Fashion Friday: Plaid Tidings

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Before I get into today’s post I want to share some exciting news. My blog re-design is just about complete (with the design expertise of Brittany from Gallery No. 8) and will be live in the next few days! I’m pretty pumped about how it turned out and I am excited to start posting under the new layout. Stay tuned!

Have you guys been noticing the plaid trend emerging in fall fashion?

Celine RTW Fall 2013- Photo by Giovanni Giannoni via Women’s Wear Daily

Moschino RTW Fall 2013 – photo by Piero Cristaldi via Women’s Wear Daily

Victoria Beckham RTW Fall 2013 – Photo by Giovanni Giannoni via Women’s Wear Daily

I was initially not 100% down with plaid’s re-emergence.  However, as I have been perusing the web, I have been slowing getting on board and finding some pieces that I am really liking.

plaid copy From top left: Smythe Hunting Jacket, Vivienne Westwood bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs dress, Dries Van Noten shoe, Moda Operandi pencil skirt

Now, most of these items I can’t afford but a girl can dream, right?

How are you feeling about the plaid trend?



Osborne and Little’s Wallpaper and Fabrics…oh my….

Good Morning to you!

This week I spent some time doing one of my favourite things…perusing fabrics. I normally prefer to do it in the store, but this week it was online.  One place I like to look at fabric online is Osborne and Little.  Not only do they have great fabric, but they also have an excellent selection of wallpaper.  Today I’ve put together some of the fabrics and wallpaper that caught my eye.

I love this ombre-ish patterned fabric in this soft subdued colour palatte

I’m a fan of interesting toile and this Asian-inspired fabric is a great example.

Usually I’m not a fan of plaid, but this one is so simple and cozy looking.  Makes me want to curl up in front of a fire.

Love the colour and bold pattern on this one…

This pretty velvet fabric with a raised flower pattern would add great texture to an upholstered chair or throw pillow.

 I’m 33 and a verified cougar so I’m going to stop apologizing for loving animal prints.

The soft colours and bold pattern in this fabric would make a great upholstered headboard.

Generally speaking, I haven’t really gotten on board with the whole Chevron trend, but  I am loving this interesting take on the pattern in this fabric.


The slightly flourescent colours really pop out of the gorgeous foxglove patterned wallpaper.

This snakeskin wallpaper is actually made of vinyl which I think would add such interesting texture to a room.

Bring the outdoors inside with this nature inspired wallpaper in a pretty coral.

Ah, the cameo – classic and beautiful – but this wallpaper takes a modern turn with shape and colour.

Gorgeous fabric with amazing pattern and colour.  And I love me some gold accents, and this wallpaper has just the right amount of glimmer.

I thought this salamander print could be great in the right kids room…it’s just so freakin’ fun.

I thought this pattern which features perfume bottles on a shelf is just so unique and beautiful. I’m not sure the best room to use this in, but perhaps a powder room.

Snakeskin wallpaper in a mellow yellow.  Gotta love it.


Have a great Friday!