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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Plaid Gal

Last winter I altered this strapless plaid dress and did a post on styling it, then I ignored it for the rest of the year. I finally styled it again today.

Plaid Gal

And it seems I can't stop touching my hat...
Plaid Gal
The Rundown
Dress American Eagle - Cardigan Kohls - Shoes Nine West - Hat Kohls - Ring Kohls

I wanted to wear something festive because my brother and his fiancé were visiting and we said we were going to take the christmas card photo. This is kind of a joke, because we say we are going to take this photo every year, and then never do. Meanwhile my brother and I photograph everything else under the sun...

polish off the bottle

bag

He took this photo of all our starbucks cups, but it was totally my idea...
Peppermint Mocha X5

My Brother also took my Saturday outfit shots.
the sloping trunk

I finally got out my leather jacket, and added my new fur collar to it. The jacket was quite a conquest; it was from Express originally and I coveted it in high school, but could never afford it. Then I decided to look for it two winters ago, and finally found (and won) it on ebay!

close fur
I might have some lens envy...
The Rundown
Jacket Express - Fur Collar Thrifted - Top Gap - Jeans Max Studio - Booties Madden Girl- Ring American Eagle - Bag Thrifted

52 comments:

Kinsey said...

This color combo is so cute! Purple and red is such a great combo for the holidays :0) Again, I'm loving this hat!

Sue said...

The red and purple look super together. And I love the leather jacket with fur collar. Gorgeous! You and your brother both take fantastic photos.

The Fancy Teacup said...

the plaid outfit is so fun and adorable. i love how you paired the fur collar with the express mod jacket...so creative.

and there's that quilted purse again...i want to covet it! :)

www.TheFancyTeacup.com
xoxo

Ali said...

Oh, these are all such pretty pictures! I love the one of the cups your brother took.. but of course, your idea was super wonderful. ;)) Purple and red plaid are so pretty, and your little cloche hat is just so adorable. :DD!

Anne said...

I love your Christmas card outfit! I never think to put purple and red together, but it looks great!

Thanks for sharing the pictures you and your brother took - they're really neat! I especially like all the Starbucks cups.

And between 30 for 30 and seeing everyone else's weekend posts, I am starting to rethink how I dress on the weekends. I just need to find things to do to get out of the house more in the winter so it makes sense for me to try dressing up :)

Berlin said...

Oh, I want the first look!! I LOVE the color and how the belt is on top of the cardigan so it's not just all purple. You sure love touching your hat : ) Lovely shots!


Puffy dogs wagging their tails,
Berlin

this free bird said...

Lyddie ever since I was a kid red and purple have been two of my fave colors and the combo a LOVE!! You look amazing in that dress and styled it so well. Swoon!!

and yippee on that last pic - it is HAWT!! I need camera help...plz throw out a rope of advice.

xoxo,
carrie
ps-ebay wins = BEST

Terri said...

the last photo is beautiful.

20 York Street said...

Yeah me too, lens envy indeed! Purple and red, pleasantly fantastic combination!

Xox

Lydia Marie said...

LOVE the purple and red together. The fur and the leather together is also fantastic, and I love the pics of the starbucks cups!

Guyomar L. Pillai said...

I love this look on you! I love plaid and that dress is gorgeous. The colours in your outfit look very vibrant and they suit you well.I like your fur-collared leather jacket too.

Sally said...

Love the plaid dress lady, and I dig it paired with the sweater!

Sarah said...

I love your blog!!!!! That's a GREAT dress!

Krystal said...

I looove that last jacket! And yeah...those pics are great :)

Romany said...

So I am LOVING these images so much. They look seriously look like a shoot from a magazine. What ended up happening with your camera? Did you get a new one, or just a new lens? Whatever you did, it's working, haha! :D
Romany
xx
p.s. love the watermark, too.

agnes said...

très jolies photos, j'aime beaucoup ton premier look, le rouge te vas très bien.
Et sur ta dernière photo, tu est vraiment très belle

Marta said...

both dress and the leather jacket are fabulous! meeee want!

Kellie said...

Love how vibrant the first outfit is and how you brought the belt over the cardi!

Closet Fashionista said...

I LOVE both outfits!!! And all the photos are amazing :D
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Rachel Hipps said...

Gorgeous!! I have been reading your blog for a little while, and I totally love it!! (I found you from Shey at Modesty Is Pretty)

I love how colorful the background are, with the fall leaves.... you take awesome self portraits!!

I would be honored if you stop by my blog and follow me!! I am also having a giveaway.

I like it when you post every day, too. :)

Kristin said...

Your bro is WAY talented lady! And that cloche...so very pretty!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

AH THIS OUTFIT IS SO ADORABLE. I'm totally getting a Christmas vibe from this. Possibly because I had a dress like that in my childhood and it was my "Christmas" dress. It was an amazing dress.

I love the way you've styled it - the colours are divine! (And I NEVER say Divine!)

QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

I am such a ginormous sucker for anything plaid, and I love the unexpected combination of red with purple. It's so lively and festive. You did a great job of altering the dress and styling it for everyday wear. (A hard task with a strapless dress).
And the family coffee cup photo is great. You could just put little name labels over each cup and have that be your family Christmas card. You, of course, would be the one most in focus! haha

jemina said...

Beautiful and Amazing pictures. LOVE your plaid dress and your hat and your leather jacket is yummilicious indeed :)

Kisses
J
xoxo

One Girl said...

Great idea on adding the fur collar! I have a leather jacket that I need to give a fresh new look to and this is the perfect add! You look great

gypsyroxylee said...

Lovely images! That last shot of you is beautiful! Love that fur trim on the coat. Tres chic!

Diana Mieczan said...

Those colours look amazing on you,sweetie...Love love love this outfit
Happy Monday

devilishlypleasurable said...

what amazing colours. . and i love the addition of fur to the leather :)

Shelley Ann said...

i love plaid in the fall! and the fur on the jacket was a great choice! they look like they were made together!

Amber Blue Bird said...

its such a lovely hat, no wonder you cant stop touching it :)

Andie said...

lens envy indeed! what was he using? I love the light in that last photo. I bet it was a L series lens. am I right?

Ashley J said...

Great dress! I have a plaid red and purple shirt and it's one of my favorite go to pieces. You look so pretty in that last picture you brother took of you.

http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

Modesty is Pretty said...

I love your plaid outfit! It's perfect! And the red shoes? beautiful!

Marella said...

Love the plaid dress!

MissNeira said...

Oh I love the color scheme in the first few photos! you look so pretty


xoxo
Miss Neira

Meek said...

I love the way you have styled that dress so beautiful and it would have made a great Christmas card photo :)

Love your leather jacket too

à la Modest said...

Is that the fur collar you got at the thrift store? Nice! I am in love with black leather right now and fur, so seeing this was delightful. :) I like the plaid and the other photos, too! I think I remember your hat from another post. That means I am a regular on your blog now. Haha.

whatiwore said...

Love that plaid! And the hat is amazing, I wish I could wear hats like that!

Style, She Wrote said...

Super cute outfits! Perfect for winter!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

These photos taken by your brother are really great!!! And isn't it nice to have a running joke with loved ones!

E said...

Gorgeous photos! I love your plaid dress!

virgo08 said...

I love how you tied the belt of that dress over the cardigan - genius! **have to remember that. Your pictures make me jealous of fall...such great colours.

Lydia x

Sarah Dee said...

that jacket is INSANE! love love love <3

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

Jodi said...

Gorgeous!! Love the red and purple, thats a super combo on your, the colors are beautiful on you, and I LOVE the jacket in the next picture.. the furry collar is hot and the pics of you are totally awesome... did i say GORGEOUS!!

you and your brother boy have a really good photographic eye as well... so great.. and I get inspiration from you so I am learning from you not only about fashion but photography too.. maybe you skills will rub off on me... (hurry up rub off!!! )

xoxo J

Daniela said...

you look great and props to your brother for taking those pictures- they came out perfect!

Vicky K. said...

very nice look!

Vicky
(new post: "Sabato in Campo" & follow me)

beeble said...

love your black jacket with the fur lining!

Indie.Tea said...

The jacket looks really, really great, especially updated with that fur collar. Very cozy yet chic.
And I adore the redone plaid dress too.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

ohhh get the lens.

LOVE the plaid dress and the whole color combo :D

Temi said...

Love that black quilted bag!!

diaryofashortgirl.blogspot.com

Oh, My Darling said...

Oooh, what a great plaid dress!

brittneynikkole said...

To me, sometimes, purple and red can look older (I think it’s because of those older ladies’ clubs with the hats), but this outfit looks so fresh and young! The dress is so girly and fun and that hat is just too perfect. Very lovely!