Monday, April 16, 2012

It's a "Plaid, Plaid" World

Ugh! There's nothing worse than a Monday. Well, maybe waking up and thinking it's Saturday only to realize it's actually Monday. That's really bad, but ultimately it's still an awful Monday! Bleh! But now that I can literally count the number of Mondays left in the school year on one hand, I feel like it's time to buckle down and grin and bear it! Not that I'm counting down ;)



So what's better on a Monday than super obnoxious plaid and colors? I hadn't owned a plaid shirt since my unfortunate venture into the grunge scene in the 1990s, but when Old Navy issued these paper-thin, beautifully colored plaid shirts for the spring, I couldn't resist the siren's song! Pair the plaid top with a pair of coordinating cropped pants and I am ready to face anything- even a Monday!




I thought about ending the blog with another music video ("Manic Monday", anyone??), but decided against it...













27 comments:

Feathers & Freckles said...

You look so cute in these colors! I love plaid, especially paired with bright pants like this.

Did you add some red/maroon to your hair or has it always been like that? Regardless, looks good!

And even though you didn't add it, I definitely have Manic Monday running through my head now. Which, random fact, was the first song I ever did karaoke to!

Tara_St said...

There are no words to express how awesome that plaid shirt is. I too fell victim to the grunge trend in the 90's. It's nice to see that old trends are popping up again. I wonder when slouch socks and scrunchies will come back.

Tara
Penniless Socialite

Ariana said...

You are just too adorable in those bright colors! So festive, love it!

cassie said...

Oh. my. gosh. I LOVE this outfit! The neutral shoes look great with it! And the artistic shot is really cool! Take THAT, MONDAY! :)

Sharon S said...

Love all the bright colors in this look! And I would've enjoyed it if you posted the Manic Monday video!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Marie_McGrath said...

The bright colors of your plaid top definitely cheer up my Monday. You are so adorable and beautiful. I really love your sense of style and confidence :)

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

vogue_or_bust said...

Your little guy is so adorable! And loving this look - the plaid and coordinating crop pants are such a great way to brighten a Monday up! It's currently grey and rainy here in Van and I'm nursing my boyfriend who just got his wisdom teeth out so trust me...I'm totally with you when you about Mondays being less than amazing!

Alexandra xo

http://tovogueorbust.com/

tashia graham said...

You both look great in plaid! I applaud your boldness with this outfit. Where are your pants from? I've been looking for coral pants!

lovelovefashion said...

susannah hoff! my favourite bangle, i loved her! and that song which i relate to, mondays are pants and i realised you have the better idea of sparkling into the week, you look happy - my plan was a bit too much black, i aimed for parisian chic (i'm a terrible dreamer)sadly i just looked miserable and moody! x ps you and your little one are too cute

Amyshaughnessy said...

The colors in that shirt are so much fun!

Amy

fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

Bloggingforjoy said...

Aww, your little boy is so cute!!! :)

Those colors are really pretty! And what a fab outfit paired with those cute cropped jeans! The perfect pick-me-up for a Monday! :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I agree! Thank you so much! Sometimes on Mondays you just have to fake it till you make it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I know! I love it. I wear it practically every weekend!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Oh, she was my favorite too! So beautiful :)And I think Parisian chic is perfect for Mondays too! Sometimes miserable and moody is the perfect feeling for Mondays! And thank you for the PS- he is a cutie!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I got the pants at Old Navy too. I was really worried the first time I wore this outfit- so nervous I didn't blog it in fact- but I got so many compliments I decided to go for it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Awww, thank you so much- I think he's gorgeous, but I admit I am a little biased ;)

Poor boyfriend- wisdom teeth extraction was awful for me, so I feel his pain. It ended up really rainy and blah here too, so it was nice to have some color in the day!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Such a supreme compliment from you! Thank you so much :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Well, that settles it! I need to start "theme songing" all my blog posts! ;) Thank you, Sharon!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I agree! I kicked Monday's butt :) And I am totally in love with my neutral shoes!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Ariana!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Lordy, I hope slouchy socks never come back... but I admit- I wouldn't mind a scrunchie revival ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I did have a little added, but it is totally faded now. However, the coloring must have been off in some of those pics because the dark of my hair looked nearly blue and I assure you I didn't do that!

I love Maniac Monday, and a much more respectable first karaoke song than "Summer Lovin'" I have to say!

Mandy said...

Your bright outfit definitely cheered up my Monday! I need a shirt like that!

Marissa said...

Did you put some highlights in your hair?

Love the plaid shirt, looks adorable!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks, Mandy!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I did a peek-a-boo section underneath with some red, but it's already faded out!

Marissa said...

I looove it!!

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