaid

Yay for the weekend finally getting here!!! I'm going to get all fancied up this evening for our company's Christmas party and I'm looking forward to it (fingers crossed I win the raffle this year).

Although it took a little bit of time figuring out what dress to wear for tonight, this outfit took about a year in the making. I don't know why it was so long before I decided to wear this skirt, but I had several questions to ponder. How do you take a plaid skirt and not look like a Ralph Lauren ad or like you are ready to hop a saddle and ride off on a horse? I think making it shorter a la Britney Spears in the Baby One More Time video would help, but getting looks and possibly being sent to the principal's office (aka the boss as a grown up) is not really my style. I nixed the idea of a sweater because that brought back flashbacks of wearing a uniform and those weren't pretty days of the past. Instead I rolled up the waist (did you ladies do that to your skirts back in the day too?), added a little animal print, and loaded up my wrists with some arm candy. I think I need to hunt for sexier shoes and definitely a blouse, but what would you do to make plaid a bit hipper?





And so completes my tap dance routine!




Outfit Details:
White tee- J Crew
Tan blazer- Forever 21
Plaid skirt- J Crew
Leopard belt- J Crew outlet
Brown suede wedges- Target (thrifted)
Jewelry- bracelets (Hollywood Intuition for Target, mall vendor, JewelMint), rings (House of Harlow), rose gold watch (Shock Boutique, available here)
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10 comments:

  1. Oh that skirt is so cute, I love it! And you mixed everything real well.

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  2. LOVE that skirt!

    www.indcfashion.com

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  3. I LOVE the skirt. Don't let plaid intimidate you anymore. I love wearing plaid skirts. I have one that's pleated that makes me feel like I'm wearing a school uniform. I think it's really fun to play with and funk up a little bit. I'd love to see you style this up for the weekend or a night out too!

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  4. I love plaid. It really reminds me of my Nirvana days, and those were happy days.

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  5. I think you did a good job w/it. It doesn't scream parochial school. I would try searching plaid skirt on Polyvore for some inspiration.

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  6. I think you did a good job w/it. It doesn't scream parochial school. I would try searching plaid skirt on Polyvore for some inspiration.

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  7. LOVE that skirt!

    www.indcfashion.com

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  8. Madaboutplaid PreziusoDecember 8, 2014 at 1:53 AM

    HELLO

    my name
    is Antonio and I'm Italian

    You are
    so sweety and beautiful

    I hope
    you like PLAID / TARTAN / GINGHAM shirts.

    I have a
    great passion for plaid shirts since I was little .

    Just
    like some collect stamps or coins I like to collect pictures of
    people in plaid shirts .

    So
    COULD YOU TAKE SOME PHOTOS FOR
    ME
    WEARING AS MANY PLAID SHIRTS POSSIBLE?

    I have a
    private collection of WOMEN and people in PLAID SHIRTS on this
    website www.FLICKR.COM I also leave you the link if you want to
    browse .. ok ?

    Will be
    fine also photos with friends, family, etc.

    The
    importance it's wearing PLAIDS .. ok?

    PICTURES
    will never be published except for your ASKING

    That's
    the link below in wich you could see some photos related of my
    passion of PLAID:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/36248663
    @ N00 /

    ANY
    way , thanks

    I
    hope that I have not caused any discomfort or inconvenience

    thank
    you very much

    my mail
    is:

    antonio.drum@email.it

    Antonio
    ;=)

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