{outfit post} Plaid & Fur

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Confession: I am not a big fan of plaid. Well... I used to not be. I don't know what has come over me. All of a sudden I am drawn to everything plaid! In the past the only plaid I was a fan of was Burberry, but now everything has changed. Even though I have a new affinity for plaid, I still feel I needed a shot gun or a blue ox to go with this look today! I found this awesome button down at the Goodwill, in the men's section! I recently read that a couple of bloggers find some good stuff in the men's department, so I thought I'd give it a shot. At the thrift store, it's always a good idea to scour every department, because so often times they mix up every gender and size. I can't tell you how many times I've seen women's jeans and blouses in the men's section. But this top today is a man's shirt, and I am more than happy to sport it!

Total Outfit Cost: $98.99

(I think that's a record high)

Estimated Retail:$242.29

brand: Chaps-Ralph Lauren
purchase price: $5.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $89.50

{fur vest}
brand: Forever 21
purchase price: $28.00
purchased from: Forever 21
estimated retail: $28.00
Also Styled here

brand: various
purchase price: $20.00
purchased from: ebay, thrift, Charlotte Russe, Target
estimated retail: $45.00

brand: Brash
purchase price:$35.00
purchased from: Payless Shoes
estimated retail: $59.99
Similar pair here

brand: Forever 21
purchase price:$10.00
purchased from: Forever 21
estimated retail: $19.80
Similar pair here

Just for Laughs....
My photoshop skills could use some refining, but I couldn't resist this collage.

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Carly {the island secret} said...

Haha, this post is so amazing on so many different levels! First, I love the thrifted shirt... And I love even more that I'm not the only one who spends too much time scouring all sections in the thrift store, including the men's wear!! You just never know where a gem might be hiding :)



Gentri said...

hahahahaha! That last photo is perfection!
I love plaid, and this shirt is awesome! I guess I need to start checking the mens section! (at thrift stores)

Sara said...

New follower from the Transatlantic What I Wore Link Up. I like your sense of humor about the blue ox, and I have to admit I have not looked in the men's section at Goodwill and am soooo excited to start (I feel I really must be missing out, because that shirt is awesome!). Oh, and I want that stag ring! Where did you find it?

Anonymous said...

Haha, love the last photo! I also used to not like plaid, but finding myself obsessed with flannel plaid shirts now. More specifically from Old Navy. Found you though the What I Wore Wednesday blog hop, also your newest follower :)

Lindsay @

Dalia said...

I love your boots! Great deals as well!
The Introverted Brunette

ThriftyGirl51 said...

I like the shirt too. You're so right, clothes are not always in the right places so taking a look is good! I bought a woman's coat at the Burlington coat factory yesterday that I found in the men's section, beautiful wool Calvin Klein marked down to 59.00. There weren't any in the women's section so I lucked out.

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

Super cute look! I love the fur and plaid together. I shop the mens department a lot! Always good to walk through quickly!

Ashley said...

SUCH a good find from Goodwill. Loving this outfit.

Priscila@mommode said...

Hahaha, that's so funny.im loving the plaid though! Super cute outfit!

Rebecca S. said...

I LOVE this outfit. I've been looking for a fur vest like that for a while. So Cute! (stopping by from WIW Wednesday)

Unknown said...

YES! i was looking for a paul-bunyon-esque outfit!

but in all seriousness, i love the plaid + faux fur!


Unknown said...

Love the boots! Love the outfit too!

The Serena Saga said...

Your outfit is too cute, I just adore faux fur! I have that same watch from Target; you have great taste, lol! Visiting from WIWW.


Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Love this outfit!!! The faux fur with the plaid is perfect! I love your boots too!

Bri Marie said...

Had to stop by when I saw your pic on Transatlantic Blonde - I LOVE the masculine plaid with the feminine furry vest!! Such a cute look!! Definitely going to be your newest follower :)

Bri @ Work Clothes, I Suppose

Mia Maree said...

Love the fur vest! It makes the plaid look so chic :-) Great winter outfit!


shopfreak said...

Loving the look, the plaid, the fur and your arm candy! I'm addicted to plaid too, especially in the winter...I'm in need of a plaid shirt and I need to go check out the boys/mens section like you suggested!


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Unknown said...

LOVE plaid & fur together!!! & you're bracelets are so fun!

ps. I don't know why I wasn't following you before! But I am now <3

Happy New Year!
xo Jackie

Chioma said...

loving the buffalo plaid paired with your fur vest!

C's Evolution of Style

Aubree said...

I have that same pair of boots and a similar plaid shirt. If only I had a fur vest I would copy you today!


Jodi said...

Ha! That last pic caught me by surprise and made me laugh out loud :) LOVE the outfit - great thrifted find!!

Anonymous said...

Blog Hopping - great outfit - I wore my son's flannel shirt last week, he wanted me to donate it to Goodwill - NOT!

Melaina25 said...

Oooh never thought to do plaid AND fur. Love it!
✰Transatlantic Blonde✰

Ginny said...

Super cute! Plaid and fur are one of my new favorite combos!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

CUTE! Love plaid and fur!! Mens shirt is perfect length for leggings!!

CC said...

Very cute! Hubby still has a couple of plaid flannel shirts leftover from the 90's, I may have to steal one! ;)

Unknown said...

We have almost the same outfit today!! Great minds think alike, haha!

xo Ashley

Ayantika said...

You look so great in this outfit. That plaid is a steal :)
Have an awesome year ahead.

Bong's Belleza

Sarah Hulbert Style said...

Bahaha! You're too cute! I never would have looked at this outfit and gotten a Davy Crocket type vibe. You have all those fabulous touches of bling and the fit is figure flattering. Love it all!!! ~Sarah

Anonymous said...

Hello, fellow IT Lister! Just dropping by to say hi and that I love your blog. Also, this outfit is adorable; I'm thinking I need to get a faux fur vest...


Unknown said...

Cute outfit! I used to not love plaid either (although I wore it growing up) and now I am loving all the plaid I see everywhere. Cute boots too, I like boots that have the zipper on the outside.

Sara said...

Love the last photo! the faux fur vest is something i've been meaning to try!

Krystal said...

Very cute outfit. I love the plaid top with the boots.