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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Preppy Plaid



I have been so excited to wear this plaid shirt ever since it arrived and it's turned out to be a surprisingly versatile piece.  I wore it on Christmas day layered under an ivory sweater with bright red skinnies, dressed it up for church with my leather pencil skirt + heels...and here, paired with classic pieces, it takes on a polished prep-school vibe.  I think I may have found a new rival to my chambray shirt!





What I'm wearing:
J. Crew shirt (on sale here), c/o The Impeccable Pig blouse, Forever 21 blazer (similar) & jeans (here), H&M coat (similar here or here), Chinese Laundry pumps (on sale here), gifted DKNY bag (similar), H&M necklace (similar), Michael Kors watch (similar), Vintage bracelet, Dockers aviators (similar), Lips: L'Oreal Infallible Red Fatale

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63 comments :

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

that plaid blouse is fab! i've been living in my flannel plaid shirt too. i'm starting to wish i would have bought more than one of them!!!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Natali said...

Gorgeous outfit!! Everything works so well together! I like the gold details very much :)

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estellelamode.com said...

Gorgeous heels and coat!

Xx
www.estellelamode.com

Stylishlyme said...

That is such a great camel coat!! Love the outfit. Happy New Year.

-V
http://stylishlyme.com/

The Love Hanger said...

Gosh, I'm really thinking I need a camel colored coat because I see them all the time and they are so chic! I love this whole look and I like that the plaid blouse is a little understated but still provides interest. Hope you had a great new year! <3

toni

Styleclouds said...

This is beautiful Kimberly!! I love all the layers, such a perfect chic winter look! xo, Christina

www.styleclouds.de

Lady of Style said...

I always love the mix of elegant pieces with Jeans. So chic!
Yours is perfect and you look fantastic.

Annette
www.lady-of-style.blogspot.de

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

such a cute look! i love all the layering going on :)

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Sidewalk Ready said...

Ooooh I love this look! So perfect for the season, so chic, and so classic. Awesome combination!

Kayley
sidewalkready.com

Irene said...

Absolutely love how you combined those pumps with boyfriend jeans and that coat. So cute!!

SISTERS IN PARADISE

Sarah Stright said...

I think this is one of my favorite outfits that you've had! I love the mix of everything put together. Such a great classic combination.

cchicc3 said...

Love the plaid under the sweater look! Perfect way to keep the holiday colors alive!

Happy New Year!
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Margo said...

Love the whole look ~ perfect color combo & the layering looks great! I just bought that plaid shirt at J.Crew on Sat on sale for $35 ~ great minds think alike :)

KenzeLee said...

I love how effortless and polished this look is at the same time! Also crushing on the cap toe heels!

X Kenzie

www.CaveGirlintheCity.com

sarahsreallife said...

The plaid shirt is sold out now! It's probably all your fault for making it look so awesome ;)

Sarah's Real Life

Tracy Hodgson said...

Super cute outfit, i love the shirt and love how you made it work with so many different styles.

Txx

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Jenny Habjan said...

I feel the same about my new J.Crew plaid shirt! Don't want to take it off. Happy New Year to you!

Kim Almonroeder said...

Love your new shirt but love all the gold accents as well!

Kim
Six2Eleven

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Definitely a versatile blouse! You look so cute!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

alongobucco said...

Absolutely love the red and plaid together. Such a perfect combination!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Lili Morton said...

Love it!
xoLili
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Caitlin Wilson said...

I've been wearing plaid more than ever this season, too! And like you, I think I've actually worn my plaid blouses more than my chambray blouse. Who'd have thought?

That jacket is amazing! Looks just like the J.Crew ones that were so big (and so expensive) last year.

Caitlin
http://re-mix-her.tumblr.com

Heather K. said...

They sold out of those plaids!! Bummer. It's such a beauty though and you look fabulous!

Identical Ideals said...

Love the red and plaid together! You are so good at layering. Thank you for always providing great outfit inspiration!

xo Peyton + Madison

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stylewithandie said...

I love that shirt! I fell in love with it when I saw it in the catalog...you completely nailed the styling. It looks very pulled together but effortless. I like that you paired it with jeans for an even more casual vibe! PS. I have never seen that much snow. We just had our first "snow" and the kids ran out to play in a whole inch of it that was gone by noon!!

ClosetConfections said...

I have the same shirt and necklace, and I love how you've styled them here!

Kendra
http://closetconfections.com - A Fashion Blog

Rachel Lynne said...

Love your plaid shirt and cap toe pumps!

Audrey said...

Absolutely love this layered look Kim! One of my faves from you. Gosh, I can't wait to fit back into all of my button downs and tops....I miss layering like this! Happy 2013! x

Loop Looks said...

I just got that shirt for Christmas and I've been lusting after those shoes!! So, basically, I want this exact outfit. You look great!

Valentina Coco said...

happy new year!!
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Arden said...

Now, THIS right here is how to work a snowy day. So chic. xx

ShoesTweet said...

Love this look! The plaid..the preppy air...and the shoes finish it off nicely!

Becky Nally said...

I love mine too! Great look Kimberly!

Becky
http://thefluffreport.blogspot.com

the Queen City Style said...

Love this outfit so much Kimberly! One of my favs for sure....love the mix of high and low with the jeans/plaid and cap toe shoes. Also, loved reading your resolutions. It is fun to learn you sing and play music. :) I am thrilled to have connected with you in 2012 and to have met you at LuckyFabb, and I look forward to more fun outfits in 2013! Happy New Year to you!
Whitley
www.thequeencitystyle.com

Lauren Mathews said...

You do layering soooo well! LOVE!

FabEllis | Beauty, Fashion + Natural Hair said...

I love your style! Fabulous!

LyddieGal said...

clearly it layers so well and was an excellent closet addition!

FabEllis | Beauty, Fashion + Natural Hair said...

I truly love your style! So chic and affordable. Great combination!

Candida Maceo said...

I love every layer of this outfit - so good! I ordered a great plaid button down and found it on my chair this a.m. at work. I'm even more excited to wear it, after seeing this post.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Candida
http://www.merchmaven.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

This shirt just screams versatility, I love it! This is such a great layered look.

lilieslattesandlace.com said...

Love this look from head to toe!
xo K
www.lilieslattesandlace.com

Alyson said...

love! that j crew shirt has been everywhere and with good reason, it's great. I am so tempted during the next j crew sale... just wish I had more opportunities to wear it. #wishingforcoolertemps

twopugsandanugget.com said...

Hi Kimberly! I love the plaid shirt under the sweater. It's such a cozy but chic look. As we have been experiencing loads of sub-zero temperature days, I love the fact that you are showcasing such great cold-weather outfits.

Happy New Year!
xoxo
KH
www.twopugsandanugget.com

Heather said...

This is such a classic and chic look! Love the colors too - perfect for post holiday... you look gorgeous!

XO
Pearls & Paws

Rebecca said...

I always like plaid in the winter. It is so nice for layering!

vintagelillies said...

Oh my gosh, your outfit is stunning! I don;t know what I love most! I really love your plaid shirt and the layering, and I love your coat, and shoes and jeans and hair! LOVE this outfit!

silvergirl said...

I am so jealous of that shirt
It has been sold out forever and I have wanted it for as long
Great classic look here
Brett

Sofia Donatelli said...

wow love the way you layered this outfit. You look great.

If you get a sec, checkout my latest post... new year and sequins.

Btw, how many inches did it snow over there? I could see the piles behind you. 2 months for spring. ;)

XO
Sofia

Stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Kacie said...

Amazing outfit! I love it!

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Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Happy New Year pretty lady! I am loving this whole look - lots of fresh inspiration for a new year!
xx
Here&Now

christineincolor said...

I'm with you! i wore that button down at least 3 times over my Christmas vacation. I don't want to put it away for the season quite yet!

http://christineincolor.com

Alice Warren said...

One of my favorite outfit of yours. I can't believe that this jacket is from F21!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Jamie said...

I love all the gold details in this outfit! From the jewelry, to the buttons, to the cap-toe shoes, it makes it looks like such an expensive look! Great outfit!

Jamie
forevereightyone.blogspot.com

Sthephany said...

The green plaid and red sweater combo is oh so perfect for the holidays! Love your style x

A J said...

I love the plaid with the red sweater and blazer. It has a hint of Christmas but not too much with the boyfriend jeans!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

I LOVE those shoes! Happy 2013 :) xo

Jordan Randolph said...

Such a cute outfit! Love the plaid, and the shoes are darling! Definitely following!

Jordan
http://jordansvintagekitchen.blogspot.com

Brooke Reagan said...

Love the plaid blouse! My bff just got a similar one for Christmas, and I'm already planning on "borrowing" it ; )

Brooke du jour
www.brookedujour.com

JennyScribbles said...

love this outfit! everything is perfect
xo
jen
www.jennyscribbles.com

Danielle {Envision Pretty} said...

This look is so so beautiful! You look straight out of a magazine! The pop of red is fab!

Tiffany M* said...

This plaid blouse is stunning! I can see how it is so versatile with the amazing colors in it! Gorgeous outfit- LOVING the bag!
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Kate said...

I looove this outfit! The gorgeous camel coat, the entire color combo, the perfect pop of plaid, and all in such an effortlessly chic outfit! GORGEOUS! One of my faves from you!

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