Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tartan Tuesday

Friends, it has been one doozy of a day. I've spent the last several hours working on Spanish homework online (why can foreign language not be a little less... foreign to me?), and I think my brain will explode soon. I needed a break, and of course, I headed over to Pinterest for some respite. I've noticed a bit of a pattern in my pins lately... Tartan. (Did you see that pun in there? Because it wasn't intended, but once I saw it, I had to highlight it. I know, I'm too much.)

I've kind of always had a thing for Tartan. Especially Tartan skirts.

Exhibit A: Christmas 2013 at Grandma and Grandpas' house. My authentically English skirt, complete with buckles. 

Exhibit B: Tacky Christmas Sweater Party 2013. This wool J.Crew skirt is a bit big, so it kind of comes off as frumpy, but with some alterations, it'll be a classic. 

Exhibit C: Christmas Party 1997. Back in the day, my tartan bloomers, cuffs, collar, and headband accented my velvet dress perfectly. (Also, thank goodness I learned to smile.)

As you can see, I've got the tartan skirt on lock (not pictured: a blue tartan skirt and matching shoes from the Gap. Again, I know I'm too much.). Here are some different tartan pieces I'm loving and pinning:
This tartan shirt-dress. 

This gorgeous (and sold out) Zara scarf.

 These crazy-cozy looking blankets. 

And even though this probably doesn't qualify as tartan, I'm sharing, because Anna Kendrick. That's why. 

I like how warm and smart tartan looks. Definitely my favorite colder-weather pattern. What do y'all think? Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!

Ta-ta(rtan) for now!
 (Please don't judge me. I'm just bordering on delusional right now.)


  1. Oh I love tartan!


    1. It's just a classic, isn't it?! Thanks for stopping by, Lauren :)

  2. oh girl, i'm obsessed with tartan! especially that zara scarf!!

  3. Oh my goodness, that zara scarf is so perfect, why does it have to be sold out?! I've definitely been loving tartan scarves this season!