Hi all! I am writing this a few days early and scheduled it to run today so I'm still deep into Disney as you read this. Hope your week is going well!
When I was a teenager and in my early 20's I didn't wear tons of patterns...except plaid. One of the biggest fads of my late teen years was wearing button up plaid shirts. Hot, right?! Um, NO...old pictures I have found of myself wearing such concoctions prove it was indeed NOT HOT at all. =) I can even remember for Sadie Hawkins my Senior year my date and I both wore baggy blue jeans, button up plaid shirts and Abercrombie baseball hats...the horror! I should go dig that picture up...you'd die laughing. What's done is done and I can't change the past, but ever since then, I have carried with me a little fear of plaid. I've mentioned it before on my blog. I have owned it and worn it since then in small doses but I still tend to think back to the days of the big baggy button up shirts and cringe every time I think about putting it back on.
When I saw the Tartan Boucle Blazer in the Anthropologie catalog last fall, I think my small fear of plaid was cured a little. I realized that plaid can be totally cute if worn the right way. I was able to score this cute blazer when it hit sale in December and I have to say, I love it! I have only worn it twice now but see it being a staple dress-up piece in my closet for years to come. I mean look how plaid has stood the test of time...all the way back from my high school days (and long before) to now. Timeless!
What I Wore
Tartan Boucle Blazer-Anthropologie
Tiered Tank-Old Navy
Trouser Jeans-Banana Republic Factory
Cleary Heels-Anthropologie (I bought these at Endless)
Renegade Cluster Necklace-Stella & Dot
Sea Drop Earrings-Anthropologie
Are there patterns you steer clear of? I love most patterns now and try to embrace most of them (not all, but most). A little pattern makes your wardrobe more fun I think!