Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tartan

It got dark before I finally got dressed and dragged myself out for a late dinner. So sorry for the indoor photos. But also, get used to it because winter’s a comin’, the days are shorter, and there will be more! I’m obviously still tinkering with indoor lighting (such a pain) but hopefully I’ll iron out the major kinks with my usual aplomb (and yes, I have been waiting to use that in a sentence for days now).

I bought this blouse recently at Connecticut’s own Clinton Crossing outlet store (great deals, nice shops) and took it to my recent conference in Dallas. In about two weeks I head to Denver for the North American Conference on British Studies (this time I’m talking about elite women seeing their positions as heiresses, landowners, and estate managers as sources of honor for them – the dissertation road show continues!) and I will definitely be packing this top. Toss on a blazer for day time conferencing and then take it off for relaxed cocktails in the evening … it’s a winner.







blouse: Talbots / pants: Target / shoes: Aldo

31 comments:

chillairandperfume said...

I love that blouse! The style and print are adorable, and you look awesome in red!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh yes! I love that top :) So many conferences! I would die if I had to talk in front of people, but you already know that, ha ha
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Megan said...

I like that top!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

love the black and red plaid - so much :)

Fashion Limbo said...

cute top, I have a thing for tartan, I simply adore the stuff :)

LyddieGal said...

the ruffle detail is so cute, and indoor photos are such a pain! I hate winter.

laura said...

I LOVE that top! I have one that cuts my boobs in half horizontally so it's not flattering at all... but I will wear it until I find one that's styled like yours!

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JennaStevie said...

This is the perfect plaid shirt, I love plaid so much. Definitely a winter wardrobe staple! The sun starts setting around 4/430 now and I am not impressed.
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Ana Laura chavez said...

I love that blouse!! love your blog!!
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Cat said...

Yea! Love this tartan top on you ... the tux ruffles on the front of the blouse are perfection :) Great find! :)

Ashleigh said...

Aplomb - there's a three dollar word! :)

That shirt is a brilliant packing piece - so many options & ways to wear. Winner, indeed.

Elle Sees said...

I'm rocking plaid too, but not nearly as cute!

Sunny & Star said...

I have never been to Denver but I've been waiting to go for the last few years.

Your shirt is so cute. I love the ruffle detail in the front. I've been on the search for the perfect plaid shirt with some purple in it for some reason. I also love your flats.

Fashion Meets Food said...

Well dont you make plaid look crazy chic! xo

Pop Champagne said...

ohh plaid! you look adorable!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I love your top, it is cute and looks so COZY! :)

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Loving Tartan... so fun, perfect for the holidays!

Marie a la Mode said...

Love the blouse! It really suits you! Red's a great color on you.

StyleIDnet said...

Love it! I am a big fan of Scottish fashion, so funny that I see this today because last night I pulled one out, very similar, only that no ruffles, puffed sleeves instead.
You look very nice.

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Amber Blue Bird said...

cute blouse, love the ruffle detail. Your airport experience sounds awful but I think I got you beat with my ten days without power nightmare.

Punctuation Mark said...

Tartan in those colors always makes me think of the holiday season!

Sandy Joe said...

Loving the lumberjack vibes. Very cute.

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Bad Joan said...

great blouse! loving red right now!

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Bella said...

Cool blouse!

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kileen said...

i love the print and the ruffles make it nice and feminine!

cute & little

this free bird said...

amen to your shirt and the tied back curtains. hells bells it was dark at 5pm today. i'm already over this sh*t. with aplomb. just wanted to say that.

Francesca Giusti said...

Love this post and also your blog!I just become your follower now! i hope you come back and you'll do the same! ;-)
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Honeysuckelle said...

I love this top, I love plaid paired with red (or bright blue). I have a top similar to this but it isn't fitted enough like yours is. You look fabulous.


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Collette Osuna said...

LOVE you in red girl..its our color....Im with you on indoor pics.....and Ill be right with you taking them if I get outta weight watchers early enough tonight....wayyyyy too dark now by the time I get home...I just have to find a corner in my house thats not filled with school books or laundry that needs to be put away, lol.

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Interwebs Fails said...

Love your blouse. (: