Wednesday, January 7, 2015

TARTANasaurus Rex

Dress (British Retro); Cardigan (; Beret (Sperry); Necklace (Tatty Devine); Tote (Lauren Ralph Lauren); Boots (
If this tartan plaid dress inspires deja vu, it's because I featured it in my Christmas Eve post just a couple of weeks ago. The first time around, I gave it a dose of church-worthy holiday spirit with a leopard cape, red accents, and pearls. It was one of my favorite ensembles of 2014, and I like the dress itself so much I couldn't wait to style it differently and wear it again in the new year.
I swapped out my rainy Christmas Eve umbrella for a jaunty Winter wool beret in the same blackwatch pattern (my favorite plaid). I also decided to forego the formality of the leopard cape and pearls in favor of a fun and funky fossil necklace that I really dig. As cold as it is this week, though, I probably should have added a Jurassic parka, too! Are you groaning at my "dino"mite puns yet? Don't worry, I can't unearth any more without consulting a dinothesaurus...
No bones about it, though, I can't get enough of this quirky matte gold T-rex necklace by British designer Tatty Devine. I discovered it on a trip to London in 2011 and coudn't resist. It's a smash with my 7 year old nephew, but also a surprising hit at the office. Tatty Devine designs are not widely available in the US but Nordstrom sometimes carries the line, and online retailer Asos is also a good resource.
I must be having a "British" moment, because the dress is also from the UK. Though, unlike the dinosaur, classic tartan plaids will never be extinct!
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!

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1 comment:

  1. Happy to see this spectacular tartan dress again, as your demonstrate your talent to present a different look with the same piece. The plaid beret couldn't be more perfect! Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!