With Scotland very much on our minds as we plan for a visit there next summer, we thought it sheer serendipity (or perhaps The Fates telling us to “Push on, lass! Push on!”) when Rajiki found a nifty Pendleton skirt at Salvation Army last week.
Rajiki immediately decided that the Pendleton must be paired with something in the so-called dark florals that were a big deal on the 2013 runways and have managed to hold onto fashion’s typically short attention span for a whole year. If you’re a follower of fashion, you’ll wear them for fall 2014 as well. And if you’re a follower of (your own) style, which I fervently hope you are, you’ll wear them if you like them and pass if you don’t, no matter what the fashion world says.
The Style Sisters don’t currently own a dark (also called “midnight”) floral in colors that would be simpatico with the the Black Watch, but remedying that lack will no doubt absorb a few happy hours. These not-your-grannie’s-flowers patterns make the quieter sisters a bit nervous, but Rajiki, with Paris Gray-Brown somewhat surprisingly backing her, along with Francine, Jazz, and Mattie Rose, will very likely get her way. (Paris is key here; a button must be moved, and she is the one who does most of what passes for sewing amongst the sisters. )
Although 9.99 was a bit beyond our typical price point (5.00), it was halfies day for yellow tags! Actually, we likely would have broken the rules for this one even had it been full price—full Sal A price, that is. (By the way, anyone who can get them to stop attaching price tags to clothes with staples—staples!—deserves a Nobel Prize. At least.)
P.S. If you’d like to try a plaid–floral paring yourself, have a look at this very quick tutorial over at the Free People blog. Rajiki and her compatriots would happily wear any of the three outfits shown there; the other Style Sisters would be welcome, she says, to stay home with their sensitivities and their sick headaches.
Categories: Look What We Found at the Thrift Store!