January 7, 2013

Today's Everyday Fashion: Tartan

Inspiration: This Time Tomorrow

My recreations are usually not this literal, but it's also not very often that I have such similar pieces already in my closet! I never would've thought to put these pieces together and I'm surprised how much I like the end result. Blue jeans instead of the skirt would also work, and I'll be searching for more creative ways to wear this red plaid shirt. Would you wear plaid + leather + colorblocking together?

Leather jacket: Victoria's Secret, $257 (cheaper)
Plaid: Old Navy, $17
Skirt: Limited, $39 (similar, similar) (pants, pants, pants)
Pumps: c/o Chinese Laundry, $99
Purse: Michael Kors, Santa
Rings: My Stella & Dot website $69 and $39
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59 and $79

Lands' End / Limited / Sandra Ingrish / Forever 21 / Forever 21 / Piperlime

51 comments:

  1. Love this outfit - what a fun mix of plaid & colorblocking!  The more you post pictures wearing this leather jacket, the more I'm convinced I need it :)

    www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  2. Super cute look!  I like that you can wear plaid and make it not look like a lumberjack just by adding a girly skirt and leather jacket.  Heather

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  3. Ooooo! I love Krystal's style, so I am super excited to see that you are inspired by her as well. I love the look with a skirt even better than the original. Just lovely!

    -Alexandra
    Www.rhymeswithfashion.com

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  4. Love the leather jacket!!! What size did you order?

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  5. I love this outfit! I am really loving the plaid being worn with fancy attire trend. So chic!

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  6. I can't say I'd ever wear that particular outfit, but you pull it off nicely. Personally, I'm not digging the skirt or the pants. I do think your outfit looks better than your inspirations. I've done this before with plaid and stripes (http://hello-gorgeous-blog.blogspot.com/2012/11/animal-print-stripes.html). Not my blog but I loved the striped shirt over plaid.

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  7. I really love how you take someone outfit as inspiration and make another outfit from what you can find! It's so creative!

    New reader/blogger! Can't wait to check out some of she other outfits!

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  8. Great pairing, I love this look.



    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  9. Ooooooo! This is funky! I like!!! Try with other colors too. :)

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  10. love this look so edgy and classy! #itsahit


    xo Cassy
    http://theworkette.blogspot.com/

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  11. wow, would NEVER think to put those pieces together...
    but i LOVE it.

    - heather
    This Life Is Yours Blog

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  12. Love this!!!!! I'm a sucker for mixing fem/masculin and casual/dressy and you did both!! Looks great :)

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  13. i'd never have paired these items together which is why i love this look so much! :) beautiful. also you hit it out of the park on getting close to your inspiration
    kw, Ladies in Navy

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  14. I love the shirt and the jacket together) It looks really good oaired with the skirt)

    http://tri-skelos.blogspot.com/

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  15. Hi J & Happy New Year 2013!! I am sure it will be another great year style-wise. You are such an inspiration to us all. You were an insiparation to me last week as well. I featured you on my blog actually. Here it is:
    http://elegancepersonification.blogspot.com/2013/01/weeks-best-looks-january-6th-2013.html?showComment=1357570903207#c1362600228746205766

    Ohh and even though I do not comment often, I read you pretty blog daily. I loved your NY Eve looks this year.

    BTW this is one of the best recreations yet. You look stunning, sexy & in charge. Amazing skirt & pumps. =)

    I'd love for you to follow my sweet little blog.

    <3 Ada.

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  16. absolutely i would wear this combo! it's fabulous!

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  17. I would never think to put these together! Express also offers the color-blocking pants http://www.express.com/stella-tuxedo-stripe-ankle-jean-legging-53870-3/control/show/3/index.pro

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  18. Tres chic!!!! Love the combination. Would never have thought to put plaid, colorblocking and leather together. It looks fantastic. Plaid is definitely a theme today. I'm totally wearing it under a black sweater for my 30 for 30. If you have a chance to check out my 30 for 30 post, I would really appreciate it.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  19. I like this a lot!!! What a great pairing!

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  20. I can't believe how good that combo looks. As you said, I never would've thought all those pieces would go so well together but they blend beautifully! That skirt is amazing! I would definitely wear this look - it redefines the traditional plaid which sometimes is unappealing.

    http://fashionedible.blogspot.com

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  21. I never would have thought of this combo, but it looks GREAT! Love it!

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  22. Looks great! Im definitely going to try this J.

    http://chanelwears.com

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  23. I love tartan, you dressed it up so well!

    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

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  24. Cute! I would never have thought to combine such a modern and crisp skirt with the tartan. Looks great!

    Kate
    http://twotakeonstyle.com

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  25. You look incredible! Love this look on both you and the inspiration pic!!!

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  26. Love the jacket!! The whole combination is very chic...

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  27. Holy cow, this is one of my absolute favorite recreations of yours so far J!! I would have NEVER thought to pair those items together but they look so incredibly chic :)









    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com 

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  28. I LOVE this look. I never would have paired these pieces together either, but they work. I also like the skirt better than the pants. Great outfit! xx

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  29. I REALLY like this look, J! It's not too loud or over the top, but it's unique and goes together so well. It's also not overtly girly nor too edgy, which is the perfect combination. :)

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  30. No offense, but I actually don't like this particular outfit at all.....just too random for me, personally. However, I love each individual piece and I'm am always so impressed how you can create your own spin on inspiration pictures!  I love checking in here daily to see what you've done!

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  31. The only thing that's missing is the pup!

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  32. I absolutely love this look! I'd never think to pair those pieces together but you look amazing! Definitely one of my fave looks from you :)

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  33. I love love love this! The combination is great!

    xoxo Jayne from http://somuchfashionsolittlespace.blogspot.com

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  34. I want, no NEED, this skirt!

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  35. This is one of my favorite looks you've recreated!

     www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  36. I love the mixture of this outfit. It looks great! My favorite part is the contrast between the leather and plaid. I just did an outfit post with lace shorts and a leather jacket. Your blog is one of my favorites!:)

    www.simplydaring.blogspot.com

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  37. pretty little thingsJanuary 7, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    great recreation -- love that necklace on you! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  38. Plaid + leather + colorblocking together??!!    R.E.A.L.L.Y.  neat!!    I think your outfit would also look pretty with The LIMITED's (*motorcycle-sleek*) red-and-black Sheer Scott Plaid Blouse, Above, too!!    With the Sheer Scott Plaid Blouse, I'd maybe wear a necklace like your simple Forever 21 Owl Pendant, as in Photo #7 in this link: 

    http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2010/10/peek-inside-my-jewelry-box.html#.UOs5IiZl4d4.email

    http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2010/10/peek-inside-my-jewelry-box.html#.UOs5IiZl4d4.email

    ----(with the chain maybe doubled around my neck to shorten-it-a-bit for this particular outfit, though?)----because your Owl Pendant's IVORY tones would complement your white/black Colorblock Pencil Skirt;  your Owl Pendant's REDDISH-RUST tones would complement a (*motorcycle sleek*) red-and-black Sheer Scott Plaid Blouse............ and your Owl Pendant's BRASS tones would also complement your Leather Motorcycle Jacket's gold-accent hardware, your purse's golden hardware;  and your pumps' metallic-gold toe-cap, too!!

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  39. not my favorite look of all time but I'm not a fan of the inspiration picture either so that makes sense.

    is your purse have a convertible handle? how convenient! its like 2 (or 3,4) purses in one!

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  40. I think I would wear 2 of the three styles: color blocking, plaid, and leather. I don't typically wear plaid because it tends to make my shoulders look broader, but the leather jacket over the plaid actually makes it more feminine looking.

    http://emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

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  41. LOVE the look - makes high fashion more everyday for certain. I like how you made plaid dressy yet dressed down the tuxedo-ish the vibe that the pants or skirt provides. Very unexpected and not for everyone, but certainly inspiring. 

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  42. Loooove this look.  You totally pull it off.  I have never combined tartan, colour block and leather together but I have worn tartan and colour block together.  Here is my pic of how I paired them (more of a preppy take) http://coverupchic.blogspot.ca/2012/12/fall-attire-plaid-and-pleats.html, but loving this idea.  Have to try....

    coverupchic.blogspot.ca

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  43. Happiness At Mid LifeJanuary 7, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Very pretty look!  I would never think to wear a plaid top like that to the office.
    Alicewww.happinessatmidlife.com

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  44. They're a bit pricy right now, but you can get the leggings from Express: http://www.express.com/stella-tuxedo-stripe-ankle-jean-legging-53870-3/control/show/3/index.pro

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  45. Love this look! I love the gold accents with the pumps and the jacket! I just ordered these pumps in pink/silver from Chinese Laundry! 

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  46. I'm so in love with those Chinese Laundry heels you wear!!  FYI - I found them at Piper Lime & Macy's for $69!  Thanks for all the great outfit inspiration.

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  47. I wore this same look the other day, but with jeans.  Got my plaid shirt from Gap (similar: http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=65182&vid=1&pid=245273012), though mine was red, almost exactly like yours!  Love!

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  48. Love this outfit so much I replicated it!

    You can check it out here: http://livelikeag.blogspot.com

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  49. Love it Chelsea! Tweet me at @jseverydayfash and I will RT for ya if you want! :-)

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