Well, in case you didn’t notice from the picture, yes this outfit predates Christmas, but I was so excited to get this out to y’all and then failed epically about releasing it while on vacation. Nevertheless, I thought I would share anyway. Just disregard the fact that there are gifts under the tree because as you can imagine, those were ripped into on Christmas morning and the tree was finally taken down last night. So long Christmas 🙁
Anyway, I have found myself really pining over tartan print since last winter. I don’t know what it is about this plaid but I love it and something about it screams Christmas. This summer during a trip home to see my momma, I found this lovely (and seriously HEAVY) tartan fabric on sale at Walmart (score!). I bought the whole roll of fabric and promised myself I would make pillows, curtains or anything at all, so long as I could justify the purchase.
Well the fabric never made its way into pillows, curtains or anything that this heavy duty upholstery fabric should be used to make, but it did make its way into a skirt! A blogger that I happen to adore and follow (check her out at www.merricksart.com) had written about a DIY box pleated skirt, and although my sewing skills are not perfected, I figured I would give it a whirl. Viola…this beauty was born.
Now it’s not perfect, the pleats were a pain in the butt and I still really dislike zippers, but it’s wearable, it’s cute and I happen to think its super trendy.
Happy New Year my lovely readers!!! It’s hard to believe that it is already 2015, and the vacation I looked forward to for months, has passed. I had every intention of updating the blog while traveling, but who reads a fashion blog to see pictures of pajamas? I’m not kidding, my pajama game was on point the last 12 days.
During my vacation, I did manage to accomplish the following:
1. Slept in past 10 am!!! I haven’t slept past 8am in a lonnnngg time.
2. Jumped in the ocean when it was 30 degrees outside. Hello Polar Plunge!
3. Did not open my laptop at all. Not working was blissful and I strongly encourage each of you to do the same for a week.
4. Shopped til I dropped!
So while today’s pictures are nothing too stylish, I have some real goodies in store for y’all soon 🙂 And I managed to sit down and write out my resolutions for 2015, some of which are all about focusing on me and the things I enjoy – like this blog! 2015 is going to be a FANTASTIC year, so check back to the blog regularly for all sorts of treats.
I seriously have an obsession with stripes…especially black and white stripes. Something about the harsh contrast between the black and white just makes my heart flutter. I went through a phase where everything I purchased had black and white stripes. While my closet was interesting to look through, it led to a wardrope full of duplicates. During a recent purge, I parted with most of these items, but this dress, (which has survived wash after wash, year after year) one of my favorites, survived the cut and remained in the front of my closet.
What I love most about this piece is that it can be multi-functional. I’ve worn this dress with heels, boots, capes, cardigans, chambray, button downs, dressed up or dressed down. Its cotton, making it breathable and ultra comfortable, and it’s three quarter sleeves makes it wearable for summer or winter.
Have any style obsessions? I’d love to hear about them. Also, if anyone has tips for preventing static with tights – dear God please comment on this post! I feel like I have tried everything, but the static is never ending!