Friday, December 27, 2013

Perfectly Plaid

Another day, another piece of plaid (and my favorite pair of riding boots). What is it about this time of year that so many of us grab the plaid? How, why and when did this pattern become such a holiday/seasonal icon? I guess it really doesn't matter because it just fits. I can't get enough of it and is quite possibly my numero uno go to for this time of year.

Forever 21 Peacoat (option here and here) // Kiki La'Rue Top c/o // Old Navy Leggings // Old Navy Thermal Shirt (option here) // MIA Riding Boots // Knee Socks from Kohl's (option here) // Cream Scarf Gift (option here) // Banana Republic Beanie Hat (option here) // H&M Sunglasses (option here) // Nordstrom Leather Wrap Bracelet c/o 

Kiki La'Rue sent over this plaid top and let me tell you, it's the "one". The length is perfection when it comes to covering your backside when wearing leggings. It's so tough to find longer, tunic tops that are comfortable, functional, cute and that don't require ironing! Can I get an amen? Well, ladies this top has made it to the top of my list. I have already worn it twice since it arrived and plan on wearing it a dozen more times this winter season and the next and the next. It's that magical. (I am wearing an extra small in case you were wondering.)

Can we also talk about these boots? I bought them last year, but are still available here, and have worn them more than any other boot on my shoe shelf. I call them my "trusties". They are on constant rotation and can be worn with almost anything and during any season. They have held up better than expected and look brand new. If you are still on the prowl for a pair of riding boots, I highly recommend this pair and they are less than $60. Score!

In other news, I hit the jackpot with gift cards for Christmas and fully plan to put them to fabulous use. I strategically stayed away from the crowds yesterday and plan on hitting the mall today. Can you say two-story Forever 21? If I discover any amazing treasures during my voyage, I promise to share them with you on Monday. I already have a few things on my list that I haven't been able to get out of my mind and hoping they are still hanging on the rack. Is there anything that I should be on the look out for? Tell me what's on your lust list. I don't think there is anything wrong with being Twinks with my friends.

Have a great weekend! Have you started gearing up for 2014? How crazy is that? A new year in less than a week! EEEEK!

P.S. Thank you to my sister-in-law, Rachel, for taking these photos during our camp house Christmas.

Shanna

28 comments:

Alice Warren said...

Great look Shanna!! I love plaid (esp flannel) during the winter...it's just so cozy & comfy! I am hoping we have some cooler temps soon so I can wear my sweaters & flannels.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Great plaid top, and I love those boots! Lovely photos... the scenery is so pretty. Happy shopping!

Rhea Gupte said...

Cute outfit Shanna! Happy Holidays!
Xx
Rhea
www.fuss.co.in

Becky M said...

Love love love the boots and scarf! And you are right - plaid is the best :)

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Susan Jeffries said...

I have been eyeballing that plaid top on IG and I love it! I need one that covers all important areas so I can wear it with leggings. This one is perfect. I am glad you had a great Christmas! Susan

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Great look Shanna, I cannot get enough of plaid right now.


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Kimberly said...

Such a cute casual look - love the plaid shirt & beanie! Can't wait to hear what you score from F21 - I heard all their boots are 50% off until Jan 1st! :)

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Helene in Between said...

plaid just looks so good. i hit the jackpot on gift cards too. can't wait to splurge!!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Yes! I love plaid! (Be careful though, when I did my Mad for Plaid post a couple of weeks ago, I had a guy e-mail me asking if I would send a picture to him of myself in as many plaid shirts piled on top of each other as possible. True story. He is mad for plaid too I guess.) :)

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

This is the perfect weekend look! I love these easy layers and that plaid tunic!

Because of Jackie said...

Yes, that top is amazing! I just bought TWO oversized plaid shirts from Target and I have been living in them…which is a problem when you need to switch it up for blog shoots:) Have a blast shopping, can't wait to see what you bought!

TheTinyHeart said...

I can't get enough plaid either! I have some gift cards too but I'm waiting to go to the mall...I still think it'll be nuts around here! Have fun shopping!

-Sharon
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Emily Woodard said...

Love that hat! It looks like the perfect size and not too slouchy!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

That is such a great top! I have been eyeing it for weeks, but wasn't sure if it would be long enough to wear with leggings. Thanks for the sizing info too. Hoping to have it hanging in my closet soon :)

Jen S said...

Such a great look!
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Victoria Mason said...

You can totally get an AMEN! I love that and have a closet too full of iron only shirts.

Love the knee socks too, btw. A new winter fave of mine.

Great look!
Vicky @ www.themummychronicles.com

Tracy Miller said...

Such a great cozy, casual, chic outfit!
Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion

Chelsea Oliver said...

Amen! That sounds like the perfect shirt and it certainly looks it too! Hope you and your family had a great holiday - your sister-in-law did a great job with these photos!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

JP Lord said...

love this look! It is the perfect chic on the go outfit! You look fabulous as always my gorgeous friend!
xo

Darcy said...

I love your coat! Good plan on avoiding the mall yesterday. Hopefully the crowds aren't as bad today. Hope you get some good stuff!!
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TaraMixandMatch said...

Plaid is so cozy and comfy this time of year...perfect look!

Katie Did What said...

So so cute! I could live in plaid! And it looks adorable with that coat!

xo

Ladies in Navy said...

gorgeous cool weather outfit!
ladies in navy

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I've been mad for plaid since the grunge era. I wore a plaid shirt on Christmas Eve and got a ton of compliments!

Love this plaid you're wearing!

Janna Renee said...

You hit the nail on the head with ironing thing. ALL the cute tunic tops I want have to be ironed!

Noel Marie said...

Between my birthday and Christmas, I had gifcards burning a hole in my pocket...but it is my family tradition to hit the sales the day after Christmas, bright and early!! I scored a ton of fab deals at target and HM and found thee perfect faux fur vest at Forever21! I can't wait to style and share all my steals. And I can't wait to see how you style all of yours! Ps thanks for the email! I know you're busy but it really gave me the encouragement I needed, your awesome!

noel @ www.thirddayhair.com

FitTravelerAJ said...

Those boots are a great color as well as style. And idk what it is about plaid but its totally my go-to this season!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Ashleigh said...

I tend to categorize other bloggers outfits into "so awesome but I would never have an opportunity to wear something like that" and "yeah I'd wear the hell out of that."
Your outfit is in the latter category.
Lookin' Good!
-ash
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