Friday, October 2, 2015


Buffalo check, gingham, and plaid are all the rage. But, I'm not a huge fan. I'm very particular about my plaids because I find that they often make me look and feel manly (which is something I notice a lot with collared shirts generally). 

When I found this dress on super sale last year at Gap, I thought it was the perfect opportunity for me to embrace the plaid trend on my terms. The color, belted waist, and the fact that it's a dress (with pockets!) all softened the look for me, making it a pretty feminine piece. The problem: a high-low hem. I love high low hems on shirts (when the front isn't too short), but as you may have noticed, I don't like dresses or skirts to fall below my knees because I have toothpicks for legs, ugh. So, I decided to have the back hemmed to match the front. The result was dress perfection.

Luckily, Gap brought this dress back again this year (with the high low hem) in two awesome color combinations that kinda make me want to add to my plaid shirtdress collection. It does run big and long.

I've worn this dress as pictured and I've also paired it with riding boots (with and without tights) and booties (again, with and without tights). 

Dress: old, similar here and here | Necklace: here | Shoes: old, similar here

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