Thursday, April 25, 2013

Outfit Post: Peacock Plaid


Preen Queen: Bella Struts Her Stuff
"For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive." -David Hubert Lawrence
There's something about the color combination of deep blues and greens that sings to me. There's a quiet pride to these colors, especially when accented with a bit of red. Not loud, but in heard across the room sort of way. I'm wearing my favorite plaid blazer ever, AGAIN, which is a good thing. Come official signs of summer, this tailored wool gem gets stowed away until Fall. The plaid peacock  (I've christened the blazer) made its debut blog appearance HERE, which is quite a style shift from the look below. That look was more "street," or downtown; this one is um, midtown? It's not uptown, or poshy, but it is a city look, and great to wear for mobility. It's a look that I'm proud of.



#SHOPSECONDHANDFIRST. 99.9% Thrifted. 100% Plaid Perfection.

If you consider sneaker wedges practical, then I'm very practical and on-the-go. I'm not sure where I'm going in this ensemble, or why I'm staring down that brick wall. But clearly, I'm preening.  Just check out my pile-up of plaid! When it comes to being plaid clad, I can be counted on to strut my stuff.

Now Wearing: 
  • heart sunglasses, PURCHASE HERE
  • vintage embellished cashmere cardi, SOLD!
  • vintage mens wool blazer, thrifted
  • vintage cat brooch, soon to Etsy
  • cotton sequined top, thrifted
  • jeans (Target, circa 2009)
  • Keds plaid tote (strap added), thrifted
  • Rocket Dog wedge sneakers, HERE

27 comments:

Sara said...

Awwwwesome!! I love the little pop of red :)

Little-Hat said...

Looking good, as always! :)

xoxox
theefface.blogspot.com

Zickimicki said...

i love mix of colours and patterns - and this mix is♥♥♥
xxx birgit

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Cute pics! I do consider wedge sneakers practical and there is a certain pair I hope to acquire one day... I will always <3 plaid.
Becky :)

Grunge Queen said...

Beautiful, beautiful Bella! I love the plaid and the colour combo with the pop of red. Pure preppy sass. :) xoxo

Tami Von Zalez said...

Now THAT is pretty and so complimentary with your complexion.

Two thumbs up!

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Monica P said...

Cute outfit! I love those Rocket Dog wedge sneakers .. trying to find them :-)

Monica
www.pear-shaped-gal.com

bucklebuttonzip.com said...

Me likey! Sassafras with the pops of red and hot wedges.
x Laura

Emalina said...

Hello Hotness! You make an uber pretty peacock I love the way you've mixed up those patterns and the heart sunglasses are the epitome of cute! Such a great quote - so true and very inspiring. Just like you!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Ha ha! I love the glasses!

That blazer is fab.

I'm with you, blue and green are one of my all time favourite combos.

Your pop of red with it really puts your stamp on the whole outfit.

bisous
Suzanne

Aimee P said...

Love the colours and jackets. And cute lolita shades! :)
xoxo Aimee
bowsandbeau-ties.blogspot.com

Vix said...

I am seeing peacock and I'm lovin' it! The cardi is a gem, I'm not surprised it's already sold. xxx

Patti said...

I love these colors, and the plaids, and every damn thing about this. xoxoxo

Melanie said...

Plaid clad - yes! Gorgeous. Of course you're staring down the brick wall because you look GOOD doing it. I love those platform sneakers. I always have my eye out for them.

Penny-Rose said...

Great combination of colours and patterns as usual. I am with Melanie the platform sneakers are awesome.

Déjà Pseu said...

Totally freekin awesome...I love how you wear plaids!!

Bohemian vanity said...

The wool blazer is a dream, love how you styled your outfit, everything suits perfect! Have a fab weekend! xx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Love your tartan bag and jacket, gorgeous. And your glasses are brilliant..my daughter has a pair a bit like yours, she found them at the park & no one claimed them, so she inherited them!! She loves red, so she was happy to own them & said finding them was even better than thrifting, ha! Very cool look. Have a great weekend x

Cloud of Secrets said...

You look so bright and pretty, Bella. And my goodness, those legs, in those skinnies and the sneaker wedges! You've got a good sense of proportion and fit. I, too, love comminglings of rich blues and soft greens. Working on an outfit post featuring that very idea today, in fact.

The Style Crone said...

You should be proudly preening in this vivid outfit, as you turn heads in any part of the city. Your confidence radiates and inspires!

menopauselsupermodel said...

Greens and blues are my absolute favorite color combo!! and i adore your Peacock Plaid jacket--stunning!!!

pastcaring said...

Love that colour combination - peacocks know their sartorial stuff, and if it's good enough for them, it's good enough for mere humans! A great jacket, a great look. xxx

Lynn Dylan said...

Oh, Bella, I LOVE this color combo, and I really love it on you! The sweater is great. I can see what it was snapped up so fast! You know what? I think of you now whenever I see something plaid! I know you love it.

xoxo
Lynn

Crystal Hammon, ABC, MLS said...

Forget the outfit (which I love). It's your hair! Your wonderful curly, dark locks that are so beautiful. Love the quote. It's funny but don't you kind of know when you really are in full bloom? Ann Patchett said her friend Lucy Greeley had that quality all of the time. She could be dressed in coveralls and an old knit hat and men would approach her for coffee. This despite a disfigured face from hundreds of surgeries due to cancer.

The jeans---where did you get them? I've almost given up on jeans.

ann wood said...

Skillful combining of color and pattern. Touch of red makes the outfit visually pop. Cool plaid bag!

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The Holly Rivers Show said...

yes please, i'll have somma that plaid!

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

The first picture: Betty Rizzo in Grease!

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