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Friday, January 27, 2012

The Woods Are Lovely, Dark, and Deep

There's something quite classic about a plaid dress and a (faux) leather jacket; it's an oft-repeated combination but as with many popular things, there's a reason for it. It's such an easy combination and nearly always looks good--a tougher jacket is the perfect counter-balance to a preppy or more classic plaid. That sort of balance is how I like things. I don't want to interpret vintage pieces too literally or style a frilly dress in a very saccharine manner, although I still haven't managed to look completely edgy yet...maybe one day.

Outfit details:

20 comments:

Kimberly Horne said...

Oh! I love this plaid dress, it so woodsy and cute. :3 you look amazing of course!

xoxo, Jjanga
www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

Judy said...

I agree. It's not about copying but adopting a look to fit your style. & You did it wonderfully here! I love the collar on that jacket :)

Judy
SecondGlimpses.blogspot.com

WearAbouts said...

LOVE the jacket <3
Rory
www.WearAboutsBlog.com
CHICTOPIA

Aliya said...

I always considered the plaid dress a classic. You can never go wrong with it! You're adorable, I love your look!

x Aliya
www.papermoonsandmacarons.blogspot.com

Jennifer King said...

Love the Rachel Antonoff dress! I'm kind of obsessed with her right now.

Joanna said...

Beautiful dress. And I agree with you about trying to strike a balance between looks and not fall into any depth of cliche when styling. Somehow you always find the perfect line to walk in those regards.

http://ModaMama.blogspot.com/

Annebeth said...

I love how warm the colors are in these pictures, your dress is lovely and I dig it with the grey tights! :)

Zoƫ, Lion Heart Vintage said...

Such a great combo my dear! And your hair is looking incredible, by the way!

I'm also very much in love with you Robert Frost references... :)

shopruche.com said...

The plaid dress and jacket combination are very adorable together. We love the look of the woods where you took the pictures too!

xo,
Ruche

Andrea Clare said...

I'm a sucker for anything plaid! Love the dress

http://www.andrea-clare.blogspot.com/

ExtraordinaryExclamations! said...

I'm so excited to have discovered your blog! You've got some really wonderful photographs and outfit combo inspiration.
Maybe you could look edgy if you weren't so freakishly cute! All silliness aside - I'm quite positive you could pull it off. From what I've observed it's all in the stance...

blue roses said...

i completely agree with your description and styling suggestion.... juxtaposing soft and edgier elements make a look, to speak plainly, just more interesting and fun!

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Kayla said...

I love this look! I especially love the dress! I have been pining for it since I first saw it! Then when Zooey Deschanel wore it I wanted it even more! My favorite part is the pockets! I love the combination of plaid and leather, it's such a classic!

B.Weber said...

I love the dress :)

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Louise, Raspberries In Winter said...

I love the way the hem is shaped on this dress, it's gorgeous.

Lindsey A. Turner said...

Love your jacket! Your hair looks so cute short!

Lindsey Turner
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

The Daily Fashionista said...

I think you're edgy!! You chopped all your hair off and you have awesome style.

Jamie Rose said...

This is definitely a perfect combination. I really love that jacket and your shoes are fantastic too. You look great, as always!

Syed said...

I love the draped collar of that jacket, and the plaid dress looks so good.

Nora B said...

I love your blog and your taste! I'm a longtime lurker, but have never before posted a comment. I adore that you chose a Robert Frost line to title this post! I have to point out that the line is, "The woods are lovely, dark and deep," without a comma after dark. Minor, but I'm a literature nerd, and this is a much-discussed piece of punctuation in the American literary cannon. Anyway, I love the outfit and photography partnered with the Frost line you chose. Lovely indeed!

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