Concrete Catwalk // Tartan, Two Ways

December 13, 2012

Our Christmastime adventures in NYC last weekend were totally beyond what I could have imagined, and any grinchy-ness I was feeling beforehand has been totally blasted away by an explosion of twinkle lights and tinsel and tiny gingerbread houses.  Those Rockettes sure know how to kick the bah-humbug right out of you. :)

This layered up look is what I wore for a day of exploring with my in-laws and I needed something that could go seamlessly from schlepping shopping bags up and down 5th Avenue to a double date with G’s parents at Radio City and then to a late dinner in the West Village (loved trying this new-to-me spot).

Keep reading for the rest of the look, including a BONUS PHOTO that shows how I styled it up for the evening with just a few quick changes and a flick of the wrist.

Wanna know my quick-change secret?  I folded up the skirt (last seen here!) and tights into a teeny tiny dust bag and tucked them into a corner of that ginormous bag so that I could pop into the restroom at our hotel and work my magic.  The jeans and the leather shell got left behind at our room, and after a swipe of my favorite festive red lipstick, we were on our way!

Well, what do you think?!

Top to Bottom:
Blouse – Vintage Ralph Lauren, thrifted (similar)
Leather shell – c/o PJK Collection (similar)
Necklace – Vintage, thrifted (similar)
Scarf – NYC street vendor
Cardigan – Vintage, thrifted (similar)
Coat – Anthropologie (another gray option here & this pretty navy one has a similar fur collar)
Skinny jeans – c/o Big Star
Handbag – J. Crew (this similar one is on sale!)
Skirt – c/o The Limited, last worn in one of my all-time fave posts, here! (similar)
Tights – Urban Outfitters (similar)
Boots – Nine West (similar)

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  • Reply Laura @ Chaotic Domestic December 13, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Great look. I love how you showed two ways to wear the same piece. Love the leather shell with the tartan.

  • Reply Kimberly December 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Love both these looks, but I think the first one is my favorite…I’m obsessed with plaid right now! :)

  • Reply TRENDSURVIVOR December 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Great post! I prefer the pants, to be honest,…
    call me conservative :)


  • Reply christin December 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    you are SO smart. I never think to do things like list. I blame laziness. I am going to put this into practice!

  • Reply Kastles December 14, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Love the plaid! Those boots are so gorgeous! And great idea with the skirt :)
    <3 Kastles

  • Reply Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence December 14, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Presto chango! Both ways are so lovely!

  • Reply @Glam__Slam December 16, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Another fabulous look! You definitely have layering down to an art! I especially love how you’ve added in a leather shell on top of a plaid top. I also love the boots! :)

    xo, Stephanie :)

  • Reply Meghan Donovan December 17, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    so pretty you are! and the leather over tartan? dreamy.

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