Friday, November 11, 2011

Plaid and Preppy

Plaid is everywhere this fall. It reminds me of my BU days wearing flannels to class. There's nothing cuter and cozier than a guy or girl in checks.
The preppy look is borrowed from the preparatory school culture, and can be thought of as the proper and well-mannered trend. This does not mean that you have to behave in a certain way when sporting this trend; the look simply exudes properness.
Geek chic is definitely the right way to go with plaid - so today I wanted to embrace my inner nerd :) I love how it's such a casual look and so easy to pull together. The key is to keep the rest of your outfit simple and let the plaids take the spotlight.
Don't be afraid to put your own personal stamp on this preppy style by wearing your favorite accessories, whether they're preppy or not. It will help to soften the clean, hard lines, and make your look come off more natural and personal. Here I am wearing my favorite chunky infinity scarf which I hand-knitted myself.
The preppy look advocates for simplicity on a number of levels, and the make-up worn with the look should also be simple. Or in my case none at all.

I am so glad today is Friday. Can't wait until work ends so I can go home and crash. My goal this weekend is to sleep. Finals are 3 weeks away and I need to save up my energy for it. Hope you ladies have a relaxing weekend as well!

[Outfit]
Top :: Gap
Skirt :: Aerie
Shoes :: Steve Madden Intyce
Knee-High Socks :: Gap
Bag :: Mulberry Alexa
Scarf :: Hand-knitted
Thanks for reading!

77 comments:

  1. Hey! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :) Adoring your preppy look & the colours of your skirt! Would love to have you as a follower xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  2. You look so pretty. I don't think I'll ever outgrow plaid. Liking your boots.
    Your profile intro says you have two kids..that is incredible, you're a posh mom!

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  3. I love that scarf, you did a beautiful job knitting it! It seriously looks store bought! Love your preparatory yet edgy outfit, the socks are cute :)

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  4. Love this look! Oh the good ol' school days. Not sure why the kids complain about their uniforms, the look is quite nerdy chic ;) LOVE the scarf! Wish I was able to knit one for myself, too!

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  5. This looks adorable. The boots were a great choice, especially with the little socks poking out. And the scarf is lovely. It's academic without being to 'school girl'.

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  6. Preppy is as preppy does! Looking cute!! You actually knitted that scarf yourself??? Wow! :)

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  7. hi there! thanks for swinging by my blog! i checked out yours and i´m following now on google friends :) (if you want, you can follow back too =) no pressure! )
    you have beautiful kids and mannn those bags you have are so gorgeous! looking forward to seeing more posts!
    stay in touch!
    XX
    Jannine

    http://fashionistarg.blogspot.com

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  8. I love the 'nerdy' look you put together...super cute :)

    www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  9. Your outfit is so cute, love your skirt and scarf!

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  10. What a great scarf! I have a special place in my heart for preppy looks, so I really like this outfit. Have a great weekend! Heather

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  11. this look is so cute and fun!!! Happy Friday!

    xoxo
    molliee
    http://mstwirlyskirts.com

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  12. Thu, your knitting is fantabulous! I cannot knit for the life of me, so I just sew and, sometimes, crochet-- not as good as knitted though! I also really love how you wear checks! I have a preppy skirt that i would love to wear all the time, but it looks so age-inappropriate when I do. Ok, it looks like I'm going a-whoring. hahaha. Yours looks so chic!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    enter my Too Faced and Hello Kitty Giveaway!

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  13. thank you sooo much for commenting and following me:) i'm following you some weeks ago:)

    Love,
    Nee
    ROSECANDLE11

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  14. Very nice look and the plaid skirt is cute. Also like your Alexa. Thanks for visiting me. Do you like to follow each other? Let me know and will follow right back.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  15. I love your skirt, I bought a very similar one in Hollister.
    xo

    http://candiescloset.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love the plaid skirt and those boots are gorgeous! They look nice and comfy and like they'd go with everything, I'm on the hunt for some new winter boots! Love the bag also, how could I not love a Mulberry! x

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  17. Such a cute outfit Thu. I'm personally loving the high socks and boots portion the most.

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  18. Oh that skirt is so cutee and I love your long hair.

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  19. Love this - geek chic! I've never thought of it that way but you look great! (And I love that you don't even have to wear makeup and still look lovely!!) And really impressed that you knitted your own scarf. My best friend taught me how to knit but I still haven't completed a project yet!

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  20. You look great! I love your bag;)

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  21. You look cute, cozy and put together, I love it! And the scarf is fantastic, I've been wanting an infinity scarf and haven't purchased one yet, but can't believe you made it yourself.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  22. You look so pretty darling and love the mulberry.
    Just wanted to say thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog, I'm glad you enjoyed my writing and how I go about life.
    Hope you'll be following me lovely.

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

    Eda ♥

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  23. Hey thanks for checking out my blog! I love those boots u r wearing! Im following this blog now! Thanks!

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  24. Hey!

    I really like and loooove your blog...

    Please check out mine and follow me..

    Also check out my post "Versace for H&M" as i'm invited..

    msfashionabledays.blogspot.com

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  25. You look so pretty!!!
    I follow you for Bloglovin Now!
    Maybe we can follow each other with Google? What do you think?

    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  26. you make preppy look cool. have a relaxing weekend!

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  27. Hi! what a cute blog you have! Love your plaid and preppy look - thank you for your comments - I will be a new follower - Ariane xxxxx

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  28. oh i love this outfit. i am not a plaid fan, so this is big. ;p
    (btw, why didn't i see this earlier on my reading list? blogger acts up too often. ;( )
    i appreciate your sweet comment and thanks for adding me to your list!
    you and your family have a wonderful weekend. :D

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  29. You look so cute! Love your outfit! The bag is amazing!!
    Thanks for your lovely comment! Following now!
    xoxo

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  30. i've always envied girls living in places with winter and fall seasons. i always thought these seasons are perfect to dress up. if only the phils has these seasons. gosh! i loooove your boots and i envy your mulberry bag =( i wish i can afford it! hahah

    following you! hearts ;)

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  31. Cute look! Love the hand-knit scarf.

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  32. You look great and I love your Mulberry bag! The scarf looks really nice too - I could never hand knit something like that myself :)

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  33. Love Mulberry bags! That one is such a nice/classic color.

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  34. Can't believe you knitted that scarf - so talented. I love your hair down, you have such a gorgeous face. :) And your Alex is drool-worthy. :)

    Have a great wknd!

    Jasmine

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  35. Very cute look. I particularly love your bag. It's beautiful!

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  36. cute!!!! love the skirt girl :D
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  37. Great pictures for great ideas in this blog.
    Please take some time to check out my blog.

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  38. Your plaited skirt is so so cute u looks super gorgeous as always :)

    xx
    Erika
    http://www.erika-t.blogspot.com

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  39. Thu, I love LOVE this preppy look! You look gorgeous here, girl! I love the natural look, and I love the colours of your plaid skirt! And whoa, you knitted that scarf, yourself? That's awesome! You did a fine job with it, it looks so fluffy and comfy, perfect way to keep yourself warm and looking fab at the same time.

    Cheers,

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

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  40. Lovely outfit!You're really stylish dear!
    I follow you,and if you want we can follow each other :)
    Car
    http://waytheby.blogspot.com/

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  41. Amazing look. Love your bag =)

    http://maramasplace.blogspot.com/

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  42. WOW! I can't believe you knitted the scarf - amazing! And the plaid is too adorable <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  43. Plaid will hopefully never go out of style :) I love it in your skirt! You look lovely. I tried to knit a scarf ones, but I got bored and messed it up!

    I hope you have a nice relaxing weekend, sounds like you deserve it! xx

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  44. I love that scarf! You're super talented, almost no one I know can knit. The boots are super cute as well. :)

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  45. I think anyone living in the northeast has to have a soft spot for plaid and preppy wear. Even though it's not my favorite style, it's fun to break out once in a while and do something different!

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  46. You look wonderful :) i loooove your boots and also the bag ! And that circle scarf must have kept you warm :x

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  47. Great look ! :)
    Kisses from Switzerland ! :)

    http://fraish.blogspot.com/

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  48. I love those boots! I actually gave them to a friend as a gift. I miss them from time to time (like right now). She better be wearing them!

    TheQueenofHearts

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  49. I love love LOVE this outfit- especially the plaid skirt. Geek is definitely in :)

    Bekah
    If Work Permits

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  50. Your blog is really nice!! You got a new follower. Can you follow me back??
    INés
    http://enisdaba.blogspot.com

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  51. I like your scarf. It's perfect for the cold weather. The satchel is nice too

    -jean

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  52. love preppy style....so elegant!!!!

    kiss,
    http://cocobloggers.blogspot.com/

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  53. I love your bag and your scarf :) This look is really sweet ;)

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  54. you look great in this geek chic look! I could never pull it off, the only plaid i can wear is plaid flannels, which is more grunge than prep

    xo
    www.fluentbeauty.com

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  55. love the plaid skirt geek chic look
    great outfit darling
    Have a nice week
    The Dolls Factory

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  56. Cute outfit! I love that skirt :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  57. I love this preppy look on you, especially those fabulous boots! :)

    star-crossed smile

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  58. very cute and preppy outfit! I love the soft scarf and plaid skirt. I love your cool boots and matching leather bag. Nice fall outfit.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  59. Oh, another stylish momma I met!
    Nice to meet you here.
    Nice ensemble..I like the preppy look.

    Thank you so much for your comment!
    I'm now your new follower in GFC and would love a follow back.

    http://www.momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

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  60. i'm digging the preppy look on everyone these days! you work it out so well...especially with that oh so fab bag of yours. LOVE IT!

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  61. i love love love your boots and your bag! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  62. You are beautiful, and I love your outfit!

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  63. Your preppy look is amazing! very neat, classy yet playful! And of course your Alexa is beyond gorgeous!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  64. Great pictures! I really like that skirt and the bag is to die for. Been really liking satchels type of bags lately :)

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  65. I love the preppy look and love a great plaid. What I like about the skirt you're wearing is that it's full of color. You don't see much of that in plaid. Looks so cool on you. Love that bag and boots girl! Hope you had a great weekend.
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  66. I love this outfit! It looks super geek chic (as you call it) I also love the little mini mi from the post above!=)

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  67. SERIOUSLY WANT ALL YOUR CLOTHES AND SHOES AND BAGS!!!!!! all your outfits you post are so nice :D

    please can i steal you and have you as my stylist?!

    x

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  68. LOVE this outfit!!! The plaid skirt is so cute. Go on and embrace your inner nerd! ;0)
    Good luck on finals!!!

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