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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Work to Weekend | Plaid

You guys! I spent all of yesterday with a lump in my throat, and occasionally tears in my eyes, by the generosity of your kind comments, texts, and emails! I am so humbled (and a bit relieved!) that you related and liked my emotional dumping in yesterday's 'Doing It All?' post. As humbling as it was to share some of my flaws, I'm thrilled to realize we're all in the same boat!

I won't turn this blog into a mush-pot, but thank you for allowing me to pull back the veil for a moment and share another part of myself. Now let's get back to the colorful posts that include clean hair and brushed teeth!

I'll admit, I tend to reach for jeans and boots this time of year, but that's not exactly work-appropriate. I've always worked in fairly casual office environments, but I still lean towards a more polished, professional style on most days...even Fridays.

For today's post, I took my favorite plaid shirt, and styled it two ways, for {Work & Weekend}.

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend



I snapped these pics a few weeks ago when the weather was milder, so I'll add tights (these are my favorites) and a black cardigan (like this one) when I repeat it. The plaid + spots + leopard is speaking my love language! If a pattern-trifecta is a bit much for you, swap the leopard pumps for black (like these), or the spotted skirt for a solid (like this one).

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend
Watch | Tassel Bracelet | Crystal Necklace (similar) | Ring (50% off!)

I've had this skirt for a few years (see it worn here), and thanks to the thicker fabric, I'm able to make it work for multi-seasons. The a-line keeps it flattering and office-appropriate, but the pattern gives it personality.

Style Tip: Don't automatically split your wardrobe by Summer and Winter...many items can crossover with the right accessories swap.

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend
Bag (similar & similar) | Watch | Tassel Bracelet 

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend
Watch | Tassel Bracelet | Ring (50% off!)

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend
Watch | Tassel Bracelet | Crystal Necklace (similar) | Sunglasses

Now let's mix up the plaid for a fun night out, or casual-Friday work wear. Well, maybe skip the fur vest at the office. #rawr

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend

A plaid top and jeans is fairly basic on it's own, but paired with fun jewels and shoes, it's definitely kicked up a notch. I used the Power of Three to show how the vest and fringe bag take it to an even more stylish level.

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend

Style Tip: Boots are a definite go-to this time of year, but don't forget your fun heels on the weekend. If the weather allows it, swap your boots for heels on evenings out.

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend

Style Tip: If you're on the short petite side like me, go for a narrow cuff on your skinny jeans when paired with heels (if the jeans are too long). A wider cuff will shorten your legs. #ack If wearing a bootcut jean, let it graze the top of your foot.

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend

This vest is courtesy of the darling Jenny Collier at Gray Monroe, and I was blown away by the quality for the price! It looks like there's only a few sizes left, but I found these affordable versions here and here.

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend
Ring (50% off!) | EarringsNecklace  | Watch | Tassel Bracelet  | Sunglasses

Am I turning into the crazy tassel-fringe lady? Maybe. Ask me if I care. #Idont #gimmeallthetassels

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend
Bag (similar & similar) | Watch | Tassel Bracelet  

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend

I prefer my hat brims to have more structure than the one I wore in these pics, so I've since swapped it for this one.

Hi Sugarplum | Work to Weekend

Do you have a work-week and weekend wardrobe, or do you mix it all up? What about pattern...are you a one-at-a-time girl, or more-the-merrier?


*Thank you Mary Summers for the photos!

20 comments:

  1. I bow to the Queen of Pattern Mixing. I'm going to get you a crown. And a sash. And a scepter.

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  2. I'm mad for plaid! Love how you've shown some new ways (to me!) to style it!

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  3. Just spied that ring at Nordstrom Rack, love it!

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  4. Love this pattern play combo!!! Gorgeous!

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  5. Ladies, I ask you...is there anything that leopard shoes do not look great with?!

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  6. Wow, I needed that narrow cuff v. wide cuff tip a few weeks a go. A picture was taken of me while chatting to a 5'8" friend at my local dog beach. I was wearing saggy, baggy & ripped boyfriend jeans (wait, it gets better), with a big, wide cuff. I looked like I was standing in a hole looking up at a giant. Mental note: burn saggy, baggy boyfriend jeans.

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  7. I used to be a one-pattern-at-a-time girl but you've taught me to mix it up and I love it!

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  8. I mix up all my clothes, I don't have set ones for work or weekend. If I do wear a basic tee to work though, I try to dress it up a bit with a necklace or vest.

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  9. Your pattern mixing is on another level. I love it!

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  10. You are so gorgeous, I love your natural style and your calves =) I would love to live somewhere where that could work as a winter outfit! A skirt without thermopants in January, what a dream come true!

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  11. My guess is you win Best Dressed at the office :) I love me some pattern mixing, love it! Unfortunately, it doesn't happen all that often. I'm currently a daily mom uniform wearer. It's probably time I do something about that #yikes

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  12. I'll a mid-level pattern mixer. You are a pro! My office is business professional and business casual (no jeans). I mix seasons on my clothes because I usually wear layers. 35 degrees outside, 90 in my office. 103 outside, 55 in my office. Lol

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  13. I just love this post. What a great collection. I just like the way you have carried your hand purse collection.

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  14. Love this post!

    FYI, all of your sunglasses links go to the tassel bracelet from AC.

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I get going too fast sometimes with the links...that's my least favorite part. ;) I'll update it!! xoxoxo

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  15. Love, love, love! Where is the fringe bag from??

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    1. Thank you! It's from Accessory Concierge...they no longer offered them online when I ran this post, but you might luck out emailing them to see if they have any left in the shop they'd send you! xo

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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