Mad for plaid…I’m guilty of it. This classic print is taking over the fashion scene and I’m not mad about it! It used to be that you could only find retro prints in preppy styles. Not anymore folks! From lace up sandals, crop tops, two piece sets, to swimsuits there is a checkered print something suitable for everyone!
Growing up my family and I had a tradition of vegging out in the “TV Room” for the Kentucky Derby. This may come as a surprise considering I was raised in Connecticut. It’s not ‘till I attended LSU that I picked up my true “Southern Charm.” Haha. All jokes aside, I remember finding derby fashion fascinating – even back then! It was the one time of year the ladies would suit up in decadent headwear. I probably should have made an effort to go to the races when I lived in Louisiana but sadly I didn’t. Regardless, I’ve kept the tradition going but in San Francisco with my better half.
So what does a California girl wear to host a Derby party?! PLAID of course. I bet you didn’t see that one coming! No really though, I love this top because you can wear it so many ways. Picture this: high waist black denim and a Gucci belt. Insert heart-eyes emoji! But it wouldn’t be “Derby Day” without a dress or skirt as glamorous as this pleated maxi. The only thing missing from this ensemble is a fascinator. But don’t worry, I’ll be breaking that out on Saturday. Now wish me luck getting Jonathan to dress in his seersucker suit!
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