2/08/2012

{lookbook} vintage plaid blazer

It all started a few weeks ago. I was cleaning out years worth of my old clothes from my parents house when I came across a Leslie Fay plaid blazer circa 1990...at least. Vintage at its finest. My mom used to be (and still is really) quite the stylish young lady! It was so fun to hear her tell the story of my aunt purchasing it from a boutique in New York City during a weekend shopping trip.  I immediately knew I had to try to style it, so the Pinterest searching began. Just type 'plaid blazer' into the little search box and it's amazing what you'll find!  I wasn't sure if I could pull it off, but I wanted to at least try.


I settled on a look similar to Ms. Bee
She is such an inspiration!

{I have no idea why I look so angry. It was a good day!}

{This is what I was doing...all day long.}



What do you all think?
Honestly, I'm not totally convinced  that the look is me.
Vintage chic? Christmasy? Stylish? Too old? 
Not sure...
I felt a bit funny wearing it.
I think one must be confident in her fashion choices, and I just wasn't feeling this.


But! It was still so fun to try to recreate Bee's look!
That girl has style.


My favorite girls Law of FashionMarionberry Style are wearing plaid today too!
Make sure to pop by and check out their looks!

until next time,
xx

Linked:  Rolled Up Pretty (such a fab idea for a linkup!)

33 comments:

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

You looked fabulous Mae! yes a tab angry but GREAT! ;) But I know that it doesn't matter what people say, if it doesn't feel right it just doesn't (maybe that's why you looked angry? haha)
Where is the bag from? love it!

Mary said...

to be honest,you made that even better!

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yiqin; said...

amazing <3

TheTinyHeart said...

I think you look amazing, Mae! What a cool vintage find from your mom! I think you could style this blazer a bunch of different ways. :)

-Sharon
The Tint Heart

(Eileen) a creative day said...

Yes, you need it! I love the look, you totally pull it off!

xoxo
eileen
www.acreativedayblog.com

Jen @ A Touch of Lovely said...

I actually love this look! The cuff fussing was totally worth it. I love the chambray peaking out from under the plaid!

Fashion By Alicia said...

I really love this plaid look! You look fabulous.

Charlotte said...

Love the jacket!

www.birkinsandbargains.blogspot.com

One Stylish Day at a Time said...

I just love it! Anything preppy in my book is amazing.

Lauren {Stylized Existence} said...

oh girl, you do NOT look funny or old lady-ish. I think you look super chic.

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

I think you look great. Very chic. I love BEE's style. You did a great interpretation! I think it would also look amazing with red jeans or just blue jeans.

Laura Burtis said...

Love, love, LOVE it!! You absolutely pull it off! It's perfect with the bright skirt too!! SO adorable! And I love that it has such a great story to it too!

so anthro said...

Oh my god it's so cute on you!! Now will be on the hunt for a plaid blazer myself!

Viviana said...

Seriously perfection! Love the plaid blazer look.

{The Design Daredevil} Jessie D. Miller said...

I love the plaid!!!! And your monogram necklace!

XO~JD

www.jessiedmiller.com

L.A. in the bay said...

You look fabulous! totally channeled Bee's look. And I am a horrible person. I have been so busy, I totally forgot to link up with you guys. :(
Next challenge!

lori said...

i think you did great... i loveee that skirt! but maybe try a different color cardigan or blazer if you didnt feel good in it... i think it totally works, though.

judy said...

Ok, I'm older than you and I had that jacket at one time! Dang, I wish I had kept ALL the clothes of years past! Very modern with the chambray peaking out. It works, but if you don't feel it.....

Marionberry Style said...

Mae! You look amazing as always! I love how eclectic this style is and it works so well with your coloring...
Great link-up idea friend!
XO - Marion

j'taimee said...

I think that the skirt is too much... what about an iteration of riding trousers?

Gameday Stylist said...

What a great story! You look great - love that blazer.

- Sara @ Gameday Stylist

Taylor said...

I absolutely love this look!! haha you do look mad in that first one :) amazing I think you styled it perfectly! Ms. Atlantic-Pacific better look out!
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Nicole said...

Hello, i am new to your blog. That vintage plaid blazer is amazeballs! I am a sucker for plaid. How fun to even have a story behind it. Your mom sounds like so much fun! should do a guest post (again I am new...so sorry if she already has!)

Erika [small shop] said...

I love it Mae! The chambray dresses it down, and the pop of color in your skirt is very now. Keeper!

Elle Sees said...

i could kick myself for getting rid of my plaid blazer. i want a new one.

alicia said...

oh my god I love your blazer! looks amazing head to toe.

Jackie {York Avenue} said...

I think you look perfect! I love how you styled it, and it fits like it was made for you. Plus such a great story behind it. Ya gotta keep it!

Street Lily said...

oooo i love bee. and you wear it well girl! love it!

http://streetlily.blogspot.com

Rolled Up Pretty said...

LOVE this outfit, SO CUTE!

Alison said...

I absolutely adore this look! You pull it off so well :) Thanks for stopping by my blog! And I totally think you could rock leather shorts ;)

-Alison
www.ChainStrapPurse.com

Laura [Beauty & the Beard] said...

oh my gosh i am loving this outfit! perfection!

Le Chic World said...

Absolutely love this Mae! The denim shirt over red bottoms with the plaid on top! I wore something similar over the weekend but your plaid over it is something I must try! :) xo

plaid skirts for women said...

I actually love this look! The cuff fussing was totally worth it. I love the chambray peaking out from under the plaid!