Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Time for Tartan!

One of my favorite things about fall and winter, especially the Holiday season is the ability to wear tartan, a fancy word for plaid as my Fancy Nancy obsessed niece would say, with abandon. Somehow it doesn't look right in the summer. Unless of course it's madras. But I'm talking about full on tartan. I personally am a black watch plaid fan. My family's barn is called Blackwatch Hill and all the horse blankets are blackwatch plaid with red monograms. I have to credit the lovely blogger over at Suburban Charm who has a great post about plaid today too which inspired me and even has a Mad About Plaid board on Pintrest.
 This is a collection of totally cute plaid things I would love to own. My current house is more southwestern inspired but one day I am going to have one that embraces this look.
 Isn't this Ralph Lauren dress cute? My daughter had one just like this when she was smaller
 Now that she is a little older my daughter love kilts and knee socks. She is very tall and long waisted and hate tights because they don't stay up.
 Of course the J Crew tartan shirt is on the list. I wear this shirt at least once a week in the later fall and winter!
 The plaid blazer is also a winter staple. Mine is actually a Brooks Brothers boys blazer in a size 16.
No one does plaid interiors like Ralph Lauren. I love this look. Makes me think of hot chocolate and a roaring fine!


  1. Love the blackwatch blazer!!! I have a skirt but am thinking I may need to add a blazer too! Perfect to use as a jacket when it gets cooler here...which will hopefully be soon!

  2. The dress is just darling.
    I just bought a Brooks Brothers shirt for my husband off of Rue La La yesterday that is a tartan plaid. Hopefully he will like it--a Christmas gift.
    I love tartan and plaid. Though I did go to an all girl Catholic school for high school and we had to wear a plaid skirt for a uniform.