Hello! For this week's Fashion Over Fifty post, I'm playing with plaid. Oh, and if your still wondering why in the world I'm still showing winter outfits, it's because it is STILL cold here in Wisconsin. Trust me, I would love to show you some new spring outfits, but it was only about 9 degrees when I took this picture five days ago. I hear we are going to get one day in the fifties on Sunday, and then the temperatures will quickly plummet back into the thirties. So I fear if your looking for spring inspiration, you will have to look elsewhere. Anyway, back to the plaid. Plaid was all the rage this past fall and winter. I kept seeing it everywhere and resisted it. But when Bridgette Raes, one of my favorite style bloggers, did a post around this fun ModCloth plaid shirt I could resist no more. You really need to go check this post out and see how she styled this plaid shirt. She's amazing! I had to have a plaid shirt after I saw all the different ways I could wear it.
When putting together this outfit, I was inspired by Look #2 on Bridgette's blog. Here is what I came up with:
leather dress shoes that have a nice heel to them, but plenty of rubber traction. The ice is actually getting worse instead of better because during the day it melts, and then overnight it freezes again, making it more slippery now than it was all winter. Oh, cold weather, please go away and stay away!
And finally, because I have a scarf on and you can't see my neck, (and my long hair covers my ears, so what's the point of earrings?), I wore a simple, multi colored bracelet from Lia Sophia.
HERE. Another fun thing ModCloth does is to allow the customer help make the decision on what clothes the company will produce and sell. It's called 'Be the Buyer' where you can look at pictures of clothes being considered for production and vote for them. It is so fun!
So what about you? Did you embrace the plaid trend this past season, or did you never stop wearing plaid and you always have a favorite flannel shirt hanging in your closet? There is something so comforting about flannel, and it seems the older the shirt gets, the softer and more comfortable it becomes.
Have a great day! Amy