Plaid Please

12:35 PM

Well, in case you didn't notice from the picture, yes this outfit predates Christmas, but I was so excited to get this out to y'all and then failed epically about releasing it while on vacation. Nevertheless, I thought I would share anyway. Just disregard the fact that there are gifts under the tree because as you can imagine, those were ripped into on Christmas morning and the tree was finally taken down last night. So long Christmas :(

Anyway, I have found myself really pining over tartan print since last winter. I don't know what it is about this plaid but I love it and something about it screams Christmas. This summer during a trip home to see my momma, I found this lovely (and seriously HEAVY) tartan fabric on sale at Walmart (score!). I bought the whole roll of fabric and promised myself I would make pillows, curtains or anything at all, so long as I could justify the purchase.

Well the fabric never made its way into pillows, curtains or anything that this heavy duty upholstery fabric should be used to make, but it did make its way into a skirt! A blogger that I happen to adore and follow (check her out at www.merricksart.com) had written about a DIY box pleated skirt, and although my sewing skills are not perfected, I figured I would give it a whirl. Viola...this beauty was born.

Now it's not perfect, the pleats were a pain in the butt and I still really dislike zippers, but it's wearable, it's cute and I happen to think its super trendy.

What do you all think?





Outfit Details
Sweater; Old Navy
Skirt; Made by me! - find similar skirts here and here
Shoes; Colin Stuart (old) - similar here
Purse; Vintage (thanks Momma!) - similar here and here
Necklace; Target (old) - similar here
Watch; Michael Kors

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