Sunday, December 30, 2012

Vintage Coach

During middle school/high school I went through the "I LOVE Coach" phase then it died out as the colors continued to get brighter and far away from my style. Well Coach you did again, with the new Willis bag, Legacy collection, and Coach Classics, I have fallen in love with you again. I love the classic lines of the chic vintage bags. Nothing like a leather bag with great quality that will last a lifetime. I got to thinking before I put down lots of $$$ for a new bag made to look vintage, I should check out sites and look at buying a vintage one first. This would be a first for me because I'm a little wary of buying online and the whole "quality" of vintage. I pulled my favorites to share so please help me make a choice! Yay or Nay to actual vintage? Would you buy/use one?
Vintage Coach
-The Plaid Princess

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Plaid holiday shirt

I haven't picked out what I'm going to wear for Christmas yet so I have been playing around with plaid shirts and how to dress them up. I think this also gives a more feminine touch to the "manly flannel and plaid" nothing a little glitter and pearls cannot fix!
Plaid holiday shirt
What do you think about dressing up a plaid shirt?

By the way don't forget about my follow me section! I just made a twitter for my social media and blogging needs here is the link The Plaid Princess also Instagram and Pinterest  let me know if you follow one so I can follow back!

-The Plaid Princess

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Queen B to Princess Kate

(I've ALWAYS been team Blair and Chuck)

For years I have admired Blair (Leighton Meester). She is a classic beauty, who is always put together. Have you ever seen Blair in jeans? Nope. From her style to her hair she has always been my favorite on the show. Her sass and scheming adds to her role. I just love her.

Aside from B, my other style icon is none other than the Princess herself, Kate. 
Kate's style is more mature so, I find myself being drawn to her style more now (as I get older in other words).
Kate is the perfect mix of style, class, and modesty. I love how Kate can out-princess anyone in a beautiful 2 piece suit with a fabulous hate and then she is in jeans and a sweater and still looks stunning. Her style and demeanor is something I can try to strive for... 


These ladies are my modern day fashion icons. I feel like I can look at them for inspiration. Who are yours?

-The Plaid Princess 

Statement Necklaces

I personally love a good statement necklace, but the style comes and goes so quickly that I do not want to pay a crazy amount for a necklace I may only wear a few times. I recently saw someone sporting a cute necklace from Forever 21 and I decided to look online and I found so many cute necklaces for so very cheap. Yes the quality does match the price, but as seeing these aren't going to be staples in my wardrobe just accessories it seems fine!

Statement Necklaces
Do you shop at Forever 21 for statement necklaces? Or where else do you get them for a good price?

-The Plaid Princess

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Lilly Pulitzer Cooler


This week I received a monogrammed Lilly Cooler from Key Lime Designs  Via Miss Southern Prep and I am in LOVE! I picked the Ugotta Regatta pattern with my monogram in pink and it is absolutely gorgeous. The size of the cooler is much larger than I expected, but that was a good surprise. The bag also came with a bottle open and to my surprise (again) also a cork screw! I'm so excited to use this bag because I know I will use it as a huge tote not just a cooler. The colors are so bright and pretty in person. The outside is a strong durable material and the inside is of course waterproof so this will be a great bag to take on trips and it will get used many times during the summer as an amazing cooler! I'm so pleased with it and completely recommend it as a gift for others and even yourself. Here are some pictures of my cooler (no filter taking on iphone)



More pictures on my instagram: along10
Thanks again for my cooler I'll be sure to get good use out of it!

-The Plaid Princess

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sweater Weather

Whether the weather, I sure love sweater weather. Too much? I didn't think so. There is nothing like throwing on an over-sized (cute) sweater, leggins, and boots. It's comfy and warm plus it fits my style of awkward between college/being an adult. Well if you are like me I like to pay for what I get that's why my favorite sweater is a fisherman sweater that was around $80. Yes a splurge, but I wear it literally all the time. It's a beige creamy color that works great as a neutral. Well on Pinterest I see the cutest over-sized sweaters.. well I found one of the sites www.sheinside.com and you know what the sweaters are cute and inexpensive! Can you say score and buh-bye Christmas money. I fell in love with so many sweaters, but these are some of my fav. I paired it with Jcrew leggings and boots (I really am wishing for some bean boots hint hint Santa) and then added some extra accessories.
Sweater Weather
Do you like Sheinside.com or have a better site to find cute sweaters? Do share!

-The Plaid Princess


Monday, December 10, 2012

Date Night

After a crazy few days of getting classes finished up the boyfriend and I can finally relax and have some down time. So last night we pulled out the sugar cookie dough and sprinkles and made some Christmas cookies! It was so much fun and even though they didn't turn out as planned they still tasted delicious and that's all that matters anyway. 
(Christmas tree, Santa hat, wreath, snowman, star/snowflake, and candy cane.. obviously)

Since this was a fun and inexpensive way to spend our night together I thought I'd share with you guys my "Date Jar". I can't take credit I must say I found this idea on Pinterest and made it for my boyfriend's birthday gift. For one i'm a really indecisive person about absolutely everything. I hate making choices and when pressure is on me I freeze up so this happens to me a little present to myself also. 
So here is my mason jar full of popsicle sticks 
I just used a mason jar I had at home and used popsicle sticks with three different shades of green which have light green-stay at home dates, medium green- cheap dates, and dark green- more expensive dates. I wrote the dates on the popsicle sticks using a sharpie
The dates range from:
Walk around the neighborhood
Build a fire
His/mine choice of movie
Breakfast in bed
Go have a picnic by the lake
Get outside and play a sport
Go to a nice restaurant
Have my favorite fried rice
Pizza and movie night
Sports night
Bake cookies together
Have a picnic indoors
Pick a theme night (Italian food and movie, etc)
Go hear a local band
Go camping
Explore a bookstore
Take a walk to local downtown
Go visit another city close by
Window shop
Homemade pizzas
Grill out
Dessert only date
Go play golf (he loves it)
Try a new restaurant 
Hammock date
Love notes trade (its due within 24 hours to give to one another)
Cook a whole meal together
Wash and clean out cars (hey it can be fun!)
Gift under $5 (its cheap, special, and exciting to see what the other got you)
Get all dressed up (even if its just to go to a local restaurant)
Finger foods only dinner
Play a board game
Fro-yo date
All day Pj date
Look at the stars
Him/me plan a date
Camp in the backyard
Take out food
Find a seasonal festival or fair 
I didn't paint them perfectly to leave a kinda rustic feel to the popsicle sticks, even though I had to tie a bow because it sits on the desk and it needed to be cute. 

It's a great idea or gift for someone special and so easy to make! Have you made anything like this before? Did the person like it?

-The Plaid Princess

 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fall semester 2012- Check

Well another semester down and I can tell you I am so excited. My finals are finished and classes are passed now if only St. Nicholas would hurry and bring me some goodies. Christmas time is my favorite time for many reasons one the weather, I love love love snow. The second would be the festive holiday has Christmas, New Years, and my birthday all wrapped up just a few days apart. I can't believe it is already this time again. What does that mean? Lots of presents for little me of course, but this year I can't come up with good presents other than "Oh some really nice sheets would be perfect" being a live in girlfriend has really domesticated me over the past year, but for the few items I could come up on my list (other than sheets) here there are:
Christmas wish list
My number one on my list is a new purse, my poor Longchamp is getting old and I want a more classic style bag so I am on the hunt for the perfect bag. I would love to hear what is on your guys Christmas list, what you are hoping for?

I hope everyone has done good on your finals and the ones to come!
-The Plaid Princess


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Finals fear to Christmas cheer

It's that time again... Finals and as most are cramming and scattering (like myself) it can get pretty depression and just miserable. So in the gloom of studying and paper writing my amazing boyfriend and his friend put up Christmas lights on our house! Can you say instant happiness?



3 Finals and 1 project and then I will officially be done. Good luck to everyone else who has finals and may the odds be in our favor right?

-The Plaid Princess 

"Me" time

With finals here, at times I found myself needing some down time to calm and breath. Here are some ways I find myself in all the craziness.

1. Doing my nails. Nothing is more calming than taking some down time to do my nails. I have recently got on a polish kick and honestly I don't remember what my nails actually look like. My personal fav brand is Essie and I'm an all neutral kind of girl. I recently branched out to gray/metallic. Yes I like it put the light pink nude is an addiction and I can't help it.
Nair Therapy


2. Is hair I love playing around with my hair and finding new styles. I love trying out new shampoos and products on my hair. Currently I love my length, I just love making it super soft and shine!
check out my intagram- along10 if you want a look at my hair and clothes. I'm still super new and have to remind myself to take pictures and put on here, but I'm getting better!

3. Reading-it's my escape. I could read a good book any day. If I could be a professional reader I would... Maybe I need to come up with this job? I love the classics, the past intrigues me greatly, I love the mannerisms and vernacular. It is so different from how we live today and I could see myself in a past decade... wait maybe if I could bring my iPhone then I could make it. And I feel like every girl loves a good love story, we can't help it.


4. Pandora- my love. Kidding, but not really. I love listening to music, it's so calming and I love being able to control what I want to listen to. And yes I do have my own mini concerts when I'm alone, it's something I'll never grow out of. I have a very wide style of music I enjoy, it really depends on my mood. I can go from today hits to 1990 classic hits to ole Frank. I personally keep Pandora on Mumford and Sons or 1990's. Every now and then I still get my "Call Me Maybe" fix. Can't help it! (here is what I'm currently listening to)

 5. A good movie or Netflix marathon.  Now add good show plus my bed is something I love. I'm a lazy girl so getting down time to watch a good movie is always cherished. I'm the type of person who gets emotionally invested in shows. The characters become friends of mine. Just me? Probably. I love a good chick when it comes to movies. I mean I want to laugh, to cry, to actually feel the movie, but when it comes to TV I can branch out at times. Like Sons of Anarchy sure I might hide my face for 85% of the show but you can't pass up on something you and your significant other. 


 How do you like to spend down time to pamper yourself? I'd love to hear!

-The Plaid Princess

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

Thanksgiving for me this year was a bit different as seeing it was the first holiday my boyfriend and I spent completely alone. Our families were busy during other things out of town and all of our roommates went back to their families. So we cooked a Thanksgiving meal for two, sat on the couch, watched football all day then napped. I can say it was the best holiday ever and he is what I am thankful for (including my family and friends also) but it is amazing when you start to see someone else become your family! What can I say? I'm still head over heels in love with him.


We hit up some Black Friday sales and scored the boyfriend his Christmas gifts. One he got to keep and the other went under our tree!
we put up a small (perfect sized) Christmas tree for our room! At 3 feet with tiny decorations and lots of glitter it is perfect! Also it is fiber-optic which is too cool



We also put up Christmas lights around the headboard--thanks Pinterest!

Lastly we got to spend some time with my parents as they made it in town later in the weekend. I love quality time with the family plus puppy snuggles!!


Well the busy first holiday is over and I can say I'm soo ready for Christmas and December 6th (done with this semester!! ) plus I just love the holiday season. Everything is magical. Sorry for being so MIA lately just getting my fair share of some family time before I buckle down for finals and barely have time to breath!

I hope everyone had a great holiday!

- The Plaid Princess











Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mix and match

I'm the type of girl who likes to be prepared... Always. Call me OCD, a little too prepared, or whatever, but it is me so oh well. So that means my important outfits are picked weeks in advance. Well the holidays are coming up and what comes with the holidays? Pictures. Lots of pictures between my mom and the boyfriend's mom. I have to look just perfect because who knows who sees these pictures.. boyfriend's distant family, mom's co-workers, my future kids?! With this pressure I have to be dressed to the best. This year I'm pretty much obsessed with the sweater + skirt combo even though I have yet to find the perfect skater skirt like the ones below for myself. So these will be my own style inspiration. I will be pairing my skirt with a pair of tights of course, I may love the cold, but not everyone wants to see my pale legs I assume. I like the idea of buying more items that can be mixed and matched (hey I'm still in college aka broke) So more bang for the buck please! 

Mix and match



You like giveaways and free stuff? I mean who doesn't well go on over to Miss Southern Prep AND Turtles and Pearls for two fabulous giveaways!

-The Plaid Princess

Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekend

So over the weekend the boyfriend and I went to Columbus GA to visit my mom! We had a great time exploring the city. I hadn't been there since I was a good and it was a great time seeing my mom. With them recently moving there i'm still missing my mom, I'm very close to her.


Here we are having a nice fall day down by the river. I can't wait for Thanksgiving to see my parents and then the boyfriend's parents then... Christmas!! I can't wait. I love me some holiday decorations.

-The Plaid Princess

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award


The sweetest girl with the cutest blog The S Chronicles gave me this lovely fun award and I thought this was a great idea to learn more about fellow bloggers! So thank you again- if I could pass it back to you I would! and everyone go check out her blog, you wont be sorry!


Rules:

If you are nominated, you've been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

Thank the person who gave you this award and include a link to their blog.

Answer the 15 questions the nominator left for you.

Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you've recently discovered or follow regularly.

Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award with a link to their blog.

Ask those bloggers 15 questions.



1. What are your beauty must-haves?
Aveeno sensitive skin and tinted Aveeno moisturizer for the face. I'm literally obsessed when I get out of the shower I spend an hour putting on lotion. I am super pale and like to take care of my skin!

2. If you could go anywhere for a holiday, where would you go?
To Germany! My best friend is German (she was an exchange student) and I miss her terribly. She came to America to visit literally a year ago so my next trip is to Frankfurt!

3. What's on the top of your Christmas wish list?
Honestly i'm in the getting "too old" category. I'm really wanting another crazy family Christmas day then end the evening with my boyfriend and our best friends- eating dinner, having some good drinks, and playing darts. Once again.
4. Why did you choose to start your blog?
To help my figure out my life plan. Lately I have felt completely scatter-brained when it came to what my next move will be. I hope through this outlet I can find a meaning and have some insight to what the future is going to be like. Plus it allows my girly-side to come out. I obvi can't talk to the boyfriend about plaid, houndstooth, and chevron.

5. Name one class you wish you would have had taken or want to take in college/university.
I wish I would've taken journalism or more writing classes. Now writing has became a hobby when at one time it could had been my future.

6. What's your favourite way to relax after a busy day?
Turn off all the lights, get into bed with the best boyfriend, light candles, and watch Netflix! We can't get enough TV. We are addicts and can watch series faster than normal. Right now we are hooked on Sons of Anarchy.

7. Which part of the holiday season are you most looking forward to?
I'm a fall-winter girl. So my favorites are of course Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I can't stand heat (& I like in the South!) so i'm delighted when it's fall and winter seasons.

8. If you could go to any game, which sports team would you see & who would they be playing against?
I'm not good at sports- what so ever. Sure BF and the roommates are obsessed. What guy from the south isn't? But I sat through my first football game and if I could have been there it would had been awesome the Bama and Texas A&M game- I love a good underdog! It was quite amazing.

9. What is your favourite quote?
Just one? hmm.. Can I just quote Pride & Prejudice the greatest love story/book/movie ever! "I will have to tell you, you have bewitched me body and soul and I love...I love... I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on."

10. Which blog(s) do you make a point of reading every day?
Still need at this so I finding great blogs everyday! As of now I read Miss Southern Prep, The S Chronicles, The Pink and Green Prep, SideSmile Style, Classy Girls Wear Pearls, Sequins & Stripes, Summer Wind, A Preppy State of Mind, and The Kennedys Amongst The Kardashians.

11. Who would you have lunch with if you could choose absolutely anyone?
Jackie O. - Class, Style, and Grace.

12. What's your usual order at Starbucks?
I love Starbucks. But I hate coffee.. so give me some hot chocolate. I love it. or some organic juice yummy!

13. If you've volunteered before, what was your favourite volunteer experience?
With my sorority Kappa Delta we did this Halloween party for a local Girls Scouts of America chapter- they are the sweetest and show how we need to build confidence in girls!

14. Where do you order stationery from?
Honestly? I have some from I got locally from I want to say Hobby Lobby, it's super cute!

15. iPhone, Android, or Blackberry?
I had a Blackberry for everrr in high school and it was absolutely perfect. I could drop that thing 50 times and it still allowed me to get on the internet during classes. Now that I'm older (& wiser hehe) i'm team iPhone all the way. It's perfect for my needs and I believe once you go iPhone you never go back.

New Questions:

1.If you could go anywhere in the world right now where would you go?

2. You have two seconds to grab an important item. What is it?

3.What is your dream job and why?

4.What is your favorite piece of clothing?

5.How would you describe your style?

6.What is your go to hair style?

7.What is your favorite time of year and why?

8.Why do you blog?

9.Who is your hero?

10.What is your favorite type of blog to read?

11.Whats your ideal date?

12.Favorite current and all time song?

13.Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

14.What are you wishing for Christmas?

15.Who is your all time fashion icon?


My picks- not 15 but hey i'm still new to this!

Miss Southern Prep

Buttercups & Blue Scrubs

Curly Southern Belle

SideSmile Style

I Spy a Diva

Pretty Pieces

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fall leaves and sweaters

I can't believe I have been so MIA lately, between trying to finish up for the semester and the election it has been a busy busy week here. I'll recap though, so the boyfriend and I are wanting to take good pictures and incorporate them into our mother's Christmas gifts. here is a little preview of our "Fall leaves and sweaters" photoshoot
I will post more pictures later, I can't help it after all this time I'm still head over heels for him. Moving on because I could talk for days about him. I got something in the mail yesterday, my Vineyard Vines Christmas catalog! Officially wanting everything but I'm going to share my favorites.

Of course I have the plaid skirts, don't they just scream holiday season?? The other pieces are casual, but I love them. My Vineyard Vines clothes are always made with such good quality I keep finding myself coming back for more. What are your favorite VV clothes from this season?

-The Plaid Princess 


Saturday, November 3, 2012

bows on bows

So it has been a busy past few days trying to get this semester ended and moving on to the next one! Trying to stay on top of everything, but it makes me miss the easy classes. Major classes give me a headache!

I LOVE bows. I mean who doesn't? I have a very girly style. But finding age appropriated can be hard to do so here is my dressed up and casual "bows on bows" outfits. I love these looks and need the bow sweater ASAP. 

bows on bows


Do you love bows as much as me? If so you should head over to A Preppy State of Mind and enter her Kate Spade giveaway! It is a bow bangle and bow earrings so cute!! Tell me how is your favorite way to wear your bows!

-The Plaid Princess

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Essentials

Down in GA we are feeling the affects of Hurricane Sandy with cold weather and strong winds. Sure I am a little jealous of the people getting snow but I can wait my turn. I hope everyone is staying safe and warm in New England. What did you do to prepare for the storm?

Hurricane Essentials

These are my essentials for waiting out the bad weather. A monogram raincoat and rain boots are a must. Hunter is by far the best brand for rain boots. To cozy up at home in a fisherman cable knit, leggings, and comfy must. I'm a little kid when it comes to the dark so flash lights and candles are always in my room. I'm a book worm so a new book on my iphone or ipad and i'd never know the tv was out. A warm scarf plus a good umbrella is a must if you go outside during this weather. 

-The Plaid Princess