Pinterest Picture Perfect Challenge: Mad for Plaid #FashionFriday | Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom

January 17, 2014

Pinterest Picture Perfect Challenge: Mad for Plaid #FashionFriday

Today I'm linking up with Fashion Friday. Check out all the posts for more fashion inspiration!

I've never hidden the fact that I am a huge fan of the 90's: 90's TV, 90's movies, 90's music and, yes, even 90's fashion. Sure, there are some things that were a really bad idea (one strap overalls and scrunchies, I'm looking at you here). But some of the trends from the 90's have made their way back to mainstream fashion again and they are doing pretty well. Leggings and billowy/long shirts are current fashion staples, amiright?

But let's talk about plaid.

Plaid (particularly plaid flannel shirts) was, like, essential for 90's grunge.

Angela, we know your angst.

Do you think these flannels smell like Teen Spirit?

Ensembly Challenged? AS IF!

Luckily, today's plaid comeback version is less grungy and a little more chic. While a casual way to enjoy plaid is in the classic flannel, it's more a more fitted cut .  I've enjoyed seeing the various patterns of plaid in blouses, often paired with cardigans, cropped jackets or under sweaters. The pop of pattern is eye-catching and fun.

So when I saw this pin:

I knew I needed to make it my next Pinterest Picture Perfect recreation!

I love how the plaid is paired with the contemporary skinny jeans (as opposed to the baggy jeans of the 90's), with a belt and layered with a cardigan. And ::squeeeee:: for more of my current statement color YELLOW. I found the shirt during the same shopping trip where I got my polka dot blouse at the insane J. Crew sale. I saw it and it identically matched several pins I had saved on my My Style Pinterest board. And at almost 70% off, what's a girl to do?

(Since the sale is over, you can find a similar plaid blouse here)

Here's my pinspiration recreation:

How'd I do?

Now it's your turn:

How are you making fashion INSPIRATIONS into REALITIES?

Do you have a Pinterest Picture Perfect Challenge that you've completed? Send it to me, so I can showcase it!

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