Well, it looks like anyone who may have believed that Atlanta’s second round of snow and ice wouldn’t be worse than the first round, was wrong. At least with our first round of snow, I was able to make it down the stairs to walk my dog in the morning. The stairs in my neighborhood are made of metal and concrete and right now they’re completely covered in ice. I had the pleasure of slipping and falling down those stairs during my first winter here and it was NOT fun. If you plan to venture out at all during this mess, I urge you to be safe and drive (and walk) VERY slowly.
I’ve mentioned in previous articles (like THIS ONE) that I am completely in love with Plaid and probably have too much of it in my closet. Well, thanks to another visit to my neighborhood thrift store, I’ve added something in plaid that I’ve never had before…a Plaid Blazer! I’ve always wanted one of these, but could never find one I liked enough to buy. That could have been because I was looking in places like J. Crew where a blazer can easily set you back $150. It’s funny how quickly you can stop liking something when you see how much it costs, isn’t it? LOL! My vintage plaid blazer only set me back $15…how’s that for a price comparison?
Plaid blazers can be tricky to wear. If you’re not careful with: 1) The cut of the blazer, 2) The color of the plaid or 3) Which other patterns you pair your blazer with, you may run the risk of either appearing heavier than you really are OR you’ll just look tacky altogether. Remember what I said about Print Mixing in this article, you absolutely CAN mix other prints with plaid but they MUST play well together. If you do mix prints with a plaid blazer, be subtle with it so that the mixture isn’t overbearing (EX: Pair a plaid blazer with leopard print flats). You can’t go wrong with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a solid tank either….which leads me to my look of the day. Oh! My dog Basil decided to make another appearance on the blog today…I swear sometimes I really wonder just WHO the master is. LOL!
Here’s my look:
*Photos taken by Richard Glass
NOTE: The first picture in this set is INTERACTIVE and SHOPPABLE
I don’t know about you, but I’m really loving plaid blazers right about now. Spring is right around the corner, so if you’re going to get one…better hurry!
How would you wear a plaid blazer? Would you rock it with a solid print? Or would you try a Print Mix?
Until next time!