Plaid On Plaid

Some wardrobe pieces like a LBD, basic white top, breton tees, comfy pair of jeans are timeless and when it comes to workwear essentials, one can never have enough sheath dresses, white shirts, pencil skirts, well fitted blazers and trousers.

Today to keep my style anything but boring, I’ve mixed a classic sheath dress with a classic double breasted jacket. Just like the recent trends of denim on denim and stripes on stripes, plaid on plaid works and how. Let me let you be the judge. But first the backstory and the inspiration behind this ensemble:

I woke up this morning to discover Gotham City had miraculously transformed into a winter wonderland overnight which is crazy because it was 16 degrees (61°F) just yesterday. When I peeped out of the window, all I could see was white. Snow covered roofs, trees, streets, cars..absolutely surreal. I almost felt teleported to this magical land with snow capped mountains where the air is fresh and crisp and the smell of mulled wine gently wafts through the thatch roofed houses. The warmth of the burning log of wood inside keeps the joyous denizens of this land cozy. They are dressed in tweed tartan, plaid….. Thus, PLAID. (Wee bit like Scotland, me thinks :O)

A related fun fact: Erratic weather this year is leading to a surge in olive oil prices. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has likened olive oil to foie gras and caviar.. WHAT?!


Sheath dress: Zara; Coat: Mango; Turtleneck: Ann Taylor; Tights: Marks & Spencer; Wellies: Hunter
Winter wonderland
Red lining makes it a tad more luxurious

Wait!!! Let me get my hair out of the way….
Oh well.
Tread cautiously but fashionably 😉



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