I personally like subtle hints of plaid, but not a full blown 1990s plaid shirt. It reminds me of when I was 9 and I got these super fleece plaid button up shirts from JCPennys. We were having one of the biggest snow storms in New Jersey that winter. My parents were in Arizona attending my Grandmas funeral and my brother and I were staying with some friends from our church. The babysitter ventured out to the mall and she bought me 2 shirts that were Arizona brand ( please tell me someone remembers that brand). I loved them. They were warm and at age nine I remember thinking how conventional and fashion forward I was by putting my turtle neck underneath the shirt. I was all about layers.
I can still see those 2 shirts. One was yellow and brown plaid, and the other was baby blue and white. I have since stayed away from plaid. Not sure why, maybe it brings up the memories of my parents being away longer than they should or the itchy fabric I wore for longer than I should sub consciously keeps be from purchasing plaid.
Today I am confident in more of a silk fabric plaid! This soft and flowy shirt from Loft was a no brainer when I added it to my cart. I love it! I hope to create new memories in this deep purple and black plaid shirt.
These jeans are the most comfortable jeans I have owned to date. An impulse buy while shopping with my soon to be sister in law. I would wear them everyday. Maybe I have worn them more than 2 days in a row.
Photography by: Jennie Slade