Plaid Clad: {Outfit Pics}

So many possible dorky titles for this post...Clad in Plaid, Glad for Plaid, Plaid is Rad...really, I could go on all day. But, I won't. (Your welcome.)

From top to bottom, the outfit details:
By the Books Jacket (c/o Riffraff)
Tassel necklace from Evereve last year, similar here
Fade to Blue Secret Fit Belly 5 Pocket Skinny Leg Maternity Jeans from Destination Maternity (Tip: they're having a Buy One Get One 50% Off Sale right now!)
Shoes from H&M last fall, very similar here and here

I will, however, go on about this jacket. And my general addiction to plaid this fall.

Plaid in itself is a cinch to style, but here are a couple things to remember:

  • Keep it girly. For example, if you're wearing a voluminous jacket, keep the pants or skirt on the fitted side. (I freaking adore a tight pencil skirt with blousy plaid button down.) Love an oversize plaid shirt? Me, too. Just remember that there IS a difference in the way manufacturers construct men's and women's shirts. A chick's shirt, even if it is considered "oversize", will always, always have a more contoured seam than a guy's. So please buy from the women's section. 
  • Lumberjacks are awesome. You just don't want to be mistaken for one. Ballet flats, stiletto heels, riding boots and wedge booties are the perfect footwear choices for a plaid ensemble. Avoid clunky shoes though, unless you're cool with being the Brawny paper towel guy. 

Oh, and before I leave you, I wanted to let all you ladies that live in the Dallas area know about Friday's grand opening of Riffraff Dallas! Join my friends in the Big D for some major fashionable fun from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. at their new second home, located at 4009 NW Parkway. 

Follow them on Instagram (username @riffraffdallas) and don't forget to tag your pics with #riffrafftakesdallas if you do attend! (I know the Riffraff team would love to see them!)

Oh, and my friend and fellow blogger Ashley (of Fancy Ashley) will be at the event from 5-6 p.m. to offering her personal styling advice! She's such sweet person and really does have amazing style, so go see her and get'cha shop on. 


Alrighty, I'll see you in the a.m. for a riveting 28-week bumpdate, in all its third trimester glory. So pop a Zofran, grab your sexiest maternity jeans and meet me back here tomorrow.  


  1. Love that plaid jacket! Perfect for fall!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  2. I am obsessed with this jacket! I think I may need it...my wallet might explode with all the "needs" I've had lately! I just can't resist a good fall outfit. Sharing some of my favorite fall fashions on my blog today and plaid is ALL over it :)

  3. That plaid jacket is perfect and seems so versatile! I see it in professional looks as well as paired with jeans for a comfy weekend stroll.
    Red Reticule

  4. You are such a glamorous mama :) Your outfits are perfect !

  5. oh, sweet Leslie! You always look adorable and I LOVE your blog for many reasons-- one of which is your impeccable grammar-- something I am finding many blogs lack! So I had to smile when I saw the "your welcome" in the first sentence... maybe pregnancy brain is a real thing! I swore I would never be one of those "troll" types to police blogs- but this just made me smile because normally you never have an error!!! Love it- congrats on another baby girl!!!

  6. I am loving the fact that plaid is making a comeback for Fall 2014!!


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