Thursday, February 17, 2011

plaid for work, plaid for play, plaid for night, plaid for day

So fashion week hit NYC, Valentine's Day has passed and my paycheck comes in less days- yes, it must be February!! I am so excited for Spring but before Spring is here... I'm soaking up as much of my plaid as I can imagine... both for work and for play.


Plaid at the office....


.... wearing my Go International plaid dress from Fall 2008 (it's one of my favorites- very thick material, yet sleeveless so you don't get too hot).I paired it with my Hinsight long, cream sweater from my favorite Boutique in central Oregon and my Jessica Simpson purple boots.


Hmmm.... following after Ms. Blair Waldorf a bit? You must admit her preppy look is so inspired.
And Plaid at play.....

... I sported my Old Navy plaid skirt that I bought on a whim after going to Old Navy to get some baby clothes for a friend's shower. In the shots above, I was wine tasting (yes, with a party bus) in Wine Country on Feb. 5th. Honestly, for wine tasting- I thought the heavy plaid brought a more dignified approach to the regular miniskirt. But it was Saturday after all, so I had to spice it up with some funkier boots and throw on a simple tee as to not distract from the heavy pattern below.

Do you ever go for the plaid look? Longs menswear button-ups or full-on dresses- spill it, what's your favorite (or least favorite) way to rock the Plaid!
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24 comments:

Katie said...

Love the dress and the purple boots! I have a plaid shirt I love, but it doesnt get enough wear.

Claire Kiefer said...

I love that bottom right picture where we can see your whole outfit--those boots look perfect with the skirt. You're so cute, as usual! I love plaid because it brings me right back to my grungy teenage years. I think I need some new ways to incorporate it into my wardrobe . . .

this free bird said...

Oh yes you did. I love plaid. Dressed up, dressed down, the bf's shirt (as seen on v-day is one of my faves) - it's a girl's dream! And a boy's.

Werk!

xo,
C

julia louise said...

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julia louise said...

Thank you so much for the comment :) Yeah it's soo hard to have a long distance relasionship, but it's worth it<3 hehe. I'm sorry that you didn't spend vday with your boyfriend either.. and it's soo cute he sent roses ;-)
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Fashion Meets Food said...

I am absolutely loving the plaid! Your purple boots are fabulous.

xo

Erika said...

Gah! That is one of the cutest dresses I have ever laid eyes on, Caitlin! I love love the way it looks with the plum boots and tights.

I am currently on the hunt for the perfect plaid skirt myself. I think it would look adorable with cognac colored riding boots and a chunky, oatmeal-colored sweater! :)

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

I think my fav. is when it's a bit men's inspired, so I would say shirts, scarfs... Yep, actually I've been wearing my plaid scarf a whole lot lately!

And Caitlin, thanks so much for all of your supposrt and kind words! Can't believe you set a day to listen to my interview! :) Thank you thank you thank you :) You're just awesome! As for my accent, to be honest, I'm this weord person who never finds any accent sexy (any at all, not even French), so can't accept it as a compliment haha (Dreaming of getting rid of it one day soon!), but I must say my accent is not as Russian usually, because people can never guess where I'm from when I speak. In the interview though I sounded more Russian than I myself expected lol I guess I was nervous so I forgave myself haha

Marian said...

1- I love BLAIR!!

2- I'm a classic girl...so the plaid (or flannel) shirt is always my go-to...but growing up in New England, we were basically born in flannel

PorkStar said...

It looks very good on you. Since I don't wear plaid things, but my bff does, I can tell you she does love the plaid mini skirts. Black with red and white and a a funky colored top is her favorite.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

that go international dress is SO cute. I want, i wish it wasn't from 2008! lol

cute black/white plaid jacket too.

Ninjagaiden78 said...

I like the plaid dress, black boots, and sweater. I think plaid is going to be a big thing for women's fashion.

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Tina said...

I love both looks on you! Plaid day and night... I think I own maybe one plaid item?? Not really into it I guess lol

Megan said...

Love love love plaid! I adore flannel boyish looking button ups with something girly like pearls :)

I hope you got your B.Spears game face on....new video premieres tonight!!

Kinsey Michaels said...

you sure know how to rock plaid Caitlin! I love the comparisons to miss Leighton Meester. i honestly don't have a lot of plaid in my wardrobe but i do like it!

this is me. said...

ooober cute on you! another thing that i thought portlanders do is wear a lot of plaid. when i first moved out here, i was like, "hello!!" i'm still not a plaid person, but i've managed to own 3 pieces that i really love and proud to wear ... not those things that i wear only when no one is around! lol :) love your dress though, especially with those boots.

PorkStar said...

You are my favorite commenter : )

Kara said...

I love me some plaid! I don't wear it enough, though - for some reason I only have a few plaid pieces. I have this one pretty red plaid ruffly sleeveless top, and when I used to live with a gay roommate, every time I came out wearing it he'd say "You look like SUCH a pretty lesbian!!". It still makes me laugh thinking about it hahaha. (Of course we stylish ladies know that red plaid isn't just for lumberjacks and lesbians!!)

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OceanDreams said...

plaid is so much fun, but i don't have very much of it in my wardrobe! you look great and i love how you paired the pictures of Blair to go with your outfits - love your skirt and i also like wearing my one plaid shirt with a pair of jeans, so fun!

cleartheway said...

Favorite way to rock plaid: Oversized plaid button-up with my high-waisted black denims.

I love, love this dress on you. So cute!