Outfit: Mad for Plaid



Fall is lingering in a beautiful way over here. The weather turned crisp quite early, but hasn't changed that much and trees keep gradually changing. I'm a little afraid many of these beautiful leaves will be gone before the week is out due to the wind and rain we've had the last few days, but I have my fingers crossed a few will continue to hang on. In the mood of all things fall it seems appropriate to be wearing buffalo plaid and a novelty sweater. A pygmy hedgehog has long been high on my list of dream pets; I almost got one while I was in Pennsylvania but never bit the bullet and it's probably good since it would have been a complicated pet to move. Hedgehogs are so adorable though, I know they can be tricky as pets (and apparently they're overbred) but a girl can dream. Until I have my own menagerie of actual pets I'll stick to cute ones on my sweaters!
Here's a quick styling tip if you want retro looking outfit using modern pieces: limit your color palette to 2 or 3 colors and match, match, match! Style in the 50s and 60s was very coordinated; your lipstick was supposed to match your nails and shoes and purses would always be the same color. So if you're working with modern pieces but want to look more retro or vintage definitely wear as few colors as possible and match every detail you can. It sometimes looks too coordinated to a modern eye, but that's sort of the point!

details: beret, sweater, Choies skirt, old tights, BaliElf oxfords, old purse, Newgate watch c/o
*pictures by Thomas*


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15 comments:

  1. Lovely outfit! You look so chic,,,

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  2. Plaid is the best! I Love this outfit!

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  3. That is the most adorable sweater ever! And I am in the same boat.. I can't currently have a pet hedgehog (or dog or cat or anything actually), so it's all about wearing cute novelty animal sweaters until I can have my own personal zoo one day. Haha.

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  4. Hello, one question: is the skirt lined? I'm about to make a purchase. Thanks!

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  5. @Anonymous, yep it has a little black slip lining.

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  6. Wow, that is such a perfect outfit. I love it. Your skirt is amazing. It's one of my favourite styles. And you always have the best tights. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Ooh, I'll keep that tip in mind! I've been excited about retro fashion but I wasn't sure where to start. I love these tips! They definitely get me excited about dressing up again!

    How To Be More Like Lauren

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  8. Love the hedgehog sweater and that you are almost wearing the same hat!

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  9. Those tights are amazing, I'm in love!

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  10. I had no idea about the coordination thing about the 50s and 60s. That's really intriguing.

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  11. I must tell you how much I love your tight collection (that sounds incredibly strange)! But they are so cute and such a great addition to every outfit!

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  12. Where you live now you have live wild hedgehogs and they need all the help they can get!
    http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/how-many-are-left-.html

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  13. This whole look is stunning - autumnal but with a brightness and boldness to warm a cooler day! I adore your tights - you have such a great collection of (sorry if I have used this before!) 'variations on a seam' and I am envious! Kx

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  14. So pretty! I love these red colors <3

    xx Michaela
    Michaelablog

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