Monday, December 23, 2013

Scotch (plaid), neat...

Skirt (Chetta B, eBay); Blouse (Xscape, Macy's); Belt (Steinmart); Necklace (JC Penney); Bag (Anne Klein, Macy's)
A holiday dinner downtown and a Straight No Chaser concert at the Murat was the perfect opportunity to wear this Chetta B silk shantung skirt.  I found the skirt on eBay three years ago and had to have it, but finding the right top was more of a challenge than I anticipated.  I finally settled on crisp white as a preppy balance to the beaded blackwatch plaid.  I really wanted to add a different pop of color or pattern with a red or leopard belt, but ultimately decided to wear it straight up, with only gold and pearls for embellishment.  

I love plaid for the holidays, and I love an eBay bargain.  In these things, I'm not alone.  A woman stopped me in the ladies' room to ask where I'd found the skirt, and asked me to walk back to her table with her so that she could show it to her friend.  The friend loved the bugle bead detail, but my revelation that it was an eBay find brought a high five from her husband!  

Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!
Watch (Elgin, gift); Gatsy pearl bracelet (Grace Boutique); Bracelet (Nadri, Nordstrom); Earrings; Sapphire and diamond ring (gift)


  1. Love this ensemble! Preppy meets elegant. I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

    1. Thank you, Trish! Merry Christmas to you, too.

  2. Favorite blouse EVER! Love the whole ensemble and you in it!