Friday, October 9, 2009

Mad About Plaid

Hooty Hoot! It is Casual Friday!

I hope you all are as excited as I am to see the end of this week. It has been a long one!

Let's get right to the clothes, shall we?

The star of today - this plaid jacket. It is from the brand Lily. I don't think I ever realized what "brand" it is; despite the fact that I make brand references often, I am not, well, a brand whore. I do know that when I like a brand, I tend to look for more of it. I will look for more Lily next year!

This jacket was purchased on November 2004. I mentioned the business trip to San Diego in Monday's post. On that trip, I had to fly out on a Saturday for expense reasons. It saved the company money, but not me! I had a full day to myself in La Jolla, and I spent it helping the local businesses! I needed to purchase an extra carry on bag to go home! Wow, how times have changed. This jacket is from Nordstrom. It has held up beautifully! It took 3.5 years for this jacket to work its real magic however. This was the jacket I was wearing the very first time I met Ben. I walked up and introduced myself to him as he was new to the project I was working on. I don't think he said much; I thought he was shy. He explained later that he was speechless! It took another month and then he finally spoke; remember, nice shoes!

The jeans are not the jeans I was wearing last Friday! They are, however, Joe Jeans. Yes, they are really long too. They are a much darker wash. I like the way they, um, how do I say this? Well, they make my butt look good! Truth of the matter is, my butt is not my favorite asset! How many women like their butt?? But, (hah), these jeans do work a little magic of their own.
You can see that I paired them with my brown boots, and the heel is high. Okay, fine, I will get them hemmed!

After looking at my pics from yesterday, I felt like I could have worn a necklace. I was not going to make the same mistake today! I wore my chain from Ben and a pair of smoky quartz lever backs.

I felt good in this outfit today. Hopefully, you all will like it as much as I did!

I am not sure what is on the agenda for the weekend; I am going to keep it low key. Next weekend in Vegas will be exciting enough for two weekends!

Please leave a comment or vote below on today's ensemble!

Thanks for checking in!




  1. LOVE the jacket! I think it's pretty and I really like the way it's cut. Yes, the jeans make your butt look good (what I can see of it - where are the closeups??) LOL I see you are now mentally channeling the blog responders, as you knew we would say get them hemmed. :)

  2. Gosh, I think I am in love with this outfit, head to toe!

  3. Love it, all of it.
    We here at m.o.m are freakin' crazy for plaid.

  4. I love the jacket on you. I do agree with KarynD, the jeans do make the booty look good. LOL! I love the whole outfit! You know, I haven't seen many things that you look bad in. It's the body working for you. With a body like that, how could you look bad in anything! LOL

  5. ooh - this is really cute, too. love it!