I always have, and I always will, be mad about plaid! Plaid is chic and cozy and it never dates or goes out of style.
That's why plaid, whether it's in a Tartan, Campbell, or Black Watch pattern, always hits the spot for me when I'm craving a cool easy look for Fall.
Bright and Beautiful! A base of basic black brings the ambers and russets of Fall alive. This Campbell plaid skirt, that's cleverly cut to to look like a shirt, is a grown up take on the popular grunge/punk refrain of wrapping a favorite flannel around your waist. You can make this easy weekend look into date night sexy in a snap. Add heels and red lips and a bright red pedicure.
Jump into Fall
Bright and Beautiful! Bronze mirrored sunglasses bring a softer edge to the retro meets tech trend going on in eyewear.
There's an innocence and exuberance that I associate with plaid that I'm sure goes back to my school days and I still hold a flame for plaid, because of movies like "Braveheart" and shows like "Outlander". I'll get so much use out of this shirt with the flirty keyhole neckline.
The detailing makes me feel a little more feminine at 7:00 am when I'm headed into my day trying to look pretty even though I'm racing against the clock to make it somewhere on time. You can pop a little lace cami underneath like I did here for an unexpected touch of pretty.
Army Jacket $88.50
Flannel Shirt $49.50
Swarovski Pendant $599.00 - I've worn this as pendant, a choker and a brooch. It's gorgeous with anything orange, purple, pink or green. The fact that it's a knock out with black is a no brainer.
Swatch Watch $275.00 - The one I'm wearing is a vintage yellow gold Swatch that I've rocked at the gym or with my play clothes for the last fifteen years. If I was buying a new Swatch today, I would buy the Rosalona in rose gold and I bet I'd have it and be looking good too wearing it for another ten years.
Sunglasses $519.00 - So expensive I know, but they are truly special when it comes to not only the design, but the super durable mind bending flexibility of the arms. If you adore sunglasses, these are ones to invest in for the long haul.
Helene Westbye Boots - Westbye is a new Scandinavian shoe designer who is just launching now in the U.S. I'm crazy about her stuff. I think it's sexy and cool with a lot of quality and class.
Skirt with Sleeves $49.90
Black Shirt $29.90
Jerome Dreyfuss Cross Body Bab $610.00
Keyhole Shirt $49.90
Lulu Lemon Leggings $118.00
Kilt Vintage Alaïa - I've owned this kilt for about fifteen years now. It's a lifetime investment piece. You can try Decades.com for something similar . Cameron Silver from Decades is one of the nation's top dealers in vintage designer clothes.
P.S. Jeans at American Eagle are buy one get the second pair for half price. Just sayin'...