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Thursday, September 22, 2011

outfit post: Plaid is the NEW Polka Dot



Plaid season has officially begun. I don't care what actual season your part of planet is in, be it winter, summer, spring or fall, YOU are going to be into plaid. So, get used to this perfect p-p-p-print of both rebels and royalty, the cut of cloth that is both classic and quirky, staid and superlative. Say hello to  PLAID. Because I'm almost about to tell you that "IT" is IN. But it never really ever left, did it?


My outfit styling is ala Marc Jacobs circa Spring 2009, donchya think? The dress may look familliar to you; I wore it this summer when it had sleeves. Ah the downside of loving vintage: one deals with the ravages of fabric rot. The sleeves had some condition problems which I, uh, "cured" by removing them. So I'm enjoying my hot-as-summer September sans sleeves. 

What are you wearing for Fall?


Now Wearing: 
  • 1950's vintage straw hat, Crimson & Clover
  • vintage cotton dress, Freestyle
  • gingham belt
  • Coach espradrilles wedges, Macy's
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30 comments:

Gina said...

Ooh, I love the dress! The color is gorgeous and perfect for fall. And you're right: polka-dots are old news. ;)

designedbyann said...

well, I'm not a fan of plaid, but this pattern of your dress is awesome (maybe because it's not the classic plaid!!!)Love the colors of the dress and the styling with the hat! You did better than Marc Jacobs!!
Anna

sacramento said...

Perfect length, perfect print, perfect you.
Mil besos, guapĂ­sima!!!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TRAN Thu Hang said...

Hi Bella! you look hot! I love the broken pixel style of plaid. I love clothes that evolve with its owner. When we love, we don't count :)

Thanks for passing by my blog ;)
Have a great day my friend!

xxx
Hang

Destination Suz said...

Hello Plaid!! It looks great! Glad to be following you!!
Suz!
http://destinationsuz.blogspot.com/

Patti said...

Love your re-doing of the dress - it looks so YOU now. I enjoy your posts so much.

RocquelleIsLovely said...

Oooooo, this is so chic Bella!! I love dresses from the 50s.

The Foolish Aesthete said...

Love, love this! Great silhouette, hat, colors and patterns. And I like Marc Jacobs any season! And you have reminded me I am still looking for a plaid kilt to replace one I had in my 20s.

Cameron said...

Marc Jacobs circa Spring 2009?! In this case, it never did leave, as he did plaid some 20 years before for his first collection around the same time Seattle turned up and the alternative nation rose up in the mainstream.

As for what I'll be wearing, I have a blue plaid wool coat in need of repair/dry cleaning, but once fixed, it'll be on me in time for the falling leaves!

My condolences for your sleeves, btw. That said, the dress still looks great on ya, especially with the hat and sandals. :)

The Daily Fashionista said...

I am loving that plaid dress! And plaid is the shit!! I mean you've got all kinds to choose from and all different colors.

gabrielle said...

omg im so in love with that dress. i bet it would look awesome with some sheer chiffon sleeves! oh, and plaid didnt go anywhere, it has always been in my lumberjack heart. long live angela chase!!

xxoo
www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.com

frontrowspectator.com said...

I prefer the dress with the sleeves. I was never really into plaid until this year when a whole bunch of designers started incorporating the print. I guess you can say it grew on me. Hope you're well Bella.

xoxo

Please may I? said...

What a great dress, love the pattern and the colour.

X x

Vix said...

Love it without the sleeves, drop dead hot, like you! x

Susan Tiner said...

Plaid is timeless and your dress is beautiful.

You've got quite a hat collection!

Serene said...

I don't have a problem in the world getting rid of sleeves! Now if you ever decide to sell this dress, I want first dibs! Looks great on you!!! Hugs to you! ~Serene

Miss Peregrin said...

You look magnificent! Way better than Marc Jacobs in my opinion. I love plaid, but I don't think I actually own any right now. This is something I will have to fix if it is now Plaid Season!

WendyB said...

I love the color scheme of this plaid. Lovely!

No Guilt Fashion said...

I want this dress in plaid and polka dots. LOVE it!

Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

Don't love the belt but the rest of the outfit is DIVINE! HAT and dress!

Angeline said...

Plaid is wonderful, and you wear it so well! Love this outfit...I miss Sac!

The Style Crone said...

Recycling vintage looks gorgeous on you! How clever. Love the color.

Heather Fonseca said...

I'm currently having an obsession with an olive drab military-esque cotton jacket worn over pretty much everything. I really want to get into the plaid but it's still just too warm.

Sara said...

Ah so beautiful!!

Mae said...

I love your dress! I also polka dots but I'm going to try to get on board with the plaid trend. I recently bought a plaid shirt that I'm yet to figure out how to wear
xx

Kimberlee said...

You look gorgeous!

Anusha said...

I heart plaid! The dress looks really beautiful on you! I love the colors and the sandals & ribbon belt are the perfect touches.

I've been looking out for something plaid forever but have yet to find anything that looks good on me. But I haven't given up!

theSIREN said...

i love love love plaid! and this whole getup.

love you woman!

xxx theSIREN a.k.a. Selena
http://thesirenofmod.com

Jenmarie said...

This is one of the cutest plaid dresses I've ever seen! You're rocking this look, Bella!

Anne M Bray said...

Reading this post, I was given an "ah-ha" moment. Now I know what to do with a vintage Indonesian batik shirt that also has a sleeve fabric rot problem. Genius of you.
Thanks for playing with 52 Pick-me-up. You dealt me a plaid full house.

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