Rails Plaid










Photography by: Angie Garcia

Top: Rails | Jeans: Similar | Heels: Saks off 5th | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Lipliner: Chanel [Natural] | Lipstick: Mac [Kinda Sexy] | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: David Yurman, Kendra Scott | Necklace: Identical [get size 3 XL]

I mentioned on snapchat last week that I am not a summer blogger. I’m not comfortable blogging a tank top and shorts. It isn’t necessarily a “showing skin thing” it’s more I just I feel like a little kid. Why is that?! The last summer before I graduated I kept telling myself over and over, “Well you won’t ever wear these looks again! You’ll be in a suit next summer for the corporate world.” So I somehow I brainwashed myself into loving winter clothes year round [and associating them with adulthood]. That doesn’t exactly work in the Texas heat and I find it amusing because I work for myself, so there are no suits here!

Is that not the most bizarre association you’ve ever heard?! Or please tell me you did the same thing too…

However, I get really excited when I find something I would wear in fall that has been transitioned into a summer piece. I automatically feel a little more pulled together and comfortable.

One little fall luxury that love to treat myself to are Rails Plaids. They aren’t terribly expensive, around $130 but I can definitely see the argument, “It’s a plaid. Get that at Target!” I WISH Target made plaids that fit this way.These are so incredibly soft and fit amazing. I’ve styled a lot of girls in these plaids and the first thing they always say is, “I feel so skinny! And I’m wearing a plaid!” The way the waist is cut and the shirt is hemmed elongates your middle. I always wear them to football games and even if my hair is up on a top knot and I have no makeup on, I somehow feel styled in a model off duty way. When I found one in a short sleeved version I immediately clicked “add to cart.” It will easily transition into fall, but can be worn in these last few summer weeks without feeling out of place. If you don’t work in a strict business environment this would also be perfect for the office if you paired it with this skirt.

So here’s to embracing strange wardrobe associations and learning how to dress around them!

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  1. Preeti wrote:

    only you can rock these short sleeved plaids! love this look!

    xoxo, Preeti

    Published 25 Aug 15Reply
  2. I have always been uncomfortable showing some skin! For some reason I am SO self conscious about my arms! I will have to check out these plaids because I love plaid, however I can never find one that I feel comfortable in! You look so great in plaid!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Published 25 Aug 15Reply
  3. Kathleen wrote:

    Super cool look, I love the plaid!

    Published 25 Aug 15Reply
  4. Jaime wrote:

    I was dying to get my hands on a Rails LA plaid last year, and I finally broke down and bought one for this winter. I’m SO pumped to wear it. I love this short sleeve version on you, especially with the ripped denim. I see what you mean about the shorts/tank top looks, but I remind myself to just have fun with my clothes and not box myself into one specific look.

    XO, Jaime | RegallySoled.com

    Published 25 Aug 15Reply
  5. melissa wrote:

    So cute!

    Published 25 Aug 15Reply
  6. Liz wrote:

    I AGREE- It’s so hard to think “professional” during the summer. I luckily work for a client currently where it is encouraged (if not expected) to wear jeans. Jeans + a freezing office is not very Texas-friendly. Plaid is definitely a way I get around this as well as incorporating booties into my summer wardrobe (sandals always feel a little too casual). A post about business “casual” would be so helpful – or if you’ve done one I obviously need to peruse.

    Published 26 Aug 15Reply