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Page 2 in the conversation "Pattern Challenge Three: Show us your Plaid/Checks etc" by Sal
Jenni, those shoes! The similar jacket! Such tartan goodness.
Today I wore a tartan top in blues over a striped rash guard top and cropped jeans. The plaid top is sheer so needs something under it. What do you think? Does this work or would a plain white rash guard or blue tank be better as an under layer? Suggestions welcomed.
( please overlook uncombed hair and no make-up). I wore this first for dog walking, but also out to lunch and to the grocery store.
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Well I counted from memory and I came up with 30 items in tartan/plaid, houndstooth, glen check, and gingham. Only a few of them are summer items, and life has been too crazy to snap pictures when I wore them. So instead I'll treat you to highlights of my winter plaids.
1 is my Dress Gordon kilt (M. Abeille's family tartan). 2 is a pair of crops in the Black Watch, which is a cognate to the Gordon tartan.
3 is a bit of pattern mixing: Glen check blouse with houndstooth pants. And 4 is me getting carried away with pattern mixing: plaid shirt and black pants, with glen check scarf as a binder, and as a topper, houndstooth pashmina-sized scarf reversing to red tartan.
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L'Abeille : ooh, cable knit and black watch, be still my preppy heart.
Joy : I'd go for a white tank - minimalist me always wanting things less busy. I love these shoes. I should remember to preface all my posts with "please overlook uncombed hair and no make up", lol.
Sara : #2, I like the neckline and raglan sleeves
Jenni : I like the mix of red tartan with gold
Fashiontern : #3, classic and soft.
L'Abeille - you have a great selection here. I love your kilt in particular.
Joy another awesome look!!
Skylurker, I agree, white would be better. Thank you, Sal. Here are two other plaid/tartan/check looks from my photo roll. Most of mine are for cooler/cold seasons.
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Joy you look like a sort of general in pic 2- very military! Kind of suits you even though it's not what I'm used to seeing from you. I want to add my father's epaulettes from his time in the Fleet Air Arm of the Navy in Britain in WW2! Onto your shoulders!
I don't think I can add to my earlier comment so adding another 'check' here...I forgot this one:(
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When I first read the challenge, I thought I did not have any checks, but going through my wardrobe, indeed I do. I find these pieces very easy to wear.
I have only two plaid shirts ( both flannel) and one gingham. They are very versatile, I wear them with pants and skirts and here are some of my outfits I had photos at the moment..
Plaid has a prominent place in my fall-winter wardrobe.
1. Blouses. The navy has a hi-low, split hem in the back.
2. Vest-Talbots, jacket -525 America.
3. Dress -Ralph Lauren.
4. Skirt -Talbots.
5. Flannel shirts-LL Bean and Ralph Lauren
6. The purple scarf is one I do not wear often, but will keep forever. It belonged to my grandfather. He used to wear it with his dress coat back in the 1920s-1930s. I never had to privilege of meeting him. He passed many years before I was born.
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LOL for the military and your father's epaulettes.
Deborah, that is a stunning piece.
Bijou, each piece is special. My favorite is the tartan skirt. We need to see you modelling these.
Mirjana, you look polished and elegant even in a flannel shirt!
Mainelady, you need a purple coat to pair with your grandfather's scarf. It is a beauty.
Joy , thank you so much .
Today's work outfit: checks + stripes.
The Cat , absolutely beautiful I like checks and stripes, lovely combination.
Sorry to be absent for a couple of days. I had some work deadlines and to prepare for an AGM tomorrow for a club I am involved in.
Wow - there are some gorgeous checks and tartans and plaids around. Thank you all for your lovely contributions. I will pick a favourite from each person!
The Cat - I do like your long skirt - long lines are always appealing to me.
Mainelady - I imagine plaid works well for your climate and region. That purple scarf is lovely and I can understand why you keep it. Great collection of shirts but my pick is the black and white on the first photo.
Mirjana - I really love the first photo but I think the white pants look with the blouse is a wonderful look on you. Can I be Angie and say Killer?
Bijou - modern checks!! Fun - I love your shirtdress and could take that off your hands:)
Deborah - more modern checks and another great statement piece.
Joy, Jenni, L'Abeille, Skylurker, Krishnidoux- thank you for your comments and extra looks!!
Fashiontern - you suit gingham very well. I like your shirt in 1 with the shorts, a really nice summer look. I am not sure if you will read this but all these shirts are great on you - much nicer than the plain ones you showed us. I also like your pattern mixing - when trying to find your style I think these slightly playful looks appear very authentic.
Jenni - check shoes for the win!!
Staysfit - your suit is great but I also love the gingham dress with the twist on the front. Lovely all round.
I hope I have not missed anyone on the thread - thanks for the contributions!!
Thank you so much Sal for your compliments, Killer, yes, you can be Angie.
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