What I Wore: Mad For Plaid

The plaid has taken over my wardrobe! In my defense, I discovered so many great plaid pieces for bargain prices this season…and I just couldn’t say no? 

For this ensemble, I wanted to show how plaid can be dressed up just a tad. I fell in love with this infinity scarf that I found at Nordstrom Rack. It’s incredibly think, warm, and I love the black lace piece around the plaid print.

I kept the top and bottom pretty neutral and comfy basics. The cigarette pants were a gift from my lovely mother, as was the embellished sweater. I topped it off with my white blazer by bar iii, my favorite ankle strap heels by Nina Shoes, and my Coach bag. I love this little thing because it’s the perfect pop of color and it’s convertible, so I can turn it into a clutch! You can totally wear this look to an office holiday party, a festive lunch with the girls, or if you just want to look glam while you shop for more pumpkin pie because you still haven’t gotten your fill yet.

For my make-up, I went for a dark lip and a copper and gold eye. I always get questions on my dark lipstick, so click here for that tutorial. I used my favorite matter bronzer by Stila for the cheeks and my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I did a review of that here.  All outfit and beauty details below :)

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Sweater-INC by Macy’s

Blazer-Bar iii at Macy’s

Pants-Alfani for Macy’s

Heels-Nina Shoes

Scarf- Betsey Johnson

Ring- TJMaxx

Bag-Coach

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What I Wore: Mad For Plaid

Everyone that knows me, knows very well that when it comes to seasons, I much rather would prefer walking around the lake on a hot summer day with a cool Starbucks Refresher than having to shiver in the near-freezing temperatures! However, I do love layering my outfits with scarves, beanies, gloves, and great outerwear–I guess that makes up for the cold.

Nothing is more autumn and winter than a flannel plaid print. It’s a staple. I love this look by Etro for their Fall 2014 Ready To Wear collection-

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When I saw this jacket on Nordstrom.com, I instantly fell in love with it. I’m a sucker for anything mixed-media, so the cable knit sleeves on this number were the deciding factor. The lumberjack plaid red brought back memories of my father wearing his flannel button-up in the same hue during the cold winter months. This jacket is so warm and crazy comfortable. Underneath, I went with a Kensie embellished collar knit top that’s longer than a normal blouse. I love the touch of bling.

A nice pair of leather riding boots are also essential for this season. I have been on the hunt for months and finally found a pair that are perfect for me. I have been a fan of the Lysse leggings for years; they have a control top for the tummy area and are super thick so you can sometimes get away with wearing them as just pants ;) They are pricey for being leggings, but they will last for two years before they start to show wear, and you can take my word for it when I say that they are the best pair of leggings I have ever owned!

It’s been near-freezing for the past few days here in Seattle so I needed my gloves, even for just a quick walk! I love these from Target because, not only were they $3.99, but they have touch-screen-compatible fibers on the thumbs and pointer fingers. Super convenient. I always get questions on my studded beanie. This one is from H&M, but is no longer available :/ I did find some awesome alternatives for every piece I am wearing. 

Enjoy-

XOXO, 

Mel

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