Plaid on Plaid

Plaid has become a hugely popular pattern and it’s definitely a staple in my wardrobe. I’ve always considered plaid to be mostly a winter/ holiday pattern and after reading an article on the smithsonianmag.com, there is actually an interesting correlation.

Apparently plaid goes back at least 3,000 years to when it was first called “tartan.” It was used to describe the different patterned clothes of the Scottish clans. They mainly wore the same colors but “plaids” were the heavy coats worn to survive the unbearable Scottish winters. They then became popular when the American and British started recreating the fabric of tartans in all kinds of clothing items.

I’ll definitely be thanking the Scottish every time I throw on my favorite plaid scarf or curl up next to the fire with my cozy plaid blanket!

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Like my outfit?! You can find my outfit here: J. Crew Top, Madewell Beanie, Plaid Scarf, Rag & Bone Jeans, Dolce Vita Ankle Boots

While we may not need a tartan to keep us warm in Los Angeles, there are quite a few people that need help staying warm this winter. One Warm Coat is an organization that provides anyone in need with a coat. Donate any of your old coats or check out onewarmcoat.org to figure out other ways to can keep someone warm today!

What’s your favorite winter apparel?! I’d love to hear 🙂

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Fall Clothes in LA

Don’t get me wrong, I love everything about LA weather. It’s the bomb. But I am starting to grow cobwebs in the fall/ winter clothes section of my closet, and I live for that section. Luckily I live close to the water so it’s easy to whip out my heavy jackets once in a while but I put together a short list of my fall favorites. These four key pieces are LA approved and don’t leave ya sweating when you wish you were shivering.

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1. An ultra thin long-sleeve top.

I got this turtle neck from top shop but it is thin enough to keep me cool. Any other thin long sleeves or even some sheer options work well!

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2. Knee High Boots.

These are kind of a staple in LA’s wardrobe. I have two pairs and wear them as often as possible. You can easily dress them up or down and they are perfect for fall!

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3. A lightweight vest.

Vests are you friend!! I love them so much especially now living in LA. It’s an accessary that can really put the finishing touches on an outfit without being as heavy as a winter coat.

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4. A big handbag.

Something about fall makes me always need to be carrying a giant tote or handbag. I always feel like this season is full of surprises so my handbag should be too! This KateSpade bag is my go to. I just love how clean and simple it is.

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Here are a few options for a similar look:

Even though I’m trying to make use of most of my fall wardrobe there are so many pieces that I just don’t need anymore. It’s good to go through your closet and pick out a few pieces that you haven’t worn in a while and take them to Goodwill. Not only will you be decluttering your closet you’ll also be helping people in need.

Learn how to donate here: http://www.goodwill.org/donate-and-shop/donate-stuff/

What are some of your favorite fall clothes?

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