What kind of plaid is that?

Yesterday, while working a networking event at a pizza restaurant / pub, I was preparing the registrations table when I was greeted with an unexpected gesture. A group of four 70+ year old men sitting at the bar apparently needed me to come to them urgently. I walked over, perhaps a bit apprehensively, and was greeted with one hell of a pick up line. “Now what kind of plaid is that?”

“Um, well, it’s a red and black plaid, I guess?” They then asked me if I would like to sit and have a beer. I was on the job, plus I don’t think Ross would appreciate me leaving him for a 75 year old man, so I passed.

It did get me thinking about plaid though, with its history in Scottish family tartans. I don’t have any Scottish blood, so no tartans here. I wonder if my plaid skirt is similar to someone’s family tartan though?

Skirt: thrifted Kenzo
Black long sleeve tshirt: Target
Tights: Marshall’s
Booties: Audrey Brooke (via DSW)
Belt: Some random NY boutique years ago
Mustard / White Scarf: vintage

On a side note, I always feel incredibly silly and narcissistic when I post a photo of myself looking like this. What kind of face am I making? I’m not a serious person. I think this is better:

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Salt = sodium = bad. Sweet = calories = bad. Well, isn't that just a bleak outlook. I firmly believe that without salt and without sweet we all just live in a world of lettuce. Plain lettuce. Fun? No. This blog is about life. Namely, my life. But, not that specific. I myself am simply not that interesting. I live an ordinary life, work an ordinary job and do ordinary things. But... life is all about experiencing that feeling you get when you really, really like something. If you don't feel a little warm in your heart when you walk into a farmer's market or try on a piece of beautiful clothing that fits you perfectly (that just so happens to be a great deal!) then you should probably keep on a' movin' from my little plot of internet. Sweeter salt is my metaphor for the good things in life, sprinkled over everything in moderation. Banana? Kinda boring. Banana smoothie - yum! White tank top? Yawn. Statement necklace layered over said tank - now we're talking! I live in Portland, Maine. I love cooking, eating out, riding my bike and approachable fashion. This blog does not chronicle my every waking moment. This is because you will probably not be entertained by the 10th day in a row that I eat the exact same salad for lunch. It does chronicle a healthy, active, fun-filled, colorful lifestyle, in Portland and beyond. It also covers dogs. Cute ones mostly.
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5 Responses to What kind of plaid is that?

  1. fore front says:

    you look beautiful!

  2. marissa says:

    ha! 75 year olds hitting on you…it was definitely a unique pick up line :). cute skirt.

    Girl Meets Handbag

  3. Interesting pick up line.
    Loved that skirt :)

  4. HOT stuff! You are totally rocking that skirt!

    And congrats on your new store – how exciting!

    xo

  5. ..0..o... says:

    There are so many cool plaid names out there: Lindsey Tartan, Black Watch, Black and White Scott, Buffalo (wicked!), on and on. Working for L.L. Bean will certainly foster a familiarity with them.

    Wikipedia has something neat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartan as per usual. In fact, I think I’m going to spend ten hours looking up clothing terms there now.

    P.S. Your expression is awesome in the first (and second) picture! If you got it, flaunt it. ;)

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