Fashionable humans! What’s happening?
Happy Wednesday to you gorgeous people! I hope you are all excited about this holiday week! Have you done your turkey day shopping yet? I went to Trader Joe’s on Sunday and it was fucking madness. Moreover, I am still missing like 10 items – everything was sold out, even butter. I had to buy one of those bougie ass butters (not Kerrygold, the other one) for like $5. Fine, I am on Keto so I am not stranger to exorbitant butter prices (and I may or may not have some Kerrygold in my house) but that does not mean I can’t complain.
Side note: I am busy putting together my most comprehensive post to date– about my top favorite red lipsticks–, complete with product shots, swatches, try-ons, kiss tests, you name it. I have no idea what possessed me to think I could complete such a post in a week. I have been writing nonstop for days, which is why I had zero content last week. Oops.
And today’s trend is…
Anywho, I am excited to bring you today’s trend, which is checkers. Checkered/plaid prints RULED the runway at NYFW in September, and since then, I have also seen them wholly embraced in the fashion blogging world. Personally, I totally dig this trend. I am very much into versatility, and I feel like a good checkered or plaid piece checks all the boxes (no pun intended). The prints are cute, functional (can be worn to the office OR girls’ night out) and work well as either tops, bottoms, dresses and even jumpsuits; case in point. I am low key mad I did not buy it when I had the chance (I tried it on, but for some obscure reason walked away from it); hopefully I can still get my hands on it. It would look so cute paired with a slim turtleneck and some ankle booties, don’t you think?
Before I get carried away putting together imaginary outfits, let’s take a quick look at the way the checkers trend was interpreted by fashion heavyweights at NYFW.
As I said above- this trend was EVERYWHERE on runways.
Oh and y’all see that last dress from Michael Kors? That is how I will dress every day when I have money, WITH the gloves AND the facial expression. Judge me, I don’t even care.
Anywho, we can agree that his checkered print situation just really works, and is quite classy when executed in shades of grey/black/charcoal. However, if you have been here before, you are already aware that sophisti-ratchetness is much more my speed. It should therefore come to no surprise to you that my interpretation of this trend came in the form of a bright red jacket. Of course.
On to my outfit! What I am wearing: Jeans- Lucky Brand Sasha Skinny– Here; Blazer– Here; Booties– Here; Bodysuit – Here
I picked this particular jacket because the checkers are kinda muted, but they still make a fun statement. I paired it with a sheer bodysuit, skinnies and ankle snapping booties (seriously). While I would not wear this look to the office (hello boobies), this is solid girls night out material. See a breakdown of the clothes below.
Red checkered jacket: (black and charcoal also available)
I have had this jacket for a few weeks, and let me tell you- it is fire. It is a stretchy fabric, but it is thick and feels luxurious. I will highlight one VERY annoying thing, though: the buttons are trash. You may see that I have zero buttons here; guess what: the jacket came with two.
It is not an isolated issue either! I got this blazer in a size 10 first, and it was too large so I returned it for an 8. I did not even keep the 10 for 3 days, and wore it ONCE for 1 hour; I promise you, the buttons were already coming loose by the time I put the return package in the mail. Also, if you have long limbs like me, be ready for the sleeves not to come down to your wrists. I still love this jacket though, and I do NOT regret my purchase whatsoever- this is a minor annoyance compared to how much joy I get from wearing this garment.
The shoes (also available in olive)
These little ankle killers… I have no idea WTF I was thinking when I purchased those stinkers. Meet the Carlita Bootie from Justfab! They are SO HIGH (almost FIVE fucking inches, with NO platform- I seriously have no idea how I missed this in the description), and the heel is SO skinny that I swore I was about to faceplant every 2 minutes. They are also tight and uncomfortable for plump feet, at least in my experience. However, I am still breking them in (this was only my second time wearing them.) With all that said, they are very very cute and looked killer with my skinny jeans. I will never wear them to a place where I need to walk for more than 3 minutes, but if you are on the market for very impractical yet very sexy shoes, check those babies out! Look at those cute buckles and laces! (They are all a lie, the zipper is all you need to slip them on.)
The rest of my outfit has been discussed on the blog before (again, I am all about versatility so re-wearing items several times is a victory in my book). Please articles below:
- Jeans: Sasha Skinny, worn here and here
- Bodysuit: AliExpress, worn here
- Belt: thrifted, worn here
- Lippie: Lena Lashes Cajun Spice lip gloss, discontinued.
Please also see below some fellow bloggers styling checkers to perfection:
Shantel from Simply Shantel
Morgan from Hangitupla
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BLOGGED! Don’t forget to head on over to hangitupla.com to check out my NYFW Recap Part 2 😍 This look and much more on the #blog today! Link in bio http://liketk.it/2tda7 @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKstyletip #NYFW #NYC . . . . . . . . . #plaid #check #trend #ootd #lotd #asseenonme #whatiwore #wiw #wiwt #newyork #fashionweek #wwwfall30 #whowhatwear
Shannon from Champagne at Shannon’s
Tania from Darling Tee (rocking that Zara jumpsuit was silly enough not to pick up)
Bonus pic below: the light was red, and I had to race across the street, heels and all. OUCH.
Dassit for today! I appreciate you stopping by, and the kind comments you keep sending my way! You guys are the best. Let me know below if you are jumping on the checkered bandwagon, or if you are judging us from a distance.
This look was shit by @Tracey_Mammolito in San Francisco.
Until next time!