As If

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Back in the 90s, my Mom used to swear by the JC Penny catalogue. That woman would get such a thrill from flipping through the catalogue, going up to the registry desk to order items, and opening up the packages. These days, she just visits the store…pretty much every weekend, if not multiple times in a weekend – 10% coupon and JCP credit card, in hand (sometimes I drive her there).

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I’ll never forget the time she let me order my first item from the catalogue – it was a plaid shirt, in pretty much the same material as the scarf here. I loved that shirt! It was flannel, soft and a little too big (but that was the style back then). I wore it with black pants, white pants, jeans, wide-leg jeans (not JNCO wide-leg, but Unionbay wide-leg), pretty much until it had holes all over it.

It made me feel like one of the cool kids. Though, if you read my post a couple weeks back about dark green socks, supposedly I was not a cool kid.

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Then Clueless happened, and plaid went buck-wild. When Cher (aka Alicia Silverstone) is wearing short plaid “business suits” in one of the best 90s movies ever made, how could you not want to wear it?

If you haven’t gathered it by now, I’m a huge fan of plaid. I decided to finally post one of my favorite dresses, that I picked up from a store in Madrid, Pull & Bear, a couple of years back. I love how the dress can easily be incorporated into my wardrobe all year-round. I had bought the plaid material with the intention of turning it into a thick, fleece-lined scarf like I did last year with this one, DIY: Fleece-Lined Scarf, but never got a chance to. So it’s become one of those blanket scarves that wraps around your neck a few times. (Which if you think about it, is another totally easy DIY).

This outfit is pretty much as close as it’s going to get to the short, plaid business suits worn by the girls in Clueless. I don’t think I could ever pull of anything like that…including, knee-high socks, Mary Jane shoes and scoring a guy like Paul Rudd (!)

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Linked up with: Style to Inspire and Design Life Diaries.

 

7 thoughts on “As If

  1. that diy scarf looks so fun! this whole outfit looks so effortlessly chic altogether… oh, and my mom used to get the jcp catalogue too, among other things and she would always order from the catalogue — now our version of online shopping! 🙂

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

  2. Hi Jo ,
    Good gracious! Who said that dressing up is a runway model’s business? We loved your ravings on “Underwater”. To be frank, it’s ‘TJ Maxx’s capris jeans’ and ‘Charlotte Russe’s shrug’ that lured us like, we don’t what exactly it is ;)!

    Every chic should sport plaid stole and sundress. XOXOXOXO for “DIY & Make up/Dressed Up”…

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