The Woods Are Lovely, Dark, and Deep

There's something quite classic about a plaid dress and a (faux) leather jacket; it's an oft-repeated combination but as with many popular things, there's a reason for it. It's such an easy combination and nearly always looks good--a tougher jacket is the perfect counter-balance to a preppy or more classic plaid. That sort of balance is how I like things. I don't want to interpret vintage pieces too literally or style a frilly dress in a very saccharine manner, although I still haven't managed to look completely edgy yet...maybe one day.


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20 comments:

  1. Oh! I love this plaid dress, it so woodsy and cute. :3 you look amazing of course!

    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  2. I agree. It's not about copying but adopting a look to fit your style. & You did it wonderfully here! I love the collar on that jacket :)

    Judy
    SecondGlimpses.blogspot.com

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  3. I always considered the plaid dress a classic. You can never go wrong with it! You're adorable, I love your look!

    x Aliya
    www.papermoonsandmacarons.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the Rachel Antonoff dress! I'm kind of obsessed with her right now.

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  5. Beautiful dress. And I agree with you about trying to strike a balance between looks and not fall into any depth of cliche when styling. Somehow you always find the perfect line to walk in those regards.

    http://ModaMama.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love how warm the colors are in these pictures, your dress is lovely and I dig it with the grey tights! :)

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  7. Such a great combo my dear! And your hair is looking incredible, by the way!

    I'm also very much in love with you Robert Frost references... :)

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  8. The plaid dress and jacket combination are very adorable together. We love the look of the woods where you took the pictures too!

    xo,
    Ruche

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  9. I'm a sucker for anything plaid! Love the dress

    http://www.andrea-clare.blogspot.com/

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  10. I'm so excited to have discovered your blog! You've got some really wonderful photographs and outfit combo inspiration.
    Maybe you could look edgy if you weren't so freakishly cute! All silliness aside - I'm quite positive you could pull it off. From what I've observed it's all in the stance...

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  11. i completely agree with your description and styling suggestion.... juxtaposing soft and edgier elements make a look, to speak plainly, just more interesting and fun!

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love this look! I especially love the dress! I have been pining for it since I first saw it! Then when Zooey Deschanel wore it I wanted it even more! My favorite part is the pockets! I love the combination of plaid and leather, it's such a classic!

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  13. I love the way the hem is shaped on this dress, it's gorgeous.

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  14. Love your jacket! Your hair looks so cute short!

    Lindsey Turner
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  15. I think you're edgy!! You chopped all your hair off and you have awesome style.

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  16. This is definitely a perfect combination. I really love that jacket and your shoes are fantastic too. You look great, as always!

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  17. I love the draped collar of that jacket, and the plaid dress looks so good.

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  18. I love your blog and your taste! I'm a longtime lurker, but have never before posted a comment. I adore that you chose a Robert Frost line to title this post! I have to point out that the line is, "The woods are lovely, dark and deep," without a comma after dark. Minor, but I'm a literature nerd, and this is a much-discussed piece of punctuation in the American literary cannon. Anyway, I love the outfit and photography partnered with the Frost line you chose. Lovely indeed!

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