Versatile Style by Tracey

Plaid & Polk A Dots

Posted on: November 9, 2014

I just have to start off saying, I loved wearing this outfit combo….

I loved the modern, yet  throwback feel to this look…

Linking up with Visible Monday 


The silhouette of the pants and the loafers along with the crew neck with the collared blouse are all looks from days gone by…

Leaving the shirttail out, the plaid in a sweatshirt version  and the pattern mixing are all modern touches…

Of course you can’t forget the modern handbag as part of the package….


Wearing a crew neck with a blouse underneath is a look I remember vividly that my mother wore.  

It seems like so long ago that this look was fashionable…

I was hesitant to try it as it read “old” to me…. 

My choice of styling and the results completely knocked it out of the park for me…

A perfect example of trying trends you might first have an aversion to…


Even the shorter bracelet friendly length of the sleeves on the sweatshirt add to the modern feel…

All I can say is this outfit made me feel like dancing and for some reason

Chubby Checkers, The Twist Sign Came to Mind…


Yep, that’s right I burst out into solo dances quite often….

My kids have long sense gotten use to this about their mother and even sometimes join in instead of laughing at me…

All I can say , is any outfit that makes me feel like this deserves repeating, although in colder temps I will be forced to switch to boots , which will of course change the feel of the look….   

I actually went outthe night I wore this and  since I was going to be hanging out in a friends back yard and garage, I switched to boots for the temps in the 40’s.  

Sweatshirt sold out F21 but here’s another option

My polka dot blouse is from BJ’s, but here’s a version from Old Navy

Old Navy Pixie Pants from Old Navy -my exact ones..

Purse from Just Fab here

Shoes by Covington -thrifted..


I am grateful for a night with friends…

I am grateful that my dear son texted  and wanted to share with me photos of his game gear outfit to attend his first game at college

I am grateful  for music and my silly nature that allows me to break out into dance,,, of course this is something I save for the privacy of my own home…I do have hope that as I age even more, like perhaps in my 60’s that I will feel free enough to do it in public, LOL!  

I am grateful for memories of my mother and the knowledge that she walks beside me, just on a different plane…

I am grateful for guided meditations and highly recommend them..


17 Responses to "Plaid & Polk A Dots"

Very cute outfit! A very classic color combination of black and white and red.

Plaid and dots = fabulous. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday! xo

I love these two together and would never have thought of it! Great pattern mixing!

I love this combo! That plaid sweatshirt is just awesome.! And classic too. You look great, Tracey. Loving this one for sure. I’m trying soooo hard to make do with my shorter slacks until I lose weight…but every time I see these pants my willpower weakens and I feel I need to go on a mad search for pants. 🙂

Thanks Lisa…It is hard to wait for something you desire due to weight gain….

Polka-dots with tartan plaid-YES! Love everything about this look. Not to mention that wonderful purse.

Love the plaid jacket on you and the structured bag is so lovely!
from the link up,
please stop by, jess xx

Completely charming. You really know how to work plaid and polkadots. Great, great bag and shoe combo … made for each other. I’m so happy matchy matchy is coming back around. You’ve got both mixy and matchy going here!

I too love matchy match and am glad it’s returning… I think our entire generation will sigh with relief at it’s return… thanks for commenting.

Adorable look! I really like your mix of plaid and polka dots here, Tracey! So, so cute!

Plaid & polka dots are so fun together! I will need to give this combo a try.


P.S. Hope you will stop by this Thursday and join TBT Fashion link up.

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