Monday, October 19, 2015

Make it Work Monday: Pink Plaid

Often plaid makes me think of lumberjacks and hipsters, but pink plaid? That's totally, amazingly girly. I found so much great inspiration Pinterest, but since it was 88 degrees the day I wore this outfit, I knew I was going to have to keep it simple with jeans, sandals and a necklace. I'm looking forward to cooler weather so I can give these other looks a try. Especially the plaid with a black and white polka dot sweater and plaid with a herringbone puffer vest, mainly because I already have very similar pieces in my closet! Now I kinda really want a hot pink puffer vest, because how awesome does it look on these ladies?!

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Shirt: J. Crew Factory (exact in limited sizes, similar)
Jeans: Banana Republic (exact)
Sandals: Loft (exact)
Necklace: Kendra Scott (other colors)
Watch: Target (exact, upgrade)
Bracelet: Sage K. and Co. (exact)
Earrings: Fossil (exact)

(via Instagram)

Join me for Make It Work Monday! The rules are simple:
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  2. Link to your specific blog post, not your blog's main page. 
  3. Link up an outfit that is inspired by a Pinterest pin, a fellow blogger, magazine or other muse.
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  1. I love your outfit combo! The pink plaid is a great spin on typical plaid that sometimes doesn't look too feminine! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

    1. Seriously, what did we do before Pinterest? The best ideas...

  2. I always have that struggle with plaid too - even though I love the idea of it, sometimes it feels too casual or lumberjack-y for my regular style... this one is the perfect compromise! I love the pink/cobalt combo. And definitely yes to pairing it with pink sometime - fun. Thanks for linking up... I hope to have an outfit posted to link with you next week :)

    1. Thanks for hosting! I love all your ideas and inspiration. I think I'm going to try the link-up one more time on Monday, Nov. 16 (the third Monday). While I love Make it Work Monday, I haven't been getting a lot of response, so I may stop the link-up for a little while. We'll see, I definitely still want to do it, it's super fun, it may just be a party of one for awhile instead of a link-up. :)

  3. I love this pretty, feminine plaid shirt! I feel like I'm always on the hunt for just the right plaid shirt... I don't want it to feel too lumberjack-ish either. Love this one!
    Shea |

    1. Thank you so much! I definitely prefer the more feminine colors vs. the tradition red plaid!