You can say I am mad about plaid. I wore tons of plaid in middle school, to the point that my mom called me a lumberjack. Also, it was the 90's, and hip hop and grunge were at the forefront, so there was going to be a lot of oversize clothing and plaid...ijs. I just so happened to wear both. When I found out that Target's next designer collaboration was going to be with Adam Lippes, I was intrigued. He is known for chunky knits, and a minimalist way of designing, so I was like wait- why is everything in plaid? Come to find out Target was doing an ode to plaid (out right now) and this collection was the product of the plaid challenge. All of the pieces were cute, but my favorite was the sweater duster that I have on. Ladies, this is cut generously, so you can size down. I originally purchased the 2X, but had to go to the store to exchange it for their XL. It is plaid, but I love that is not the traditional tartan, it's more of a buffalo plaid. The pockets are shearling, so on chilly nights your hands can be nice and cozy while walking around town. It is made well, its warm without all the extra bulk and it's $39.99- that is a must have in my book. It's still up on the site, definitely give it a try. I paired the vest with a pair of my favorite leggings from Modamix. I have had faux leather leggings in the past, and they were always thin and did not last, these on the other hand are thick. Definitely get their updated version of these and pair them with a chunky heeled bootie from DV Dolce Vita like I did.
I am super excited to be a part of my first blogger style challenge. While chatting with my fellow blogger boos, we all purchased the vest (pure twinning)! We thought it would be a great idea for us to rock the vest, and post it together. My outfit is great for a day or night out with your boo. The leather leggings adds a touch of sexy to the casual vibe of the vest. Sandra went for the casual weekend vibe pairing hers with a denim and knee high boots. Darlene is good at taking casual pieces and making them work appropriate. She rocked her vest with a maroon pencil skirt and cute pumps. For all the details on my boo's Darlene & Sandra rocked outfits, click on their names.