Lately life has been busy. Schedules have been hectic, the constantly changing weather has kept so many of us under the weather, and in fact, I have the time to write this post because my husband and I were supposed to have dentist appointments that I forgot about, thus making us very late and therefore causing me to miss mine and sit in the waiting room for my husband’s appointment to finish. We’ve been busy. To top it all off, my husband and I have been house hunting. For some of you style lovers, house hunting sounds like fun. My sisters both enjoy looking at houses as well as some of my best friends but for me, it’s a chore- a chore that I haven’t enjoyed. It’s overwhelming to me, trying to figure out what the non-negotiables are and what you can work with, finding what makes sense for the money, liking a house and then getting beat to the punch by someone else… It’s just a lot, it’s busy.
In much the same way, for people who don’t love to shop, or who don’t enjoy putting together an outfit, or who honestly just aren’t really sure where to start, plaid on plaid could seem busy but it all depends on the plaids you’re putting together. For me, I chose two relatively neutral plaids with similar base colors, that weren’t super small print with my lighter fabric on top. I added the neon pink belt because with so much fabric, I felt it needed to be broken up so that it wouldn’t make me look wide. Adding a skinny belt can actually narrow the waistline when wearing blousy dresses. (A different color belt could work as well, even a more neutral brown like the booties would work but I only have two belts so my options were limited). Sometimes you just have to try something on to see if it is going to work well, it never hurts to try something on. Life can get busy but your outfits don’t have to be, even if you are mixing prints and patterns😉.
What I Caught:
1. Plaid dress (underneath). I got mine from Marshalls for $15. (See a similar style below with link to purchase :)) Plaid dress for sale!
2. Formation Design plaid dress (on top). Formationdesignstudio.com
3. J.Crew collection brown leather booties
(Metropolitan suede ankle boots on sale now at J.Crew! Pictured below, also come in black. Metropolitan suede ankle boots)
4. J.Crew skinny neon pink belt (See below: similar skinny belt by J.Crew with link to purchase:)) J.Crew skinny white belt
5. J.Crew necklace (See below, the J.Crew necklace I am currently coveting with a link to all their jewelry because it’s just the sparkliest!) J.Crew jewelry
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