Plaid Between the Lines

Plaid shoes really do go with everything.  I wore plaid shoes from a few years ago with a striped shirt and jeans to go see Santa in 80 degrees last weekend.  My current dilemma is how many is too many? I have been collecting at least one pair a year for the last few years and I get a lot of wear out of them for several months a year.  This year there are several pairs I am considering including this pair with a blue velvet ankle strap (below and 40% off!), this fun pair and this pair of heels (also 40% off).

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Top also in plaid

Pants

Shoes – older style.  Similar J. Crew Factory version here for less than $50!  Also this brand new style that is 40% off (along with almost everything else at J. Crew with code THANKU through November 26, 2017).

These booties are fun too.

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

PS – Madewell denim is normally excluded from any discounts, but you can use DONTSTRESS for 25% off everything – including this high-rise boy jean (that I have featured here and here) and this slim straight jean (that I featured here).  The code DONTSTRESS is valid through November 26, 2017.

Casual Plaid

I am preparing for the holiday with a casual plaid ensemble.  I just got these plaid sneakers in the mail and it was a great mail day!  They are selling fast, so don’t miss out.  I styled them with a plaid shirt, pom-pom sweatshirt, denim and a custom clutch (which makes a great gift under $100).  Check back on Friday for more of my plaid shoe picks.

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Stewart Plaid Shirt

Pom-pom Sweatshirt

Plaid SeeVees

Denim (similar here)

Custom Canvas Clutch (so many options for this bag including stripes and this fun love design)

Sunglasses (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Ready for Plaid

“Why aren’t there more decorations for Thanksgiving?  It seems like we rush to Christmas right after Halloween.” said my seven year old on the way to school.  “Each holiday should be special.”  I could not agree with him more.  I was excited to find these fun Thanksgiving crackers that I know he and my niece will enjoy.  My dog is enjoying her Fair Isle bed (it also comes in this adorable plaid) and for now, that is enough Christmas décor.

On the fashion front I am ready for plaid and velvet.  I love the fit of this velvet blazer.  I styled it with my favorite Stewart plaid shirt, leopard print stole, new high rise skinny jeans and leopard heels.  The look is casual, but holiday ready.   I organized my closet and put all the plaid in a more prominent location.

Plaid Shirt

Velvet Blazer

Leopard Print Stole

Denim

Belt

Shoes (similar here and here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Blue Plaid

Next week J. Crew launches their holiday collection with plenty of my favorite plaid.  In the meantime, I am keeping it blue with this shirt styled with a pom-pom sweatshirt, dark denim and leopard print accessories. My son has the boy’s version and he styled it with blue cords that are so stretchy and comfortable (which for an active seven year old boy is a must)

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Pom Pom Sweatshirt (on sale!)

Plaid Shirt

Clutch

Shoes (older style similar here, here and here)

Denim

Happy Friday!

XO,

JAE

 

Plaid and Roses

High-rise denim meet cropped bomber jacket – a match made in heaven.  My second pair of Madewell denim are the boy jean with a super high 11 inch rise.  They are perfect with a cropped bomber.  Before these jeans, I could not make a shorter jacket work.  Don’t get me started on how comfortable they are.  I styled the plaid bomber jacket with a rose t-shirt for a little pattern mix.  The plaid also comes in this adorable skirt which would be so cute with tights or boots.

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Bomber Jacket here and here

T-Shirt

Sunglasses (similar here)

Denim here and here

Shoes (similar here and here)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Preppy Plaid

I love to dress up my (daily) denim with a blazer.  This preppy plaid version is perfect with a white tee, pink clutch and my favorite denim (that is on sale).  The look still feels casual and breezy with just the right polish.

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J. Crew Plaid Blazer

J. Crew Linen Tee

J. Crew Sunglasses

J. Crew Clutch

J. Crew Denim (on sale!)

J. Crew Shoes (older style these and these would look great)

Lipstick Queen

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Memories of Plaid

“Jenni look!”

“What?”

“These plaid pants are perfect for you.  They are so preppy.”

“They look tiny.  What size are they?”

“Just try them on”.

“I love them I have to have them.  It is weird to buy something someone else wore?”

“They are vintage and cool and one of kind”.

I wore my plaid pants everywhere.  They embodied my preppy style.

When I saw this pair at J. Crew I could not help but smile and think of all the fun I had in the  first pair.  They were followed by madras shorts that I also wore over and over.  The color of these also reminds me of the “Preppy Handbook”, which was my bible.

It was fun to style these with chambray, gold espadrilles and stripes.  I felt like a teenager again, only this time, a more daring one.  I never would have put the stripes together with madras in the 80s.  There are benefits to getting older.

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J. Crew Plaid Pants

J. Crew Chambray Top (similar here and here)

J. Crew Striped Clutch

J. Crew Gold Espadrilles (similar here)

J. Crew Piper Sunglasses

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Sensual Rose

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Leopard Surprise

There has always been one pair of #shinyponies from J. Crew that I have wanted, but never splurged on, the Colette D’Orsay Pump in Leopard Print.  My mom surprised me with them this year.  I was so excited when I opened them that I had to immediately put them on with my plaid pajamas and leopard print Santa hat.  My two favorite neutrals, leopard print and plaid, work so well together.

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J. Crew Colette D’Orsay Shoes

J. Crew Plaid Pajamas (last year) this year’s style (on sale!)

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

Mad for Plaid- Home Edition

My madness for plaid extends beyond clothes, nail art and shoes.  My holiday table is adorned with a plaid tablecloth and plaid is my holiday season neutral.

Here are a few of my favorites and many are on sale.  It is a good time to add a few pieces to your holiday decor.

From Mark & Graham

Plaid Plates (set of 4) on sale!

Plaid Cocktail Napkins (on sale!)

Plaid Tablecloth (on sale!)

Plaid Wine Bags (set of 3) on sale!

Plaid Cosmetics Case

Plaid Tote

From Williams-Sonoma

 

Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Dutch Oven (on sale!)

Le Creuset Tartan Stoneware Covered Baker (on sale!)

Plaid Cushion Mat

Red Tartan Holiday Doormat (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE

 

Mad for Plaid

Plaid is on heavy rotation at this point and I love it.  I am wearing my J. Crew plaid pants from last year, but this year’s Martie Pant in Stewart Plaid are more comfortable and slightly more fitted.  I styled them with my new favorite tuxedo inspired t-shirt that I wore last week in Basic Black.  It is a sign of a good purchase when I not only immediately wear it, but style it multiple ways right away.  The top also comes in navy.  I am definitely mad for plaid and added my favorite plaid flats, plaid pouch, Ryan sunglasses and cashmere cardigan – all from J. Crew.

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J. Crew Top

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses (on sale!)

J. Crew Cashmere Cardigan

J. Crew Plaid Pouch

J. Crew Shoes

J. Crew Pants (last year) very similar here

Happy Shopping!

XO,

JAE