Monday, January 13, 2014

A Plaid Collab

Happy Monday, friends!

Today I am teaming up with the gorgeous Nicole of Keeping You Stylish to show you how we are wearing plaid this winter!  If you don't know this chick yet, you are definitely missing out on some fabulous style inspiration!  I love the way Nicole can make new trends and silhouettes seem so classic.  And I mean, does she not look like a living Barbie doll?!?  Go spend some time on her blog and see more pictures of her plaid look! 

I chose to print-mix my plaid by adding this tweed and faux leather moto jacket.  I love the edgy moto paired with the manly plaid print.  And if you are following me on Instagram , you already know how obsessed I am with my new baby - the Michael Kors North/South Hamilton tote.  I apologize in advance for how much I am going to carry it. 

This week I wanted to focus on dressing with a budget.  After the Holidays, I am pinching pennies and wanted to help you find some low-budget inspiration as well.  Every day this week I am styling a piece that was under $20.  Yes, $20.  While we all need quality items and investment pieces in our wardrobe, you can supplement with lower priced items and not have to clean out your checking account every month. 

Today's item is this plaid shirt, which I scored at T.J. Maxx for $12.99.  When shopping for plaids, I focus more on the colors and print-size than the quality.  The majority of my button-downs have either come from T.J. Maxx or the boys section of a local department store.  Most of the time I end up layering them under sweaters or coats, so I don't want to blow my budget on a piece that you don't even really see.  T.J. Maxx is a great resource for lower-priced basic items.  Their merchandise is added and updated weekly, so you really have to check back often to find the best pieces.  

Thanks for reading!  Go crush your Monday!  Linkups below

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  1. I love that you are styling pieces under $20! After the holidays my bank account and I are not on speaking terms...and this look is amazing! :) Can't wait to see what else you have to share!


  2. Love plaid! Great deal on scoring the shirt for under $15!

  3. I love this combination! That jacket is amazing!
    This Ever Evolving Life

  4. Everyone finds great deals at TJ Maxx! I don't have such luck. But I love the look, love the jacket :)

    Thanks for linking up!

  5. This outfit is fabulous! I went a little plaid crazy this season so I'm loving all things plaid of course.