Fashion Week – Part Deux

Sep 15, 2010 | Beauty and Style | 15 comments

Bring on the PLAID!
Ok, I got the kids tucked in and Hoolie and I went to the bedroom to find something to wear!  Pretty fun to be able to fit into these jeans again, soon I hope they fit even better.  
I have always loved a really classic look.  Even in High School I loved a nice houndstooth blazer with good ol’ 90’s suade shorts and flats… I stuck out like a sore thumb the days I wore that outfit!
I love jeans, heals, a jacket and a sleeveless sweater.  I am ALWAYS warm so sleeveless is a must for me.  Move over M.O.!!!
 Working on those bi’s and tri’s… ain’t no way I am wearing a sleeveless sweater ’til at least a couple weeks from now.  But head on, in photographs on a blog you can’t see the “Hi Betty!’s” so this is my featured outfit for the day.
Jeans:  JC Penny, $30.00 Bought a year and a half ago.
Cream sleeveless Sweater: Paris, La City.  From my experience THE BEST cheap clothing store in the city aside from H & M, which now we have here, so that takes away from the thrill.  La City is found all over town, and of course on the Blvd. St. Germain near Odéan so it’s an easy find.  This sweater is 8 years old, as you can see by how short it is.  It is a little difficult to wear in the last few years with jeans being cut lower than they used to.  I have it in soft pink too.  I think it was 17 Euros.
Jacket:  I think I got this from the La Redoute catalogue years ago but I have no idea, that or something really cheesy like New York and Co.  (No offense) It was $40.  It is a little structured for me but I wear it on great occasion.
Scarf:  I think my Mom got this at a garage sale when I was a kid.  So let’s say less than a dollar.  Honestly.  I’ve worn it in High School 17 years ago, I’ve worn it in Paris.  I love it.  Sorry Mom, you can’t have it back.  It’s killer with a white blouse and black jacket too!
Shoes:  Anne Klein.  Originally $80 found them at T.J. Max for $40.  Love that brown patent!  Two years old.
Now, There are things I would change about this outfit if I could.  Were I 120 pounds I would put on skinny jeans so fast it would make your head spin, but then I would change the shoes to some killer red or black heals… I think this seude jacket would look so cute with a more feminine cut, even a peplum.  I would lengthen the outdated sweater too.  That would totally make it look a bit more “today” don’t you think?  I would never change the “Signature Reds” though.  I just love red lips.  
So:  Total outfit $130.00 but if you look at how old some of the pieces are… $130 spread out over 20 years?  Or even more conservative, the last eight years?  Not bad.
I know, it’s not really creative, but I wanted to share my uptight, classic side with you.
Oh, I have a eight year old red Coach hanging in the closet that I might wear on a day like today.
Bring on the plaid. 
 I love it!  
I’ve got a big pile of plaid ready to be made into a skirt sitting by the sewing machine and I can not wait to have time to work on it! 
 How will you add more plaid this fall?


  1. Stephanie

    You are giving me so many ideas. Love a suede jacket, they are so buttery and soft. I think the plaid scarf is the perfect touch and that is exactly how I would wear plaid, just a touch. I think it has a lot of impact even in a scarf. You are inspiring me to add more colorful accessories.

  2. A Cottage Muse

    Love this outfit!! Adding plaid? Of course, perhaps some cute flats!

  3. cityfarmer

    I’m on the hunt for brown, black and ivoire plaid … if you see it, ring me up

    oh the garage sale finds in GR!!!

    who took all the shots? Hoolie, since she can stand up now?

  4. Anne Marie

    look how thin you are now!! you are so cute…i love this classic (and classy) outfit…it looks very rlauren (which I love too)

    you could lengthen that sweater by adding a organdy flounce (since you mentioned length)
    i like the idea of rounded toe heels – in a navy?? –
    so many great ideas from this outfit Ange.

  5. Victoria

    I have always loved plaid, too. I had a kick [butt] pair of tan/brown (as in Burberry rip off) cotton slacks in high school… I was one of those “what is she wearing?!” girls, too. =)

    For this fall.. I have a sweet plaid messenger bag – maybe convert to a baby bag. I’d love a long plaid coat, or even plaid heels! See the Sept. issue post soon!!

  6. Sherri

    I love your outfit!!! I’m glad you added the plaid it is wonderful!!

  7. Tina

    I love your outfit! We all have well-loved “retro” pieces in our wardrobes. And, just goes to show you, the quality pieces can last a lifetime. I was like you in high school as well…I would buy with my Burger King earnings cashmere sweaters and wear with heels and skirts. I stuck out like a sore thumb too! However, that makes us who we are…and, I think that’s pretty chic!:)

  8. Ashley DeLen

    I think this is a very smart outfit!!! I think plaid is going to be very popular this fall/winter!!! I’m starting to see it sneaking in :O) aka at Target!

    Have a wonderful day!!!

  9. Lylah Ledner

    I love your look….and it means a lot when you stop and say hello….xoxo lylah

  10. Valerie

    Love me some plaid…perhaps a throwback to my Catholic school days?!!! 🙂

    As I’m only 7-weeks out (seven weeks…how did THAT happen?) from baby birthing, I might have to PURCHASE plaid to add to my fall wardrobe.

    Love your pics as usual! Wishing I could meet up with both you and Anne Marie at the Farm Sale *sigh*. I feel like I know you both. Someday!


  11. Kristie

    I think this is my first comment though I’ve been following for a month or so, and I have to say I LOVE your whole outfit! It is so well put together, chic, just my kinda look!

    I hope this fall I will be able to find something wonderfully plaid beside my flannel shirt. I would love to add a plaid scarf to my collection!

  12. Lylah Ledner

    You are my new fashion-ista…now, i’ll be a ‘stylin’ farm girl 🙂

    Did you see Michael’s chevre cheese video? 🙂



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