Blogging Besties: Plaid


The Blogging Besties series is the brain child of Alex @ The Cheerful Closet and Whitney @ Whitney à la Mode. In 2015, the series expanded to include yours truly @ My Closet Catalogue and Selah @ A Bibliophile’s Style. It’s based on the idea of “take one, pass it on,” but we’re passing on an element from another blogger’s outfit. It’s a fun challenge that inspires us to be creative!

Last week, Selah looked ready to transition into fall, Daylight Savings time notwithstanding:

This week is brought to you by: “a current favorite accessory, feathers, and plaid”.

And for your viewing pleasure, I give you: plaid (of course).

I’m cheating a bit because, if you’ve been following my other posts, you’ll notice something familiar about this outfit.

Yes, you’re not experiencing déja vu; this ensemble is actually part of my Common Threads challenge, the one I used for my Euro Chic/Posh Eclectic classic white button up look.

I really appreciate how this screams professional yet accessible at the same time. The top is crisp and sharp, but is softened by my go-to slouchy cardi. The skirt – potentially severe and school-marm because of the plaid – is mitigated by its being a wraparound, making it reminiscent of British gentry and heathered fields instead.

That said, I did give a nod to my academic inclinations by completing the look with pearls and sensible shoes, making the overall vibe lean heavily into teacher territory, but I figure I’m in education stepped in so far that should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o’er. Might as well work it, eh?

For Alex’s turn next week, I challenge her to the following: something white, something oversized, or something sensible.

Vive le vendredi!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Shirt – Old Navy
Cardi – Target
Skirt – eBay
Sensible shoes – Hotter

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Champion by Fall Out Boy

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Blogging Besties: Transition

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The Blogging Besties series is the brain child of Alex @ The Cheerful Closet and Whitney @ Whitney à la Mode. In 2015 the series expanded to include Maricel @ My Closet Catelogue and me, Selah @ A Bibliophile’s Style. It’s based on the idea of “take one, pass it on,” but we’re passing on an element from another blogger’s outfit. It’s a fun challenge that inspires us to be creative!

Last week, Whitney was radiant in her floral date night look:

The prompts she gave me were “summer-to-fall transition, velvet, or floral for fall”.

For these transitional days, I love this lightweight plaid button down. The thin fabric is perfect for the still Summery afternoon temps, but the pattern is decidedly Fall. I’m wearing it over a simple base outfit of white tee, jeans, and nude ballet flats, and I’ve added my current favorite necklace for interest.

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Next week, Maricel can choose from her current favorite accessory, feathers, and plaid.

Previous Editions of Blogging Besties

 

Blogging Besties: Kimono

Blogging Besties is a weekly series featuring Whitney of Whitney à la mode, Alex of The Cheerful Closet, Maricel of ::My Closet Catelogue:: and Selah of A Bibliophile’s Style.  Each week, one of the bloggers will choose one component from the previous week’s outfit to pass on in a brand new look.  This “take one, pass it on” challenge is an inspiration to stretch your closet and your imagination!


Last week Alex looked so boho-chic in her embroidered kimono and hat!  She gave me the following elements to pass-on in my own look this week: a kimono, maroon, a hat or something with a fun trim.

I thought about featuring a football Saturday look with a Michigan State hat but ultimately decided to pass-on a kimono.

The few instances that I’ve tried a boho look, I didn’t feel like it was “me” so I paired my kimono with more classic pieces: straight-legged, cropped trousers and a pair of loafers.

 

I was super pleased with the way that this ensemble turned-out as a summer to fall transitional outfit.  It has been unseasonably warm around here but I was able to incorporate layers without the weight of a cardigan or jacket.  Plus, velvet is also going to be a big trend again this fall and I got to break in my new, velvet loafers!

So Selah, for next week you can choose from a summer-to-fall transition, velvet, or floral for fall!