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Clad in Plaid

I own exactly two plaid items: the blazer last seen here, and a long wrap skirt. Both were picked up on various Thrifting Adventures.

The skirt in its native state

When I first saw the skirt in all its Highland glory, I got a distinct McQueen/Westwood-y vibe from the color and length.

McQueen, Westwood, Westwood. Images via

Half-brained idea in mind, I played around with pinning and draping, then rigged it up using the attached ties when I was satisfied. It only took one safety pin! Can you say bootleg?

Seriously, is this like the clothing equivalent of covering a wire hanger in aluminum foil and calling it a TV antenna?

FriendBoy got us tickets to see The Nutcracker, so I figured a little drama was in order: If I was gonna wear plaid, I was gonna wear plaid. ALL PLAID. For me, it’s one of those patterns that looks best mixed up and layered, tartan and colors be damned.

Plus, plaid seems so darn cozy, perfect for the snowy weather. I could be wearing a red flannel onesie with a trap door in the booty and you’d never know! Unless I told you on my blog…umm. Right.

Thrifted skirt, blazer, gloves, and boots; FriendBoy’s shirt; gifted Casualmere scarf

If you haven’t been to see The Nutcracker, there’s still time! I’ve been pirouette-ing and fouette-ing to the bits of  Tchaikovsky left over in my head.

*FriendBoy contributed the title of this post. He was extremely proud of his cleverness, so…let’s just let him have this one, mmkay?

  • Giorgia Student-Flair Blog

    December 22, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I really love the skirt! I think it would look great with a black turtle neck and costume jewellery as a holidays parties look

  • Theoneandonly

    December 22, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I would have never done 2 plaids together nice. Thanks for the tips and tricks 🙂

  • Sara

    December 22, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    The pinning and draping is perfect! Thrifted finds are by far the most rewarding kind.

    • tamia

      December 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm

      @Sara Agreed! It’s like finding buried treasure!

  • karen mouse

    December 22, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Wow! Fabulous pattern mixing – I’m in awe!

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