Tuesday, September 30, 2014

30PlusStyle:The $30 Challenge, Mad for Plaid

The #30PlusStyle Collaboration (www.facebook.com/30plusstyle) returns today with a budget friendly post: Mad for Plaid! PSA: Women do not have to compromise their budget to stay on trend and to look great!

First off, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to our Guest Blogger Gaëlle-Vanessa, the Creator of French Curves!!!

Plaid or tartan, is a classic staple and wool variations naturally resonate with cooler seasons. Inquiring minds want to know: What exactly is the difference between plaid and tartan? Here's what I gathered from dictionary.com: "Generally, we think of tartan as the name for the cloth and plaid as the name for the particular pattern, but the words are often used interchangeably so that tartan can mean any checkered pattern and plaid can mean any checkered fabric".
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's move on with today's post!

Fall is officially underway here in the States, which means in my mind that it's time to break out the Plaid =) Red and black tartan is everywhere around us, but how often do you cross paths with colorful plaid combinations?

I'll give you one guess at where I picked up this beaut of a maxi skirt!

Sunnies: Betsey Johnson, $10 (also worn here)
Shirt: Jones New York, $5

Skirt: Vintage, $6
Clutch: Vintage, $2
Shoes:Tildon-excluded from budget friendly portion (also worn here)
Don't forget to pop over and visit our special Guest Blogger, Gaëlle Vanessahttp://thecurvyandcurlycloset.com/
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  1. Love the look and the white stripy shoes are gorg' !!!!!


    1. Thanks Lorraine! These aren't my only pair of strappy white shoes, but I continuously reach for them!

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    1. Thanks!! I have several styling options up my sleeve, can't wait to move on the next one :)

  3. I enjoy tuning in to your blog to also see how you're voting to wear your hair. You are very imaginative with your hair. This mane of curls works beautifully with the busy skirt. I like how the white top brings a calmness to the look. Great look and fun!

    1. LOL! My hair has a mind of it's own, and I really believe it suffers from a personality disorder, LOL, JK! Seriously my hubby claims that MY mood changes depending on how I wear my hair. This look is his favorite by far because he says it brings out my "happy, free, fun" side :) Thanks Glenda!

  4. The print of the skirt is used in Jamaica, W.I. to make cultural outfits and we call it "Bandana". You look Great and your hair is amazing!

    1. Well Bandana it is Neti and I would love this print in a dress :)) Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Jeniese! I got slightly weak in the knees when I first saw it :)

  6. That skirt is everything. Love how you styled it, my friend!



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