Finally, I’m starting to get into the spirit of the holidays. I’m not sure if it’s being in Texas where it’s still been warm, or just the general uneasiness of the current world events, but I’ve not been feeling super festive until just this week. My kiddos are off for their winter break, and we can now enjoy each other’s company with rush-free mornings and cuddly movie nights. We all have SO so much to be thankful for, and I think it’s important we celebrate with gratitude and prayer.
Since the temps have started to drop around these southern parts, I’ve officially broken out the winter clothing, starting with some Christmas-y plaid. (Side story/geographical lesson: I just learned this week that although Houston is as far south in the US as I’ve ever been, save for Key West or Miami, it is NOT “south Texas” and that there’s another 5 hours or more drive time of Texas BELOW Houston. Huh. Who knew? Apparently not me!)
This double cloth plaid is actually a long tunic (with pockets!) that could easily be worn over leggings or leather, but for this knock-around-town look, I’m channeling my 90s girl with a tie at the waist and a gross grain ribbon choker. Paired with my favorite high-rise skinny denim and some suede booties, I feel back in my favorite decade of all – the 1990s – for both the fashion and the music. Speaking of music – – have y’all listed much to The xx? You should, starting today. They are a young, fresh & modern band, yet invoke a 90s Cure-like vibe. I’m listening to their new single On Hold on repeat and can’t wait for the full album to drop. My other favorite is an “oldie” of theirs called Heart Skipped a Beat. Give it a listen.
How do you feel about the trends of the 90s coming back? What’s your favorite? Leave me a note in the comments below!
Author: Candace Thomas
Big love to J.Jill for providing the plaid tunic to inspire this look. I love being a part of J.Jill’s select group of bloggers to style fresh looks for you every month. You can shop the whole look via affiliate links in this post. Beautiful photography by Kate Robinson.