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30PlusStyle: The $30 Challenge~Mad for Plaid

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Morning Beauties and Beaus! Fall is truly here.  The air has become cool and crisp, the leaves are changing colors and fall fashion is in full swing! Last time, we gave you a peek into the Pantone 2014 Fall colors, this time we are challenging you to go 
I know right? How do you tackle a popular trend for $30?
 I think we can show you a couple ways to be inspired.

My plaid look is a sweet memory from my childhood. I was five or six when my mother purchased a pink plaid kilt, it had the big safety pin on the side, fringe hem and everything. I loved that skirt, it was definitely the first sign of fall for me.  I remember wearing it with a chunky cream sweater coat, pink tights and shiny, black penny loafers ( High fashion since 1975 folks); Did I mention it was perfect? Anyway by the time I was seven, I retired the skirt, but the happy memories of this item remained in my heart and mind. 

And from the inspiration of my beloved Pink Plaid Kilt is my 
30PlusStyle: The $30 Challenge~Mad for Plaid look.

This Soft Pink Plaid midi was a thrifted find from the local Mission....wait for it.....only $2.99!!!! 

I wanted to keep the look very clean and soft by adding a crisp white button down, quilted handbag and nude pumps with rose gold accessories. 

The foliage here in the south is still green and lush, I can't wait to come back to this location when the leaves have changed colors and Mama Nat ( Mother Nature) has made her apprearance.

Outfit Tally Up
Shirt: Dillards Outlet- $13.99
Skirt: Faith Rescue Mission-$2.99
Belt: Target-$7.99 
WAY BELOW $30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And do you remember the skirt?  You can blame my mommy.

 Far from the catholic school girl's uniform, occasional flannel pajamas or adult store costume, Plaid is back on the scene.  This fall it's one of the most trending patterns of the season. Of course like all trending and style, this is not plaid first time at the rodeo folks.  Plaid happens to one one of those patterns that we all have experience at least 3 times in our lives ( I will let you ponder on this one). 

For more Mad for Plaid Inspiration for $30 Dollars, Check out the other ladies.

Jeniese: The Jenesaisquoi 
Joi: In My Joi 
Nefferth: Mode Plus 
Delilah: Pump and Studz 
Georgette: Grown and Curvy Woman

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Mad for plaid

Cypress Love- Pantone Fall 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Hey Luvs,

 Fall is finally here and it's a great time to play with more of the Pantone Fall 2014 colors.  The last time you saw me, I was enjoying Sangria.  Now it's the rich olive tones of Cypress.  
Some may even call it Army Green or Olive, either way this is a great neutral color to add to your wardrobe.  I didn't realize this color was already pretty heavy in my closet.  For example, these skinny ankle jeans from JCPennys (Similar), this color is longer available, but the cool smoke grey is great for this season.  They are pretty comfortable, my only dislike is the low cut waist that leaves very little space for Miss Tuckus (my butt , if your wondering). The material is soft and has a good amount of stretch. 

I don't usually wear super skinny jeans, but these were very easy to wear. I just like more of a high waist fit.

I paired the jeans with a twist front top I bought off eBay.  I wanted to look to have laid back but chic feel to it. Definitely something for a early dinner with friends or date night.  Of course my nude pumps, vintage bangles and necklace with an oversize bag did the trick.

I took the liberty of distressing the jeans with a drugstore razor blade, just to give it some edge. 

       Top: eBay| Bottom: JCP| Shoes: Unisa | Handbag: Big Budda
My jeans are no longer available at JCPenny, but I found a cool moto pair at Old Navy. 
See link below.


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Weekender in Pantone Cypress

One City Chic skirt- Two ways

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I always try to plan my wardrobe to have two or more great looks in one piece. This mock wrap skirt has the full potential the make my wardrobe happy for Work and for Werk.  Details below.

One citychiconline skirt in two ways.

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