Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pearls + Plaid

Plaid flannel with gray skinny denim

One of my favorite things is plaid...on anything. It's just so easy to style and literally goes with everything. The print mixing abilities are endless and layering possibilities are the ultimate for fall and winter style.

I must say though, sometimes plaid speaks for itself and looks just as fabulous and effortless standing alone with a favorite pair of denim, ankle boots, fun accessories and a basic tote. That was my mindset when I was styling this top. I tend to over think outfits from time to time and going back to simple basic styles like this one is a sure way to feel comfortable and stylish without much thought. 

Life can get insanely busy and calendar complicated. We are always in a rush with the kids, work, dinner, errands and all the added appointments/commitments in between. It's refreshing to be able to put together a style that is timeless and appropriate for a busy week or even a laid back weekend. This one just works and I fully intend on repeating and swapping out similar items to replicate the causal fall look.

French connection tweed tote 2014
PLaid flannel with skinny denim fall style idea
Plaid and pearls
Joe Fresh plaid oxford and skinny ankle zipper denim with gray ankle booties
Plaid pearls and danile wellington watch
Wallis gray ankle zipper boots
JcPenney Joe Fresh Plaid Top // Gray Denim (old: very similar here and here) // Wallis Gray Ankle Boots c/o // French Connection Tote c/o // Forever 21 Necklaces (option here and here) // Daniel Wellington Watch c/o


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Shanna

43 comments:

Rebecca said...

Wow those pearls added a touch of elegance to this casual but stylish look!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Yvonne H said...

Love the grey on grey! Talk about 50 shades of grey! haha jk :)

But I love the pearls with plaid. Definitely an interesting pair, and you pull it off well!!

Yvonne
Dear Sunny Vintage

Andrea @ The Pineapple Cake said...

Pearls and Plaid are one of my favorite looks in the fall. I think your plaid shirt goes really well with those pearls as the buttons give off a pearly look in your photos.

Setarra said...

This outfit looks like something I would wear in real life! Except for maybe the boots, only because I've lost touch with high heels. (Hashtag "weak ankles" haha) I'd probably swap them out for some sneakers, either nikes or chucks. But that's just me. Happy Wednesday Shanna! :)

Tawnya Faust said...

Loving this look! I love that necklace and it looks great against the plaid!!

Marta C said...

Love this simple classic look that you totally made look super chic by adding all the pretty accessories!! Love the pearls with the plaid not a combo I would have thought of. The tote and booties are adorable!! Hope you are having a great week Shanna:)
Marta, xo
www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

Rick Robillard said...

A perfect example of how a simple classic look can be so special.

Red Reticule

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

Love this look and this tote is gorgeous.

xo
PinkSole

Whitney and Blaire said...

This is such a great look! Easy going , but still so stylish. I love the pearls, and those grey booties are awesome. Thanks for hosting the link up Shanna!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Taramixandmatch said...

Loving the colors of your plaid top!

Susan Jeffries said...

Well another day of shopping with Shanna for me(: I added this top to my cart. I have gray denim and a fun pearl necklace, so I think I will be set! I love the bag too, but that will have to wait for Santa(: Susan

Victoria Mason said...

Great look! I love plaid too! It's so classic and fun at the same time.

-Vicky
TheMummyChronicles.com
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Erica McLeod said...

Oooh - those necklaces!! I love all the pearls mixed with the plaid.
Erica
www.thedecorina.com

Doused In Pink said...

Those pearls are fab! They are the perfect touch for this look!

Jill
www.dousedinpink.com

Shannon Jenkins said...

Obsessed with that chunky pearl necklace!! It is so perfect with the plaid! Gorgeous as usual!

<3 Shannon
upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

The Real Arnolds said...

Loved the sneak peek of this on insta and I love the whole look even more! The grey jeans are perfect with your plaid.

xo, Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

Ashley said...

So true about plaid...great for layering, great for pattern mixing. And of course, you know I love the pearls!!

My Rose Colored Shades said...

Pearls and plaid? Love it! What a great way to accessorize this classic outfit. I'm also loving the grey jeans and booties. I've yet to find a pair of grey jeans. Love how they look. Have a great rest of the week, Shanna! ~Cynthia

Kimberly said...

That plaid is absolutely perfect and I'm so in love with your bag...great look!

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SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I love love love plaid. That's a great one! I like it paired with the gray too, it gives it a little edge.

Helene in Between said...

I just don't know how you do it all! You always look so pretty and put together and you juggle so much!

Always Maylee said...

I agree. I love a good plaid top because you can wear it with so many things! Love yours, you look fabulous!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Robyn said...

I love that you chose grey skinnies and booties to pair with your plaid shirt. So unexpected and chic! This a very functional look that doesn't sacrifice style for comfort! My kind of weekend look!

Robyn
http://feelgreatfashion.com/

For the Love of Leopard said...

Like you, I definitely tend to over think my outfits. This is a perfect example of keeping it simple! I love that plaid shirt and can't believe it is JCP! I always forget to shop there, so thank you for the reminder! Loving that chunky pearl necklace (or is it 2 necklaces?)
xoxox Danielle
www.fortheloveofleopard.com

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

DANG GINA (is it you who says that too...lol?). Why do those jeans have to be old? They look SO good on you!!! Plaid is one of my favorite staples for fall/winter! Lookin' good girl.

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Shira said...

I love the plaid with those pants- such a great fall outfit!

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Conni Jespersen said...

Plaid is so perfect for fall and I love the color combo of your plaid top! xx, Conni

Coco Cami said...

Great blog, I have followed you with Bloglovin and if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

Camille xo

www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

Brooke Anderson said...

Love the grey denim!! Perfect with your booties.

Brooke
www.pumpsandpushups.com

Amanda Camus said...

Love the bag. Just snagged it on Macys.com for $82! I'll be linking up later...gotta go take my pics.

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

love this combo, the necklace(s) are beautiful!

fabulousso40s said...

Love everything about your outfit....you look stunning xx

Caroline said...

"Calendar complicated" -- such a true statement! Love this whole outfit, especially that bag! Plaid is such a no-brainer :)

Linda Cassidy said...

love the plaid and the pearls and that is not because today I also wore that combination.. great minds I guess,
loving the grey though

OccasionallyAJ said...

This plaid shirt is SO similar to the JCrew Factory one from last year! I love it with the pearls, I did the same thing with mine. Great minds think alike ;-)

-AJ

Nicole Layne said...

I love the pearls with this outfit! They add a great touch of glam to this outfit!

Nicole
Nicole to the Nines

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Love the bag and those booties! I can't wait until it gets cool enough here to break out my plaid and booties!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Darcy said...

I really don't think it is possible to have enough plaid in your wardrobe! I am like, oh yes I already have a red and navy one... but how about green now?! Haha it's a problem. You look fantastic!
www.amemoryofus.com

LyddieGal said...

I love this plaid, the colors are so good!
Chic on the Cheap

Just Another Shopaholic said...

That tote and necklace are amazing.

Chioma said...

i love that pearl necklace Shanna! :)

Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Lindsay Truax said...

Cute outfit! Love your hair!

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Noel Marie said...

Great inspiration!! I love juxtaposition of vibes, so button down with pearls is right up my alley--can't wait to try it out myself!

xoNoel
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